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Home-made Kubb Set

Kubb Tournament


JULY 28, 2012 Decorah Middle School

Championship Bracket details:

Teams of 2 to 6 players, Round-Robin, $30 per team

8 a.m. – 9 a.m.


9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. 

Rules will be announced and Play begins!

1:00 p.m.

Tournament break time (the Nordic Fest Rock Throw competition will take place)
1:30-ish p.m.

 Play resumes with Elimination Round
Winners will receive a trophy, lefse, the winning Kubb set, and possible other prizes


“I was at the Parade” tournament details:

After the parade, come to the field and see what this game is all about. This is a great way to try the game, but not be committed for the entire day. Only $5 allows you to play on a tournament field. If you win, you keep the field and defend your win. If you lose and want to try again it will only cost another $5. There will be small prizes for teams that win 6 in a row. All ages and abilities are welcome. This will be only one game (not the best two out of three). The cost is $5/team.


T-Shirts: Nordic Fest 2012 Kubb dry fit t-shirts are available. Cost is $10/shirt for Kubb event registrants who order and pay for shirts before July 15th. After that, cost is $15/shirt and may be purchased at the event.


Registration: Please make checks payable to “KUBB” and mail to KUBB, c/o Decorah Area Chamber of Commerce, 507 West Water Street, Decorah, IA 52101. *Be sure to add t-shirt cost to your total.


More Info: For further information, please call the Chamber of Commerce at 563-382-6552 or Kubb organizer Jason Larson at


Kubb (pronounced koob) is a backyard game of Scandinavian origin. Some call it “Viking Chess” and play involves throwing round sticks at rectangular blocks. Simple—yes, but strategy and skills enhance the game. Kubb can be easily picked up by anyone from 80-year-olds to 8-year-olds. Kubb can also be played on a variety of surfaces ranging from grass, sand, snow, and ice. Teams can range from 1 to 6 people. That means you can play one-on-one or 6 on 6.