41st
Saturday, September 5th, 2009

On Saturday of September 5th, 2009, Taiwanese Association of Kansas City (TAKC) will be again hosting the 41st annual Taiwanese tournament in Overland Park, Kansas, United States from 01:00 pm 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:
(Mostly provided by John Chang)
[Experiece Kansas City] - [Visit KC] - [Gates BBQ] - [Winslow's BBQ] - [Kansas City Photo Tour] - [Kansas City Sister Cities]

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Teams in Registered Order:
  1. Taiwanese Association of Kansas City (TAKC)
  2. University of Iowa (Iowa)
  3. Dallas Tigons
  4. Shinn Fu America and University of Missouri at Kansas City (SFA-UMKC)
  5. Iowa State University (ISU)
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. 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:
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Saturday, September 5th, 2009
(detailed schedule is in the "Download" section)

Roe Park (Please note this is a different location from previous years)
10400 Roe Ave
Overland Park, KS 66207


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?
3 Softball fields, 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



Old Web Pages:
[2008] [2007] [2006] [2005] [2004] [2003]


Past Champions:
2008 - The Tigons, 2007 - The Strikers, 2006 - UMKC, 2005 - UMKC, 2004 - UIUC, 2003 - Iowa State, 2002 - UMKC, 2001 - UMKC, 2000 - UMKC, 1999 - Iowa State, 1998 - KU, 1997 - TAKC, 1996 - Wichita State, 1995 - TAKC, 1994 - Wichita State, 1993 - KSU, 1992 - KSU, 1991 - KSU, 1990 - KSU, 1989 - KSU, 1988 - KSU, 1987 - WSU, 1986 - KSU, 1985 - KSU, 1984 - KU, 1983 - KSU, 1982 - KU, 1981 - KSU, 1980 - KU, 1979 - KU, 1978 - KSU, 1977 - KSU, 1976 - KSU, 1975 - KU, 1974 - KU, 1973 - KU, 1972 - KSU, 1971 - KSU, 1970 - KU, 1969 - KSU


41st Tournament Results in 2009:
1. Shinn Fu America and University of Missouri at Kansas City (SFA-UMKC) 2. The Tigons (Dallas, Texas ) 3. Iowa State University (ISU) 4. Taiwanese Association of Kansas City (TAKC) 5. University of Iowa (Iowa)


第41 屆台灣獨立杯壘球賽紀實 (張鍚清 堪市報導)

堪市同鄉會(TAKC, http://Taiwan.thejmaker.com) 與台灣基金會 ( TUF, Taiwanese United Fund) 于今年九月五日在 Leawood , Kansas 舉行第41 屆台灣獨立杯壘球賽. 共有五隊, 約兩百人參與盛會. 台灣同鄉會包括賈慧清, 郭丕明, 楊英育,藍美津, 高川,林慶勝, 劉俊彥,張淑嫺,高文莉, 張鍚清及早先抵達會場的Iowa 大學球員及同學并協力掛上”TAIWAN” 旗於四週, 高川裝設擴音系統, 楊英育掌計分中心, 賽程時間控制, 賈慧清, 高文莉, 藍美津 切西瓜,提供飲水及汽水, 點心.

比賽採用打四局或四十分鍾, 各隊均互相交手, 各打四場. 結果如下:
Teams Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 W--L
SFA+UMKC* 19-1 (vs Iowa) 10-7 (vs TAKC) 6-5 (vs Dallas-Tigons) 7-3 (vs Iowa State) 4--0
Dallas Tigons 24-2 (vs Iowa) 3-1 (vs Iowa State) 5-6 (vs SFA+UMKC) 18-3 (vs TAKC) 3--1
Iowa State 14-6 (vs TAKC) 1-3 (vs Dallas Tigons) 9-3 (vs Iowa) 3-7 (vs SFA+UMKC) 2--2
TAKC 6-14 (vs Iowa State) 7-10 (vs SFA+UMKC) 8-6 (vs Iowa) 3-18 (vs Dallas Tigons) 1--3
Iowa 1-19 (vs SFA+UMKC) 2-24 (vs Dallas Tigons) 6-8 (vs TAKC) 3-9 (vs Iowa State) 0--4

SFA+UMKC 係SFA 公司及UMKC 校友聯隊, 險得冠軍, Dallas Tigons 亞軍, 而Iowa State University 台灣學生隊得學生組冠軍. TAKC 共有兩位60 以上, 三位50~60 及三位14 歲以下之球員, 而且人人上場揮棒, 志在參加, 精神可嘉. 比賽於六點結束,相約明年再來.



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