League: Taichung Touch League
The latest Taichung Touch League wrapped up last month with the Archers just pipping the Beefeaters by two points in a close competition. You can see the full results from the Touch League at http://taichungtouchrugby.com/league/
For more information about Touch in Taichung, visit their website, or find them on Facebook.
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
Touch Boot Camp – Taichung Sept 2013
Full gallery at: http://tinyurl.com/m6e267v
On a beautiful & sunny Sunday in Taichung, Taichung Touch Rugby lead by Jake Curran, Dwayne Smith & Co., pulled off Another Touching Moment.
The intercity competition between 4 Taichung teams, 2 Kaohsiung teams and 1 Taipei team saw two Taichung teams go through to the final. However, we will never know which Taichung Team will hold the bragging rights as the match was not played due to lack of daylight.
The final match was the prized Zhong Bei Ball. An elegant hand-crafted trophy that will keep Touch thriving in Taiwan as it is contested between the cities of Taichung & Taipei.
After an intense battle which saw neither team giving an inch, Taipei came out victorious and can bring the Zhong Bei Ball back to Taipei until the next challenge.
From Chinese Taipei Touch Association 臺灣觸球協會，a massive thank you must go out towards Jake Curran and the crew at TTR for the thankless task of organizing the Boot Camp after the initial postponement. Thank you to the players from Kaohsiung Mituo HS Team, Mituo OB Team, Taichung Caterpillars, Taichungler, Juggernauts, Beefeater and Taipei for making this day happen!
Photos Courtesy of Taichung Caterpillars Junior Rugby’s Yu-Chin Huang & Taipei’s Danny Kuo
2013 Chinese Taipei Touch Tournament
Full gallery at: http://tinyurl.com/lgsocns
A HUGE THANK YOU to all the organizers (Grant Dexter, Paul Rose, Team HUKIT, Chairman Max Murphy), sponsors Brass Monkey, Mr. Sausage, Taipei Baboons Rugby Club, volunteers, coaches, captains, players, cameramen, referees (Andrew Vicars, Kelvin, Spencer Jemelka, Wayne Ku, Judy Fung, Connor M, Jacob Curran, Dwayne Smith, James Chang, Matthew McGill, Oliver Silsby, James Miller and anyone else I missed), Taiwan Junior Rugby Union, Taiwan Rugby Union, Chinese Taipei Rugby Football Union, parents and friends of participants (too many to name individually) who entered the 2013 Chinese Taipei Touch Tournament.
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.