Welcome to the relaunched Website!
With Neil Wilson, co-founder of the event, taking a step back, we thought it was a good time to re-vamp the website and introduce some new Kubb players to what we have been doing. We intend that the focus of this site will remain the annual event that Neil and co. have been running so well, but we will also happily promote Kubb tournaments elsewhere in the country, so let us know if you have anything that you would like to see in the 'News' section. As arrangements are firmed up for the 2016 event, you will see the details here, and we are aiming at an update or news item at least every month, so please come back and see what is new!
We also have a new Facebook Page here, which will mirror the news stories on the site, and provide another place for discussion, suggestions and comments.
Please have a look round the site and let us know what you think via the Contact page. We would love to hear from you. Most of the content of the original KubbUK.org site is available here, but if you think we have missed anything, get in touch.
DAVE AND GLENN - 18/08/15
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.