Sunday, January 31, 2010

Away for a moment

Beijing Ultimate is going to take a few days off. Be back next week.

There's a big brunch planned, and half-price burgers at Blue Frog on Monday.

Monday, January 25, 2010

WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Slideshow 2009

Thanks to Sandy for organizing the venue, Piggly-Wiggly bar in Nanluoguxiang.

Slideshow "Prologue" here.

It's also on Youku!

Update: also see: China Ultimate Players Association, Be Active for China

Saturday, January 23, 2010

China Ultimate in Southern Metropolis Weekly

Beijing's very own Candice Lee (and Tory) is in the picture.

Article here.

A reminder that after tonight's slideshow viewing, it will be available on YouTube.

Friday, January 22, 2010

WEEK IN REVIEW: Slideshow announcement

The slideshow live screening is tomorrow night.


Babygirl is the 13th most popular password for Americans. For Beijing Ultimate's Baby Girl, it's the first most popular. His email is mofat115(at)gmail(dot)com. Hack away.


Slideshow time (Tao, 1/19):

WHEN: Saturday, 10:30 p.m. (screening begins a bit after)
WHERE: Piggly-Wiggly bar (owned by Sandy's cousin) not far from north entrance of Nanluoguxiang. 北京登陆酒吧,南锣鼓巷黑芝麻胡同1号.
WHAT: 2009 Year-in-Review Slideshow LIVE SCREENING and other merriment

WHY: 10-kuai beers and half-price liquor. Also, because YOU are in the slideshow, most likely.


For folk who'd like to get dinner/hang out beforehand, let me know and we can organize a BCD(?) or game of caps at my place at Dongzhimen. All are welcome. If you don't know what caps is, why not?

Cast, in order of appearance:

Jeff Orcutt
Mark Scott
Doc Tobin
Kevin Reitz
Joe Pellicano
Wang Bin
Sandy Wang
Anthony Tao
Lincoln Cheung
Big Brother
Perkin Chai
Ken Su
Amy Gardner
Casey Guo
Andrew Shen
Case of Tsingdao
Therese Mendez
Alicia Lui
Mike Shyu
Helen Shyu
Helen Lu
(Zoey Lee)
Jim Kirchhoff
Michelle Tang
Happy Rat
Air Kazak
Beijing Bang
Larke Williams
Lassi Kokko
(Richie Liu)
(Edward Wang)
Qi Zhenjia
Steven Zhang
Yin Kong
Zhao Yu (Apple)
Feng Qi
(Candice Tse)
Candice Lee
Jehan Azad
Nick Liu
Kelly Yang
(Milan Alex)
Gareth Marshall
Yan Hao
Andy Young
Chris Boehner
Brian Marterer
Hsing-hui Hsu
Francis Chan
Aaron Leung
Tina "Pnut" Yen
Michael Chaitkin
Ellen Wong
Andrew "Baby Girl" Moffat
Lauren Reed
(Sara Udow)
Beijing Ultimate

*PARTS 1 and 2:
Tina Xue
(Barbara Simeles)
Ryan Perez
(Mike "Nads" Narodovich)
Lin Lin
Kang Haiyan
Guy Sivan
Nicki Fung
Yao Guai (Nick Cheng)
(David "Blondie" Bergmark)
Jason Bergman
(Jon Greenberg)
(Nick Hatt)
Pat Li
Char Lam
Missy Rock
Duff Douglas
Laurene Desclaux
(Ebru Tekinturhan)
Mitch Moxley
Xie Yuhui
Chen Yunyun
Roger Liu
Zhi Jian (Xiaozhi)
Zhao Zhenming (Laozhao)
Zhang Huizi (Tracy)
Xiao Pang
Russell Young
Zahlen Titcomb
(Kat Velayo)
(Andrea Shaw)
Joel Rosen
Steph Kwan
Hao Yifan (Zhengzheng)
Ken Dry
Tory Hislop
Charlotte Chang
Margaret Sietsema
Sara Miller
(Andrea Chang)
(Rie Kimura)
(Miles Schneider)
(Caitlin McKimmy)
Marc Zeiger-Guerra
Veronica Lee
Talia Tay
(Phil Chien)
Liz Lin
Jesse Day
Wang Yao (Aurora)
John Wang
Cheris Chiu
Wang Yucheng
Helen Zhao
Luo Zhaoyuan
Fang Zhang
(NIC Alpert)
Greg Ericksen
(Ivan Xu)
(Carmen Tong)
(Kyndra Turner)
(Joei Calixto)
(Kristin Franke)
(Angela Bauer)
(Ness Fajardo)
(Panoy Delos Santos)
(Raquel Grape-Flores)
(Aya Larsen Su)
(Martin Butler)
(Dennell Reynolds)
Tom Rippe
(Warren Pottrill)
Nora Sluzas
(Emma Shyu)
Marshall Wang
(Angel Hsu)
(Reid Barrett)
(Julia Filip)
Donald De Bona

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

RETROSPECTIVE: Big Brother at Dalian

The forgotten tournament, in many ways, because it was cold and Shanghai won, freshly revisited by Mike Shyu's new Facebook albums.

Monday, January 18, 2010

WEEKEND ROUNDUP, part 2: Hungover Sunday pickup

Luckily I don't get hangovers and was therefore able to take (some of) these pictures:

WEEKEND ROUNDUP, part 1: Kevin's birthday party and The Redbucks

Happy... how old are you anyway? (At Crescent Moon, Xinjiang restaurant)

At 2 Kolegas.

We'll give you one guess as to who won the limbo contest. (It wasn't Therese, and not Joe, though someone who may or may not be his brother.)

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Ellen's surprise birthday party last night

Usually I'd leave this for Weekend Roundup, but Kevin's bday dinner is tonight, with The Redbucks playing at 2 Kolegas afterwards, and pickup Sunday, so I'll have plenty to write about on Monday.

Last night a group of us surprised Ellen at her apartment with cooking and a cake. Organized by Alicia, HHH and Jim were cooking with Ellen when Jeff, Gareth, Sandy, Alicia and I showed up unexpected. Then Kevin, Ace and Joe, Baby Girl and Leigh showed up. (Who's Lee? Ask Baby Girl.)

Fun and games ensued, and delicious pasta dinner and Park Hyatt cake with ice cream.

Friday, January 15, 2010

WEEK IN REVIEW: Beijing 2010

It's a New Year for Beijing Ultimate. What can you expect in the new decade?
  • More drinking
  • More debauchery
  • More Jim
  • Am I being redundant? Then I am being redundant.
  • More Betsy
  • More pictures with an upgraded camera
  • More tournaments
  • More parties
  • More of the same, and different
  • And above all, more championships. We're calling it. You're on notice, Asia Ultimate.


BCIS on Wednesdays from 7 to 9, the best pickup in town


2010 is a new year for Betsy too: The Random Winter E-mail from Betsy, 1/15:


betsy cannot stand by any longer. she will not tolerate the public defiling of this great network of information that she alone has built and nurtured since the dawn of the internet. is she not even allowed a few months of peaceful solace to bronze her perfect suppleness in the south pacific paradise and be chased by glorious, rich, chiseled man-men? does she have to do everything around here?

apparently so.

RANDOM ITEM #1: The Weekly Schedule

Every Wednesday, Pick Up, 7-9, BCIS
Every Sunday, Pick Up, 1-3, Dulwich

betsy would like to point out that the pick up schedule is subject to change at alicia’s slightest whim. it is recommended that you check the group site every hour up to the day of pick up, and several times per minute in the final hours.


now is the time in the random email when betsy gives her shout outs and call outs. remember, you want to get shouted out, but you don't want to get called out. this week, everyone is either called out or shouted out. betsy offers a handy tool to determine which category you are in.

a shout out everyone who attends winter pickup.

a call out to everyone who does not attend winter pick up. no excuses*. examples of unacceptable excuses are listed, but not limited to, the following:

• it’s too cold.
• i have work to do.
• i’m out of town.
• i’m really lazy.
• i’m really fat.
• i have class.
• i teach class.
• i have no class.
• sandy won’t let me.
• my newborn baby needs me.
• i’d rather play caps.
• i’m too busy stroking my mandolin.
• i moved to kunming.
• my girlfriend is visiting.
• i have a boyfriend now.
• i don't really play, even in the summer.
• it’s too expensive.
• dulwich is too far from the subway.
• bcis is too close to the subway.
• i miss barbie too much.
• i broke my ankle/arm/hand/foot/back/wrist/neck.
• i sprained my ankle/shoulder/wrist/neck/knee.
• sunday is the lord’s day.
• wednesday is hump day.
• i’m always too drunk at that time.
• five ultimate shorts make me look fat.
• i’m new to beijing.
• i’ve been in beijing too long.
• i don’t live in beijing.
• i don’t like playing indoor.
• my man-boobs are embarrassing.
• i’m in sri lanka.
• i'm in sri lanka showing off my man-boobs.
• dulwich is too early in the day.
• bcis is too late at night.
• jim is too fast.
• everyone else is too slow.
• there aren't enough hot guys coming out.
• i already have plans.
• i’m sick.
• i'm embarrassed to shower next to gareth.
• i have a date.
• i prefer foosball.
• i have to see avatar every week at those times.
• i’m blogging.
• betsy hasn't been sending out the reminders.

*acceptable excuses are limited to the following:

• i’m spending a few months of peaceful solace to bronze my perfect suppleness in a south pacific paradise while being chased by glorious, rich, chiseled man-men.

catch you on the field,

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

RETROSPECTIVE: Mike Shyu's summer league and Singapore pictures

More on Facebook! Go friend Michael Shyu if you haven't already. (Dalian and Tianjin clinic as well. We'll post those next week)

Friday, January 8, 2010

Pictures from BCIS

The best weekday pickup in town is at the Beijing City International School (7-9 p.m. 35 RMB a head (Chinese students get discounts) (北京乐成国际学校) Address: 77 Baiziwan Nan Er Road, Beijing 100022), as you can see from these pictures taken from a China Sport Magazine photographer last month:

Courtesy of Wang Dan 王丹

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Part 1 of the Beijing Ultimate 2009 Slideshow

I'd like to debut parts 2 and 3 from a live venue in about two weeks, but Part 1 is below. Enjoy!

Youku version here.

2008 slideshow here.

Friday, January 1, 2010

WEEK IN REVIEW: Sayanora to 2009

Well here we are, officially in a new decade.

2009 was good to Beijing Ultimate, but 2010's going to be better, so I'm not going to bother with a year-in-review in words. Also, the slideshow will sum things up.

PICTURES OF THE WEEK (from Ellen's New Year's Eve gathering):

Photos courtesy of Therese


Kevin Reitz in the thread, "Our favorite Jim Kirchhoff" (slim pickings this week):

He's not MY favorite Jim Kirchoff.

There was another, a long time ago, probably the greatest Jim Kirchoff that ever lived. That Jim Kirchoff used to eat sparkles and paste in preschool. He could color inside the lines like nobody's business. I only knew him shortly, but it felt like a lifetime. And he could fart on command. That was hilarious to a 5 year old..

But our Jim Kirchoff is easily second favorite. For now...

That is all.