Dutch Contest Hong Kong v.1,
16 October 2010
The Double Dutch Contest Hong Kong was held at the Hong Kong
Polytechnic University on 16 October 2010.
The Firecrackers became
perfromance champions of DDCHK 17U with their
redition of Bond's Victory and Jackie Wilson's Reet Petit. They were
the smallest team of 3 skippers and the youngest team with two
11 years and one 14 year old.
This is the second outing for the Firecrackers. The first was at the
Asian Champions last year in Hong Kong when a 10 skipper Firecrackers
won third place at the Asian Cup event.
time the team of 3 skipper is anchored by Ariel of the Jumping Jewels.
Rebecca and Mazel are first timers to a fusion competition. We decided
on a namesake fire inspired outfit for fusion which in hindsight worked
well for us.
The competition ended by dinner time so we went slumming at the famous
"women's street". The next day Richard brought Rebecca and Mazel to Sea
the rest of us went to soak in more Hong Kong culture aka shopping.
Our flight to Hong Kong the day before competition was delayed till
8.15pm so we arrived late
past midnite and it was 2 pm by the time we got to bed in our really
tiny rooms. Luckily our hotel was 10 minutes walk from the competition
auditorium so we woke up at 9am the next day and made it for rehearsals
Took evening flight back on Sunday the day after DDCHK so that the
skippers could attend school on Monday.
FRIDAY. Firecrackers at Singapore Changi Airport check-in. After
cafeteria where dinner was provided by the airline because of the delay
from 3.45pm to 8.15pm departure
SATURDAY. Walking to the University venue for the competition. We asked
outside our hotel for directions and he happened to be a student at the
university. He was very kind to help us all the way to the auditorium
in the university.
First friends we met at the foyer of the auditorium were Ben and Simon
DDF from Belgium.
Changing to the orange bubble vests for rehearsal and standing by to
jump at stage.
Walking back after first rehearsals and having lunch in a coffee shop
outside the hotel.
Instead of staying for the second rehearsal we came back to our hotel
to do our hair and make-up. You can see how tiny the room is. On both
sides of the single beds are the walls of the room. Then walked back to
the university. The weather was great.
This is the view from the balcony seats where we sat. The judges are on
The skippers concentrating before the speed round at the balcony seats
and then the speed round.
For the fusion round we started with an original play of arms and
heads. We are the only team to use a prop, a single rope. A clear
ending with a pose
There were 4 acts that provided entertainment. The first was an opening
The 17U fusion 3rd place winner Super Junior and the 2nd place
The 17U fusion champions Firecrackers.
The 18 & above 3rd place winners Konan Gingin Boys, and the 2nd
place winners DDF, and the champions Juni with trophy.
Seated behind Maggie of DCOC team during briefing after prize
presentation and photo with her.
In the program booklet the last item is photo taking which was a good
Firecrackers with DDF from Belgium and SFXD from Hong Kong.
With the 3 Japanese teams in the competition Zero, Juni and Konan
Gingin Boys. The Zero girl also has her hair braided.
With the only other team with 3 skippers Super Junior from Malaysia.
With one of the judges Wittman.
With 2 other Singapore teams X-Jump and X-Jump on their first outing.
Firecrackers with young fusion fans who wanted to take a photo.
With Hong Kong teams Max Theta and DCOC.
Our coach with the only foreign judge Janet of Japan.
Shopping at "woman's street" in Mong Kok area still in competition
SUNDAY. Bought several pairs of shoes for a few dollars each at the
store at the end of "woman's street". The two pairs on the floor are
HK$10 each pair!
Outside our hotel, at the coffee shop where we had our nice meals and
typical looking Hong Kong street.
Look how skinny our hotel is behind us.
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