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.
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).
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.
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.
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
Hong Kong last hosted APUC in 2009.
Hong Kong won the coveted ‘hockey trophy’ at APUC 15 in Singapore .
UNIHK has represented Hong Kong in many world unicycle competitions since 2000.
Our oldest member was 85, our youngest is only 4.
APUC 2017 will feature a a wide range of unicycle sports for all ages and levels
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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
No wheel restrictions, categories are age based: under 13/13-20/21-35/36 up (Male/ Female may be added at discretion of judges)
All races wheel size category are under 20in and over 20 in (29” and over disallowed)
30m Wheel walk
Qualifiers happen in the morning with finals in the afternoon.
(Races, Long Jump, High Jump, Sumo, Basketball and Trials) *
Open to individuals of all levels
Obstacle Relay Race
40m Wheel walk
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.
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
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.
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
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$1200 Family room with 4 beds (2 bunk bed)
includes breakfast, final day for booking July 15th
contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
*open for public spectators
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!