Kubb is coming to Garfield Park on Sunday.
What’s that you say, kubb?
Originating in Sweden, kubb is a lawn game where the objective is to knock over wooden blocks (kubbs) by tossing wooden batons (kastpinnar). It has been described as a cross between bowling and horseshoes.
Kubb is played on a small rectangular field known as a “pitch.”
Want to learn? Members of the L.A. Kubb Club, based in South Pasadena, will be at Garfield Park in the city on Sunday, March 1, at 3:00 p.m. to teach individuals how to play the game.
“Do you like throwing things at other things?” asked John Pettersson, marketing director for LA Kubb. “Do you like enjoying refreshments outside on a warm afternoon with your friends and neighbors? If so, come join us for some kubb in the park. Refreshments for all ages will be provided but feel free to bring your own, too!”
The club will be setting up several pitches at the north end of Garfield Park “for some casual and friendly wood chuckin’ and block tossin,’” explained Pettersson, noting it will be an opportunity for many to hone their skills for the 5th annual West Coast Kubb Championships on April 19 at Orange Grove Park in South Pasadena. All skill levels and all ages are welcome to take part in the tourney.
“Bring your kids, bring your parents, bring a friend,” said the good-natured Pettersson, talking about the tournament and Sunday’s learning session at Garfield Park.