Info/News: Japanese star lends locals a hand – Taipei Times
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.
There was an article published on the tournament in yesterday’s Taipei Times Newspaper. You can also follow Hide’s travels at his blog (in Japanese only) www.narahide.com.
Tournament: 2014 Chinese Taipei Touch Tournament 2014年臺灣觸球錦標賽
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！
Sign-Up Sheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ArtthAqcdm4DdFFFbGFrZ0tCRlI0cDlHUTNSWWVyd3c#gid=1
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/
Event: Taichung Touch Tournament
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
The Brass Monkey Taipei Touch League 2.0 Afterparty
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The awards ceremony and end of year dinner for the Chinese Taipei Touch Association 臺灣觸球協會, courtesy of our major tournament sponsor The Brass Monkey.
The Brass Monkey Taipei Touch League 2.0 Week 4
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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！
The Brass Monkey Taipei Touch League 2.0 Week 3
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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！
The Brass Monkey Taipei Touch League 2.0 Week 2
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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！
The Brass Monkey Taipei Touch League Week 1
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TBMTTL 2.0 has 104 players from 17 different countries registering in six teams. They are the defending champions The Sexy Beasts, KGB, Mr. Sausages, Taipei Hulks, Westlake OBs and Taiwan Celts who will battle it out on the field over four rounds.
銅猴子臺北觸球聯賽2.0開炮咯！這次有104名來自于17個國家的朋友們報名參加。這次聯賽有六支球隊，而它們分別為：衛冕冠軍Sexy Beasts (性感野獸), KGB (紐西蘭風味漢堡）, Mr. Sausage (香腸先生的廚房), Taipei Hulks (臺北綠巨人）, 西湖OB以及Taiwan Celts (臺灣愛爾蘭足球）。
Upcoming Event: Taipei Touch League 2.0 臺北觸球聯賽2.0
It’s been a long time coming, but finally the Taipei Touch League is back to finish 2013 with a bang! Games will be played fortnightly on Saturday morning at Bailing. The league is open to everyone, so tell your friends, family, colleagues, classmates! League details below:
Dates: Nov 9th, Nov 23rd, Dec 7, Dec 21.
Time: 11:00 – 14:00
Fees: $ 300/person.
Please make sure you register for the League. Please use the link below to fill in your details:
日期: 11月9號, 11月23號, 12月7號, 12月21號.
時間: 11:00 – 14:00
Upcoming Event: Chian Kuo High School Touch 建國高中觸球營!!
Chian Kuo High School just started a Touch group and have invited CTTA to come help out, and play some Touch afterwards!