With the expansion of the UKKubb tournament to 50 teams this year, we needed another 5 Kubb sets. Once again G&S Specialist Timber supplied some superb quality tulipwood for our new gear, and with a little home machining, we had 30 batons and 50 kubbs.
As ever, the difficult part was finishing off the Kings from the 90mm square section blanks that we made. This requires a bandsaw (at least for the way that we make them), a piece of equipment that we don't have yet.
The guys at Havant Men's Shed came to the rescue. They have a fantastic setup at their site, and were gracious enough to let me use some of their kit. Alex (pictured) in particular helped me out, showing me round their industrial scale bandsaw, and giving me the benefit of his years of experience. Alex was a thoroughly helpful chap, and we are in debt to him and the rest of the Havant Men's Shed team. Thanks guys!
Now equipped with 25 championship quality Kubb sets, we are all set for the tournament on July 7th. Bring it on!
Due to increased demand, we are delighted to have expanded the roster from 40 teams to 48 teams. This year's tournament will be the biggest yet, and we are just blown away by the enthusiasm of the teams coming along.
Can't wait for 7th July!
UKKubb 2018 will take place on July 7th 2018 at the New Inn Farmborough.
Early registration, for subscribers to the newsletter, has been open for a month but we still have a few spaces left. Please go to the Register a Team page here to register your team, or to go onto the wait list. Even if you just missed out on a place, its always worth while to register, as we often get one or two teams dropping out in the lead up to the event.
We are more excited than ever about this year's event. Please come and join us for what should be a great day out in the Somerset countryside.
Note that this year we have introduced a small registration fee of £10 per team. That money will only ever be used for the purpose of making the vent better and will never personally benefit the organisers.
Ben Potter, Phil Styles and Steve Johnstone came out winners against the Bombay Bicycle Kubb in a very hard fought and close final on the championship bracket. Well done guys! Fully deserved, and a fantastic showcase final in the fading light of Saturday evening.
The whole event was played in a great spirit, and this was a fitting end to a competition that basked in the glorious sunshine of a Somerset summer's day.
Brilliant effort, and we look forward to watching the defence of your title next year.