Photo albums from Manila Spirits 2010

This list is very incomplete, but it’s a good start … let me know if you’d like to add to the list. (Many of these albums aren’t public, so start friending away…)

The official photo albums (from Cushe Philippines):

SPIRITS 2010 album 1:

Panoy Delos Santos, Lincoln Cheung

SPIRITS 2010 album 2:

Eugenio Carlo Kawee Tolentino, Daisy Jane Cimafranca

SPIRITS 2010 album 3:

SPIRITS 2010 album 4:

Kevin Cho

Jason Zhang, Carroll Gau

SPIRITS 2010 album 5:


Tao’s three albums:

Manila Spirits 2010, Friday – Open and Women’s:

Pia Ybanez, Candice Lee

Manila Spirits 2010, Saturday night party:

Zach Fanders

Manila Spirits 2010, Mixed (Saturday and Sunday):

Gareth Marshall

Spirits Day 1: All the Single Ladies (Joshua Phua):

SPIRITS @ Clark =) DAY 2 (27 Nov. 2010) (Sophie Sacapano):

Spirits 2010 (Mel Lozano):

Mark Scott, Alicia Lui, Anthony Tao, Ellen Wong, Zach Fanders

Manila Spirits ’10: Perya I (Audrey Rose Dusaran):

Manila Spirits 2010 (Nina Helmke):

A Circus of Spirits in Manila, November 2010 (Doug Heimburger):

Manila Spirits 2010 “Perya Pilipinas sa Clark” part 3 (Joan Coleen Lim):

Spirits 2010 Album – Time to Party! (Patrick Lapid):

Team pictures from Saturday night’s party: Perya Pilipinas: Philippine Ultimate Association Spirits 2010

And finally… Boracay: Bora 2010, Thu-Sun (Akira Yamaguchi)


Congratulations to Black Flag, repeat champions of Manila Spirits

They conquered the field once again, leaving no doubt that only one towers over Asia Ultimate.

Black Flag’s toughest game was its first on Sunday morning, against a young and fearless Disc Knights in the quarterfinals, but the savvy veterans prevailed and proceeded to roll Ninja Cowboy Bear in the semis before disposing of the Boracay Dragons — a team that would have won just about any other tournament in Asia (with the possible exception of Shanghai Open this summer) — in a well-played finals.

Game scores, pictures, videos are all forthcoming. For now, keep on hitting refresh on the Manila Spirits website — one only assumes the galleries will be posted soon.

And yes, as the watermark says, visit Dane Kalbo’s website.

Congratulations to CUUP and Hong Kong, winners of the Open and Women’s Division of Manila Spirits 2010

Congratulations to China United Ultimate Party, winners of the Friday Open division at Manila Spirits. CUUP defeated Jason Lopez’s mostly Singaporean team in a very entertaining finals, 15-11.

Congratulations also go out to the women of China, who played under the banner of Hong Kong Junk and held off a feisty Singapore squad in the finals. Junk saw a big lead disappear before buckling down for the win.

In the semis, Junk was down 7-4 to the Pilipinas women before scoring five straight. At 9-8, Beijing’s Alicia got a layout D on the goal line to set up the winning goal.

Disclaimer: Scores need double-checking… edits will be appended as necessary.

Much, much more to come soon…

Coverage of ACBU and Manila Spirits

From There’re great scenes of the Saturday night party; scenes from the finals at 41:23 mark.

Leftover videos from AOUCC / Manila Spirits

The incredible Link vs. Boracay finals in the Open division on Friday:

Parts 2, 3, 4 and 5. The crowd’s fully into it at the end. Also see: how Boracay got to finals.

Women’s finals, D-CUUP vs. Team Pilipinas Bebots:

Part 2

Mixed finals, Black Flag vs. Shiock:

Other videos: Team Philippines vs. Sizzle, Saturday; Mulatto Davao vs. Hong Kong Junk, Saturday.

Manila Spirits (and Ultimate) write-up in CNNGO


By Beijing’s Mitch Moxley

…In November, Manila hosted its annual “Spirits” tournament, which drew a record 47 teams from across Asia. The tournament attracted corporate sponsors and was covered by local media.

“This year’s tournament was huge, not just for Manila but for all of Asia ultimate,” says Mel Lozano, a tournament organizer. “What started as a small group is now a huge international community that continues to grow. It’s beyond what anyone expected.”

Shout-out to China United Ultimate Party

After Friday’s games, CUUP and D-CUUP unite.