Call for Volunteers to Score Sunday Championship Games

Last year Planet Kubb recorded play-by-play action for every game in the quarterfinals and on at the 2012 USA Kubb Championship. We want to do that again! If you are going to be at nationals and would be interested in volunteering to score games on Sunday (or, if you want to score games on Saturday too!) please let us know by commenting on this blog post, or emailing us at and we’ll get in touch. It’s very easy to do! We will be happy to supply the scoresheets, clipboards and pens. A couple minutes of orientation with the notation and you’ll be ready to go. It does require that you focus on the game so you see each and every play. You don’t even have to enter them into the computer, others will happily do that for you.

Garrick and I (Jamie) will have a bunch of extra scoresheets at the tournament. If you would like to help on Sunday (and Saturday?) please find us and we’ll get you set up!

@PlanetKubbLive Tweeting Final USA Kubb Championship match!

Planet Kubb Live LogoThis Sunday as the top two teams in the country take Pitch 1 in Eau Claire Planet Kubb will do a first-ever live play-by-play broadcast of the match using Twitter! You may already be following @PlanetKubb on Twitter to get updates from around the world about Kubb. We have now created a second @PlanetKubbLive account that we’ll be using for this, and possibly future live events. You’ll need to follow each one separately!

So, how will we be tweeting live play-by-play? We will be using the Planet Kubb Notation system. This isĀ the same system we use to record games on the pitch and with videos. We will be transmitting the text of each turn in real-time from the pitch. Read up on the notation on the Planet Kubb Wiki. You’ll see tweets that look like

4. j:5i2r b:2f b:3f j:- j:b c:b c:-

That means it was turn 4. Player “j” is the inkastare and he threw in 5 kubbs and had to rethrow 2. Player “b” hit 2 fields on the first baton, then 3 fields on second baton. Player “j” missed and then hit a baseline. Player “c” hit a baselineĀ and then missed. Find more details on the notation page.

To our knowledge this will be the first live broadcast of the play-by-play of a game on Twitter. The notation, and these tweets, will be intended for a global audience so commentary will be kept low so people can follow the game regardless of language.