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.

Singapore Open in the online news world

From Red Sports:

Japan-Taiwan Ultimate team Mo’chi came from behind to beat Philipinas from Philippines 12-11 on the final day of the 11th Singapore Ultimate Open 2009 to emerge champions.

CUUP (China) beat Vudoo (IndonesiaVietnam) 12-8 to become Pool B Champions while it was an all Singaporean final in Pool C, where Lagi Shiok beat SMU 12-7 to claim the position of Pool C Champions.

Ultimate players from countries such as Thailand and India came together for this 2-day event, each bringing their passion for the sport.

“Ultimate is good spirit and fun, but at the same time challenging…A lifetime of fun!” exclaimed India’s captain Mark Scott, 33. Alec Hutson, 29 from China United Ultimate Party, also known as CUUP, shared, “Ultimate is based on fairplay, fun and love for your opponents…One of the best things in my life.”

Also see: Disk Knights Orange come in 3rd in Singapore Open 2009.

Congratulations to Mo’chi, champions of Singapore 2009

Much, much more to come next week, when this correspondent returns from Borneo.

Serious congratulations to Mo’chi, the Japan-Taiwan team led by all-around good guy Yoshio, who beat Pilipinas in a riveting final, 11-10.

Pilipinas appeared to pull away halfway through the game and led 9-6 when cap was called, making it a game to 11. They also led 10-7 before Mo’chi, through three or so layout D’s, fought its way to four straight points. The final score was a swirly backhand huck caught in the far corner of the end zone.

A message from Lance DuBos:

I hope everyone is safe and sound back home. Thanks so much for coming; we loved having you. So many great games, and great spirit throughout. Thank heaven (or secret Singapore government policies) for great weather.

Results are attached [ed’s note: we’ll post later]. Not all placement games were played, hence the ties for various ranks.

Pools C & D played out exactly to seed, Pool A had two flips between 2 & 3, 5 & 6. Pool B was the only wacky one. China were supposed to be good, right? Sorry, Alec, had to drop one good heckle since you weren’t within mic range.

The video will be edited and we hope to have a DVD to show at Manila if possible. Both finalists will also get a copy.

POSTSCRIPT: The shock of the tournament was not China United Ultimate Party failing to make Pool A quarters; it was home team Freakshow — Shanghai Open runners up and the tourney’s 1-seed before and after Saturday — losing in its first game Sunday to Disk Knights, the team that beat CUUP in pool play. And for the record, CUUP’s pool included two A Pool semifinalists (Sunken Pleasure and Disk Knights) and the Pool B champs — CUUP.

Sorta awesome, sorta hilarious video from Manilla ’08

Highlights from finals of last year’s Manilla Spirits between Black Flag and Team Philippinas.

a.k.a. the Derek Ramsey show