Eau Claire to Host U.S. National Kubb Championship | Sports Destination Management

Eau Claire to Host U.S. National Kubb Championship

Jul 11, 2013

Wisconsin Kubb will host the 2013 U.S. National Kubb Championship July 13 – 14, 2013. This tournament – the largest of its kind outside of Europe, and the fifth largest in the world – will feature over 300 players on 88 teams. The estimated Economic Impact on the Eau Claire Area from this event is $121,500.

Games will begin at 9:00AM on Saturday with round robin matches and the play-offs round will start at 1:00PM. Following Saturday’s competition, there will be an "After-Kubb" event at The Fire House in downtown Eau Claire. Quarterfinals begin at 9:00AM on Sunday, and the Championship game will follow after quarterfinals are completed in the afternoon.

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. The two goals of Wisconsin Kubb are to unite and foster better and more meaningful relationships in our communities, and spread Nordic culture.

Information on Wisconsin Kubb and on Kubb in general can be found at http://www.wisconsinkubb.com/

This is a spectator-friendly event and will also feature food, music, and entertainment. For more information contact Eric Anderson at (715) 830-0122 or eem_anderson@yahoo.com

About Visit Eau Claire: Visit Eau Claire effectively markets the Eau Claire area as a destination for conventions, group tour, and leisure markets; to promote regional economic growth; to enhance the area’s overall identity and image; to sell fun, promote fun, and most importantly, have fun.

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