Full gallery at http://tinyurl.com/l2nzefv
A HUGE THANK YOU to all of the organizers (CTTA Committee, Paul Rose, Trent Prestegar, Fershad Irani, James Chang, David Lee, Antoni Barry, Papa Pete, Team HUKIT), volunteers, coaches, captains, players, cameramen/women, referees (Paul Rose, Ayaka Sung, Antoni Barry, Fershad Irani, Harry Stokes, Trent Prestegar, David Liao, Hideaki Nara, Niuone Eluita, Grant Dexter, Allen Lin, Lorraine Lin, Andy Yi, Ricki Nethercofte, Matt Small, Sebastian Town, Daniel Bowley, Adrian Brink, Spencer Jemelka, Rachel Grantham), Chinese Taipei Rugby Football Union, Taipei International Rugby Football Club (Taipei Baboons) parents (mother of the year, Mrs Lin!) and friends of participants who entered the 2014 Chinese Taipei Touch Tournament. James Chang & Sean Carless/Jethro Q. Walrustitty for time keeping and making sure everything ran smoothly, Wai Lee & David Liao for getting the water for everybody! Tommy Wu for doing an Ice run, Ben Hall, Antoni Barry & Nurse Ho Ya-Hui for driving the injured to the hospital. Thank you to Leo Chang from Leo’s Tuck Shop for keeping everyone fed with your delicious NZ styled pies and Max Murphy for hosting the dinner and prize-giving at The Brass Monkey! Thank you to Hide Nara, (who is doing his Touch World Tour), thank you for making the trip to Taiwan and thank you for coaching/teaching/taking photos and being a great ambassador for the sport of touch, I am sure people playing with you and against you have all learnt a trick or three. Last but not least, we would like to say THANK YOU to FIT Asia Coaching Commission, Rachel Grantham, for showing us the true SPIRIT OF THE GAME, your passion for the sport we love and your determination to help grow the sport of touch within Asia, it is the selfless people like yourself, whom makes this sport so much more enjoyable.
This year, over 200 people participated in the 2014 Chinese Taipei Touch Tournament with 12 teams entering the Open Mixed Division with 3 teams from Hong Kong (Flashmob, Strive, Dilwl SU Rugby), 1 team from Taichung (Juggernauts), 8 teams from Taipei (HUKIT, Sexy Beasts/Celts, Taipei Baboons RFC, Fivewoods RFC, Pacific Dragons, Westlake OBs, DMB, Sausages/Hulks). We thank you all for your support and participation, and we wish to see you again in the near future!
除了感謝感謝還有感謝。 2014年的Chinese Taipei Touch Tournament 臺灣觸球競標賽在三月一號舉辦的。我們需要感謝的包括 臺灣觸球委員會，Paul Rose, Trent Prestegar, Fershad Irani, James Chang, David Lee, Antoni Barry, Papa Pete, Team HUKIT, 志願者, 教練, 領隊, 隊員, 攝影師, 裁判 (Paul Rose, Ayaka Sung, Antoni Barry, Fershad Irani, Harry Stokes, Trent Prestegar, David Liao, Hideaki Nara, Niuone Eluita, Grant Dexter, Allen Lin, Lorraine Lin, Andy Yi, Ricki Nethercofte, Matt Small, Sebastian Town, Daniel Bowley, Adrian Brink, Spencer Jemelka, Rachel Grantham), 中華民國橄欖球協會, 臺北國際橄欖球俱樂部, 所有參加競標賽隊友親朋好友們。 James Chang 和 Sean Carless 確保賽程一切進展順利，Wai Lee & David Liao開車載水給大家，Tommy Wu 中途去買冰塊，Ben Hall, Antoni Barry & 何雅惠開車送傷者去醫院。 Leo Chang里奧的灶咖 – Leo’s Tuck Shop 提供美味的獨一無二的正宗紐西蘭風味私房鹹肉派給大家填飽肚子，感謝Max Murphy 在銅猴子舉辦晚餐和頒獎典禮。感謝Hide Nara (他正在進行觸球世界旅行). 感謝您來到臺灣，並且教導、教學、聊天、拍照，您是一位很好的觸球形象大使! 我相信在場上的雙邊球員都有跟您學了兩三招。
最後，我們想跟FIT 亞洲委員會的Rachel Grantham 說最大聲的感謝您！ 因為您展示了這個運動的真正精神，您對於在亞洲發展觸球的熱心是令人佩服的！
今年的臺灣觸球競標賽有超過200位參賽者，成人男女混合組有12支球隊；三支香港球隊 (Flashmob, Strive, Dilwl SU Rugby), 一支臺中球隊 (Juggernauts), 八支臺北球隊 (HUKIT, 性感野獸/愛爾蘭足球隊, 臺北猴王橄欖球俱樂部, 五木橄欖球俱樂部, 太平洋火龍橄欖球隊, 西湖校友橄欖球隊, DMB, 臺北綠巨人/香腸先生欖球隊). 我們感謝大家的支持和參與，我們非常希望在不就的將來能夠再次見到您！
Thank you all very much, see you all very soon!!
Last Saturday was the 2014 Chinese Taipei Touch Tournament. One of the players, playing for Taipei’s Team Hukit, was Hide Nara. Hide is a member of the Japan national team, and is currently living the dream – traveling the world playing touch.
Having Hide (or Hitch, as he is also known) at the tournament was a huge boost to Touch in Taiwan. Not only did he wow us with his skills and steps, but Hitch was also selfless in sharing his knowledge of the game with anyone who asked. When he wasn’t playing or refereeing, Hitch could be seen teaching plays to team mates, helping others improve their passing and catching skills, or simply pass on small little pointers that certainly helped to boost the level of everyone’s game.
The 2014 Chinese Taipei Touch Tournament will be held on March 1st 2014, at Bailing Rugby Fields in Taipei, Taiwan ROC. We are welcoming all teams, from Taiwan and Internationals to join us for what will be a fantastic day of Touch!
If your team would like to participate, you can fill in the application form below and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. More details are below:
Teams must use Team Sign-Up sheet and email them to email@example.com and Team Captains must sign the Indemnity Waiver Form on the day before the tournament.
Must have a minimum of two girls per team. 每隊至少需要兩位女球員哦！
Entry Fee: $2,000/team
Registration closes February 15th 2014.
A recap of last year’s tournament is below:
This year, well over 200 people participated in the 2013 Chinese Taipei Touch Tournament with 12 teams entering the Open Mixed Division and 4 teams in the Junior Mixed Division.
In the Mixed Open Division, Pacific Island Dragons beat out Taichung Swingers (or was it Spinners) in semi-final 1 and Team HUKIT defending against a fierce challenge from Taipei Baboons.
The final was played out between Pacific Island Dragons and Team HUKIT, with HUKIT drinking out of the victor’s trophy.
4 Mixed Junior Teams entered with the final played out between 台中毛毛蟲兒童橄欖球隊 Taichung Caterpillars Junior Rugby Club Green and Tian Mu Irish after they defeated Taichung Caterpillars Whites and Taipei Angry Birds. Tian Mu Irish were victorious at the end.
More details at: https://www.facebook.com/events/702514436455125/
Full gallery at: http://tinyurl.com/ma6234t
Congratulations to Taichung Touch Rugby for organizing another successful tournament. Special thanks goes out to Jacob Curran, Dwayne Smith and everyone else involved for all their effort into making sure the day went smoothly. Congratulations to Taichung for bringing the Zhong-Bei Ball back to their city, and to Taipei Red (Team HUKIT) for winning the Cup.
Below is a wrap up written by organizer Jake.
恭喜臺中觸式欖球成功舉辦了臺中觸球錦標賽！我們需要特別感謝Jacob Curran，Dwayne Smith 以及其他
Congratulations to Taipei Red for Winning the Cup, and to Doulio for winning the Plate (by a 1 point try differential) at the 2014 Taichung Touch Tournament. The bonus point for including a female in the team really proved costly for 高雄 (Kaohsiung) and FCU in the Plate playoffs which meant Doulio managed to take it out. Juggernauts went into the Grand Final as 1st seed after drawing with Taipei Red in the Cup Playoff, but Taipei Red came back strong and took out the competition with 4 touch downs to Juggernauts 2 in the final match. Thanks to all the teams who traveled from other cities, thanks to the sponsors, and thanks to all those who helped out, you made the day a great success. Results are below, and full results are in the Google Doc： 恭喜台北紅色有贏，然後斗六贏Plate(一份而已)在我們2014台中Touch球賽。我們比賽需要女生的規定讓逢甲大學和高雄很難贏，但是他們兩個隊很壯，所以後來斗六有贏那個Plate。在那個Grand Final Juggernauts 本來是第一名，但是最後一個球賽台北紅色證明他們很壯有贏Juggernauts 4-2。謝謝每一隊從別城市來，謝謝我們的贊助謝謝每一個人都幫忙。結果在下面：
8th = Caterpillars
7th = 高雄
6th = FCU
Plate winner = Doulio
4th = Taipei Blue
3rd = Beefeaters
2nd = Juggernauts
Cup winner = Taipei Red
Check out these videos of some future Chinese Taipei Touchers going through some drills. Touch is a game for all ages!
The 2nd annual Taichung Touch Tournament will be taking place this Saturday at Fengjia University, Taichung. If you are in town, or can make it to Taichung, it would be great to see you at the ground supporting the teams from around Taiwan.
More details at: https://www.facebook.com/events/174548039413203/?fref=ts
Full Gallery: http://tinyurl.com/nepcecg
After four weekends of fierce “TOUCH” and “NO TOUCH”, The Brass Monkey Taipei Touch League 2.0 comes to a close. In the quarter finals (QF), Sexy Beasts (3rd) played Westlake OBs (6th) and Taiwan Celts (4th) played Mr. Sausages (5th) with Sexy Beasts and Taiwan Celts qualifying for two spots in the semi-finals (SF).
In SF 1, Sexy Beast and Taipei Hulks played for the third time this season with the record of one win a piece (Game 1, Sexy 4-3; game 2, Hulks 7-4). Taipei Hulks have a slight edge over the Sexy Beasts with the touchdown tally of 10-8. However, the reigning champions Sexy Beasts sealed the game in the first half (4-1) as they had too much class for Taipei Hulks, booking a berth in the finals with a commanding performance 5-2.
In SF 2, KGB had a clear edge with a record 2–0 over Taiwan Celts (game 1, KGB 3-0; game 2, KGB 5-4) with KGB touchdown tally of 8-4. However, history was not to be repeated as Taiwan Celts booking the other berth in the finals by winning 3-2.
The 3rd and 4th place was played out between the minor premiers KGB and Taipei Hulks with Taipei Hulks beating KGB for the first time this season to take home the Plate. Over on the other field, the 5th and 6th place was played out between Mr. Sausages and Westlake OBs, with Mr. Sausages winning 5-2.
Emotions must have ran high in the final with Taiwan Celts been led by Paul Rose (ugh, ex-captain of Sexy Beats) taking on the reigning champions The Sexy Beasts, led by Yi-Hsuan (a Taiwan Celt!). The Gaelic spirit rallied behind the men and women in blue to beat the skills and thrills of The Sexy Beasts. The Taiwan Celts drank out of the Winner’s Cup with a 5-3 victory.
On behalf of the Chinese Taipei Touch Association, we would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to the committee who helped to make this happen, Including Paul Rose, Trent Prestegar, Fershad Irani, David Lee. All of the team captains/managers (Taipei Hulks Andy Yi; Taiwan Celts Paul Rose (again?); Sexy Beasts Yi-Hsuan Lee; Westlake OBs Lao Wang王克成; Mr. Sausages Mark Goding & James Chang; KGBs Antoni Barry & Fershad Irani), all of the referees, all of the photographers and of course our sponsors KGB, Fudge, Mr. Sausages Kitchen for great prizes and The Brass Monkey for hosting the prize-giving and awards dinner. We thank you for your generosity and your continual support which make this event all the more memorable. Last but not least, we thank all of you Touchers, without you all, there would not be an event for us to organize!
Here are some photos courtesy of Fish, Trent, Sean, Jen Bowley and江聲澐賢拜，Thank you very much for sharing!
經過四周末刺激的“TOUCH” 以及”NO TOUCH”, 銅猴子臺北觸球聯賽2.0完美結束了。在四分子一決賽1 (QF1), Sexy Beasts 性感野獸隊 (3rd)跟西湖OB隊(6th)對決。四分之一決賽2(QF2), Taiwan Celts 臺灣愛爾蘭足球隊(4th)跟Mr. Sausage 香腸先生的廚房(5th) 對決爭取半決賽的資格權。最後是性感野獸隊以及臺灣愛爾蘭足球隊獲得了參加半決賽的權力。
在半決賽1，性感野獸隊和Taipei Hulks 臺北綠巨人隊將進行本聯賽第三次的對決，雙方對決的戰績為1-1平手（第一場，性感野獸以4-3勝，第二場，綠巨人以7-4勝）。以觸地等分數來比較臺北綠巨人擁有微弱優勢領先10-8。然而，衛冕冠軍的性感野獸隊在上半場結束就以4-1領先，最後以5-2擊敗了綠巨人並且獲得決賽的參加權。
當天最讓人期待的比賽當然就是冠亞軍賽咯。本場的情緒一定是破表的高漲，因為本賽季的臺灣愛爾蘭足球隊是由Paul Rose (上賽季性感野獸的隊長)率領挑戰衛冕冠軍的性感野獸隊，而該隊長為李宜璇（臺灣愛爾蘭足球的隊員）。 蓋爾族的精神凝聚在穿藍色背心的愛爾蘭足球球員背後，然而愛爾蘭足球隊擊敗了性感野獸的刺激球技。 最後，只有臺灣愛爾蘭足球隊的球員從冠軍獎盃嘗試到勝利的滋味。
我代表臺灣觸球協會，我們想要說一個巨大的“感謝您”! 包括聯賽委員會中的Paul Rose, Trent Prestegar, Fershad Irani, David Lee. 還有全部的隊長/領隊們（臺北綠巨人隊的Andy Yi; 臺灣愛爾蘭足球隊的Paul Rose; 性感野獸隊的李宜璇; 西湖OB的王克成; 香腸先生廚房的Mark Goding 和James Chang; 紐西蘭風味漢堡的Antoni Barry和Fershad Irani）, 全體的裁判們、攝影師們以及我們的贊助商KGB紐西蘭風味漢堡, FUDGE, Mr. Sausages Kitchen 香腸先生的廚房 贊助給我們的餐劵等。另外還要感謝銅猴子酒吧提供的美味晚宴以及頒獎典禮。我們感謝您們的慷慨和持續的支持能夠讓這屆的聯賽有個美好的句點。最後，我們感謝所有觸球朋友們，沒有您們的參與，我們就無法安排怎麼完美的聯賽 !
這裡有些照片有 Fish, Trent, Sean, Jen 和江聲澐賢拜提供，非常感謝您的分享！
Full gallery: http://tinyurl.com/m68bmon
Results from Week 3 of the Brass Monkey Taipei Touch League are in. KGB are still top of the table but their winning streak was broken on Sunday. Westlake OBs picked up their maiden victory, against two of the top 3 teams! Congratulations! Thanks to our week 3 sponsor Mr. Sausage’s Kitchen香腸先生的廚房， hope you enjoy their BBQ Sausages! Remember, play-offs is on DEC 21st with Awards Presentation and Dinner at The Brass Monkey Monkey. Here are some photos courtesy of Hannah, Yi-Hsuan, Elsa and江聲澐賢拜，Thank you very much for sharing!
這邊有一些照片與大家分享，照片提供為：Hannah, Yi-Hsuan, Elsa and江聲澐賢拜！非常感謝您們！
Full gallery: http://tinyurl.com/kfbm6aw
Results from Week 2 of the Brass Monkey Taipei Touch League are in. Some evenly matched games again and the points table is looking pretty close. Thanks to our week 2 sponsor Fudge. Hope you all enjoy your Brownies at KGB restaurant!
Here are some photos courtesy of Fish, Lin, Rob, Sean and 江聲澐賢拜，Thank you!
這邊有一些照片與大家分享，照片提供為：Fish, Lin, Rob, Sean 以及江聲澐賢拜！感謝您們！