Double Dutch Contest Hong Kong Vol.3,
21 Oct 2012
We have six teams participating this year
including 5 in the U12 category and Jumping Jewels in the U18
They are Jumping Jewels, Blue Diamonds, Firecrackers,
Flying Kangaroos, Beauty and The Beast. Nine of the athletes just sat
for their PSLE two weeks before DDCHK. We have 21 skippers which is a
largest group to ever go overseas for training. This is also the first
time we have a boy team and a mixed team, The Beast and Blue Diamonds
respectively. We even out number the Hong Kong teams, 5 to 2, in the
Four of the teams managed to get rooms at the Loft hostel above the
competition venue which is great saving of time and energy.
Arrived in Hong Kong on Saturday, the day before DDCHK, with the
Jewels. Took the airport A12 bus which took us directly to the Loft
hostel. Met 3 other teams after lunch for briefing and practice.
Practice speed at the sit down corner near the lift lobby at my room
which was convenient.
For the performance practice coach Julie found an open park
perfect for us just outside the Loft hostel. After dinner practiced
Lights out by 10pm so that everyone was rested for rehersals
in the morning. Next day after rehersals was competition at 2pm.
Jumping Jewels succesfully defended both Speed and Performance titles.
We won the U12 Speed again and also the 3rd place. While not
getting back the 1st place for Performance we swept the 2nd and 3rd
Such a sweep of awards is reward for the hard work of everyone
including parents who shuttled the skippers to and for Rope
Skipping Singapore for training. We had many begineer skippers this
year so the recognition is especially gratifiying as a coach.
Now the confidence and experience gained by these skippers will give
them a distinct edge in Singapore competitions.
Roger Yue Jr
Rope Skipping Singapore
of DDCHK Vol.2, - waiting for official result from Hong Kong.
Snapshot of DDCHK Vol.3 trip
Waiting for the A12 bus at airport with the Jewels. On the bus which
hour to reach our hostel. Outside the firedoor of the the hostel after
checking in and buying water.
Met other 3 teams who came a day earlier outside my room to practice
speed after lunch. Beauty and The Beast teams would met us next day
Then practiced performance event at park outside hostel. Also a great
place to practice under the shade of trees and cool autumm air.
Dinner afterwards and we met again for another session of practice
before lights out at 10pm. Breakfast at same place where we had most of
our meals in a small mall next to hostel.
Met Japanese judge Megumi at the entrance of auditorium in the morning
going for registration and rehearsal. Coach Julie
checking in our teams for DDCHK at the foyer of the auditorium
Teams going through their speed rehearsal. Each team given 3 minutes to
practice. Hot Dog team and Japanese team.
U12 and then U18 briefed about new performance format before rehearsing
Our teams rehearsing performance event for the allowed 3 minutes each.
Lunch between rehearsal and start of DDCHK at 2pm.
We are in the balcony seat waiting area during competition. Scrubing
shoes with steel brush for better traction. Ariel with Nick of Hot Dog.
Blue Diamonds, Firecrackers and Flying Kangaroos recieving their awards.
Jumping Jewels recieving their Speed and Performance certificates and
Peformance trophy. The first team to ever win both titles for
The other foreign teams, Performance champion Hanojo-Boshuchu from
Japan and Speed 2nd Hot Dogs from USA.
Photo taking after prize giving ceremony on stage. Winning makes it
more fun as can be seen on the faces.
Team close shots
Some girl thing going on here with the Hot Dog team women skippers.
Dinner at the same easy menu on the wall place next to competititon
venue and our hostel.
Next day, while all the other teams went back to Singapore, the Jewels
went to Disneyland Hong Kong on the Disney train.
The fireworks at 8pm where the best I have ever seen. Coming back next
year to take photos.
Before leaving Hong Kong the next day went shopping at Causeway Bay
Our only MacD meal was our last in Hong Kong at Causeway Bay. Then on
the A12 bus again
this time to the airport.
Rope Skipping Singapore home