The conclusion of Week 6 of the 2018 Diamond Bear Kubb Scramble marks the end of the first ever kubb tournament in Arkansas. This tournament was sponsored by Diamond Bear Brewing Co. and Central Arkansas Kubb. Arkansas ended the series on a strong note with good turnout and high spirits.
Participation was good throughout the course of the tournament.
Before the final rankings were announced, several awards were handed out. Kyle H., Ramona H., and Bryan S. were recognized for their Perfect Attendance. These three managed to attend all six games and, due to the nature of series play, their final scores reflected this feat of attendance.
Holland F. was recognized as the Youngest Player in the tournament and received a certificate. Holland proved to be a quick learner and a strong opponent, finishing exactly in the middle of the pack. Look out for this young man in the future and hope he’s on your team!
Sam O. was recognized as Most Improved Player of the tournament. Sam showed up at the brewery having never played kubb before and each week his skills improved. Sam was provided with a certificate and a six-pack of Diamond Bear Brewing Co. beer. We hope Sam continues to play and we’re looking forward to seeing him participate in regular play next spring.
And finally, Bryan S. was recognized as the Tournament Winner with 300 points. Despite tough competition, Bryan managed to average 50 points each week. He received a custom engraved pint glass and a case of beer from Diamond Bear Brewing Co.
The organizers would like to remind players that the U.S. National Kubb Championship takes place in Eau Claire, WI on July 12-14, 2019. Arkansas sent a team to Eau Claire in 2018 and reports were that they had a blast and learned a lot. With luck, Arkansas will again be represented in 2019.
Additional appreciation is warranted for Tim M. of the St. Paul Kubb Society for providing CARKubb with guidance on how to run a tournament like this and sharing their experience working with Summit Brewing Company.
And last but not least … the organizers and players would like to send a big THANK YOU! to Diamond Bear Brewing Co. for their sponsorship of this tournament. Not only did Diamond Bear mow the grass and provide beer for for the awards ceremony, but they provided a court-side bartender each and every week! #TotallyAwesome
Final results from the 2018 Diamond Bear Kubb Scramble can be found below.
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