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Just like last year, the Kubb On staff decided it would be fun to break down the bracket and make some predictions. In this article, the staff will look more in-depth at a portion of the bracket and guess who they believe will advance to Sunday. For reference, check out the official groups and bracket.

Kubb On would like to remind everyone that this is all just for fun. The staff doesn’t claim to know every team or every player, but it’s too intriguing not to at least speculate.

In a bit of a surprise, Kubbadox, a new grouping of very skilled players with Top 16 experience is slightly favored over Kubboom Jr. (4th). No one seems sure who is going to come out on top between groups K and L. The Kubbing Projekt (G) is the slight favorite but they are coming out of a tough group with TC Pork Choppers: Year of the Pig, and Ragnarok. Whoever wins that group will be playing very well and should give the Grass Kickers (T13) a tough match. Tad Kubbler (T5) and Kubbitz (T9) should be safe in their spots, but any surprises in groups Y through BB could put a tough team in their way.

Spot 1

Photo of the top four teams at 2018 Midwest Kubb Championship.

Tad Kubbler won the 2018 Midwest Kubb Championship.

  • Voter 1: Kubbadox
  • Voter 2: Kubbadox
  • Voter 3: Kubbadox
  • Voter 4: Kubboom Jr.
  • Voter 5: Kubboom Jr.

Spot 2

  • Voter 1: Grasskickers
  • Voter 2: TC Pork Choppers
  • Voter 3: The Kubbing Projekt
  • Voter 4: Ragnarok
  • Voter 5: The Kubbing Projekt

Spot 3

Photo of Kubbitz with trophy.

Kubbitz at Leinenkugel’s 150th Anniversary Kubb Tournament

  • Voter 1: Tad Kubbler
  • Voter 2: Tad Kubbler
  • Voter 3: Tad Kubbler
  • Voter 4: Tad Kubbler
  • Voter 5: Tad Kubbler

Spot 4

  • Voter 1: Kubbitz
  • Voter 2: Kubbitz
  • Voter 3: Kubbitz
  • Voter 4: Kubbitz
  • Voter 5: Kubbitz

Dark Horses

Swedish Neighborhood Thieves is led by experienced kubb player Ryan Kolden and could pose a threat to Kubbitz for Sunday as well as the Regicidal Timber Mafia (G) who were denied their Sunday ticket last year by a tough Kubbstaches team. Red Head Sched is previous Sunday threat that could end up on this side of the bracket and pose an early threat to Kubboom Jr.

Other teams to watch: Poplar Culture

Potential Matchup to Watch

  • Kubboom Jr. versus Kubbadox

Will Kubboom Jr. who were the talk of the tournament last year have trouble with Kubbadox, a group of tough kubb veterans? This is a match to see.

So what do you think? We want to hear your opinions. Please feel free to discuss what you think in the comments below.