Game Rules & Download

How to Play Kerby

Basics of a Match

Players try to throw the ball with the aim to hit the
opponent’s kerby. You score points if you hit the kerby and
the ball rolls or bounces back to your half of the street.
The first one to score 15 points, with a two-point
difference, wins the game. There is an 8-minute time limit.
If neither of the players have scored 15 points after 8
minutes, the player with the most points wins.

In order to organise a match you need:

The distance between the kerby’s is about 4 metres.

Did you know?

That there is a real Kerby Championship in the
Netherlands every year!


Every year, dozens of municipalities participate
in the preliminary rounds for the Kerby
Championship with more than 20 thousand
participants. 

How cool is that!
Kerby is the sponsor of the Kerby Championship
that is organized by Jantje Beton.

The Rules

Hit your Opponent*

A throw from “the street” is not without risk, as de player
can then be hit by his opponent. A player who is hit then
loses all his/her points!

How to Count

In this game you can score 0, 1 or 2 points per throw. The
players would normally keep track of the score (out loud)
themselves. After each game, the players switch half.

0 points

1 points

2 points

Hit by your Opponent

The Winner

The first player to score 15 points with a 2-point difference
with his/her opponent, wins. There is an 8-minute time limit.
If neither of the players has scored 15 points after 8 minutes,
the player with the most points wins.

A Draw

If both players have an equal number of points after 8
minutes, both players can throw three times. The player
who scores most points wins. If it is still a draw both
players continue to throw once, until there is a one-point
difference.

Have Fun!