37th
Saturday, September 3rd, 2005

On Saturday of September 3rd, 2005, Taiwanese Association of Kansas City (TAKC) will be again hosting the 37th annual Taiwanese tournament in Overland Park, Kansas, United States from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.
This event has been a great opportunity for many of the Taiwanese in midwest to get together to have a good time as well as let each other know how we have been doing these days.

Coordinators:
Ching-Sheng Lin, John Chang, Chunyen Liu

Sponsors:
Main Sponsor: Taiwan United Funds (TUF, whose local President is Mr. Joseph Lee)
Co-Sponsor: TAKC

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Teams in Registered Order:
  1. Taiwanese Association of Kansas City (TAKC)
  2. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
  3. University of Wisconsin at Madison (UW)
  4. University of Missouri at Kansas City (UMKC)
  5. Wichita State University (WSU)
  6. Kansas State University (KSU)
  7. Iowa State University (ISU)
  8. University of Kansas (KU)
Entry Fee and Deadline:
It is free to play at the softball tournament thanks to sponsorships. Deadline for submitting entries will be decided by the committee.

When and Where Tournament is Scheduled:
11:00 am - 5:00 pm, Saturday, September 3rd, 2005
(detailed schedule pending for download)

Fields #3, #4, and #5 of Black Bob Park
14500 W 151st Street
Olathe, Kansas 66062

Click on the following interactive map to find out the driving directions.



What Do You Need to Play?
At least 10 players (all with valid health insurance)
3 non-Taiwanese players allowed
Gloves and bats
Player Waiver, Release of Liability & Indemnification Agreement (click here to view and print the waiver form)

What Do Sponsors Provide?
Softball fields x 3 or 4, Trophies (for 1st , 2nd and 3rd places), Game balls, Three umpires, Hot Dogs, Ice and Water

Tournament Format:
Click to see detailed match-ups and schedules in MS-Word


Old Web Pages:
[2003] [2004]


Past Champions:
1989 - KSU, 1990 - KSU, 1991 - KSU, 1992 - KSU & KU, 1993 - KSU, 1994 - Wichita State, 1995 - TAKC, 1996 - Wichita State, 1997 - TAKC, 1998 - KU, 1999 - Iowa State, 2000 - UMKC, 2001 - UMKC, 2002 - UMKC, 2003 - Iowa State, 2004 - UIUC


37th Tournament Results in 2005:
  1. University of Missouri at Kansas City
  2. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  3. Wichita State University
  4. University of Wisconsin at Madison
  5. Taiwanese Association of Kansas City
  6. Iowa State University
  7. Kansas State University
  8. University of Kansas

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2005年平原區台灣人壘球賽
(堪薩斯市台灣同鄉會林慶勝提供)


平原區台灣人壘球賽在美國中西部已經有三十多年的歷史 原先只有少數球隊 在 Kansas 州的Manhattan, Lawrence 和 Topeka 輪流舉辦. 參加壘球賽的都是遙念台灣故鄉, 關心台灣大事的台灣留學生. 90年代各地熱心同鄉會或同學會分別在 Manhattan, Lawrence, Topeka, Kansas City, Wichita, 和 Columbia-MO 輪流舉行. 由於地緣位於各球隊中心, 從1998-2005 連續 8 年, 球賽都在堪薩斯市舉行. 堪薩斯市台灣同鄉會 (Taiwanese Association of Greater Kansas City, TAKC) 負責主辦這項比賽活動. 堪薩斯市台灣聯合基金會 (Taiwan United Funds, TUF) 則贊助全部比賽費用. (註 : 此地 TUF 捐款絕大部分來自 TAKC會員). 2005年 比賽時間是 Labor Day 週末 9 月 3 日 星期 六 早上11 時至 下午 5 時. 比賽地點 Black Bob Park, Olathe, Kansas. 林慶勝, 張錫清 和 劉俊彥三位同鄉負責這項比賽規劃, 包括場地租借, 獎杯訂製, 各球隊聯絡, 比賽規則制定. 網站設計, 比賽一般資料表格, 活動概要等等, 都在這個網站上公佈. 詳情可參閱 http://taiwan.thejmaker.com/

同鄉會會長盧肇基率領意一群熱心同鄉, 包括洪崑山, 洪鳳蓮, 楊英育, 傅朝暉, 楊美麗, 梁錫淇, 傅朝暉, 負責場務及比賽記分. 大會為球員準備大量冰水, 300 份熱狗, 240 支冰棒, 10 個大西瓜. 駐堪薩斯市台北經濟文化辦事處 范光復組長代表辦事處贈送 瓶裝飲用水, 及20 盒donuts. 台灣聯合基金會會長李賜隆也蒞臨球場欣賞球賽. 並向所有在球場幫忙的志願工作同鄉及同學問好.

今年共有8 隊參加比賽, 最後比賽 名次如下
1-University of Missouri-Kansas City, UMKC
2-University of Illinois-Urban Champaign, UIUC
3-Wichita State University, WSU
4-University of Wisconsin-Madison, UW
5-Taiwanese Association of Kansas City, TAKC
6-Iowa State University, ISU
7-Kansas State University, KSU
8-Univeristy of Kansas, KU
初賽結果
UIUC-TAKC 20-4 UMKC-ISU 14-7
WSU-KU 33-2 KSU-UW 6-16
UIUC-WSU 11-6 UMKC-KSU 21-6
TAKC-KU 13-6 ISU-UW 6-14
TAKC-WSU 5-10 ISU-KSU 14-13
KU-UIUC 1-22 UW-UMKC 7-24
決賽結果
WSU-UW 13-0 TAKC-ISU 14-9 UIUC-UMKC 15-17


University of Kansas 得到1998年冠軍, 1999衛冕失利後就沒有再組隊參加. 今年勉強湊足 10 人 (7男 3女 ). 志在參加比賽, 比賽結果應該可以預期. 然而 KU 表現的是讓人敬佩的運動精神. University of Wisconsin-Madison 是今年加入比賽的新球隊. 全隊共有14 名打擊者上陣, 包括2名 女生. 十足顯示該隊球員充足, 每名隊員都有上場表現機會, 至於輸贏還在其次. 隊中的捕手是現年72歲 溫崧峰醫師. 溫醫師持續參與和贊助 University of Wisconsin-Madison 台灣學生壘球隊超過30年. 這次帶隊遠征, 順便游覽 Kansas City. 該隊制式全套壘球服裝相當亮眼. 然而Kansas City 90度的 天氣讓他們喘不過氣來. 今年主辦單位頒獎給溫醫師一面榮譽獎牌, 以感謝他多年來對台灣人社團活動, 尤其是壘球運動的支持, 貢獻. (註 另外2 名得獎人是 KSU 刁明華先生和TAKC高川先生). UMKC今年以17比 15擊敗UIUC勇奪2005年冠軍. 這是UMKC連續6年都打入冠亞軍決賽, 並且拿到4次冠軍. 這支2000年長勝軍已經累積多年團隊合作經驗, 每年壘球比賽, 一些已經畢業校友甚至不惜犧牲假期, 搭乘飛機趕會回Kansas City和UMKC 隊友會合. 今年又有數名優秀洋將助陣, 如虎添翼. 這正是證明中西部台灣人壘球比賽不只讓台灣人也讓美國友人 大家一起瘋狂.
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