11th Annual U.S. National Kubb Championships Coming to Eau Claire
6 Jul, 2017
The 2017 U.S. National Kubb Championship will be held in Eau Claire on the weekend of July 7-9. This is the 11th year of the U.S. National Kubb Championship in Eau Claire. This tournament – the largest of its kind outside of Europe and one of the five largest in the world – features 128 teams for a total of over 450 players. Players will travel from at least 14 different states to compete in the U.S. Championship, including teams coming from as far as California, Connecticut, and players from Germany. All 128 teams will be playing at the same time on Saturday morning.
On Friday, July 7 the U.S. Championship will host the 4th Annual Kid Kubb (U.S. Junior Kubb Championship), which is a tournament open to kids age 12 and younger. The tournament begins at 9 a.m. There is a maximum 24 teams that can sign up for Kid Kubb, which is the largest kubb tournament in the world specifically for kids. The U.S. Championship games will start Saturday at 9 a.m., with round robin matches, and the playoff rounds will start at 1:00 p.m. The Bronze and Silver brackets will have their final matches Saturday afternoon/evening. The final 16 teams return on Sunday with group play beginning at 8 a.m. It is anticipated that the semifinals will start at approximately 11:30 a.m.
The yard game, kubb, was born in Sweden and is played throughout Europe. Played primarily in the Nordic countries, kubb can now be found around the world with tournaments in Europe and in the U.S.A. Eau Claire is officially the Kubb Capital of North America and is home to numerous clubs, teams, tournaments, leagues.
This is a free, spectator friendly event and will also feature food, music, and entertainment. The estimated economic impact on the Eau Claire Area from the U.S. National Kubb Championship is over $165,000. ABOUT VISIT EAU CLAIRE Visit Eau Claire is the official destination marketing organization for the Eau Claire Area. It exists to effectively market the Eau Claire Area as a destination for conventions, sporting events, group tour and leisure markets; to promote regional economic growth and to enhance and maintain the area's overall identity and image.