Friday, July 15, 2011

Friend Of DOTC Wins World Kubb Championship. What in the Hell is a Kubb?!!!

Viking Chess! isn't pole dancing, but what is except...well, pole dancing...

Josh Feathers, in the green shirt,  is a great friend of the MPSA and DOTC - and a "Knockerhead" - odd, that was my nickname back in college.

Anywho...I don't know what a Kubb is, but judging from this pic, beer may be involved, so how bad can it be?

Out of 84 teams, the Knockerheads prevailed, bringing home a national championship - not to shabby.


Put down the lager, and step up to double-Jacks!

Des Moines, Iowa Team Wins U.S. National Title in Swedish Lawn Game Tournament

Des Moines, IA – July 13, 2011– The Des Moines Kubb Club is pleased to announce the championship title of the Des Moines team “Knockerheads.”

Josh Feathers and Dwayne Ballmer placed first out of 84 teams and 186 participants in the U.S. National Kubb Championship, held on July 9, 2011 in Eau Claire, Wis.

In addition to bringing home the national title, Des Moines Kubb sent 6 teams to the tournament, 3 of which finished tied for 9th or better, and one more placing 3rd in a consolation bracket. As a whole, Des Moines Kubb finished with a combined record of 58 wins and 29 losses.

For more information on Des Moines Kubb’s Championship Victory, please visit:

What is Kubb?

Kubb is an easy-to-learn, yet strategy-rich, lawn game that has been played in Scandinavian countries for over 1,000 years. It is said to be invented by the Vikings, and has been nicknamed "Viking Chess."

While Iowa is fairly new to the game of kubb, the city is getting a very strong following. The club will be hosting a charity tournament on September 24, 201l, with 32 teams from across the country invited to participate.

Team Knockerheads won last year’s fall tournament and will be defending their title. All proceeds of the tournament will go to Animal Lifeline of Iowa, a no-kill, special needs animal shelter in Des Moines. The Des Moines fall tournament will be held at Tower Park in Des Moines. More information is available at

Des Moines Kubb hosts free "Learn and Play" events locally, with its next event being held on July 27, 2011 at Cup O’ Kryptonite, 4521 Fleur Drive as part of their annual “Christmas in July” event, a donation drive for Animal Lifeline of Iowa. For more information please visit:

About the Des Moines Kubb Club

The Des Moines Kubb Club (DMKC) is a group of kubb enthusiasts from central Iowa, formed to represent their collective kubb-related interests.

Our Vision:

The vision of the DMKC is to make kubb the favored lawn, party and tailgating game in the area; and to use the game to help those in need.

Our Mission:

The mission of the DMKC is to promote and increase the visibility of the game of kubb by providing a fun, social and friendly atmosphere for local charitable causes.

For more information on the Des Moines Kubb Club please visit:


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