39th
Saturday, September 1st, 2007

On Saturday of September 1st, 2007, Taiwanese Association of Kansas City (TAKC) will be again hosting the 39th annual Taiwanese tournament in Overland Park, Kansas, United States from 10:00 am to 6:00 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:
John Chang (primary), Ching-Sheng Lin, Piming Kuo, Chunyen Liu

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

Useful Links about Kansas City Metro Area:
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Teams in Registered Order:
  1. Taiwanese Association of Kansas City (TAKC)
  2. University of Missouri at Kansas City (UMKC)
  3. Shinn Fu America (SFA)
  4. University of Missouri at Columbia (MU)
  5. Iowa State University (ISU)
  6. Indiana State University (IndSU)
  7. University of Texas at Dallas (UT-Dallas)
  8. The Strikers (Dallas)
Registration and Deadline:
It is free for approved teams to play at the softball tournament thanks to sponsorships. Otherwise, a $250 entry fee is required. Please check if your team is eligible for the registration fee waiver in details available in the "Download" section. Deadline for submitting entries will be announced. Please contact Piming Kuo (pimingkuo@yahoo.com 913-685-2988) or John S. Chang (schang4@kc.rr.com 913-897-7493).

When and Where Tournament is Scheduled:
10:00 am - 6:00 pm, Saturday, September 1st, 2007
(detailed schedule is in the "Download" section)

Fields #3, #4, and possibly 1 more 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)
Gloves and bats
Player Waiver, Release of Liability & Indemnification Agreement (form is downloadable in "Download" section)

What Do Sponsors Provide?
2 Softball fields (or 3 if necessary), Trophies (for 1st , 2nd and 3rd places), Game balls (12" red stich ball, with an ASA stamp of MSP.44 COR/375 lb comp), Umpires

Downloads for Rules, Schedules, and Forms to Submit:

Player Waiver, Release of Liability & Indemnification Agreement
(More to come...)


Old Web Pages:
[2003] [2004] [2005] [2006]


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, 2005 - UMKC, 2006 - UMKC


39th Tournament Results in 2007:
1. The Strikers (Dallas, Texas ) 2. U of Missouri at Kansas City (UMKC) 3. U of Missouri at Columbia ( MU) 4. Iowa State University (ISU) 5. Indiana State University (INDSU) 6. Taiwanese Association of Kansas City (TAKC) 7. U. of Texas at Dallas (UT-D) 8. Shin-Fu Company of America. (SFA)

(張錫清 for Taiwan Tribune)
第39屆平原區台灣人壘球比賽于9月1日星期六于堪薩斯市舉行。自5月21日開始籌劃,到9月1日比賽,共有八隊參與,今年的特色如下:
第一:德州大學(UT-D)的台灣學生會球隊與印第安那州立大學(INDSU)球隊同是藍色的“TSA”(台灣學生會)的制服。可見台灣學生會在美國大學的普遍。
第二:德州大學球隊,是在網路上(http://taiwan.thejmaker.com)看到我們大會的資訊而來參加,並同時邀請達拉斯的台灣同鄉會球隊社會隊(The Strikers)來參加。 因為德州大學球隊有較長的準備時間,所以大部分搭飛機來到堪市,而社會隊(The Strikers)在短時間內決定,只好自己開車八小時前來參加比賽。
第三:密蘇里大學(UMKC堪市)的球員有四位來自外地,搭機回來(加州及紐約市)參加。這些球員參與這項比賽至少有八年以上的歷史,每年9月專程回來打球,其愛鄉愛隊的精神,十分可貴。
第四:大會裁判有三位,參與這項比賽至少有6年,在其指定比賽完成之後,自動到冠軍隊比賽擔任場內裁判。所以冠軍隊的比賽有三位裁判,同時在場,可以媲美職業球賽。
第五:密蘇里大學(MU哥倫比亞)今年首度在五年來得到第三名,球員們十分興奮,隊長並詢問大會如何自費打製個人獎杯。
共八隊參與今年比賽,隊伍有:堪市同鄉會(TAKC)、密蘇里大學(堪市)(UMKC)、SFA公司、密蘇里大學(哥倫比亞)(MUC)、愛荷華州立大學(ISU)、印第安那州立大學(INDSU)、 德州大學(達拉斯)( UT-D)及達拉斯打擊者隊(The Strikers),, 第一組:UMKC、MUC、INDSU、UTD。第二組:The Strikers、ISU、UMKC、SFA公司。
壘球比賽各隊成績如下:
冠軍達拉斯打擊者隊,亞軍密蘇里大學堪城隊,季軍密蘇里大學哥倫比亞隊,第四名愛阿華州州立大學,第五名印第安納州立大學隊,第六名堪薩斯市台灣同鄉會隊, 第七名德州州立大學達拉斯隊,第八名信孚公司。
這次比賽蒙同鄉楊英育、郭丕明夫婦及INDSU女同學幫忙架設16個“TAIWAN”旗,楊理典、楊美麗夫婦幫忙佈置現場集會場控制,洪鳳蓮、楊廣平及張淑嫻現場大會聯絡各球隊。 TAKC team並由袁韻新及莊淳娟準備了280個熱狗及點心,袁韻新與高文莉共準備了18粒西瓜,SFA公司由楊玉萍提供了480瓶飲水,林國維並架設回收箱,同時錄影現場活動。
這次活動,共有約240名球員,啦啦隊及同鄉參與,大會以明確的旗幟及布條宣示台灣及台灣獨立的意願。藉由體育的活動,結交台灣的同學及同鄉,以及各隊所邀請的外籍人仕來參與, 相信已傳達了明確的信息,讓台灣獨立的意念深植每位參與者的內心!


Click to see the full-size photo of the 2007 Taiwanese Softball Tournament on 09/01/2007



Click to see the full-size photo of the 2007 Champion, the Dallas Strikers on 09/01/2007


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