One Wheel Friends

Dear One Wheeled Friends,

Hope you are packed and ready! UniHK is very excited to welcome all of you to next week’s Asia Pacific Unicycle Championships! Preparations are all coming together, apologies if we have been slow in communicating but we have been juggling participants, tweaking the competitions and enhancing the programs to ensure the event is as inclusive and fun for everybody. As a reminder for those arriving early Martin is organizing an informal welcome meal at restaurant near the BP International Hotel on Friday. Let us know if you would like to join. Most restaurants around there are around Hk$150-200pp. Meet in the lobby at 7:00pm.

Weather is currently bit wet but forecast for the weekend is sunny and hot! Make sure you drink lots of water, is 30 degrees and 70% humidity 😛

 

Invoice and payments

Your invoice has been sent to your registration email by Paypal from Events Management and Production Limited. Please settle as soon as possible and before the event.  If you have not received your invoice or prefer to pay by direct deposit or another way contact robert@apuc.asia.

Cancellation

If you cannot make the event please let us know asap. APUC is a non profit event and being run on a shoestring budget. Hong Kong is an expensive place UniHK and it’s members are donating money and time to make it happen, please help to keep the costs down. In case of inclement weather the event will go ahead. The hockey venue is covered as is the award dinner and muni dinner, track and field and muni are outdoors. In the event of a signal 8 typhoon or black rainstorm the effected event(s) will be postponed.

Volunteer

APUC is a volunteer driven event we can’t do it without help from everybody. National teams MUST volunteer to referee 5 matches for the hockey on Saturday. We also need judges for the track and field events, moving equipment set up and take down. If you want to give something to the community sign up here.

Competitions

Hockey – Saturday 22nd July 9:00AM – 6:00pm

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 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)

Schedule is here

We will draw straws for who is team 1,2,3 etc on Friday night. 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.

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.

 

Track and Field – Sunday July 23rd 10:00am 6:00pm

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

 

Venue is Kwok Yat Wai College Tin Shui Wai  Busses will depart BP Hotel at 9:00am The event will start at 10:00am busses depart BP at 9:15.

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.

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

 

Award Dinner Sunday July 23rd 6:30pm-9:30pm

The award dinner will be at a BBQ venue near Kwok Yat Wai. A Shuttle bus will be available to take participant or for those that like a ride will be led by HK team.

The BBQ is lots of meat (all you can eat)  1 water and one soft drink included. Beer is available for purchase. Please let us know if you are vegetarian.

Bus will

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 ferry back to central and buses to the hotel.

 

We really look forward to welcoming you to Hong Kong and hope you have a fantastic time!

Any questions feel free to contact Rob robert@apuc.asia

 

Emergency contacts during the event in Hong Kong

Robert (event manager) +852 92833757

Bridger (transportation) +852 55192347

Martin (cuz he knows everybody) + 852 92031505