These 10 are the diehard (liveeasy) kubb fanatics that made it to the first Kubb On the Pond winter tournament. The Madison area players and the Nashotah group signed up, couldn’t make it due to icy weather conditions :(. The Michigan Kubb, Fox Valley Kubb, and Energy City Kubb players bravely joined the KMK folks for some memorable kubb times.

The weather began spitting icy rain about 8am – just as everyone was a arriving. The tents were up, fires built, and Molly, the welcoming dog, greeted everyone with ferocious barks of “WHAT IN THE WORLD are you doing on MY turf?”, which eventually turned into tail wagging, body wagging dog joy.The spit turned to snowflakes which after landing on you instantly turned to 32 degree wetness. No worries, we were all dressed for it. We gathered together under the 10×10 fire tent for a quick briefing, excited to hear the words “let’s start”. Scramble after scramble, we built our individual scores. The flakes turned back to really wet freezing rain. The tent covers collected just enough water causing small waterfalls to cascade down at unsuspecting moments. Things got wet, like Molly’s warm resting blanket. She laid on a straw bed until the 2nd game was over, and was escorted back home to her cozy dry bed, and a decent nap.We gathered at the fire pit area on each end of the pitch during the games. The Bloody Mary bar opened and the rains began to taper off. Beans and hotdogs were warmed on the fires, and by the time our lunch break was over, the wet sky let up and it turned into pretty much a perfect afternoon for kubb.

The championship teams were determined by the rankings from the morning games. Cody was in the lead. Rick, Nancy and Matt had a throw off to break their 3-way tie. Matt Green won it and joined Cody Glorioso to become Team Alpha. Nancy Glorioso and Rick Saegert, having the next best scores, became Team Bravo.Team Charlie was Lynn Saegert, Mark Weaver, and Stephen McDiarmid, and Bryan Jones, George Sloan and Chris McDiarmid became Team Delta.Matches began. Team Alpha beat Team Delta after 3 games of play. Team Charlie advanced by beating Team Bravo in the 2nd game.

Finals began: Alpha vs Charlie for 1st & 2nd and Bravo vs Delta for 3rd and 4th

Excellent play was balanced by missed shots. We’ve all been there – the thrill of the hit and the disbelief when the missed shot that was “so close!”. It was a team effort all the way….each team and their fans cheering their sector. Delta! Delta! Delta! Alpha Alpha Alpha, on occasion ;).

Alpha pulled it together and beat Charlie, winning the whole shebang. Bravo overtook Delta in the 3rd game and everyone was awarded…something.4th Place Delta received a roll of “Who Gives A Crap” recycled toilet paper.

The nearby Pleasant Hill Bar and Grill was a perfect place to warm ourselves up and say cheers together.Those out-of-towners spending the night laughed through games and ate a kubb champions’ breakfast together before making their way back home.Thanks to all of our crazy kubb friends who could make it to the debut of another of many knock down good times with KMK.

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We will be hosting fun kubb throughout July and August, 2021 at Jug’s Hitching Post in West Bend on Wednesdays, starting at 6:00pm.

Come rain or shine, we’ll be there, unless you see a post on our Facebook Page that says otherwise.

These are fun scrambler games. Bring your friends, bring your family! We each pay $1 per game and mix up the teams. Points are awarded individually for each win. Top players split the kitty each week.

Hope you can join us for one or all of the weeks this summer for some fun times. Great food and drinks available at Jug’s .

Save the date for a fun time kubbin’ it up On The Pond!

IF the weather gives us a thumbs up, it’s sure to be another KMK knock down good time.

Individual signups $10 each – let us know ahead of time if you can make it!

Scrambled 3 or 4 person teams – play with new people each game and accumulate individual points. Awards for top finishing team. Consolation prizes for others.

Registration at 9, play starts at 10am. We’ll be done before sunset.

Fire pits, port-o-potty tent, hotdogs, vegdogs and hot beverage included (byob).

If you’re coming from out-of-town, we have a few beds, floor space and indoor hammocks at our house for overnighters (let us know if you’re staying – fyi: we have a nice doggie and a nice kitty).

We hope you can make it! Fun times again (of course!) 🙂 Pre-registration is a must. Sign up by emailing

A holiday weekend of kubb and friends.

We’ve combined Kubb in the Kettle and Kubb on the Beach tournaments with a weekend of socializing, friends and fun.

This year was a test of the new grounds & facility, and it worked out well. Shady park setting with shelter for the Kettle, and grassy knoll overlooking Beach Kubb right next to the water was perfect for the tournaments.

We brought in Cottonwood Trailer Pie with wood fired pizzas. They were really special! We hope to work them into the weekend next year.

We found out the concession stand wasn’t open for the Beach tournament, so switched gears and made the Meatball Monkey Bread for lunch. It got a little burned (but was still yummy)… we’ll know what to expect next year, and plan accordingly.

Kubb Village (socializing tent and camp area) will be moving closer to the bathroom facilities next year.

For 2019 we will be setting up the Kubb Village 1 day earlier. We find the locale of the kubb tournaments we visit are often too interesting to skip an exploration. Brewery tours, local baseball games, Ice Age Trail, as well as bike, kayak, and touring of the Kettle Moraine. If you chose to camp in the Kubb Village next year, the area will be ready Thursday-Monday.

End your summer with a Kubbapalooza kubb vacation. August 29-September 2, 2019.

Greetings from the camp chef. As we sit here after dinner and prepare our lists for the Kubbapalooza weekend, we’d like to know if anyone is avoiding certain foods – meat, wheat, etc? Please let us know.

We will have a sturdy mess tent for shelter from whatever the skys may bring. It even has sides if needed, so we’ll be able to schmooze in comfort.

Anyone looking for a great fish fry for dinner Friday? Lannon (right around the corner) is home to Mib’s and Viv’s, one of the top rated places for fish in WI. We recommend getting there by 5, or you’ll wait an hour!

Friday evening social at the Kubb Village (group campsite #6) with friendlies while daylight. Sponsored by Milwaukee Pretzel Company. Pretzels and beer, with accompaniments…Hummus, Obstzda, Honey Mustard and Spicy Mustard 😋 .

Saturday morning snacks provided by Gorilly Goods. Those delicious morsels of yum will be handed out at registration. Did you know Gorilly Goods has been an official snack food sponsor of the U.S. National Kubb Championship for 6 years?

Saturday Potluck Lunch at Kubb in the Kettle. KMK is grilling brats and dogs, as well as providing condiments, plates, napkins, and silverware. You bring a dish to pass (chips, pickles, veggies, dessert, stuff like that), and then we all eat everything.

Saturday post Kettle tournament Pizza Party. A variety of wood-fired pizzas, sponsored by Cottonwood Trailer Pie, along with beer and root beer sponsored by KMK.

Saturday night s’mores at the campfire.

Sunday post Beach tournament Corn Roast at the Kubb Village – along with Dutch oven Meatball Monkey Bread w/ Marinara. Bring your favorite beverage and join the party. The WI corn is at its sweet peak right now. 🌽

Monday morning buttery cinnamon twists on the campfire, and other goodies before departure.

All are welcome to the Kubb Village, whether you’re overnighting or not. Don’t forget to let us know of special food needs.

Reminder – the park is pet friendly 🐕

We’re outdoorsy people with a tendency to hang out outside as much as we can. We love camping vs being in a hotel room with windows sealed shut, so this year we decided to make our Kubb travel more “our style”.

We made a switch from our 30 years of tent camping, to now traveling with a Basecamp trailer. It has been a good shelter from storms and a sturdy but lightweight pull along (we highly recommend kubb camping!).

Steve and I were able to make a few tournaments so far this year. Here are some highlights…

Cabin Fever Tournament, Appleton, WI, January 6

Who doesn’t want to have their toes in the sand? We do! Game Day Sports Bar is the place for this one. Indoor volleyball transformed into Kubb pitches. Drinks and food available right there, this was a fun day in January when we are feeling starved for our kubb friends and the love of the game. Thanks Chad And Sandy Bevers for the well planned and executed good time.

Captain Ken’s Loppet Kubb Tournament, Minneapolis, Jan 27

Yep, this one’s on a frozen lake in downtown Minneapolis. Always refreshing! Includes chili and a beer for lunch. The championship ends in darkness, but if you can’t stand around that long, there’re lots of great restaurants to head to! This tourney is in conjunction with a 2 week winter festival of ice carving, cc skiing, luminaries on ice, biking… a true celebration of winter. Great times thanks to Director Eric Goplin and all involved with MN Kubb.

Screw City Kubb, Roscoe IL, May 5

A nice park with shaded tent area, Evan Fitzgerald once again put on a flawless tournament. Stoughton Kubb grilled hotdogs for a pot luck lunch which everyone contributed to. We battled with Kubb’d from Des Moines for Consolation Champs. We took home the 2nd Place cool bottle opener trophy. Tenting next to Aaron and Ed from Madison Kubb was a highlight. #kubbfriends

Madison Kubb Tournament, Madison WI, June 2

Madison is like home for us. It was our first tournament 6 years ago and we haven’t missed one since. Aaron and Julie Berry, along with their expert helpers put on a great day of kubb. Overlooking Lake Monona, Olbrich Park is on the edge of the Isthmus. Shady areas among the trees makes for a good picnic spot. Mello Madison is a great time. Spend the weekend, there’s tons of cool stuff to do.

Kubbing to Kick Cancer, Kasson MN, June 9

We always have fun times in Kasson. It’s within traveling distance to so many kubb clubs, we get to meet up with lots of friends. The tournament is one of the top in organization. Dee Dee and Jason Halvorson make it a fundraiser to kick cancer out of our lives. Raffles, food truck, lucky winnings, and the special king tribute to those who survived or battled to the end with cancer. We would never want to miss this one, it’s very special. We camped at Oxbow Park in Byron, and will again next year. It’s a perfect place for a kubb camp, right along the Middle Zumbro River (kayaking!). There’s a Friday night social in Kasson, and usually dinner somewhere on Saturday – make a weekend out of it.

U.S. Midwest Kubb Championship, Canton, OH, June 23rd

This is a tournament that moves to a new location each year. Being in the Canton area was beautiful. Rolling hills and plenty to do in Canton. Many enjoyed a visit to the Football Hall of fame. We opted for a tour of Airstream (our camper) in another part of Ohio. We were glad to have done that.

The tournament was spectacular. Mandatory 3 person teams bring together the bonded friendships the 3 person team always shares. Makes for an extra camaraderizing feel. We shared our tent with awesome people who ended up to be the Champs! (Those sporty Minnesota Kubb guys that put on the Loppet tourney.)

Midwest this year was hosted by Burning River Kubb, from Canton. Neil and Kyle Weakland put on a great show! Two socials, raffles, super Kubb play, new friends and weather that made us feel blessed.

After this we’ll head to Canton any-day to play again. Our campground, Nimisala Reservoir, a City Park was beautiful (kayaking!), and not too far from the tourney.

The day after, we went to Warther’s Museum, as recommended by Kyle, and it was mind boggling amazing wood carvings. The man was a master of masters wood carver!

Pre-U.S. Championship Tournament, Eau Claire, WI, June 30

Eau Claire is the Kubb Capital of North America, so anytime we’re in Eau Claire, we feel at home. This tournament was a glimpse of the park and facilities we’ll be at in 2 weeks, as we head back for the U.S. Kubb Championship. The Pre is a 2 person minimum, unlike the Championship, which is 3. Afterwards we all head over to the Lazy Monk Brewing Taproom for eating, drinking, and the Draw.

The Draw is picking team names from a hat and grouping them for the first matches of play at Nationals. This year was a huge turnout, with Kubb Trivia and lots of giveaways. We have glasses, koozies, stickers, backpacks and a pennant. Thanks to the tournament host, Team Kubboom, from Eau Claire. And to the Draw announcers, Scott Graham and Eric Anderson, as well as our Trivia Game Keeper, Erin Anderson, and Andrew Straight for the great chart mastering. Congrats to the Kubb Championship Board of Directors for making the Championship the special weekend that it is.

This one was a blast, and is not to be missed, even if we all will be back in 2 weeks 🙂

We camped at Lake Wissota State Park, and enjoyed some hiking. It’s a kayaking lake, too!

U.S. Kubb Championship, Eau Claire WI, July 14-15

This is the biggest Kubb tournament weekend in the US. Eric Anderson is the Tournament Director of this event. Eric is the one who taught Steve and me to play Kubb in 2011. We had Sangria on the tailgate and played in 100 degree heat. We fell in love with the game and went on to enthuse our family and we were off and running. We took Kubb everywhere.

This was our 6th year at Nationals. We haven’t made the finals into Sunday yet… we just have to keep practicing more.

This 3 person team minimum is always Steve, Cody and I. We play as King Kung when it’s the 3 of us. Besides the competitive play happening all over the pitches, there are circles of socializing going on everywhere, day and night. It’s Kubb and Kubb friends at their finest.

Another plus to this tourney is we get to see Lee, my swim team friend from High school.

note: watching any of the Finals matches on YouTube or social media, you’ll hear the cowbells provided by Chaska Kubb. On Monday we stopped to visit our friends, the Ellringer’s, and heard the Chaska cowbells once again 🙂

Great weekend!

Stoughton Kubb Tournament, Stoughton WI, July 28th

Stoughton Kubb puts on a fun tournament with many extras. The trophies are always interesting. King Oscar sponsors many giveaways, so we always enjoy the sardines, mackerel, can cozies, shirts and aprons. We play this one with Nancy, another good friend from the old swim team days. A lively social happens after, to recap the day of kubb fun and competition. Thanks Todd, JM and Diane(s) for a smooth running day of Kubb play.

Summertime is Kubb Time!

Warm breezes. Bright sunshine. Lush grass and plant life. Summertime is in full swing, and that also means so is the kubb season! We’ve already been enjoying kubb and camaraderie at several kubb tournaments this summer. The best part— there are still plenty of kubb tournaments on the calendar this year!

Close to KMK you can play in the Stoughton Kubb Invitational, coming up in Stoughton, Wisconsin on July 28, 2018. Then, two weeks later head on over to Beloit, Wisconsin for the U.S. Kubb Open, and be a part of  kubb history this year as this tournament  will be shown on Fox Sports Wisconsin. Next, join us for Kettle Moraine Kubb’s own Kubbapalooza; a Labor Day weekend extravaganza complete with two kubb tournaments (Kubb in the Kettle and Kubb on the Beach), camping, more kubb, good food, great people, and did we mention… kubb!

“Join us for Kettle Moraine Kubb’s own Kubbapalooza; a Labor Day weekend extravaganza complete with two kubb tournaments”