Loppet FAQ

I’ve only played kubb a few times, can I play?  There is absolutely no experience necessary to join the tournament. Kubb is fun for all, expert or beginner! Attending an upcoming kubb meetup is a great way to learn the game or pick up a few pointers! Even if you’ve never played kubb, you can learn to play the morning of the tournament!

I’ve only played in my backyard, is a tournament for me? Did you know that 70% of participants in the 2012 Loppet Kubb Tournament were playing in their first ever kubb tournament? Kubb teams are very friendly and love to help others learn the game even while playing in a tournament!

What if it’s really, really cold? In addition to the on-site amenities keeping you warm, we work hard to provide a schedule which provides plenty of time to get warm and enjoy all the Loppet has to offer between matches.

What about my kids? How young is too young? The 2012 Loppet Tournament had participants as young as ten. Tournaments around the midwest have players as young as seven. It’s recommend that an adult play with their child if either are unfamiliar with kubb.

I’d like to participate, but am I required to play late in the evening? No. Last year the tournament was down to the last 8 teams by 3:00pm.

If my team doesn’t make the Championship Bracket, do we still have to keep playing? The Open Bracket is optional. If your team doesn’t make the Championship Bracket, you’re welcome to call it a day after the Round Robin. No Problem, your opponent will receive a bye.

Why are there such specific times for matches? 

In order to complete the tournament on time, it’s necessary for matches to start and end at the designated time. Sunset for Loppet weekend is about 5:20pm and getting 64 teams down to 1 is a race against the clock.