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  • Dobbie 8:17 pm on June 5, 2013 Permalink  

    We are out of here. Please feel free to add feedback and we will check it tomorrow. Thanks everyone to logging in and we will see everyone on the pitches.

     
  • Dobbie 8:11 pm on June 5, 2013 Permalink  

    Wrapping up. Went from promotions and marketing to how we get a camera positioning directly over the king to the final game. Perhaps a quad copter…

     
  • Dobbie 8:09 pm on June 5, 2013 Permalink  

    I assume all that are online but not participating are just stealing all our great ideas, right?

     
  • Dobbie 8:05 pm on June 5, 2013 Permalink  

    Registration opens June 20th for the 2013 Fall Kubb Klassic.

     
  • Dobbie 7:34 pm on June 5, 2013 Permalink  

    Discussing Friday night social. What makes a good social? Pros/Cons last year at Raccoon River.

     
  • Dobbie 7:19 pm on June 5, 2013 Permalink  

    Thoughts on T-3. No 3rd place game. What do you think?

     
    • ringer 7:23 pm on June 5, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I think we need a third place..

    • Eric Anderson 7:35 pm on June 5, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      If I come from far away and am fortunate enough to make it to semifinals. I like two more matches. Tough to play for third sometimes, but it is an opportunity to play Kubb.

  • Dobbie 7:08 pm on June 5, 2013 Permalink  

    Discussing trophies. Any thoughts out there on prior years’ trophies.

     
    • Eric Anderson 7:10 pm on June 5, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I love my two.

      • Dobbie 7:16 pm on June 5, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        What if your trophy was the KING you killed to win it? A little battle-scar in the king to take home. Thoughts?

        • Eric Anderson 7:21 pm on June 5, 2013 Permalink

          I’m answering too much. Answer away others.

  • Dobbie 6:58 pm on June 5, 2013 Permalink  

    Another Silent Auction this year. What things do travelers look for?

     
    • Dobbie 7:00 pm on June 5, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      That was a question? Is there interest in Silent Auction for travelers? Most of our winners were local and in the DMK club.

      • Eric Anderson 7:05 pm on June 5, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        From experience, the Rockford silent auction slowed down enough to stop, same as EC. I loved the Scandinavian shop basket before. I would go in on that again. Perhaps local beer?

      • Eric Anderson 7:09 pm on June 5, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        End of year, folks might be looking to get a new tournament set. Not sure if you are using JP or OTG, but people might start bidding each other up.

        • Dobbie 7:13 pm on June 5, 2013 Permalink

          Old Time Games will be used for the field. New OTG sets with laser wood-burned JP kings will be used for the elite 8 in front of the bleachers.

        • Dobbie 7:15 pm on June 5, 2013 Permalink

          we will have sets in the auction. Perhaps we scale the auction back and only have the best selling items. Mmmmmm…….local beer.

      • Eric Anderson 7:20 pm on June 5, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Chocolate shop in town? How about a 5×7 or something for the players on a team from Becca of your team like last year or a picture of your team playing. She takes great pictures, and I would love a 5×7 of the team I travel down there with.

        • Dobbie 7:28 pm on June 5, 2013 Permalink

          5×7 is a good idea.

        • Eric Anderson 7:35 pm on June 5, 2013 Permalink

          I would bid for it.

    • Eric Anderson 7:02 pm on June 5, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Sorry. Sneaking away from Erin, sweeping floor, and kids getting ready for bed.

    • ringer 7:09 pm on June 5, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      If it raises needed funds and/or spreads goodwill and unity, just do it.. I also know they can be a lot of work ..

  • Dobbie 6:48 pm on June 5, 2013 Permalink  

    Decision point: putting 8 meters between baselines, and 4 meters between sidelines.

     
    • Eric Anderson 6:50 pm on June 5, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Can we chime in hear? Would like the more room between baselines, for what it is worth.

      • Dobbie 6:52 pm on June 5, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Madison had 8 meters. It seemed good. What was US Nats last year?

        • Eric Anderson 6:55 pm on June 5, 2013 Permalink

          I think we had 12. More of a walking lane, since we had to go so long rows of pitches.

      • Eric Anderson 6:53 pm on June 5, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        More meant more than last year.

        • Dobbie 6:53 pm on June 5, 2013 Permalink

          Last year we had 4 meters. We are moving to 8.

    • ericgoplin 7:04 pm on June 5, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Hey guys. I usually don’t get the chance to jump in on this kind of thing live, but I’m happy to be here and nerd-out on kubb a bit!

      Having only been to one DMK tournament, the spacing seems less relevant because there aren’t groups. One thing I love about the DMK format is that pitches 1-16 are essentially a realtime scoreboard. Pitch #1 is the top two teams and so on. If space changes between pitches for other tournaments, I hope the two pitches for each group stay close together so the 4 teams can feel like they’re a group.

  • Dobbie 6:41 pm on June 5, 2013 Permalink  

    Initially we were going to cap at 40 teams (I know that is positive thinking), but we decided we can go more.

     
  • Dobbie 6:25 pm on June 5, 2013 Permalink  

    Guaranteed 5 matches. 55 minute rounds. FKK

     
    • Dano 6:31 pm on June 5, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I think you should relocate the Klassic to Trumansburg NY. Just Saying

    • Eric Anderson 6:32 pm on June 5, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      What happens if you get a lot more teams? Does that change the number of games needed to determine top eight?

      • Dobbie 6:34 pm on June 5, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Positive that our system will find the right top 8 in 6 rounds. In our testing, we can theoretically support 128 teams….that is when you start finding little variance between 6 and 9.

        • Eric Anderson 6:38 pm on June 5, 2013 Permalink

          Wow. That is impressive.

  • Dobbie 6:12 pm on June 5, 2013 Permalink  

    Who likes Chili, hot dogs and chili dogs? Me too!

     
  • Dobbie 6:07 pm on June 5, 2013 Permalink  

    So begins the 2013 Fall Kubb Klassic brainstorming. 1st topic. What beer to drink for the meeting.

     
  • Dobbie 11:17 am on June 5, 2013 Permalink
    Tags: Klassic Brainstorm   

    Today at 6:00 p.m. (CST) Des Moines Kubb will open our annual brainstorming session to the world. On Pitch you can provide feedback, ask questions, follow the conversation, and participate in planning the 2013 Fall Kubb Klassic held in Des Moines, IA on Sept. 21st.

     
  • Dobbie 12:37 am on February 17, 2013 Permalink  

    This should be a scheduled event every month or so. Kubb anonymous.

     
  • Dobbie 5:44 pm on November 23, 2012 Permalink
    Tags: Kubboom   

     
  • Dobbie 9:58 pm on September 26, 2012 Permalink  

    Hey guys. Been busy. What’s new? Anyone up for a game of bags? Let me know!

     
  • Dobbie 10:13 am on August 10, 2012 Permalink
    Tags: AFCWest   

    @chrishodges Go Chiefs!

     
  • Dobbie 12:57 pm on July 29, 2012 Permalink
    Tags: drill   

    Teams drilling at US Nationals

    Yep. This is happening

     
    • Jamie 7:23 am on July 31, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Perhaps we need a second line for “Using Proficiently”. :-)

    • Dobbie 8:17 am on July 31, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I have seen many teams come in to a tournament not knowing the technique, and by the end of the Round Robin, they are using it proficiently.

  • Dobbie 11:57 pm on July 11, 2012 Permalink  

    Hodges! You on?

     
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