2016 Event Details Confirmed!
We are excited to announce that:
The 2016 UK Kubb Championship will be held on Saturday 9th July at the The New Inn in Farmborough.
This is an excellent, relaxed venue that has supported our event superbly over the last few years. Beautiful countryside, plenty of space in the grounds for us to Kubb our hearts out, an outdoor barbecue and some pretty good beer on tap to quench our thirsts after a day in the blazing sunshine that I just know is going to adorn the scene.
Once again, there will be a Cup and a Plate competition with the Cup winners receiving a top of the line Kubb set from our friends at Crown Darts. Cup and Plate winner will both receive an appropriately crafted trophy of some, yet to be decided, configuration.
We'll have further details as and when they are confirmed but we wanted to get this date into your diaries as soon as possible. You'll be able to find the most up-to-date information on our Event Page.
In the meantime, now that we have the date and venue set why on earth aren't you clicking over to the Registration Page to get your team name on our competitors list? Pre-registration is not mandatory (and costs nothing), but you will earn a token of our thanks and a keepsake from your day at the UK's biggest Kubb Tournament!
Do it. You know it makes sense.
Wait....What is Kubb?
Kubb (pronounced [kɵb] in Swedish or [kub] in Gutnish) is a lawn game where the object is to knock over wooden blocks, known as 'kubbs', by throwing wooden batons at them. Kubb can perhaps be described as a combination of bowling and horseshoes.
Play takes place on a small rectangular pitch. 'Kubbs' are placed at both ends of the pitch, and the 'king', a larger wooden block, is placed in the middle of the pitch. Some rules vary from country to country and from region to region, but the ultimate object of the game is to knock over the 'kubbs' on the opposing side of the pitch, and then to knock over the 'king', before the opponent does. Games can last from five minutes to well over an hour. The game can be played on a variety of surfaces such as grass, sand, concrete, snow, or even ice.
The alleged Viking origins of the game, combined with the fact that the game can involve a certain level of strategy, has led some players and kubb fans to nickname the game "Viking Chess."
More details on how to play this wonderful game can be found here.