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!
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