Announcing: Qingdao beach tournament! Oct. 17-18



FUNQ(青岛飞盘队)终于得到了地方政府部门的官方支持将于十月17-18日举办中国首届沙滩公开赛!请注意,赛事的日期已经由预计的九月5-6日更改为泳季正式结束之后的十月。
我们可以为大家提供的是一个位于市中心的迷人沙滩,加上从仅一英里之遥的啤酒厂运送来的超级便宜的青岛啤酒!
期待与你们相见在十月!

FUNQ (Qingdao Ultimate) has finally received official support from the local city government to host China’s first ever Beach Hat 17-18 October! Please note the change to the proposed date which was 5-6th Sept, this had to be changed till after the bathing season had officially ended, hence the October date!
What we have to offer is an amazing city centre beach location, coupled with crazy cheap Tsingtao beer direct from the factory a mere mile away!
Hope to see you in October?!

Ed 爱德华

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Sorta awesome, sorta hilarious video from Manilla ’08

Highlights from finals of last year’s Manilla Spirits between Black Flag and Team Philippinas.

a.k.a. the Derek Ramsey show

USA vs. Japan – full game! – on CCTV 5

The Chinese mega-media-conglomerate CCTV’s sports channel, CCTV 5, is showing a replay of the USA-Japan finals from July’s World Games as we speak. Here‘s the URL for Internet streaming.

For you Mac users who don’t have Internet Explorer, you might be able to download the game after the fact from Zhibo8.

If getting onto CCTV 5 (thanks to Richie of Tianjin, by the way) isn’t impressive enough, here’s a highlight of the game on ESPN’s SportsCenter, top play No. 8 out of 10.

And a series of much higher quality videos can be found here.

Announcing (officially): Dalian tournament, Sept. 19-20

You might recall we announced a Dalian tournament last month. Well, it’s on for real, like Donkey Kong, as the kids say. Below is the tournament directors’ official notice (hat tip to Shen of Beijing Ultimate).

Hi, everyone!
全国的飞盘朋友们,大家好!

I’m overexcited to tell you that The 1st Dalian Ultimate Open Tournament is on the way and will be held on Sep 19th and 20th.
很开心的在这里通知你们,我们大连将在今年九月十九、二十两天举办2009年第一届大连极限飞盘公开赛。

As its known, Dalian is a beautiful and romantic city with great beaches and cool sea breezes. It also has a large crowd of enthusiastic ultimate players.
不用多说啦,大连是一个美丽、浪漫的城市。美丽的海滩,舒适的海风还有一帮热情的飞盘运动员。一切的一切促成了这次比赛的诞生。

Now, the preparing work is going smoothly and you’ll find the field in Dalian not only great but also unique.
目前我们的准备工作正在顺利的进行着。你将会发现我们今年的场地不但非常的棒而且会很特别哦^_^

Also you can get a neat, comfortable hotel for less than 60yuan (RMB) near the field. What’s more, there will be a small surprise waiting for you in the hotel^_^
当然,住宿的地方也不会让你失望,费用不会超过60元,干净、舒适、靠近比赛场地而且还会有小惊喜呵呵。

We are trying our best to lower the tournament fees. For Chinese Students the fee will be less than 120yuan. For foreigners and working Chinese it will be 300yuan. For recently graduated Chinese students, 200yuan.
至于比赛的报名费用,我们会尽量放低。中国在校学生(中国公民,且为在校学生的)不会超过120元,外国人以及工作的中国人300元,刚毕业的中国学生
200元。

There will be plenty of water and fruit supply as well as lunches at the field during the two days. Also a good deal of bear is waiting for you on Sunday afternoon. Let’s drink!!
场地将会提供两天的纯净水,水果以及午餐。第二天的下午还有啤酒哦。

And the party on Saturday! It certainly will be great and crazy. Just get prepared for the enthusiasm of us!
周六晚上的Party也会相当之疯狂,我们会把大连飞盘的热情完全展示给大家看的。

Let’s play ultimate during daytime and drink beer during the night! Dalian is waiting for you~
让我们白天比飞盘,晚上比喝酒,一起为中国飞盘加油!!大连期待你的到来~

Please contact me if you have some questions

Bruce Liu
E-mail: yinghongdejijie@gmail.com

Zhengzheng
E-mail: haoyifan@yahoo.com.cn

Leo
E-mail:fengfeisha007@163.com

有什么问题可以联系我们

刘磊
邮箱:yinghongdejijie@gmail.com
QQ:452683127

郝一帆
邮箱:haoyifan@yahoo.com.cn
QQ: 373248540

贺宗仁
邮箱:fengfeisha007@163.com
QQ:349623227

Singapore Open update

From the tournament director:

FIELDS

Apologies for the delay in updating. The attention of the Sports Council had been totally focused upon the recent Asian Youth Games, which Singapore hosted.

1. Farrer Park Sports Field
We are working with the Sports Council to try to get the fields ready.

2. Alternative fields
Discussions are underway with the authorities for a possible alternative venue, about 30-45 mins from the city by public transport. The site may be able to accommodate more playing fields.than Farrer Park.

FORMAT & GENDER RATIO

The majority of teams are bidding for the Mixed Division. We shall consider the Open Division if there are at least 5-6 teams participating and subject to the field capacity.

1. Mixed Division
A gentle reminder that the Mixed Division default ratio is 4 men & 3 women. For the well-being of the ladies, we recommend all Mixed teams have at least 5-6 women on your rosters.
If you do not have enough women, please consider the Open Division.

2. Open Division
Gender ratio does not apply. Teams may field any combination of men and/or women.

3. Format
At this point, we envisage ‘normal’ spread pools for the Sat round-robin phase.

BIDS & TEAMS

1. Cap on number of teams
As mentioned before, subject to the field capacity, we may have to cap the number of teams to possibly 20 teams total. We will know as soon as the field situation is confirmed.

2. Team bids & seeding
In order to help us determine the bids & likely seeding as well as for logistics, please submit your roster and any information you think may affect your possible seeding. Please reply to this email or <keekhoon.neo@gmail.com>.

Please visit our website for a list of the bids & interested teams

REGISTRATION & PAYMENT

As announced previously, fees are SGD100 per player

In order to register your bid formally, please:
(i) submit your roster; and
(ii) pay a deposit of at least SGD$500 per team (equivalent to the fees for 5 players)
by next Friday, 24 Jul 2009 (Singapore time).

* The deposit is refundable (less any applicable transfer charges) if your team bid is unsuccessful.
* Teams may chose to pay the full team total at this time, OR pay the balance (i.e. team total less the SGD$500 deposit) by the registration party.
* Deposit is forfeit if the team withdraws from the tournament after Friday, 24 July 2009 (Singapore time)

I will send the registration & payment form to team reps in a separate email.

PICKUPS

Does any team besides Cambodia and India need players?
Are there any pickups looking for a team?
Please let me know and we’ll see how we may help match players and teams.

We may have several pickups from Australia, Singapore and elsewhere itching to play.

HOTELS / HOSTELS

No designated tourney hotel this year. However, for easier access to the fields, we suggest staying in the Little India area and near the MRT-North East Line (aka the “Purple Line”), a route on Singapore’s subway network.

Please check out the information provided below, courtesy of Steinar Cramer:

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There are tons of backpacker places around the Little India area. They probably don’t take group bookings, but the prices are low enough that you won’t need a group rate. Other option is some of the hotels in the area. Easiest thing is to check www.asiarooms.com. You could try Aspinals, Broadway or Fortuna. There’s also Hotel81 Bencoolen, and the Bencoolen. They’re not particularly fancy places, but that’s what you get in the budget category. Nicer hotels not too far from the fields include Hotel Rendezvous, the Carlton Hotel … but definitely more expensive. Best bet is to go onto Asiarooms and just look through the map of the area, read the reviews, etc.
For the hostels, I can suggest a few places … all are located max. 15-min walk from fields (or 3-min. taxi ride):
The Hive (http://www.thehivebackpackers.com/) … one of the owners is somehow connected to Sing Ulti, and they may take group bookings?
Prince of Wales (http://pow.com.sg/)
Hangout @ Mount Emily (http://www.hangouthotels.com/) … this place is a bit more expensive (S$60 per night) but definitely a step up from most backpacker places … might actually be nicer than some of the 3-star hotels in terms of room quality? Pretty popular, though, so would have to book early.

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I’ll update again when additional details are available. If you have any questions, please contact me.

keeks
Singapore Ultimate

kkneo5@yahoo.com.sg
keekhoon.neo@gmail.com

Leave it to China Daily to post a picture that has nothing to do with Ultimate Frisbee in an article about Ultimate Frisbee

We’re not really singling out China Daily on this one, though. If this were, say, the Washington Post, there’s a 50-50 chance a dog would be in the picture.

Really, really late on this one — sorry — but from a May 31 article in China’s No. 1 English-language newspaper:

Ultimate word in speed and stamina

A disc, a field, and eight cones. They can capture the imagination of all ages.

Entering the Chinese mainland nearly a decade ago, Ultimate Frisbee is fast becoming a big hit. A growing number of players gather at the Peking University every Saturday to indulge in its thrills.

For players in the Beijing Ultimate Frisbee, the “ultimate” is no longer a leisurely toss across the beach, but more of a competitive sport. It has graduated from a robust and entertaining beach activity to a highly competitive sport, over the past few years.

Check out this quote about spirit of the game:

“The spirit of the game at lower levels is of helping one another to learn the game, and be a little more accepting. At higher levels, it’s more about respecting your opponent and taking responsibility to know the rules,” says Wang Lei, a 20-year-old who joined the club two years ago.

Nicely done.

To whomever on Hang Time made this article happen: bravo, good sirs.

Videos from Tianjin Richie

Anyone who’s been around China Ultimate long enough has probably turned up in a Balance Wang video at one time or another, but recent conjugal obligations have kept Balance and his trusty camera away from the Ultimate scene. Could Tianjin’s Richie be a replacement?

Judging by these videos… maybe. He’s got a bit of catching up to do, but this is a good start.

Shanghai 2008, Shanghai vs. Freakshow

Tianjin news report about Ultimate

Here’s a video from the March Tianjin tournament. Richie’s Youku profile, with all his videos, is here.