Two weeks ago a large party of frisbee enthusiasts, led by their coach Wang Lu, went to Shanghai to compete in the 3rd Shanghai Open Ultimate Tournament for youth teams, hosted on the Pudong campus of the Shanghai American School. As Fate would have it, after grabbing a couple of wins in the first day's group games we found ourselves drawn against CIS Hong Kong in Sunday morning's first quarter-final. The match-up gained additional poignancy from the fact that most of the Hong Kong team were members of last year's inaugural Hangzhou cohort who had learnt how to play Ultimate here from Coach Mentors Wang Lu and Eric Vallone.
Our energetic defense knocked the HK team out of their stride for the first 20 minutes or so, and we were well in the game until half-time, but then superior experience made itself felt. It was a fantastic game from both sides.
The complete match can be seen here.
Filmed by Mr Murphy