Ningbo Hat Tourney update

From Lydia:

Hi Guys

This is Lydia (or u can call me Xiao T) from Ningbo UFO Club, hope all of u had a great time during the first and

second Ningbo Tourney. Now, here comes The THIRD NINGBO FRISBEE HAT TOURNEY!! It will be held in April 9th and 10th, 2011.

大家好,我是小T,宁波UFO的社长,很高兴宣布第三届宁波混合锦标赛将在2011年4月9日,10日举行。

Having fun, enjoying the sun, Ningbo Tourney will be a perfect time to have some discs and meet the amazing players all over China.

回暖的天气,火一般的激情,怎么还能按捺住那颗想飞盘的心!第三届宁波赛为大家提供了一个可以尽情享受飞盘比赛的机会,同时还可以和各地的飞盘好手切磋交流,还等什么呢!

with attaching the official invitation letter, I am sincerely inviting all of you to join us. BTW, it will be a great help if you could pass the information to all the frisbee players you know.

在此,我真诚得邀请大家以及你们所认识的飞盘玩家加入我们。

To register, may I suggest if some of you come from the same team or place, it would be better if one representative can first

如果你们其中的一些人来自同一个地方或者同一个队伍,为了方便操作,可以选出一位代表

Cheers!

Lydia(小T)

collect the all the players’ information and then either send it to Lydia, lydia.shaw110@gmail.com or Cath, dmsm.catherine@gmail.com.
先收集好所有队员们的信息,然后发给我或者大白。

For more information, plz check out our invitation letter and our blog for the great pics of first tourney and our beautiful campus. http://ningboufo.blogbus.com/logs/62129426.html
更多详细信息,请看我们的邀请函以及我们的博客,里面有第一届比赛的精彩回顾和我们美丽的学校。

Special post-Ningbo tourney video

The winning team gets down after the Ningbo tourney.

If you want to see more of Jim’s dancing, click here (VPN needed).

Ningbo Hat Tourney recap

It was surprisingly cold in Ningbo on Saturday, but it began getting warmer as the weekend drew on and by the end we were enjoying games and beer as the sun set on the second annual Ningbo Hat Tournament.

Congratulations go out to tourney organizers, who have written up a nice recap, in Chinese, here.

It was a top-loaded tournament, and at the very top was the team led by Beijing’s Jim Kirchhoff (called Mars), which deployed a zone all tourney and beat Alec’s team in the finals. [Update: then they danced.] Here were the records of the respective teams after round-robin games:

Jim, 5-0, champions (pictured above)
Alec, 4-1, runners up
Jeff Hsu, 3-2, lost in semis
Tao, 2-3, lost in semis
Adam, 1-4, lost in quarters
Chaitkin, 0-5 (lost four games by a combined 5 points), lost in quarters

More pictures here and here.

Omar Pandoli’s album here, with samples:


Playing beer frizz during finals…

And the following are from my Facebook album.

Ningbo Hat Tournament update

From Jie Gu:

Hi ultimate players,

Last weekend, Box came to Kunming and had a great time with you guys.
As he said, UFO Club of the University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China will hold the Second Ningbo Hat Tournament in April 3rd and 4th, 2010.
With the weather becomes warm in spring, it’s a good time for some discs and fun. So, with attaching the official invitation letter, I am sincerely inviting all of you to join us.
BTW, could you please pass the information to all the frisbee players you know, many thanks.
To register, may I suggest if some of you come from the same team or place, it would be better if one representative can first collect the all the players’ information and then send it to Forrest (super cute), liyanguan.forrest@gmail.com

For more information, plz check out our invitation letter and our blog for the great pics of first tourney and our beautiful campus:http://ningboufo.blogbus.com/logs/57596899.html

If you have any problem, you can reply this email directly or send an email to our captain Forrest:liyanguan.forrest@gmail.com

Hope things all going well.

Announcing: 2010 Ningbo Hat Tourney, April 3-4

From Forrest:

Hi everyone,
大家好

This is Forrest from Ningbo UFO club, I am pleased to officially announce that the second Ningbo Hat tourney will be held in April 3rd and 4th, 2010.
我叫野兽,宁波UFO的队长,很高兴宣布第二届宁波混合锦标赛将在2010年4月3号,4号举行。

With the weather becomes warm in spring, it’s a good time for some discs and fun. So, with attaching the
随着天气逐渐变暖,届时将是一次很好与各地玩家切磋交流的机会。

official invitation letter, I am sincerely inviting all of you to join us. BTW, could you please pass the information to all the frisbee players you know, many thanks.
我真诚得邀请大家以及你们所认识的飞盘玩家加入我们。

To register, may I suggest if some of you come from the same team or place, it would be better if one representative can first
如果你们其中的一些人来自同一个地方或者同一个队伍,为了方便操作,可以选出一位代表

collect the all the players’ information and then either send it to Forrest (super cute), liyanguan.forrest@gmail.com or Cath (super hot), dmsm.catherine@gmail.com.
先收集好所有队员们的信息,然后发给我或者大白。

For more information, plz check out our invitation letter and our blog for the great pics of first tourney and our beautiful campus. http://ningboufo.blogbus.com/logs/57596899.html
更多详细信息,请看我们的邀请函以及我们的博客,里面有第一届比赛的精彩回顾和我们美丽的学校。

Hope things all going well.
祝大家一切顺利。

Cheers
Forrest (野兽)
Frisbee, where Layout happens !

Pictures from the Ningbo Hat Tourney

These are from Ningbo-based professional photographer M. Scott Brauer, who played on the winning team, Dynomite:






More here.

More pictures!

Facebook albums — again, we turn to Mary Carlson of Shanghai to start:

Party Bus to Ningbo Hat: In Mary’s words: “Russian Monkeys. Hot Pepper Snacks. The Best Speaker System Ever. The first mention of the Boat. Incredibly amazing Pee Stories. Sara in a State of SEVERE emergency for way too long. And, some Burrows as Bus Driver.”

Party Bus to Ningbo Hat Extras: “The contest of who has more GAME is now in full effect. Kevin Chao is the judge. The contest date has yet to be decided. Who will be named the Victor?”

Dinner… So Much To Eat!: “This was the never-ending Chinese dinner with some of the best veggie dishes I have had in a while. The best was the Teppanyaki Tofu, but my account. I ate with three different tables, so I think that I might be the best judge!”

Party Time: “Cold. Crazy Boat Dance Game that had Michael Burrows up on stage, and some fantastic Starbucks action.”

Bus Back to Shanghai. Straight Chill: “Tired. Except for maybe a couple of people who had way too much energy for a Sunday night!”

Roy Iceman: Ningbo Hat tournament

Sei Xue: Ningbo 1st Hat Tournament








China (okay, Ningbo) Ultimate in Shanghaiist

None other than Huwa’s Geoff Ng writing

Alright, alright…we know “Ultimate” isn’t the best name for a sport. Especially one that was invented by hippie stoners. So yeah, we do get a lot of flak for what it’s called–one of our friends even insists on calling it “just OK frisbee”. But Ultimate is actually one of the fastest growing sports in the world, and China is no exception to that rule. Hong Kong and Shanghai have held annual tournaments for years now, but since the first National tournament was held in Beijing two years ago, local-run tournaments have been popping up in Kunming, Tianjin, and Ningbo.

The first national tournament was in Tianjin, but… details, schmetails.

POSTSCRIPT: Congratulations to the team captained by Jon Greenberg and Alec Hutson, Dynomite, for winning the six-team hat tournament. Winning may be an understatement though: Dynomite went 7-0 and cruised up to and through the finals. We’ll have pictures up later.