Photo albums from the Bangkok Hat Tournament

No, we do understand Bangkok’s not actually in China. But such is our commitment to all things Ultimate…

Listed alphabetically:

Eddie Adisak: 9TH Bangkok Hat Tournament, 2009

We swear, after browsing these Facebook albums, that Bangkok must have put on the greatest Ultimate party in the history of Ultimate parties. And that’s saying something. But don’t take our word for it… keep browsing.

Mary Carlson: Mary has, true to style, posted six albums devoted to this event: here (Friday: Temples Bar, Soi 11), here (Saturday morning: Ror Neung Phan Neung Field, Army Base), here (Saturday afternoon — apparently Bangkok served really delicious food on the fields), here (party), here (Sunday) and here (Sunday evening). Instead of picking a picture from each, we’d just like to show you Mary’s homemade costume for the Timewarp 3009 party:

That’s right, a forklift.

(Or is it? Hint: this next picture.)

Andy Cassidy: Bangkok Hat 2009, Sunday

Lance Dubos: Bangkok Hat 2009 (Flickr)

Emily Greenwood: Timewarp!

Caroll Moreton:
Bangkok Hat 2009

Thuy Bich Nguyen: Bangkok HAT 2009 – 21/22 Feb.

Aaron Rothblatt: Bangkok Ultimate Hat Tourney 2009

Timothy O’Rourke: Bangkok Hat 2009

Doc Tobin:
Bangkok Hat 2009

If you have any albums you’d like included in this list, please leave a comment.

Betsy Beijing’s recap of the Bangkok Hat Tournament

Photo courtesy of Betsy Beijing Lance DuBos

Editor’s note: reprinted without edits:

what you missed out on in bangkok:

you missed out on yj getting so drunk at the fields on saturday afternoon (yes, saturday) that she tried to insert herself into several couples and get a three way make out session going. all this while games were still being played. the closest she got was with kristin and grant from hong kong.

you missed out on the year 3009 costume party, the highlights of which included a drag queen musical dance number, mary carlson from shanghai dressed in the fork lift like machine ripley used to kill the alien queen at the end of aliens, and steiner dressed in a clown wig and vote for hugo chavez t-shirt, pissing roberto off so much they got into a fist fight, which was eventually ended when raven from manila slapped them both across the face.

you missed out on the best field food betsy has ever had in a tournament, ever.

you missed out on sam berry’s little brother trying his best to intentionally throw a game in the b-pool quarters, drawing the ire of the rest of his teammates who actually wanted to win.

you missed out on so much fun, you are going to have to live with the indignity of not going to the cheapest, easiest to get to, most partyin’ tournament that side of hk for another full year.

Editor’s note: Thanks, Betsy! We appreciate you.

More pictures (and a video) from Kunming

Will memories of this tourney never die? (Found these on my computer today and figured I’d share. Why not, right?)

Sara Udall, sweet forehand

Joe and Kevin, representing Beijing

Jono, Gareth and Sandy

Phil, Joe, Alec and I at Golden Horse Square in front of Hump Hostel.

Ningbo, your turn.

The 9th annual Bangkok Hat Tournament

Congratulations to the tourney organizers of Bangkok’s 9th Annual Hat Tournament, themed Timewarp 3009. We’ll have pictures and maybe some words up in the coming days, but for now check out Bangkok Ultimate’s awesome website — and we do mean awesome. I excel in both content and deliverance so let’s put on our classics and we’ll have a little dance shall we? Yeah British electronica!

The 2008 tournament album (Flickr) is here. Also pretty amazing.

Questions, concerns, lost-and-found directions, email Nutt and Julie:

Announcing: Ningbo Hat Tournament

In the rosy afterglow of Kunming’s recent hat tourney, Ningbo is announcing one of its own: March 27-28 (that’s Friday-Saturday) at the University of Nottingham in Ningbo, China.

For 200 RMB (or less, says the tourney invite), you get:

  • Free food and water on the fields, free dinners, tons of free beer
  • Two free drinks at two parties
  • A tourney disc, jersey and bottle

Again, all that is for 200 RMB, or less than 29 USD. The disc itself is probably worth a third of that.

To register, email with the following filled out (the form will look familiar to anyone who attended Kunming). For more information, email

-Jersey size (Chinese sizes)
-Accommodation preference and length of stay
-A rank of yourself in each of the following categories: experience, defense, speed, throwing and receiving. See the chart below (borrowed from the kind people of Bangkok Hat)

1- 0-6 months
2- 6 months or more, pickup only
3- More than 6 months, league experience
4- More than 2 years, mid-level club player
5- High-level club experience

1- No strategy
2- Understands a force
3- Understands a force and can play zone
4- All the above and known as a good defender
1- I can barely run
2- I can only keep up with a few opponents tops on any given line
3- I can hold my own against most
4- I got wheels

1- Can barely throw a flick, if at all
2- Can throw flicks and backhands short-range, no breaks
3- Can make longer throws and sometimes break
4- I got hucks and breaks all day

1- I have butterfingers
2- Can catch pretty well but has trouble with reading
3- Can catch under pressure and read pretty well
4- Just put it

Now the Chinese version:


参赛的费用 200块。这包括:比赛场地提供的食物(包括水果、面包、花生酱等)、周六晚上的晚饭、和party的酒水(将每人发酒水券)、比赛场地上提供的啤酒、一个比赛纪念飞盘和比赛服。

欢迎晚会注册派对: 宁波诺丁汉大学
周六晚派对: 我们会在你们到来的时候告知

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还有你所属的下面所有项目的级别:经验、防守、速度、扔盘和接盘。 请参看下面的供选答案。

1 0-6个月
2 6个月或者更多,无正式比赛经历
3 多于6个月,并有正式比赛经历
4 多于2年,俱乐部飞盘队员水平
5 高水平飞盘运动员

1 没有战术
2 明白‘force’
3 明白‘force’并明白区域防守
4 明白上面所有并以防守好闻名

1 我不快
2 我还行
3 我比较快
4 我非常快

1 刚会正手扔盘
2 会扔短距离的正手和反手,不会‘break’
3 会扔远距离的盘,有时会‘break’
4 扔盘大师

1 接盘不好
2 接盘不错,但是读盘有问题
3 能在压力下接盘,能很好读盘
4 我什么都可以接住




From the organizers of the Ningbo Hat Tournament

Dear all,

Here is a exciting news about Ningbo hosting a tournament on 27th March. We are very honored to invite you to our tournament. Like other tournament, loads of beer and booze, nice field, and most importantly, frisbee! We are sure to show you a well-prepared tournament and try our best to largely offset your transportation, accommodation and tourney fees. All are sincerely welcome and all we need is your participantion. Finally, I am very grateful of your all along contributions to China’s ultimate. Hope to see you in Ningbo!

More information will be provided in the attachment. If you have other players interesting on this tournament, pls let me know, thank you.


Xue Zhixing (Sei)
Year 4,
International Business & Management
University of Nottingham Ningbo, China

Jeju: April 18-19

It’s official: the much-anticipated Jeju tournament — among the best in Asia — will be held on April 18-19.

Jeju is Korea’s largest island, off the southwest coast. You can see it if you squint in the above map.

No offense to Boracay and any of the other Philippines touranments, but if there’s one resort island you should go to on the Asia Ultimate circuit, this is probably the place. Hotel/food/fields/transportation/booze paid for in ful. We’ll ruin the suspense and tell you right now the booze is soju — lots and lots of it.

If you don’t mind all the honeymooners and half-naked (fully naked?) beachgoers, you just may set your eyes upon this glory:

The Ultimate isn’t bad, either. Rumor has it that this year the fields are the same ones used by Korea’s national soccer team for World Cup training.

Jeju ’08, from Jihoon Choi’s Facebook album

More info, including registration details, to come later.