WOW what a Saturday we had last weekend. Bruce Lau, Jeanie Fung and Rachel Chow travelled to the Asian Championships in Singapore. It was a very long day from 9am until 8.30pm but well worth the effort.
Rachel was first up with her events in the Under 13s. Her events had no prelims and went straight to finals so it was a one time chance to get the best times she could. Rachel felt her times were not as good as she could do and slower than her personal bests and so did not have high hopes for a placing. However, luck was on her side as she was able to receive 2 trophies for her efforts which definitely put a smile on her face.
333 in 2.21 Second
363 in 4.52 Fifth
Cycle in 8.09 Second
Bruce was up next and managed a personal best in all his events and was cherishing the competition from his fellow age groupers and soaking up the atmosphere.
Last up was Hong Kong’s fastest stacker Jeanie Fung. She was very focused and preparing seriously for her events checking out her competitors times and comparing them with her own. Jeanie won the Under16 333, was 2nd in the U16 363 and 2nd in the U16 Cycle. She also gained the 2nd fastest combined time of the whole competition which made her the 2nd fastest in Asia!
333 1.91 First
363 2.50 Second
Cycle 6.97 Second
The team also came 5th in the team relay 363. We were lucky enough to find a Singaporean stackers called Xavier who stacked fast and was able to join our 3 stackers for the 363 event. So many thanks to Xavier for all his efforts.
We also got involved in the International competittion having to get up on stage at the end of the day to compete in the Team Relay Cycle. There was a lot of friendly rivalry and personal bests broken. One of the highlights for our team was practicing a relay Head to Head competition in the warm up area against the very vibrant and friendly Philipina team which certainly took the event by storm with their team effort and love of the sport.
Many thanks must also go to Alan and his team from Singapore for putting on a comprehensive fun day which was certainly enjoyed by the region’s best stackers.