The Kubb tournament is back this year at Nordic Fest, July 27. (Photo courtesy Blind Photography(DM))
The Kubb tournament is back this year at Nordic Fest, July 27. (Photo courtesy Blind Photography(DM))
It's not too early to start thinking about the second annual Kubb tournament, held during Nordic Fest weekend, Saturday, July 27.

Kubb (pronounced koob) is a backyard game from Scandinavia involving throwing round sticks at rectangular blocks. Anyone can play Kubb, from age eight to 80.

The Kubb tournament is open to teams from two to six players. Registration is Saturday, July 27, from 8-9 a.m., with the rules being announced at 9:15 a.m. and play beginning shortly after. Tournament break time is 12:30-1:30 p.m. for the rock throw competition, with play resuming following the rock throw. Winners will receive a trophy, lefse and possibly more.

New this year is a double elimination "I was at the parade" tournament. With registration from 2-3 p.m., play will begin at 3 p.m. The play starts using some of the pitches from earlier in the day. Games will be played in a best of one challenge or a 30 minute game.

Dry fit t-shirts are available. Cost is $20 per shirt for Kubb event registrants who order and pay before July 13.

Registration fee for the Kubb tournament is $40. Register through jpsbackyardgames.com for the championship bracket. Registration for the "I was at the parade" tournament will be the day of the event.

For further information, please refer to "Decorah Kubb" on Facebook or e-mail jpsbackyardgames@gmail.com.