Congratulations to Chaska Kubb Club, the winners of the inaugural 2013 Planet Kubb US Club Championship!
Des Moines Kubb and Minnesota Kubb hit hard times early in the club championship. Both clubs entered Sunday with only 4 points, and were mathematically out of the running. Both Des Moines and Minnesota had only one team of their three still in the bracket, and both had mirror records for their other teams with one collecting a single point, and the other collecting no points. To make matters worse, Des Moines’ Team Knockerheads would face Minnesota’s Tad Kubbler first thing, assuring that one of the clubs would be stopped at 4 points. (see Team Knockerheads v. Tad Kubbler match)
Meanwhile, the competition was intense between Berserker Kubb and Chaska Kubb Club. Berserker Kubb also only had a single team left, the Kubbsicles, but they got more support from the other two teams (Dark Side of the Kubb and Team Kubboom – The Fusilade) who contributed 3 points versus the 1 that DMK and Minnesota got. This put them only a single point behind Chaska Kubb, but they would need to win everything and Chaska would have to get the minimum number of points possible for them to win.
Chaska Kubb Club was the only club to have two teams playing on Sunday, unfortunately for them they were playing each other in a King Pin v. Pack of Snipers battle first thing. (see King Pin v. Pack of Snipers match)
Sunday morning started with Minnesota and DMK out, and Chaska needing to get 2 wins to clinch it while Kubbsicles would need to win it all and hope Chaska only got a single win. With King Pin facing the imposing Team Knockerheads in the semifinals it was anyone’s guess, but King Pin threw amazing batons and struck with deadly accuracy and prevailed. (see King Pin v. Team Knockerheads match)
The final standings for the 2013 Planet Kubb US Kubb Club Championship were: Chaska Kubb Club 10, Berserker Kubb 9, Des Moines Kubb 5 and Minnesota Kubb 4.