This weekend: Boracay beach tournament

The title says it all.

And just one week away: Manila! The Beijing Ultimate blog has more about that.

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Congratulations to Shanghai Huwa, winners of Hong Kong 2009

Behind the play of Filipino pickups Christian and Donald and the rock-solid leadership of Alec, Nads and Milan, Shanghai Huwa beat Ringers of Fire in the finals of the Hong Kong tournament to win its fourth tournament of the year (after Tianjin, Shanghai and Dalian). According to the grapevine, Huwa and Ringers traded points more or less all the way to Universe, scored by Shanghai — probably Donald, who was unstoppable.

More details to come later.

Hong Kong Pan-Asian tournament – this weekend

With the absence of the two finalists from last year, Sunken Pleasure and Big Brother, Ringers of Fire has been awarded the top seed and will compete in an 11-team field in the 12th annual Hong Kong Pan-Asian tournament this weekend. The participants:

1 Ringers of Fire
2 Shanghai HuWa
3 Hong Kong Junk
4 Monster
5 Singapore Mondster’s Army
6 Party Tram
7 IKU
8 Beijing Bang
9 Shanghai TwoWa/Beijing merger
10 Bauhinia
11 Canton

Party theme: Black or White. Photos and recap after the weekend.

Kunming tourney update

From Barbara Simeles:

Some of you have probably wondered, what happened to all that steam about KM Hat? Is it still gonna happen? Don’t worry! Kunming is ready to host another awesome tournament in the spring. Right now the vote is leaning towards March 6-7th but we haven’t quite locked down on a date yet. The deadline for the survey is going to be November 4, 2009. Get your votes in now!

By the way, your vote will have more impact if you fill out the survey completely (especially those parts about where you’re coming from and how many people you think will come).

Also, we estimate tourney fees will be 250元, like last year. We’re really trying to get some sponsorship so that we can give discounts to Chinese students.

Babs

P.S. For those who are looking for reasons to come here:

1. Sunny, dry, (mostly) unpolluted Kunming
2. Tubs of sliced pineapples IN THE WINTER (here’s to you, Northern and Eastern China)
3. Party in the same building you’re sleeping in, tops of 2 mins walk to bed when the party’s over
4. Hat tournaments are fun!
5. Yunnan is beautiful to travel around (Tiger Leaping Gorge, Meili Snow Mountains, etc.)