REGISTRATION FOR THE FIRST BEIJING CREAM CHUG-OFF FOR CHARITY IS OPEN. (Update, 8/20, 10 pm: registration is full as of this moment, but we are still taking names for the wait list.)
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
When: Saturday, August 24, 2 pm
Entry fee: 150 RMB per team, includes 2 beers minimum + goodie bag (each participant will get a 100-RMB voucher from Sherpa’s) + possible prizes
Team limit: 1 or 2 people (entry fee the same either way)
All proceeds go to Magic Hospital:
Magic Hospital strives to help in the healing of sick, abused, neglected and orphaned children by restoring an element of fun in their day. We design and implement activities and programs for these children who are temporarily or permanently deprived of a carefree childhood.
Contest format: This will be a 16-team single-elimination tournament in which one person chugs per round, with the winner’s team moving on, and the loser’s team going home. All matchups in every round will be determined via random draw, Champions League style.
Beer: Great Leap beer, specific kind tbd. First-round losers will be given another beer as consolation.
Prizes: Semifinalist teams will receive an appetizer. Each of the individual finalists will receive a growler of Great Leap beer. The champion team will receive a 300-RMB bar voucher, plus this:
And finally, please meet the judges of Chug-Off for Charity:
Robert Foyle Hunwick, editor-in-chief of That’s Beijing; Steven Schwankert, editor-in-chief of the Beijinger; Natalie Litofsky, Web editor of City Weekend; Morgan Short, editor-in-chief of Smart Beijing/Shanghai; James Wilkinson, editor of TimeOut Beijing; Tyler Roney, editor-in-chief of The World of Chinese.