The Motown Kubb Showdown is a totally fun, groovy, and dance-worthy good time. This scramble style kubb tournament is currently the only kubb tournament in Southeast Michigan, and one of three in the state (others include Great Lakes 1v1 Championship in Alanson, and Michigan Kubb Championship in Kalamazoo). Don’t let the name Motown Kubb Showdown intimidate you— this event is meant be a fun day for all players regardless of their kubb experience–– even newbies!

Deets and Beats

  • Walter and Mary Burke Park on the shores of Lake St. Clair in downtown New Baltimore, Michigan
  • No team? No problem! This tournament will be a scrambler (players will be randomly paired up with different teammates for each round, earning points for wins/ties, 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 Play Yard Games
  • 100% In-bounds and the Friendly Neighbor Rule will be used.
  • Get in the groove with the hits of Motown throughout the day!

As in years past, proceeds from the Motown Kubb Showdown will be donated to the Lustgarten Foundation in honor and remembrance of Nancy Jones (enthusiastic kubb player and mother of Bryan and Christopher Jones of Motor City Kubb and Kubb On), as well as Detroit native Aretha Franklin. The Lustgarten Foundation is a non-profit organization created to advance science related to the diagnosis, treatment, cure, and prevention of pancreatic cancer.

Nancy Jones with sons Christopher and Bryan at the Kubbing to Kick Cancer tournament in Kasson, MN

Both of these incredible women fought hard to overcome this disease but unfortunately lost their fights. Motor City Kubb wishes to use this opportunity to honor these women and contribute to the awareness and advancements in research to eradicate pancreatic cancer. We thank you for your support and hope to see you at the third annual Motown Kubb Showdown!

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 is planning to host 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 Metro Detroit!

Big thanks to our 2019 sponsors!