Congratulations to United Colorum, winners of Hong Kong Pan-Asian Tournament

Photo by Mel Lozano

United Colorum, led by Jason Lopez and Britt Mercadante, beat Beijing Big Brother 13-11 in the finals of the 11th annual Hong Kong Pan-Asian Ultimate Frisbee tournament yesterday. It was a great finals (so this participant was told) with seven first-half breaks between the two teams — and Colorum taking half 8-7 (on, naturally, a break).

Apparently a video is coming soon from tournament organizers, but until then, here’s your quick and dirty recap of the finals:

Big Brother’s O-line gave up an uncharacteristic break to start it off, with Rosie hand-blocking a huck to get a key turn. That would only start the flurry of break points, however. Just as Colorum seemed to be pulling away, Big Brother scored consecutive breaks to take a 5-4 lead.

Both offenses settled down a little in the second half, with J-Lo and Derrek effectively playing the huck game and Jim anchoring the Big Brother O-line. After Colorum went up two breaks, Beijing mixed up its lines to some success, but was only able to pull to 12-11. Jason Lopez threw a huck just under Tao’s hand to Derrek for the game-winning score.

A couple photo albums have surfaced, most notably Mel Lozano‘s, Andrea Shaw‘s and Ingrid Akerlind‘s.

This marks the second time in three years that Big Brother has lost in the finals of the Hong Kong tournament. They won all their games on Saturday, beating Colorum 7-5.

Southwest China won the Spirit award and Monster won the dance award. Hopefully a video of their Saturday night party will emerge.

Your Mythical Seven:

From left to right: Leslie Sim, United Colorum; Alicia Lui, Beijing Big Brother; ??? (Singapore team); Geoff Ng, Shanghai Huwa; Jim Kirchhoff, Big Brother; Chris Calvert, Hong Kong Junk; Katie Bradstock, Junk

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Announcing: 11th Annual HKUPA Pan-Asian Ultimate Tournament: Oct. 23-24

October 2010 is quickly approaching and along with that comes the 11th Annual HKUPA Pan-Asian Ultimate Tournament. The HKUPA tourney committee has been busy hunting through the city to find some quality fields, good eats and epic party spots to make this Pan-Asian one to remember.

The tournament will be held once again at the Aberdeen Stadium on October 23rd-24th and HKUPA is now opening up bids to those teams who attended in 2008 and 2009 – that being you! There are 12 spots available and after Aug 15th we will open the remaining slots up to the rest of Asian Ultimate. If you are interested in joining this year’s tournament please send us an e-mail – neil.gysel@hkupa.com, we’ll get back to you with more details on how you can place your deposits. Your spot is currently reserved but after Aug 15th slots will be handed to teams who submit their deposits first.

We’re looking forward to seeing you on the fields again this year but more importantly on the party dance floor!
Key Details

What: 11th Annual HKUPA Pan Asian Ultimate Tournament
Where: Aberdeen Stadium
When: October 23rd-24th
Cost: TBA (500-600HKD) we’re working to bring the costs down from last year!
Theme: TBA
Spots Available: 12

See you soon,
HKUPA Tournament Committee

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.

Announcing: Hong Kong tournament date, Oct. 24-25

The Hong Kong Pan-Asian Ultimate Frisbee Tournament will happen Oct. 24-25 in Aberdeen, Hong Kong. Will Sunken Pleasure defend its title? Will Beijing Big Brother be robbed of another party title? Will Freakshow continue its run of success? Mark your calendars…

Beijing vs. Shanghai at the Hong Kong tournament party

Judge for yourself:

Beijing reenacting Lemon Demon’s “The Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny”:

Shanghai as characters from Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter and Double Dragon:

Video from Hong Kong tournament

From the “Enter the Dragon” 11th annual Pan-Asia Ultimate Frisbee tournament in Hong Kong, courtesy of Asia Ultimate TV:

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The Philippines’ Sunken Pleasure beat Beijing Big Brother 15-12 in the finals. Neither team had more than a two-point lead until the very end. Congratulations to Sunken Pleasure, who became the first non-Manila team from the Philippines to win an international sports tournament.

Pictures from Timothy ORourke’s Flickr are here.