Player cards

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asked Aug 9, 2012 by Eric A. Kubblic ❚ (7,810 points)
So, I am not sure if this is specific to Eau Claire or not, but there is (a lot) more than one kid around town that is starting to know who players/teams are, and not just EC players/teams. "This is how Cole from Tad Kubbler throws.", after placing a field punishment kubb, "I just did it how Josh Feathers does it.", "They play like the Kubbsicles.", Ellringer this and The Ringers that, and a whole lot more. If we are alone, then I guess that is fine. However, I asked some of them about team and/or player cards and what they thought. They loved the idea. Now, it might be tough to print out cards, but how about online cards? Or, a way that allows you to update ones results, likes/dislikes, why they like kubb, where they live/born, if they belong to a club, etc. Perhaps in a format that someone could print it off when they want. Look out in even a couple years, as we are really hoping with all these kids, we are going to be reaching that 128 team mark real soon. Heck an 8 and 11 year old made it to Sunday already and a 12 year old will be getting a 5-year button in four years.
commented Aug 10, 2012 by Dano Ironkubb ✭ (2,330 points)
edited Aug 10, 2012 by thingles
Sitting here in upstate NY, far from the epicenter of U.S. Kubb this 53 year old is like the kids. I follow the matches, championships, videos, players, teams, interviews, stats etc. More than once I've said to myself, follow thru on the inkast like Dobbie. I've learned a lot and improved my game greatly. Thank you Planet Kubb!!
commented Aug 10, 2012 by anonymous
Dano. You need to come to Eau Claire and play in the Championship.
commented Aug 10, 2012 by thingles Kubblic ❚ (6,110 points)
Thank you for being part of it Dano!

4 Answers

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answered Aug 9, 2012 by jakefreeberg Ironkubb ✭ (2,020 points)

I think the Planet Kubb Wiki is in the process of putting these together: 

http://wiki.planetkubb.com/wiki/Player:Cole_Vryens

commented Aug 10, 2012 by Eric A. Kubblic ❚ (7,810 points)
I like the whole player page thing. With the understanding that we are only ranking the players that are on video, so for the most part, players that play on teams that go far (very few videos from the Loppet round robin on here). The only thing I wish is for them to have all their tournament finishes and who they played with. Also, the hit percentage, etc. I think this is a little (or a lot) off. Take Cole. They are taking his hit percentage from an extremely small number of matches from a select number of his tournaments that he has played. Also, those players that go first (look at D. Ellringer) will have a lot higher percentage than those that go second or third (where is A. Ellringer). The more I think about it, we can talk about what a player's hit rate was in a specific game/match, but for me, after thinking about it more, the totals don't really mean anything.
commented Aug 10, 2012 by THansenite Ironkubb ✭ (2,660 points)
I was working on a system to take into account how many kubbs are standing for a "percent of kubbs knocked over" statistic.  If Dave throws first and knocks over 4 out of 8 field kubbs, then Aaron knocks over two out of four field kubbs.  Both is 50%, but it has different meanings.
commented Aug 10, 2012 by jakefreeberg Ironkubb ✭ (2,020 points)
Well, I think we've all considered this card idea and the planet kubb wiki seems to be doing a better job than anyone else (in the US and maybe the Planet) at putting some information on the web about who the best players are and why. I'd hope that if people are interested in trying to put more effort in to this, they just work on improving the information available on the Planet Kubb wiki.
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answered Aug 9, 2012 by Chad B Ironkubb ✭ (3,130 points)
We are not as popular here.  But it's a great idea for the kids.
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answered Aug 10, 2012 by THansenite Ironkubb ✭ (2,660 points)
It almost sounds like a Kubb Facebook where player profiles are kept.  I really like the idea, but keeping everything up to date could be troublesome.  Team name changes, new players being added to or leaving teams, etc.  I think the data would have to be community sourced (like on the wiki here), but also have a "pretty" component to bring it all together like FB.  I would love to see something like this happen because I am terrible with names and can't remember who is who.

I really like that for the Des Moines tourney, every team gets their picture taken with a sign board for people to write their team name.  It makes is much easier to rembember which person was on which team at the tourney.  Maybe the 2013 nationals could do something like that next year and we could put that on the wiki here for the various teams.
commented Aug 10, 2012 by jakefreeberg Ironkubb ✭ (2,020 points)
We could just try and use facebook... There are private facebook Groups you can start, but relating some sort of stats in there would be tricky.
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answered Aug 10, 2012 by jakefreeberg Ironkubb ✭ (2,020 points)
It seems like you'd need cooperation from the players to get anything like this together... I had to yank that picture of Cole on his player page off of facebook and fill in a few other fields myself.

I do think that they'd fill out a survey for Kubbnation magazine and you could put whatever information you want on some sort of special "Player Cards" section.

Maybe Kubbnation is really the way to make this happen.
commented Aug 11, 2012 by Dobbie Kubblic ❚ (6,450 points)
That would be awesome if KubbNation had an "insert" in their mag with "player cards" that the kids could print out if they wanted. Maybe each year it's the champions, or perhaps it's left up to vote (what player cards do you want to see in this year's Kubbnation mag?)
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