Kubb on – we’re the champions

PUBLISHED: 12:55 26 October 2006 | UPDATED: 14:52 12 May 2010

Joe and Emma Daintrey, left, with fellow Kubb enthusiasts Pauline and Phil Rowe

Joe and Emma Daintrey, left, with fellow Kubb enthusiasts Pauline and Phil Rowe

A COUPLE from Royston won the UK Kubb championships on Saturday (October 21). Joe and Emma Daintrey won the ancient Scandanavian game at Bennington, battling it out against eight other teams including Phil and Pauline Rowe, also of Royston. The game invol

A COUPLE from Royston won the UK Kubb championships on Saturday (October 21).

Joe and Emma Daintrey won the ancient Scandanavian game at Bennington, battling it out against eight other teams including Phil and Pauline Rowe, also of Royston.

The game involves the players throwing wooden sticks at wooden blocks called kubbs.

Mr and Mrs Daintrey, of Field Crescent, have been mastering Kubb for the past four years after a trip to Denmark where Danish friends introduced them to the game.

Mrs Daintrey said: "The current UK Kubb team called Big Love did not take part in the championships but had they been there, it would have been even more interesting.

"It's all about being able to throw accurately and in a straight line."

Mr and Mrs Daintrey are now considering entering the International Kubb Championships in Sweden.

The game is still quite new to the UK, but anyone is interested in having a game of Kubb should call Mrs Daintrey on 01763 242906.

KUBB FACTFILE

- The word Kubb means wooden block in the Gotland dialect of Swedish

- The game can be played on a variety of surfaces, such as sand, concrete, grass, and ice

- It is claimed that the game dates back to the Vikings

- The annual World Championships have been held since 1995 in Gotland


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