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Asian Sport Stacking Championships 2017

Singapore has been awarded to host the Asian Open Sport Stacking Championships again; the last time they hosted the Asian champs was back in 2011 (the first Asian Open ever hosted)

The scheduled dates for the Asian Open 2017 are on 17 – 19 November 2017

There is a registration fee of $50 / $55USD per stacker which includes both days’ lunches (on 18 Nov and 19 Nov 2017); and the lunches are full spread buffet lunches.

Stackers are required to cover the cost of airfare and accommodation.

The venue will be Orchid Country Club which also offers accommodation too (Orchid Lodge). The accommodation will be inclusive of breakfast as well as a practice area for Sport Stackers staying at Orchid Lodge for Asian Open 2017.

Orchid Country Club is offering a special price for using Orchid Lodge as our accommodation for this competition.
– S$175++ (Deluxe Room S/T)
– S$195++ (Deluxe Room Triple)
– S$240++ (Deluxe Family)

Please let us know if you would like to go and represent Hong Kong by emailing
us at stackinghk@yahoo.com

Please note that early bird registration ends on 31 August 2017

Registration ends at 8 October 2017

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Jeanie Fung will represent Hong Kong at the 2010 WSSA World Sport Stacking Championships

Congratulations to Hong Kong’s Jeanie Fung who will be representing Hong Kong at the 2010 WSSA World Sport Stacking Championships in Denver, Colorado USA on April 10th and 11th. We wish her the best of luck and look forward to hearing all about her experience and results upon her return.

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WSSA Hong Kong Sport Stacking Tournament 2009

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WOW what a spectacular weekend we all had

Steven, Brian and Andrew showcased their skills which was just unreal to watch on both days.

Our 56 Stackers had an awesome time on both days with many personal bests being set.

The 3 Purugganan brothers wandered and mingled with the stackers which was fabulous to see. The local stackers loved getting to know them and taking photos and having their Speed Stack products signed by them.

We wish the Purugganan family all the best in the Philippines where they headed on Monday and hope to bring the pending Hong Kong Team to meet them once more at the World Championships in April 2010.

Our thanks go to New Town Plaza III for hosting the event and Wasabic Creations for marketing and running the event. They did an awesome job.

FULL RESULTS OF THE EVENT WILL BE POSTED SOON

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WSSA Hong Kong Sport Stacking Tournament 2009 update

Steven Purugganan and his family touched down in Hong Kong yesterday. Today they’ll be resting and enjoying the joys and wonders that only Hong Kong can offer. We wish them all the best for their visit and at the tournament this weekend at New Town Plaza III.

Steven will be with the media throughout the week. Don’t forget to check out RTHK  this Friday 31st August at 1.30pm when Steven will be giving a live interview along with the Hong Kong WSSA Representative.

The tournament information is now up on the website under Tournament News.  Go there now and read what you need to do and know for the weekend.

Keep practicing and check out the new Pro Series which are in the store right now!! They are the fastest Speedstack cups so far!!!

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“HOW IT ALL STACKS UP” Article in The Standard

How it all stacks up

Physical exercise at school is usually playing ball games or doing gymnastics. But soon, students might be told to stack cups instead.

Joyce Kam

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Physical exercise at school is usually playing ball games or doing gymnastics. But soon, students might be told to stack cups instead.Although it doesn’t sound very sporty, the quirky game is proving to be a popular way to train children’s hand- eye coordination.

Using a dozen 295ml plastic cups, players need to build up pyramids and break them down in a specific sequence. To complete a cycle, they first create a pyramid of six and with two pyramids of three on the side, or 3-6-3, and break those down.

The second formation is in sets of six, then 1-10-1, before ending with 3-6-3 again.

Beginners usually finish all formations, or one cycle, in 60 seconds while the world record is 5.93 seconds.

“To accomplish the sequence, players need fast and accurate coordination between brain, eyes and hands,” said associate professor Louie Lobo Hung-tak from the department of physical education at Hong Kong Baptist University.

“It trains their fine motor muscle skill and enhances dexterity in reactions. For those suffering from muscular dysfunction, sport stacking can achieve positive therapeutic effect.”

A research paper published in Perceptual and Motor Skills magazine in 2004 has shown that sport stacking can boost eye-hand coordination and reaction time.

To date, more than 20,000 schools worldwide have adopted sport stacking in their physical education curriculum.

“Children can also learn about sportsmanship and advance initiative through competition. Although

the sport is geared toward children, it’s actually a wonderful choice of physical education for families,” Lobo added. Local stacker So Chi-leung agrees. “It’s a very easy sport that everyone can play. And once you master the skills, finishing a cycle at top speed is really satisfying,” said the 15-year-old who started sport stacking six months ago. “Since all you need is the Speedstack cups and a table, you can play the game with your friends anywhere.”

If you want to try out sport stacking, New Town Plaza III in Sha Tin is holding workshops over the weekend from 2pm to 4pm.

Shoppers who spend HK$500 and above in the mall can redeem a free set of competition-standard cups with a DVD guide.

The WSSA Hong Kong Sport Stacking Tournament 2009 will also be held on August 1 and 2. Register at http:/ /www.speedstacks.com.hk/ tournaments before July 27.