Shanghai tourney update: gender ratio confirmed as 4/3

An update from Alec:

First off, an apology for not having pools or a schedule out yet. We actually had one done a few days ago but immediately after we finished it one team dropped out and two others merged, so hopefully we’ll have something done by tomorrow.

The tournament will be 4-3. It seems like all teams in the power pool want to run it this way, but in the non-power pool there are a number of teams who are struggling for ladies and I hope captains will be agreeable to playing 5-2 sometimes when the situation warrants it. So 4-3, 5-2 if both captains agree.

Please send us your rosters. We have a bunch, but a number of teams haven’t sent one in yet. We really need to know who is vegetarian, and soon.

The registration party will be held like last year at the Flying Fox. 8 PM onwards would be a good time to arrive – it is about 10-15 minutes by taxi from the tournament hotel. The address is:

The Flying Fox
225 Hong Feng Road,
Jinqiao, Pudong

The Flying Fox

And finally, we here in Shanghai have been devastated this week with the news that Andrew Kleimeyer passed away after battling cancer for the past two years. Andrew was one of the best men I’ve ever met, and a great friend – he was brilliant and kind and a pillar of our community, so we’ll be playing this tournament with a heavy heart, thinking of him and his wonderful girlfriend, Kristin.

We will be holding a 50 / 50 raffle during the tournament, with the proceeds going towards a cancer foundation in his memory.


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