2012 was the Kubbchucks freshman year of Kubb. It was only 8 months ago that we played at the Loppet tournament playing under our previous nom de kubb Kubbicle Nation.
The Kubbchucks competed in the Loppet tournament, US Nationals in Eau Claire and the Dallas 6-person tournament. One of the Kubbchucks, Jim, competed in the Des Moines Fall Klassic as well with his sister under the KubBernard banner. In all we look back at our freshman year as a success. We learned a lot and got solidly better at tournament play. While not being a contender for thin edge of the bracket, teams brought their A game and took us seriously on the pitch.
As we look forward to 2013 we have a fairly simple objective for 2013, to progress in the championship bracket. In Nationals and Dallas this year we got into the winners bracket from the round robin, but in both cases we lost in the first round going T-17 and T-5 respectively. Next year we will progress into that bracket.
This year we also solidified our positions. Garrick is our inkastare. Jim at blaster or cleanup thrower. I am the franchise thrower and occasional blaster as well as slayer. Garrick’s drilling this year improved leaps and bounds and he continues to focus on this discipline drilling dozens of Kubbs nearly daily. I will continue to focus on zen and stress free throwing of final batons at straggling field kubbs keeping opponents from advantage lines and bringing fury and fire to their baseline. I’ve focused on revamping my throwing style and adopting the Minnesota Step for more baton speed and accuracy.
2013 is going to be a great year for the Kubbchucks. I can’t wait to see you all on the pitch in February at the Minnesota Kubb Loppet Tournament!