Friday, January 21, 2011

WEEK IN REVIEW: New people and a new newsletter

The first-ever Ascott Bar Games Triathlon is this weekend at the apartment of Ellen and Marc Miller (an embassy guy). Should be a great time.

Until then, let's look back at the week that was:


BCIS pickup, Wednesdays 7-9 pm, Saturdays 2-4 pm

Welcome new people (Kris Pickett (top picture, far left, with friend John; and Barbara Chen O'Connell)!


Alicia, Beijing Ultimate: Weekly Newsletter (week of Jan 17), 1/18 (NOTE: this weekly newsletter might occupy its own post from now on; look for it on Tuesdays):

Pick-Up per usual on Wednesday night at BCIS, 7 - 9pm!

There is NO pick-up on Saturday 22 January. For those of you who have paid RMB150 for 6 sessions in January, we'll give you one session (either Wednesday or Saturday) in February.

For details, visit
*Events and Happenings*

This week: Nothing

Next week: Something!
Jim and Tao will be hosting American Pub Quiz starting Thursday 27 Jan, 8pm onwards at Kro's Nest on Xiao Yun Lu near San Yuan Qiao. Special drink deal: five bottles of imports for 100 kuai!
For more, see

*Farewell and Welcome*

We will sadly be saying bye to Marc Hiller who is leaving to go back to the US after a year in Beijing. He was a crucial member of Team Pillage, winners of the 2010 Summer League and helped Big Brother win the beach tournament at Dalian in July.

But the cycle of life continues: welcome to new players!
- Lauren "Barbie" Reed is back with us after spending the past year in Indiana / Washington DC.
- Barbara Chen O'Connell joins us from Boston.
- Micah Jarnot, from Minnesota, joins us after spending some time in Shantou.


1) Phnom Penh: March 5 - 6

2) Shenzhen: March 19 - 20

3) First annual India Hat Tournament will be hosted by AV Ultimate Feb. 4th-6th. The event will take place in the cozy community of Auroville and the closest airport to fly in to is Chennai, so look to Tiger Airways, Malaysia Airlines, or Indian Air for the lowest international fares. Air Asia also flies to Tiruchirappalli. As well, or can be used to find the best flight within India. Consult the website ( for more information and please submit the registration form (on the left side of the website) on or before January 16th so all those interested can be accommodated. And any questions can be directed to

4) The Boracay Open is set for this April 1st to April 3rd! There will be an Open tourney on the 1st, and a Mixed tournament the 2nd and 3rd. More details to follow; for now just save the date!

5) 12th Annual Bali Nusantara Cup is planned for next April 22/23, 2011. They say they have sweet grass fields and you know the beaches are awesome… Check the website ( for details and email with any comments or requests.

For more about happenings around China, check

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