about EKC

The European Kubb Championships

The EKC are the first European Kubb Championships, whose hosting country rotates annually. Our target is the organisation of a European event, which is supported by all the dedicated and interested Kubb nations in Europe. We stand up for the international cooperation and communication to bring Kubb in Europe to a new level.

Tournament overview

A quick look at the EKC weekend

The EKC is going to be played in four different categories: The 1vs1-EKC, the 3vs3-EKC, the 6vs6-EKC and the 3vs3-EKC Freshman’s Cup for amateurs and less ambitious teams.

Tournament Categories

detailed information about the categories played at the ekc

1vs1-EKC

Who is the best Kubb player in Europe? This category guarantees Kubb on the very highest level. But this is not only a classic single player tournament. Each player is competing for his nation, earns points for the nation ranking and the best players qualify for the 6 player national teams!

The single player tournament takes place on Friday. Registration is open for all players.

3vs3-EKC

Most of the tournaments in Europe are played in this format and the EKC will also pay close attention to this category. We guarantee an intensive and exciting tournament mode. The teams play for their nation and earn points for the nation ranking.

The tournament is played on Saturday. Registration is open for all teams. Teams from 3 to 6 players are allowed (3+).

3vs3-EKC Freshman’s cup

This category is reserved for casual players and amateurs. No points will be awarded for the nation ranking. An exciting tournament mode during the whole Saturday guarantees many games and will end in the first final game on Saturday.

6vs6-EKC

Every nation is allowed to participate in this tournament with two national teams. The teams consist of the best 12 players of their nation from the 1vs1 tournament. For example: The best 6 players from Belgium will play in the team “Belgium 1”. The 6 next best placed in the team “Belgium 2”.

Every nation may place two teams. If there are free slots remaining they are going to be filled up by teams of the most successful nations from the 1vs1 tournament.

The 6vs6 tournament starts on Friday evening after the 1vs1 tournament has finished and continues on Saturday.

The semi-finals will be played on Saturday during the lunch break of the 3vs3 tournament in the main arena. Watching the best 6 players of the best two nations will be the highlight of an intense and fantastic Kubb weekend on Saturday evening and may be the deciding match for the overall ranking of nations.

FAQs

frequently asked questions

At least one player of the team has to have an ID or live in the country the team wants to represent. So you can decide between Germany and Austria.

The EKC 2018 is played with the big Kubb sets, the same size is used by tournaments in Belgium as well as the VM in Sweden.

The registration fees are: 10.- Swiss francs per player for the 1vs1-EKC and 30.- Swiss francs per team for the 3vs3-EKC and the EKC Freshman’s Cup. They have to be paid at the information desk before the respective tournament begins.

Unfortunately it is not allowed to camp out at the tournament ground. But it is possible to sleep in the sports hall right next to the playing fields. For more information see accommodation.

Only two teams per nation can participate in the 6vs6-EKC. The 12 best-ranked players of the 1vs1-EKC (per nation) build these teams.

Rules

a quick overview over the most important rules

In our opinion, playing Kubb means: playing fair. To make a tournament without referee but still on the highest level possible, it is necessary that the players can judge and confess their own faults. Always try to find a fair solution together.

The rule 2-4-6 is applied for all matches. The beginning team (team A) starts with 2 sticks. The second round is played with 4 sticks by team B. From then on, every round until the end of the set is played with 6 sticks.

A horizontal rotation of the stick (helicopter throw) is forbidden (limit of tolerance: 30 degrees angle to the vertical axis). Every throw should be as straight as possible. Play fair!

Any physical player supports (e.g. feet, cane etc.) must remain behind the throwing line and between the extended side-lines until the thrown stick stopped moving.

A thrown-in Kubb is valid, if it’s possible to set it up over a short edge standing completely (100%) inside of the opponent’s half of the pitch (without standing on the string).

At the end of the kubb tossing phase, any kubbs that are elevated, not touching the ground, and have an in-bounds footprint as though the kubb were not elevated, become award kubbs. The attacking team places award kubbs upright and on the ground anywhere on their opponents half of the pitch.

The king throw happens forwards (no sure shot). All remaining sticks can be used (no golden shot).