Detroit is known for a lot of things—The Big Three, Vernors, Slows BBQ, Atwater Brewery, just to name a few. But, perhaps one of the most famous thing to come from this city is Motown Records. Because of this powerhouse record company and all the hits it produced, Detroit is often referred to as Motown. Now, Motor City Kubb wants to make Detroit famous for something else— at least amongst the kubb community.

The Motown Kubb Showdown is the premiere kubb tournament in the Metro Detroit area. It is currently the only kubb tournament in Southeast Michigan, and one of three in the state (the other two are both held in Alanson, Michigan). Don’t let the name Motown Kubb Showdown intimidate you— this new event is set to be a fun day for all players regardless of their experience playing kubb.


  • September 30, 2017
  • Maynard Memorial Park in New Baltimore, Michigan
  • No team? No problem! This tournament will be a scrambler (players will be randomly paired up with different teammates for each match, earn points for wins, and then seeded into the championship scrambler rounds).
  • Kubb United’s Rules for Open Play format will be used.
  • Kubb sets will be provided by
  • 100% In, Painted Lines, and the Friendly Neighbor Rule will be used.
  • More details to come!

Diggin’ the sweet sound of the Motown Kubb Showdown but not sure what kubb is? No problem! Throughout the summer leading up to the tournament, Motor City Kubb will be hosting meet-ups where anyone can come learn how to play kubb or practice their game. Stay tuned for more information about these casual kubb gatherings.

Stop, in the name of kubb! The Motown Kubb Showdown is coming to Southeast Michigan Sept. 30! REGISTRATION NOW OPEN.

Register for Motown Kubb Showdown



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