A big thank you to everyone who attended Chug-Off for Charity at Great Leap Brewing on Saturday. We raised at least 4,288 RMB for Magic Hospital, which will continue its excellent work providing happiness to sick, orphaned, and neglected children in Beijing. UPDATE: 5,000 RMB is the final figure, which includes 360 RMB from beer sales plus an anonymous donation.
The tournament featured 16 teams, but unfortunately we could only have one winner. Congratulations to Go on the Pikies, consisting of Colin (a Dubliner visiting from London) and Tiggi (from Leeds, the manager of Paddy O’Shea’s). Here’s the final big board, plus each round’s results:
Team We Rule def. Laowai Diaosi
Go on the Pikies def. 6 Sheets to the Wind
Terrible Trivium def. Wild Cats
Lured by Sherpas def. Kirby
Carlos Ottery def. Bruce
Tyler and Andrew def. Adam and Joe
We Waterboarded with Beer def. Team Denmark
The Lonestar def. Chung-Chugger and the G’ Sauce
Go on the Pikies def. Team We Rule
The Lonestar def. Terrible Trivium
Lured by Sherpas def We Waterboarded with Beer to Practice
Carlos Ottery def. Tyler and Andrew
Lured by Sherpas def. The Lonestar
Go on the Pikies def. Carlos Ottery
Check out Colin’s chug vs. Carlos’s teammate in the semis. For real, man?
Go on the Pikies def. Lured by Sherpa’s.
Here’s one angle of Tiggi’s final chug vs. Nitai, courtesy of Alicia:
And here’s another, via Carlos’s phone:
For now, one more look at the champions:
We haven’t written our last word about the event, but we’d be remiss for not thanking, once again, all our sponsors:
- Great Leap Brewing, which donated all the beer used for the competition and all the winners’ prizes.
- Sherpa’s, which donated 100-rmb vouchers for all participants.
- Plastered 8, which donated t-shirts.
- Judges: all of you.
- And That’s Beijing, which supplied prizes (including Pitbull tickets, a pair of which Smart Beijing also donated) via these fine establishments:
Last but not least, if you haven’t yet, check out the work of Magic Hospital, a wonderful local charity that’s committed to making children happy. They also supplied bags, candles, and mugs to all Chug-Off for Charity participants, because they’re awesome.
Umm…. How much money was raised? Wasn’t that the point?
Number has been appended. “At least” 4,288 because we still need to add in the cut from beer sales.