APUC

Asia Pacific Unicycle Championships, Hong Kong, July 22-24

APUC - 独轮车亚锦赛 / APUC - 獨輪車亞錦賽

What is APUC?

UPDATE! Due to Typhoon Roke the event is moved back 1 day

Full details here

什麼是APUC?

Asia Pacific Unicycle Championships

July 22-24, 2017

APUC 2009 – Hong Kong

 

APUC 2017, July 22-24th

This year Hong Kong will host five national teams and more than 100 competitors, APUC 2017 will be the largest ever regional unicycling event.  Visiting teams are: Australia, Singapore, Korea, Taiwan and the Philippines.

今年香港將會接待五個國家隊以及超過100名獨輪車選手,2017年的APUC將會成為亞太區最大規模的一次獨輪車活動。五個國家隊分別來自澳大利亞,新加坡,韓國,台灣和菲律賓。

Features

This year’s event is expanded to three competitive days, with a full-day unicycle hockey tournament, featuring seven teams, and a full day of track and field events including 100m, 400m, 1600m, long jump and 50m backwards, as well as informal competitions such as unicycle sumo and longest still-stand and a third day of muni (off road unicycle).

History

This is the sixth biannual regional unicycle championships, after the inaugural competition in Singapore in 2007.  That event grew out of bilateral unicycle hockey matches between Hong Kong, Singapore and Korea, starting in 2004.

Like Unicon but Asian…

APUC 2017 follows the traditions of Unicon, the biannual world unicycle championships, with an international spirit of friendship. All visiting teams are based at the same accommodation, and there are social and formal events to enable participants to meet and share with unicyclists from other countries.

About the host…

UNIHK (Unicycle Hong Kong) is now in it’s 17th year and meets every week on Friday at King’s Park Centenary Centre to practice skills and play unicycle hockey.  Members include young and old, Chinese and expatriate, men and women. Newcomers are welcome, and there are always one or two spare unicycles to try. www.unihk.org

HK’s second time

Hong Kong last hosted APUC in 2009.

Guarding the trophy

Hong Kong won the coveted ‘hockey trophy’ at APUC 15 in Singapore .

Representing Hong Kong

UNIHK has represented Hong Kong in many world unicycle competitions since 2000.

All ages

Our oldest member was 85, our youngest is only 4.

 

Competitions

APUC 2017 Competitions比賽內容

APUC 2017 will feature a a wide range of unicycle sports for all ages and levels

 

Hockey 曲棍球

Saturday 22 July

Unicycle hockey tournament, from 9:00am – 6:00pm

First match start time: 9:30am

Hockey – Saturday 22nd July 9:00AM – 6:00pm
YMCA King’s Park Centenary Centre
Bridger our Star Transport Man will meet guests in the hotel at 8:00am and walk you to the venue where registration and check in will take place.

The Hockey Competition is divided into 3 leagues, A, B, and C.
A League is 6 teams, Taiwan, Korea, Australia, Singapore, Philippines, and Hong Kong
B and C are 3 teams Korea, Taiwan and (HK)Mixed

Match is played in round robin with 3 points awarded win and 1 point draw. In the event of a tie it goes to points scored. Only 1 final will be played for each league.

Each Team must contribute 1 referee for each round. Failure to contribute a ref may loose 1 point from your score (could hurt in the standings especially in the event of a tie)

Final Schedule!!

hockey schedule

Each round-robin game is in two seven-minute halves, with a two-minute break.  The final is of two 10-minute halves, with a five-minute break. Each game has a total of 2 minutes to get on and off. Teams in violation of the schedule may be subject to penalty from the referee and timekeeper… If you are not there the game will start without you.

Venue
YMCA King’s Park Centenary Centre, in Jordan, is a dedicated hockey (inline) hockey rink of 45 m x 22.5 m.  It is covered, and laterally protected from most weather.
Changing rooms with showers are available.
Some knee pads, helmets and hockey sticks  are available for rent, first come first serve and quality is not great.
Some lockers (first come first serve) are available for rent
Towels are available for rent
UniHK does have some spare wheels that can be borrowed
Some refreshments are available however no lunch will be served.

Venue Sponsor:

YMCA King’s Park Centenary Centre, in Jordan, is a dedicated hockey (inline) hockey rink of 45 m x 22.5 m.  It is covered, and laterally protected from most weather. Hong Kong team plays here every Friday.

 

Tournament Details:

Five players per team, with unlimited substitutes.

Ball used: tennis ball

Maximum wheel size is 24”.

During competition, the wearing of knee pads and gloves is compulsory. Helmets are strongly recommended, and protection for shins, elbows etc is also advised.

Points awarded

Win = 3 points

Draw = 1 point

If, after all round-robin games, two teams have the same number of points, the rank is determined by, firstly, the head to head result. If it was a draw, then goal difference is used. If goal difference is the same then a penalty shoot-out takes place. (Five penalties taken by each side. If still equal then sudden death. Each player must wait until four teammates have also taken penalties before taking another.)

Referees

Each team must provide at least one referee per round. Each match will have two referees (from non-playing teams).

League Two matches will be refereed by the participating countries, Hong Kong and Korea. It is recommended that these countries provide at least two referees.

Players and referees are advised to familiarize themselves with the IUF rules of unicycle hockey.

 

Track and Field 田径 

Sunday 23 July

Unicycle Track and Field,  10:00am – 6:00pm

First Race 10:15am

Track and Field – Sunday July 23rd 10:00am 6:00pm
Kwok Yat Wai College Tin Shui Wai
Busses will depart BP Hotel at 9:00am.

The venue has showers and changing rooms available
A light lunch (pizza) and light refreshments will be made available. It is suggested to bring snacks or a favorite food.

Please note we will depart straight to the Award ceremony dinner (so bring a change of clothes and a towel)

Track and field events are open for all the categories are:
Team Games (no age or wheel restriction)     
“Obstacle Relay Race     5pax” – Each country should put together 1 team
Basketball non competitive

Individual Games
No wheel restrictions, categories are age based: under 13/13-20/21-35/36 up (Male/ Female may be added at discretion of judges)
Trails
Sumo
Long Jump
High Jump

Races 
All races wheel size category are under 20in and over 20 in (29” and over disallowed)
Slalom
Slow Race
30m Dash
30m Backwards
30m Wheel walk
30m 1-Foot
150m Race

Qualifiers happen in the morning with finals in the afternoon.

Venue

Kwok Yat Wai College Tin Shui Wai

(Races, Long Jump, High Jump, Sumo, Basketball and Trials) *

Open to individuals of all levels

Team Games

Obstacle Relay Race

Basketball

Individual Games

Trails

Sumo

Long Jump

High Jump

Races

Slalom

Slow Race

40m Dash

40m Backwards

40m Wheel walk

40m 1-Foot

120m Race

Individual heats will be timed, the fastest 9 participants in each category move on to the semi finals.

Semi Finals are a race between 3 contestants the winner of each race moves on to the finals. In the event there are more than 3 but less than 9 semi finalist, participants with the fastest times may automatically move to the finals and races may have less than 3 participants.

The finals shall be composed of the winners of the semi finals or the fastest ( up to) 3 riders.

In all cases the judges and the Tournament Director shall have final judgement.

 

 

For 24” wheels, the outside diameter of the tire may not be larger than 618 mm.

20” >518 mm.

16” >418 mm.

For 24” wheels, crank arms may be no shorter than 125 mm.

20” <100 mm.

16” < 89 mm.

track and field schedule

 

Muni

Monday 24th July

Muni (off road Unicycle) And Seafood dinner, from 10:00am.

Ferry to Lamma 11:00am

Venue : Lamma Island

Muni Monday July 24th 10:00am – 9:30pm
Busses to Aberdeen Pier will depart BP at 10:00AM please pack a lunch picnic and plenty of water as there is no (very few) shops near the venue.
We will do a leisurely ride through the village to the off road trail. First we will walk the trail then have 3 races
Under 18
19- 40yr
41 and up
Starts will be staggered (timed) with best riders going first.
Knee pads and gloves are mandatory, helmets are highly recommended (let us know if you need to borrow one).
About 5:30 we will ride down to Yung Shue Wan for a seafood dinner then catch the 8:30 ferry back to central and buses to the hotel.

A detailed schedule is currently being updated.

170722 Master schedule as of 7-21

Events and Activities

Social Events

Friday 21st – Informal welcome dinner

Saturday 22nd – Informal Hong Kong night tour

Sunday 23rd – Award Ceremony and Gala Night dinner

Monday 24th – post Muni Seafood meal

Coming from out of town?

Hotels and Accommodations

The official hotel is BP International Hotel in Jordan

The event hotel is BP International Hotel, we have a room block with a discount rooms are approx:
Hk$1000 single/twin
Hk$1200 Family room with 4 beds (2 bunk bed)
includes breakfast, final day for booking July 15th

contact robert@apuc.asia to arrange bookings

All buses to venues will depart from BP International

 

To get the most of your APUC Experience we suggest arriving on Friday July 21st and departing Tuesday July 25th.

 

交通往返

為了給您提供最好的APUC賽事體驗,我們強烈建議在7.21週五下午之前到達香港以及7.21週二離開香港

Details costs and registration

The event will be held on July 22, 23 and 24 and will feature Uni Hockey, Track and Field and Muni.

Saturday July 22nd, 11:00am – 6:00pm Unicycle Hockey – YMCA Kings Park, Centenary Center

Sunday July 23rd, 11:00am – 5:00pm Track and Field events, (Races, Long Jump, High Jump, Sumo, Basketball and Trials) – Tin Shui Wai

Sunday July 23rd, 7:00pm-11:00pm BBQ and awards social event, Tai Po Kau

Monday July 24th 11:00am-7:00pm Muni ride and seafood dinner – Lamma Island

You may sign up for each event individual event or a special package price which includes transportation from the event hotel.

Non Participants are welcome to join all events, Hockey and Track and Field are open to all at no charge however there is a small fee to join The Award Ceremony and the Muni to cover transportation, food and beverage.

APUC 2017 Registration fee

  • Full APUC 2017 package – HK$2000 (best value, includes Hockey, Track and Field, Award BBQ, Muni and Seafood dinner, plus transportation from BP Hotel)
  • Unicycle Hockey on July 22nd* (HK$600)
  • Track and Field Events on July 23nd* (HK$800)
  • Muni ride and Seafood dinner on Monday July 24nd (HK$1300)
  • Award Ceremony and BBQ on Sunday July 23rd (HK$700)
  • Non Participant fee for Gala Dinner and Muni Ride, inclusive of F&B and all transport (HK$1300)

*open for public spectators

Register Now!

Volunteer

We can’t do it without The Unicycle Community (that’s you!)

APUC is a volunteer-driven event – The small group of trustees that manage everything are often juggling between their day jobs, family commitments and the incredible amount of work it takes to make APUC happen. There are volunteer opportunities available in all aspects of our work.

Make APUC happen… Help at the event, set up, take down, be a judge, be a referee, feed people carry unicycles… just let us know you can help!

Volunteer!

Contact

Wanna talk to someone?

  • Mail: 24 D Boldwin Industrial Bld, 16-18 Wah Sing St. Kwai Chung, Hong Kong, SAR China
  • T: (852) 28508531