The Beijing Ultimate 2010 Year-in-Review Slideshow

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Otherwise, fire up the VPN and watch the videos here:




For more, see the Beijing Ultimate blog.

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Announcing: Jeju Dirty Dozens registration deadline: March 14

From Beth Houtrow:

Greetings from the Jeju Dirty Dozens 2011 Team:

We apologize for the delay for this email. It was sent out last week, but we had a technical glitch. Here’s everything you need to know and more:

We are excited to announce that registration is officially open. Please visit our website at http://www.facebook.com/l/03dbd47Pn0g94Ttt5tznt98QIUw/koreaultimate.net/jeju/index.htm for more information. Registration will close on March 14th, so don’t miss the deadline.

We are very excited this year about the promise of even more international teams. The competition is going to be fierce. However, with limited field space, it is possible that we will not be able to accommodate all Korean teams who apply for the tournament. Therefore, Korean teams who wish to play should apply for a bid, and bids will be awarded shortly after registration closes. Decisions regarding bids will be based on geography (we want to encourage teams from all over Korea to come to Jeju) and competitiveness. If you are concerned as to whether you should purchase a flight to Jeju, we recommend booking a flight as soon as possible. Korean based airlines generally allow you to cancel flights without penalty.

Also, people are welcome to attend the tournament as guests. The guest fee will be 60,000 won and will allow you access to all of the food, beer, and parties, plus a frisbee. It will not, however, include hotel cost. We are also looking for volunteers. Volunteering will require about seven or eight hours of your time over the weekend, and will earn you a disc, free entrance to the parties, access to food and drinks, and a shared hotel room with two other volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering please contact us at jejutournament@gmail.com.

The tournament fee is 720,000 won per team. As always, this fee includes hotel rooms. We have done our very best to reserve rooms with beds for everyone, so no yos on the floor this year, unless you prefer it. Each team will be given four rooms to divide among themselves as they see fit.

Korean captains should wire 720,000 to the KUPA bank account after bids have been awarded. The account information is available at http://www.facebook.com/l/03dbdrzoNrA4XKTrIiYfMbS1JmA/koreaultimate.net/jeju/registration.htm. Foreign teams may wire money or bring 720,000 Korean won to the tournament. We will be requiring teams to pay in one lump sum, and we will only accept Korean won.

Also, this year there is a disc design contest. If the winner is a tournament participant, he/she will be awarded free entry to the tournament. If a non-player wins, he/she will receive 50,000 won and a free copy of the disc. To submit an entry(s), please send an email to jejutournament@gmail.com by March 7th.

We can’t wait to see all of you in Jeju. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to email us at jejutournament@gmail.com.

Warmest regards,
The Dirty Dozens 2011 Team

Announcing: Shenzhen Hat Tourney (March 19-20) registration details

China Ultimate’s review of last year’s Shenzhen Hat.

From Andrea Shaw:

The Shenzhen Ultimate Frisbee Team is proud to announce the 3rd Annual Shenzhen Ultimate Frisbee Hat Tournament. The theme for this year’s tournament is “Kick-ass!” If you haven’t seen the movie, it’s about a guy with no superpowers who decides to become a superhero. So get on Taobao or Alibaba, buy yourself a mask and some tights, think of a superhero name and register for the tournament. Our goal is 120 players this year and we are planning a real kick-ass event for you!

This year’s registration form is on our website: www.szultimate.com/szhat/. Scroll to the bottom and fill in the blanks. Accuracy is appreciated, please no sandbagging! J

Some of the fun things you can expect for the weekend:

–       Two days of kick-ass Ultimate

–       Breakfast and lunch provided by Nogogo, Shenzhen’s online grocery store

–       BBQ dinner (and optional party) on Sat provided by Luna Bar & Restaurant

–       Free beer! And Pocari!

–       Beer Pong Tournament, for the 2nd year in a row, as well as Flip Cup

–       Night Ultimate Frisbee, for those who come Friday

–       Player packs: shirt, disc and other goodies

–       Stretch and warm-up routine led by fitness professionals from Health Elements

–       Our Disc Design Contest returns this year – best design wins a prize

Cost: Y300. Y200 for students.

Travel: Shenzhen is easily accessible by plane, train, bus, boat and metro. If you have questions about how to get from the airport/train station/bus station/port/border crossing to where you are staying, feel free to email.

Accommodation: We have no official tournament hotel this year. Recommended hotels will be listed on the website (www.szultimate.com) next week; generally we suggest you find something near a metro station. If you are a student, or need free housing in order to attend the tournament, please email Andrea and we will see what we can work out.

Registration is open now! Please register as soon as possible as this will help us determine field rental and food orders.

For questions/comments/concerns, please do not hesitate to contact one of your TDs:

Andrea Shaw (English/Mandarin): andrea.in.hunan@gmail.com 150.1891.9053 (and for you HK types 5101.9053)

Jeff Bussel (English): myshufu@live.com 137.5110.0329

XIE Lin (Mandarin/Cantonese/English): xielin0412@hotmail.com 137.2370.0891

Butterfly (Mandarin): kata0305-21@hotmail.com 158.1401.0812

We are looking forward to having a kick-ass time with you in Shenzhen!

第三届深圳飞盘分组赛

我们非常荣幸地通知你,深圳第三届极限飞盘分组赛将于2011年3月19-20日举行。今年的主题是“给力飞盘”,构思源于《海扁王》这部电影。假如你还没有看过,你可以去看一看,这是一部关于一个普通人立志成为大英雄的故事。鉴于这个主题,你可以在淘宝或阿里巴巴等地方购置各种面具和服饰,并为自己起一个给力的名字。我们希望这次赛事能齐聚约120多名飞盘爱好者,共同给力极限飞盘!

本届飞盘报名可以登录网站:www.szultimate.com,点击“深圳比赛”这个按键填表,该表中需要注明你真实的飞盘技能,以便我们能正确的分组。

缤纷赛期,惊喜呈现如下:

–         两天的给力极限飞盘分组赛;

–         深圳网上超市Nogogo会为我们提供丰富的早餐和午餐;

–         Luna酒吧为我们提供晚餐BBQ, 周六晚的聚会也在那里,聚会费用自理;

–         赛期提供免费的啤酒和宝矿力;

–         根据先到盘友人数,周五晚拟安排夜光飞盘游戏;

–         参赛选手大礼包:飞盘衫,飞盘和一些其它东西;

–         来自专业健身顾问提供的热身服务指导;

–         飞盘涂鸦大赛,最佳飞盘涂鸦者将得到嘉奖;

–         延续去年的啤酒游戏:Beer Pong, Flip Cup

报名费:成人¥300/人次,学生¥200/人次。

交通:来深圳很方便,飞机,火车,汽车,船,地铁等皆可到达。如果你不知道从飞机场/火车站/汽车站/口岸到酒店怎么走,请随时与我们联系。

住宿:今年没有比赛的酒店。推荐酒店信息将于一周内在深圳极限飞盘网站www.szultimate.com上公布。对于因住宿费用紧张的学生盘友,请联系Andrea,我们将提供最大的帮助。

第三届深圳极限飞盘分组邀请赛现已接受报名,请马上行动!

有任何问题或者评论,请随时联系我们:

谢林 (国语/粤语/英文): xielin0412@hotmail.com 137.2370.0891

蝴蝶 (国语): kata0305-21@hotmail.com 158.1401.0812

Jeff Bussel (英文): myshufu@live.com 137.5110.0329

Andrea Shaw (英文/国语): andrea.in.hunan@gmail.com 150.1891.9053 (中国) 5101.9053 (香港)

深圳飞盘队欢迎你!

Announcing: Jeju Dirty Dozens, April 23-24

From Beth Houtrow:

Get ready ladies and gentlemen for a new and improved Jeju tournament April 23rd and 24th. Jeju Gnarly Nines is now Jeju Dirty Dozens. With 12 people on your team you can run faster, bid harder, and drink more beer on Saturday night!

As always, the tournament is 5-2 co-ed format. And as in the past we will be providing an amazing deal. For a mere 720,000 won per team (that’s 60,000 per player) we will provide you with two nig…hts free hotel, a Friday night welcome party, food and beer throughout the weekend, and a blow out party Saturday night. Most importantly, you will also have the opportunity to play on the best grass in Asia.

We are predicting a highly competitive field this year, so start assembling your team now, so you get in on the competition. Registration is not open yet, but we wanted to tell everyone about the new format and the dates for the tournament. We will send out updates very soon.

If you have any questions please contact us at jejutournament@gmail.com.

To Summarize

What: Jeju Dirty Dozens (5-2 format)
When: April 23 and 24
Where: Jeju, South Korea
Who: You and 11 of your friends.
Why: World Cup practice fields, free hotel, lots of beer, and great frisbee
How Much: 720,000 won per team (Payment is per team regardless of the number of players.)

Announcing: Boracay Open, April 1-3

The best beach tournament in Asia returns. The Philippine Ultimate Association and Boracay Ultimate Association (no website? But the Boracay BEACH Ultimate Association is here) jointly announced the date of their two-part tournament. The open tourney is a one-day affair on April 1, and the mixed tourney is April 2-3. More details forthcoming, we suspect.

Check out The Huddle’s interview with Karen Cabrera from an undisclosed date.

Announcing: India Hat Tournament, Feb. 4-6

From Mark Scott:

Just wanted to get the word out on the first India Hat held in the cozy community of Auroville.  India can be similar to going to another world in some respects, so just to come for an ultimate tournament may be a bit too short of a trip but if you spread the word maybe some ultimate players will be around to join in the fun with the growing community here.

The tournament will be held Feb 4th-6th.  Players from all over India and worldwide are invited to join in the first annual AV Ultimate hat tournament. Individual players will be mixed to form balanced teams with all who wish to participate.
Fields:
The fields are hard ground with cleats being the most suitable option but running shoes can work.
Date & Time:
It is recommended to arrive before Friday the 4th at noon, as the first round of games will begin that afternoon at 2pm. Games will continue throughout the weekend finishing Sunday at sundown (around 6:30pm).
Transportation:
The closest airport to fly in to is Chennai.
Tiger Airways, Malaysia Airlines, or Indian Air with the lowest international fairs.
Air Asia also flies to Tiruchirappalli.
MakeMyTrip.com or Yatra.com can be used to find the best flight within India.
From Chennai, it is a 150km cab or bus ride down ride down, which we can help arrange transportation.  Also cabs can be reserved on your own at http://www.taxishare.auroville.com
Confirmation:
To accommodate all who are interested, please submit the registration form (on the left side of this page) on or before January 16th.
This will be a much calmer atmosphere than Bangkok and Vietnam and even the rest of India, so we hope that you’ll have some time to let it sink in.
Hope your new year is off to a great start.
om shanti shanti om,
Mark & the AV Ultimate team

Announcing: The official bidding process for China Nationals

The Ultimate Association of China (UAC) is pleased to announce the start of the first-ever bidding process to host this year’s China Nationals.

If you are interested, please send an application in English or Chinese to uac@china-ultimate.com and orcutt.jeff@gmail.com by January 31. All proposals will be graded by the UAC Board on a 100-point scale, and the winning bid will be announced in mid- to late-February.
Here are some things to think about:

1) Is your city is capable of hosting a national tournament in May?

a) Please demonstrate your city has the necessary field space, and GOOD fields. THIS IS MOST IMPORTANT. Organizers should probably have a field scoped out; we expect at least 20 teams, so a MINIMUM of four soccer fields (eight Ultimate fields) is required.

b) Accommodations, transportation, medical support, food and beverages, etc.

c) Options for Saturday party
2) What is your budget/expectation of cost, including prices for team/individual participation?

3) Have you considered…

a) Tournament format (foreign division included?)

b) Promotional material, including website and media coverage

c) Related issues (surprise us!)
4) Importantly, what is your motivation for wanting to host Nationals? Please let us know how the event will help develop Ultimate in your area and China as a whole.


5) And finally,
we will need a list of the people who will be involved in running your tournament.
The winning bid will be disseminated to captains for future reference.

Successful applications will be the collaborative effort of leaders from both within and outside your community. Remember, we all want the best tournament for China Ultimate: let that be your guiding principle.

Happy holidays from UAC. Go China Ultimate!

Sincerely,

Ultimate Association of China
Jeff Orcutt, President;
Ivan Xu, Vice President;
Board and Officers