Picture albums from Singapore and Dalian

This wraps up our coverage of the Singapore and Dalian tournaments last month.

From Angella Simitaiji: SUO’10 Day 1 Part 1

Rudy Lim with the layout

Benjamin Ho with the grab

From Perkin Chai: Singapore Ultimate Open 2010

Jacqueline Ang of Kidlat

Tao: Singapore Open 2010

Derek Ramsey

Mike “Nads” Narodovich

And finally, one from the Dalian Facebook album:

Big Brother


Congratulations to Beijing Big Brother, double winners of Dalian Open

Big Brother, winners of Dalian Open 2010

Big Brother sent split squads to the Dalian over the weekend for the second annual Dalian Open, with Beijing “Ugly” beating “Sexy” twice — including 13-9 in the finals — to claim the trophy. Representatives from Shanghai were gracious enough to make the trip, as Huwa’s presence always adds legitimacy to Chinese-run tournaments and will help Dalian’s organizers as they try to expand their tourney into an international one in years to come.

The Ultimate Association of China (UAC) sponsored a clinic led by Beijing’s Gareth Marshall, Sandy Wang, Mike Shyu and Joe Pellicano. The following group shot was taken after the clinic:

The party was held at the same venue as last year and just as raucous. (If you need a reminder, these three things happened last year.) Pictures from Saturday night will emerge eventually.

Notable Sunday game results:

Ugly vs. Shanghai, W 11-3
Sexy vs. Dalian X, W 13-1

Sexy vs. Shanghai, W 13-4
Ugly vs. Dalian A, W 13-3(?)

FINALS: Ugly def. Sexy 13-9

More pictures (Facebook album coming later [update, 9/27: here]):

Shanghai's Alec Hutson

Tommy Lee, who played for Huwa most of the weekend but played with Beijing Sexy in the finals, won male MVP, and Big Brother’s Alicia Lui won female MVP (her second female MVP win this season; the first was in Shenzhen).

Dalian as a city is, as always, a great place to take a break from industrial-commercial city life. Big Brother made it for the beach tournament earlier this year and will continue supporting its cousin city to the north and hope other China Ultimate communities will as well in the future.

UPDATE, 9/25: Bonus pictures from Beijing’s Liz Lin:

Big Brother Sexy

Big Brother Ugly

Congratulations to Shanghai Huwa, winners of the Dalian tournament

Beijing Big Brother finished second. More details in the coming days.

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!

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.

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.

Now, the preparing work is going smoothly and you’ll find the field in Dalian not only great but also unique.

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^_^

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.

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!!

And the party on Saturday! It certainly will be great and crazy. Just get prepared for the enthusiasm of us!

Let’s play ultimate during daytime and drink beer during the night! Dalian is waiting for you~

Please contact me if you have some questions

Bruce Liu
E-mail: yinghongdejijie@gmail.com

E-mail: haoyifan@yahoo.com.cn




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Announcing: August and September tournaments in Singapore and Dalian

Newly added to our Google calendar: Singapore Open 2009 and the Dalian Ultimate Tournament.


From the Singapore Ultimate website:


The Singapore Open will be held over the National Day Weekend, 8-9 August 2009.


Farrer Park is our default option. But due to possible public works, the usable space may be affected and we may have to cap the number of teams. More news expected end-June/early-July. Meantime, we are exploring alternative sites as backup.


SGD$100 per player.
Team deposits, payment info & deadlines etc. TBC.

Registration Form



We have bids & interest from:

  • Australia (2 teams)
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia (several teams)
  • Philippines (several teams)
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand

It wasn’t too long ago that Singapore routinely hosted some of the best tournaments in Asia. With Freakshow’s latest showing in Shanghai — winning Universe Point against Philippines in the semis and giving the home team a good game in the finals — perhaps Singapore’s teams are ready retake the top tier of Asia Ultimate, currently occupied by Philippines and Shanghai.

(Keep an eye on Shiock, a perfect little dark horse team full of Singaporean locals who’ve played together for so long that they’re due for a breakout tournament. This could be it.)


Dalian will join Ningbo and Shenzhen as Chinese cities hosting their first-ever Ultimate tournament this year, and we think they’re better positioned to do it than their counterparts. For two straight years Dalian has sent two teams to China Nationals, earning a Spirit Award this year for their superior organization and all-around Frisbee know-how. We expect a great tournament.

Check out Dalian Ultimate’s Facebook page, which says:

The final game is between the foreign team and 14 chinese best players.

The way Ultimate has been growing in China — at Shanghai Open, Tianjin Five Star made huge strides by winning its first Sunday game to advance into the top eight — it should be an exciting final game.

Leo is the contact: 15940839608, fengfeisha007@163.com

Rumor has it that Ultimate organizers in Qingdao are looking to host a beach tournament. We’ll let you know if it happens.