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Congratulations to Beijing Big Brother, double winners of Dalian Open
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Big Brother, winners of Dalian Open 2010
Big Brother sent split squads to the Dalian over the weekend for the second annual Dalian Open, with Beijing "Ugly" beating "Sexy" twice -- including 13-9 in the finals -- to claim the trophy. Representatives from Shanghai were gracious enough to make the trip, as Huwa's presence always adds legitimacy to Chinese-run tournaments and will help Dalian's organizers as they try to expand their tourney into an international one in years to come.
The Ultimate Association of China (UAC) sponsored a clinic led by Beijing's Gareth Marshall, Sandy Wang, Mike Shyu and Joe Pellicano. The following group shot was taken after the clinic:
The party was held at the same venue as last year and just as raucous. (If you need a reminder, these three things happened last year.) Pictures from Saturday night will emerge eventually.
Notable Sunday game results:
Ugly vs. Shanghai, W 11-3
Sexy vs. Dalian X, W 13-1
Sexy vs. Shanghai, W 13-4
Ugly vs. Dalian A, W 13-3(?)
FINALS: Ugly def. Sexy 13-9
More pictures (Facebook album coming later):
Shanghai's Alec Hutson
Tommy Lee, who played for Huwa most of the weekend but played with Beijing Sexy in the finals, won male MVP, and Big Brother's Alicia Lui won female MVP (her second female MVP win this season; the first was in Shenzhen).
Dalian as a city is, as always, a great place to take a break from industrial-commercial city life. Big Brother made it for the beach tournament earlier this year and will continue supporting its cousin city to the north and hope other China Ultimate communities will as well in the future.