Wednesday, July 27, 2011


From Edward's wedding. (I think Richie Liu took this picture, but I've forgotten.)

More of these to come in the next year, I think.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Summer vacation time

Summer league, house parties, Google Groups, pickup ... what else is new? Dog days of summer, everybody -- time to take a break.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

RETROSPECTIVE: Jeju 2011 in the quarterfinals

In case you missed it the first time. Thanks to Lincoln for throwing the disc behind me, requiring this behind-the-defender plunge.

Monday, July 18, 2011

WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Week 2 results and Week 1 PICTURES

Week 2 results and updated standings:

The Weasleys 13
Fei Pan Da 11
Fuzz Bullets 13
The Raging Boehners 8

Record PD PF
The Weasleys 2-0 5 25
Fuzz Bullets 1-1 5 22
Fei Pan Da 1-1 2 21
The Raging Boehners 0-2 -9 14

And now, some belated pictures from Week 1, courtesy of Wang Yao (someone help her find her camera!), known on this blog as Aurora (album here):

Friday, July 15, 2011

WEEK IN REVIEW: Ultimate Frisbee in Global Times

Wang Bin, Andrew Moffat, Leigh Bloomberg are only some of the many people quoted in Global Times' profile of Beijing Ultimate Frisbee. Here's an excerpt:

Tao commented: "When I arrived in 2008, ultimate Frisbee was pretty developed in Beijing. Although is still a small scene, it's definitely becoming more popular and despite the expat turnover we have a very good track record of new comers, people either like the sport or us."

Full article here.

Oh yeah, there's a wonderful picture of Big Brother on the second page.

Photo by Wang Zi, Global Times


Shanghai's Robin Xi on the Dalian Beach Tournament this weekend:

Hey guys,

I've got the English version of the Dalian Beach Ultimate recently, but don't have much time for internet access recently, so here's the information in the attachment. How many players do you think will go for it this July 23-24th? I'm really not sure if I will go for it but if there's enough players in for it from Shanghai, I would love to go and have some sandy catches.

- Sorry Wang, I've been travelling around Shanghai and Zhejiang recently intensively and don't have much time taking care of my emails. There was some 20+ players from Shanghai expressed that they were interested for the Dalian Beach Ultimate during our Spring League, but since I forward the invitation from Dalian to the SUPA, there has not been any response. As I know, there are many of the Shanghai players are leaving for home during the summar and most of thought the Beach Ultimate was going to be in August as we learned from last year's Dalian Tourney, until you told us the dates about week ago. So, I guess there are some misunderstanding of the dates and many people are already on vacations. But anyways, I think we'll still have a Shanghai team coming for the Dalian Ultimate Tourney this September.

Best wishes,

I guess the important part of this post is: Dalian Beach Tournament is this weekend. No one is going. Saddie face.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

RETROSPECTIVE: Nanjing Open pictures

Another team picture here.

The roommates

Poor kids took the soft seaters down. For more, see Barbara's Facebook album.

Monday, July 11, 2011

WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Week 1 results

I'm sure Yao will post pictures of BUSL Week 1 in time, but for now, here are the results:

The Weasleys def. Fuzz Bullets 12-9
Fei Pan Da def. The Raging Boehners 10-6

Funny story: one of our vans -- the bigger of the two -- broke down in the parking lot on the way back. We had to get out and call cabs. That's funny, right?

UPDATE, 7/20: Week 1 pictures here.

Friday, July 8, 2011

WEEK IN REVIEW: Summer league set to begin

The teams are set! The fifth annual Beijing Ultimate Summer League (BUSL) officially begins tomorrow (see below).


From the summer league draft that happened tonight:


In the words of Dean Moriarty, YES!

Tomorrow marks the exciting first week of the 2011 Beijing Ultimate Summer League. We are meeting at 12:45 pm in front of Ginza Mall on the southeast corner of Dongzhimen (Exit C from Line 2 subway). Vans will be first-come, first-serve, though we'll make sure spillovers get into cabs. No player left behind. Car-pooling is cheap and good for the environment. 15 rmb per ride (30 rmb round-trip).

If you insist on going by yourself, here are directions to the fields:

China Admin. of Sports for Persons with Disabilities (real grass fields).
Go on JingCheng Expressway (京承高速)heading northeast. Take Exit 6 (火沙路), then turn right. Go straight until you hit LuoMa Rotary ("roundabout," in Americanspeak). Exit roundabout at Tianbei Highway (天北路), then go straight until you pass ShunPing Lu (顺平路). Stay on the left once you pass this road. About 50 meters after you pass this road, you'll see a small white sign with brown writing: "China Admi. Sports for Persons with Disabilities" [sic]. You want to turn left here and keep going until you hit the entrance of the complex. Go straight after entering until you see the soccer field -- we're on the left side of it.

Expect it to be about 94 rmb from Dongzhimen, so arrange car-pooling accordingly. Save your receipt.

We play from 2 to 5 pm. Here is what you need for Week 1:

--WATER. There are no concessions, so bring WATER. Otherwise you will die.
--One white and one non-white shirt. Guessing you'll want short-sleeve.
--We're on grass, so feel free to pull out those cleats.
--Money: if you haven't paid me yet.

We'll let you know your team tomorrow.




- 水


Monday, July 4, 2011

WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Hat tournament success

We had about 60 players at the hat tournament on Saturday, which means everyone got way too much playing time than they wanted.


Jim's team: 3-0
Tao's team, 1-2
Peter's team, 1-2
Zack's team, 1-2

Congratulations to Jim's team!

Here are some photos, courtesy of Yao (also see her Facebook album):
Mike Shyu and Tao
Jim and Wang Bin
Peter Tzeng and Zack (captains)
Lauren Reed
Kris Pickett over Guy Sivan

Sunday, July 3, 2011

The return of Betsy

Because nothing that Betsy does escapes this blog:

July 2:

all who mourned the passing of betsy,

rejoice. she has not forgotten her multitude of adoring worshipers. she is always watching you. she was watching when you owned tianjin. she was watching the all big brother finals at china nationals. and yes, she was watching when you destroyed everything there was to destroy at shanghai. like all great masters, betsy too knows when to release her people, so they can spread their wings and grow, unencumbered.

but now. she’s back. and she's already seen ginny’s penis. she threw up a little.

WEEKLY ITEM #1: The Weekly Schedule

Every Wednesday, Pick Up, 8-10, Zhi Chun Lu

Saturday July 2, Summer League Hat Tournament, Beijing Chaoyang Sports Fitness and Leisure Park, Clinic from 12-1pm, games from 1-5pm. 50RMB. Van leaves from DZM at 11am.

happy valley fields are no more. see tao’s e-mail for a complete explanation of what sam did to the fields last saturday night, rendering no other option for the city of beijing but demolition by fire. it was legendary.


WEEKLY ITEM #2: Upcoming Tournaments

Aug 25-30: Pyongyang Hat, North Korea

Sept 17-18: Singapore Ultimate Open

Oct 22-23: Hong Kong

Nov 25-27: Manila Spirits

pyongyang hat, also known as “the tao, alicia, and kevin elope hat”, will be your best chance to do something worthwhile with your life. think about it.


now is the time in the weekly email when betsy gives her weekly shout outs and call outs. remember, you want to get shouted out, but you don't want to get called out.

a shout out to ginny. not since joe and jeff’s drunken “adventures” has a penis been exposed for so long in full view of fellow big brother players. not even jim or tao qualify, as nina and alicia can confirm.

a call out to sam. some dating tips from betsy: start hitting on girls your own age, don’t bother them while they are working, and if they are brandishing a weapon, it’s best to move on. she just wasn’t that into you.

a shout out to chad. keep this up and maybe big brother will let canada host the 4th of july sometime.

a call out to christian. betsy still can't believe you didn't catch that. you will remain called out until you invent a time machine, go back, and teach yourself to catch your d's.

a shout out to tao. as the second best writer in the group, betsy would like to commend you on your short story, in which you portray our best writer, besty, doing awesome stuff with fire.

a call out to peach. if anyone is going to send sexy, sexy e-mails to junior high kids, it is going to be mike shyu. you’ve been warned. keep it clean, or keep it on the da ge fei pan list.

a shout out to loveseat. loveseat’s inaugural performance proved, once and for all, that everything is better without jeff. except betsy’s bed. after lincoln got crabs, she’s been lonely.

a call out to crabs. besty’s not done with you. she has a flamethrower and knows how to use it.

a shout out to big brother. great job at shangahi. betsy is honored to be called the most important thing that has and will ever happen to beijing, as well as an inspiration to all and the pinnacle of excellence. she knows you couldn’t have done it without her, and humbly acceptance responsibility for everything good in the world.


WEEKLY ITEM #3: Betsy's Corner

since betsy doesn't have enough of a platform to share her views and opinions on how awesome she is, betsy’s corner is a place for her to give everyone another piece of her mind. this week, betsy unlocks the truths and secrets of big brother through the infallible tool of anagramination. next week: possibly more!

William Perry – Warm Ripe Lily

has ginny every told you the story of how he lost his virginity in a flower shop? spoiler, it wasn’t with a girl.

Michael Doc Tobin – Condom Beat Chili

has michael tobin ever tell you about the time he tried to invent a new version of rock/paper/scissors? condom beat chili, chili beat ass, and ass beat condom. he knows this all from experience.

Barbara O’Connell – Barnacle Bra Loon

has Barbara ever told you about the time she worked as a waitress in a pirate-themed seafood joint, and a bird flew by and snatched her bra? betsy thinks you probably just had to be there.

Peach Eileen Regan – Enrage Penile Ache

had any of you prude little sissies actually attended peaches naked party, you would already know this story. betsy was there, of course, and let’s just say the aching will continue for quite some time.

Chad Hensler – Hardens Lech

has chad ever told you about the time he worked briefly as on a porn set, as a fluffer for a norwegian dude named lech?

Ingrid Akerlind – Drained Girl Ink

has Ingrid ever told you about the time she drained girl ink? it pays surprisingly well.

Alex Ornik - Relax Oink

alex fucks pigs sometimes.



a group of merrymakers descended on great leap friday night, where drunk joe made a rare appearance. goaded by ginny, db, dray, and tory, joe was sent into a tailspin of narcoleptic, mindmelting bizarrity when gareth handed him a traffic cone. betsy knows never to give drunk joe any props, let alone a traffic cone. nunchucks? sure. fire extinguisher? why not. but gareth apparently did not get the memo. what transpired could push linguistics to the very meniscus of explanation, but suffice it to say this traffic cone witnessed and felt things no cone should ever have to. by the end of the night, it was reduced to a traffic quivering-at-the-nightmarish-insanity-perpetrated-on-itself cone.

Weekly Rumor Disclaimer: The Weekly Rumor is absolutely and one hundred percent true. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead is purely coincidental.


and finally, your moment of zen…

yes tao, besty was watching that too.

catch you on the field,

Tao's reply, 7/3:

Betsy! You ... changed your font, you scrofulous fuckslut.

Friday, July 1, 2011

WEEK IN REVIEW: Hat tournament on Potlatch weekend

Potlatch is happening this weekend, where Beijing Ultimate's Kevin Reitz and HHH will be tearing it up, I'm sure. Former Beijing Ultimate players Reid and Julia, who are based in Portland, will compete, as will, I'm sure, Zahlen and the other Titcombs. Look for satellite coverage of that event in the coming days.

Meanwhile, in town: hat tourney! Tomorrow!

From June 28's Flash Fried Finale at Punk in Opposite House. The picture above was taken by Global Times, and that's Tao in there looking disappointed.


A reminder to everyone that the hat tournament (1 pm) and beginners/ intermediate clinic (noon) is this Saturday, but from a DIFFERENT LOCATION. Our Happy Valley fields, we were informed earlier this week, are being chai'ed / demolished.

The best way of getting to these new fields is taking a van / car-pooling with us from Dongzhimen. Meet in front of the McDonald's at Ginza Mall (Subway Line 2, Dongzhimen stop, Exit C). For those attending the clinic, the van leaves at 11 am. Another van will leave at noon for the hat tournament. It will cost 15 rmb each way to take the van.

-- One white and one non-white shirt
-- Water
-- Money (50 rmb for hat, or your summer league registration fee if
you have it)

Beijing Chaoyang Sports Fitness and Leisure Park
No. 77 Yaojiayuan Road, Chaoyang District
朝阳体育中心, 姚家园路77号

We're on the TURF fields.


Also, a reminder that SUMMER LEAGUE REGISTRATION is underway. Register if you're interested in playing this season!

Please see for all the details.


这周六的帽子比赛和培训地点已改了. 我们收到通知小武基要拆了.

你们可以跟我们一起坐小巴往场地. 11点在东直门地铁站C出口的麦当劳出发, 12点也有. 坐小巴是15元单程.

-收费 (50元帽子比赛, 如果有暑假联赛的收费,我们也会收)

朝阳体育中心, 姚家园路77号



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