Monday, August 9, 2010

WEEKEND ROUNDUP, pt. 2: BUSL finals -- pics and vids

UPDATE, 8/11: Facebook album.

The results are in from the 4th annual Beijing Ultimate Summer League.

In the semifinals on field 2, Huck took a 7-4 lead on Burn and looked to take half when a dropped pull and a first-throw turnover -- on successive points -- led to consecutive breaks for Burn and a 7-7 tie.

Huck did eventually take half, but Burn had seized the momentum and ran off with six straight points to take a 13-8 lead after intermission. Huck made a small run to make it 13-10 before Burn scored the next two to pull off the upset win.

On field 1, undefeated Pillage beat Bid 15-4. The game was relatively close at 9-4 before Pillage decided to redouble the pressure.

In the 3rd place game, Bid used a zone to slow down Huck's attack and won 12-9.

The finals started out close, but Burn threw away a couple of points and Pillage, doing what they do best, took full advantage of every mistake. They ended up winning 15-9, running their record to 8-0 with a +68 point differential. Pretty dominant indeed.

Videos of three of their points:

Pictures from the day of games:

Ethan and Wally of Huck

Brian vs. Patrick Marco of Burn

Joe vs. Jim

Kelly vs. Kelsey

Team Bid... started 0-5, ended 2-6. Not bad.

Alan of Team Pillage in the finals

Peter with disc

Joel Brand, Pillage male MVP, elevates for the score

Zach, Joe, Andy, Brian, Wes. The girl is 17-year-old Cheris from Tianjin.

Jim in middle of team huddle

Joel with co-captains Mike Shyu and Alicia

The awards ceremony:

Jordan consummating the Team Bid Spirit Award

Peach and Joe (Female MVP and Spirit)

And then, of course, the party in Wudaokou's Solutions. This is right after dinner:

Around the table from the left: Boehner, Michelle, Jeff, Steph, Ken Dry, Matt, Cheris, Jehan, Gareth

Kelsey, Andy, Wes, Ethan, Chirona, Chris Carlsen

Mandy, Andy, Kelsey, Wes, Ethan, Chirona in a picture that will surely make the 2010 Beijing Ultimate Slideshow...

And then, an hour or two later, this happened (all names withheld to spare potential embarrassment):

Until next year, Beijing Ultimate summer leaguers....

POSTSCRIPT: This was after a pretty good party on Friday at Solutions, which you can read about here.

POSTSCRIPT 2: City Weekend gave us a shout-out. Thanks Charlie!

1 comment:

  1. It's hardly the shout-out that you guys deserve but it was my pleasure all the same.