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Friday, February 21, 2014

Sasuke ASEAN Open Cup - Update 2

Banner is up! ©Sasuke Malaysia

Day 2 of Qualifying continues in Malaysia for the inaugural Sasuke ASEAN Open Cup! (Day 1 - which was Malaysia qualifying) was yesterday) Today was Open qualifying for all non-seeded countries.  That included everyone willing to fly to Malaysia to participate in this event!  Several countries were present to qualify for the main draw which is to be held in a few short hours!

Busy day in Malaysia as everyone crowds for their chance at qualifying! ©1Malaysia For Youth

For today though it was a busy (and very hot) day for the 2nd round of qualifying.  The same set up of the Steps to sprint and top 100 times were to advance to tomorrow's main event.  Thanks to the generosity of the organizing crew people were allowed to share photos and videos of absolutely everything!  I was able to have my pick of multiple photos and whatnot to share!

 Competitors posing with the Brunei and Guam Flags ©Sasuke Malaysia

A lot busier day today as there were more than 100+ competitors from several different countries from around the world taking part in qualifying.  Country flags (including Sasuke Veteran Brett Sims ブレッド・スイムス famous America shorts LOL) were everywhere.

Team Singapore with Team Netherlands ©Team Singapore

It was nice seeing so many photos from the event.  Again it was a small qualifier today with just the steps and the sprint.  Out today were more country built teams in hopes of qualifying for Sunday's Final.

 
Open Qualifying Day 2 ©Perry Oosterlee

Some foreigners like Perry were single representatives for their nation.  The hope of the organizers are to make this a bigger event. It's these small steps that build on something larger. After all we all remember how small Sasuke 1 was.

 
All smiles!  Team Brunei ©SAOC

So I see these guys as pioneers.  Willing to sit through 100 degree heat to participate in a small event in hopes to help it grow into another titan event like Sasuke Japan.  The potential is much larger with the ASEAN event simply because it's an open event.

Preparations made for Qualifying Day 2 ©SAOC

It's nice to see people from the USA all the way over there.  The flight alone takes 24+ hours!

 
Country Pride - Team Taiwan ©Ryan Stratis

Sasuke 27 Veteran Ryan Stratis ライアン・ストラティス sharing his photo with Team Taiwan led by Sasuke Veteran Lee En-Chih (リー・エンチ)(李 恩至).

Day 2 Qualifying ©Zack

Sasuke Malaysia and Sasuke Asean Open Cup Facebooks had a myriad of photos and video.  They even had some of the qualifying runs posted.  This was David Campbell's run.

 
Sasuke Veteran Lee En-Chih (リー・エンチ)(李 恩至) ©SAOC

 
ANW's Brian Kretsch also waiting his turn ©SAOC


 
Sasuke Veteran  David Campbell デイヴィッド・キャンベル ©SAOC
 
The competitors eagerly awaited their times to see if they moved on to the main event tomorrow.  The top 100 (in random order) was then posted for everyone.  Here is the list:
We would like to thank everyone for participating in our preliminaries. Below are the list of 100 participants who qualified for the finals which will be held on the 22nd of February 2014. For those who did not make it, please do not give up and visit our Facebook page and website to get updates on our future events.

0092 ALAN CONNEALY
0089 DREW DRECHSEL
0070 ABDULLAH BIN YUSOF
0049 AK MUHD NUR'NAZIRUL MUBIN BIN PG ROSLAN
0047 AWG MOHD HASNAL HUSNA BIN AHMAD
0036 MUHAMMAD AZLAN SHAH BUN MUHAMMED AZMAN
0056 SHABANI BIN SHAARI
0093 MARSLI ROGER NZCHOLAS
0037 ABDUL HARITH BIN BALI
0090 GRANT LEITHEIRSER
0048 MOHD REDHA BIN ROZLAN
0052 ALVIN TAN CHONG KWANG
0087 MIKE BERNARDO
0106 Tuan Mohd Faiz B. Tuan Mohd Nor
0066 HANZALAH BIN MOHAMMAD
0088 RYAN STRATIS
0034 MOHAMAD SUFFIAN BIN MULYADI
0068 PERRY OOSTERLEE
0009 Muhammad Sirrullah Bin Rameli
0055 MUHD ZAKI ZAKWAN
0091 DAVID CAMPBELL
0051 TIM KOREN
0101 Zulfikar bin Ariff
0043 NIK SAIFUL NAZRY BIN NIK SOFF
0073 BRETT SIMS
0042 RIZAL BIN AHMAD
0079 KEVIN FU
0053 ALVARO GAMPOS
0046 SYED ABDUL QADER ALSAGOFF
0003 Muhammad Zaki Bin Nasarruddin
0007 Muhamad Ali Bin Shahid
0057 BILLY NAVAMETE
0035 HUM JIE SHEN
0062 AMIR ISKANDAR BIN SAADON
0018 Muhammad Izzat b. Shamsudin
0078 MICHELLE WARNHY
0076 CHUNMIN YONG
0040 ADAM BIN AZMI
0067 LEONG KAI MUN
0086 LEONG HENG WANG
0050 ALAN ZHANG
0032 Mohammad Rashid Bin Mahmad
0041 MOHD ISA BIN SAAD
0058 muhammad fadhli bin zamani
0033 TOSHIHIRO OSAKA
0023 Muhammad Khaldum
0064 MUHAMMAD BIN SHAFIE
0080 CHIEH-YIN KAO
0016 NIQMAH BIN ISMAYUDDIN
0105 AHMAD SYAKIRIN BIN SAPARAI
0098 muhammad amali bin che ismail
0082 RAJA SYAHIRAN BIN RAJA AZHARIANSHAH
0063 MOHD ZAFRI BIN ABDUL KARIM
0075 Brian Kretsch
0021 Chin Heng Kit
0094 BEN JONES
0074 LONG ZHUN LIAO
0045 ROBERT KIRKLAND
0095 Muhammad Noor bin Hashim
0077 En-Chih Lee
0061 MOHD AMIRUL YUSRI BIN RAZALI
0008 Muhamad Lukman Nurhakim Bin Noor Jayadi
0096 RAJ AHMAD
0013 Farouq Azhan bin Amirruddin
0072 PETER TRAN
0054 SAMSURI BIN MOHAMAD DANNY NG
0044 WAYNE KWAN YAN WEI
0001 Syed Amirul Hidayat bin syed kamarulzaman
0004 Muhammad Al Amin Bin Nordin
0002 Amirul Ashraff Bin Md Yazid
0085 JIE EN HO
0099 mohammed hafiz bin shariff
0059 MOHD ZULHILMIE BIN ZAKARIA
0104 Muhammad Syauqi B. Jamaludin
0010 Muhammad Farhan Bin Ahmad Razef
0038 ABDUL RAHIM MANLOD
0081 WANG JUN AN
0014 Saiful Idzham Bin Sulong
0083 YI MING CHANG
0011 Razain Razman B.Nor Razman
0020 Kee Huai Liang Vliam
0006 ahmad taufiq bin mohamad
0005 Abdul Wafiy Bin Abu Bakar
0031 Ariff Syafik Bin Zulkifli
0097 WONG KASEM EDDISON
0060 MOHD UZAINI B RAHMANI
0027 Tom Choo Kok Fei
0028 Sufian B. Mohd Aris
0015 ARUIN BIN ROSLAN
0084 HSU TING
0026 Khairul Hafiz Abu Hassan
0019 Gan Boon Sing
0012 nidzam syamil bin abd rahman
0103 SIDDIQ RAFEE BIN RAMLI
0017 Muhammad Solihin b Azmi
0025 Muhammad Sharidzuan B.Ahmad Shahrifun
0039 TENGKU HASANUL FIRDAUS
0022 Kenneth Vee Sern Yuen
0030 Jane Lee
0100 chen cho ying
Sasuke ASEAN Open Cup 2014 in Malaysia - Course layout ©azhan

Speaking of main event here is a beautiful 360 view of the entire course that Perry Ooosterlee posted for us.  Also new SMF member azhan01 posted a friggin' awesome layout of the entire course over a Google map.  Thanks so much!  That's totally something I adore and appreciate.

 New Generation Star Ryo Matachi (Cliffer #2) 又地諒 ©SAOC

Many people know by now that Ryo was flown to Malaysia to be a tester.  I'm happy he's recovering from a very serious health problem that required surgery and had him hospitalized for 3 weeks.  I'm delighted that not only was he there, but well enough to do strenuous exercise.

Spider Walk (スパイダーウォーク)

Here's also some more photos of the course that will be run tomorrow. I posted these photos along with Ryo's photo, because he was videotaped testing out these obstacles as a demonstration to all of the competitors who came out today for the qualifying.

Ni Ren Soritatsu Kabe (2連そり立つ壁)

Thanks to Team Singapore, Ryo's Stage 1 demonstration of the above 2 obstacles is HERE. Remember that this will be going on at the same time as the other 3 groups as they rotate around each stage.

The Gallon Throw (ザ・ガロンスロー) to Wall Lifting (ウォールリフティング)

I incorrectly said the walls were first but clearly from the video the Gallow Throw is first then the run to the 4 walls. Poor Ryo looked exhausted after that last wall.  He is not known for actually lifting them over his head so kudos for him!

New Generation Star Ryo Matachi (Cliffer #2) 又地諒 demonstrating the The Gallon Throw (ザ・ガロンスロー)

K so they have basically an open barrel (as opposed to the much heavier one from Sportsman #1 which had to be heavier to go a further distance) you throw above your head and behind you to clear the concrete wall.

Devil Steps (デビルステップス) - I'm dubbing this the Double Devil Steps


Unstable Bridge (アンステーブルブリッジ)

Ryo and Inui checking out the Lamp Grasper (ランプグラスパー)

Ryo also did the next stage with the four obstacles. (Video)  I had to laugh when he asked for a booster seat. Given the pace of this stage on the video, I'm curious if this too is timed.  We'll find out more tomorrow.

Azhan with Ryo ©azhan

Thanks to Azhan for the photos!  Again I'm very happy how open this event is with people able to walk up and take photos and share them freely with everyone. It is nice to see that! I hope it continues!


©azhan

I soooooo want this shirt.. that is all.
 
Sasuke Malaysia winner and Sasuke 27/28 Veteran Farid "Cat" Isham モハメド・パリド・イシャム©Sasuke Malaysia
So I'm excited to see what tomorrow brings!  I'm proud of the team for finally getting this event underway after all the problems and delays over the past 14 months.

Team Japan checking out the obstacles
Sasuke Veteran and Former Finalist Kenji Takahashi 高橋賢次 along with New Generation member Hitoshi Kanno 菅野仁志 and  Sasuke All-star Shingo Yamamoto 山本進悟 ©Sasuke Malaysia
Late Friday night in Malaysia team Japan landed!  They were on the course at night to see what it looks like. This was their first view of the course.

Team Japan
Sasuke All-star Shingo Yamamoto 山本進悟, Sasuke Veteran Kenji Takahashi 高橋賢次, New Generation member Hitoshi Kanno 菅野仁志, New Generation member Kazuma Asa 朝一眞 and Yuusuke Morimoto 森本 裕介 ©Masato Inui

The main event has now officially begun!  Day 3 (Saturday) is the Individual Finals and Day 4 (Sunday) is the Team Finals!

9 comments:

azhan azhan said...

Azhan01 here,

Well, Azhan is my real name, so you can just call me that. As posted on SMF, I couldn't take pictures because I lost my camera battery during the event. I've written a short report on the event though

Arsenette said...

Awesome thanks I'll update that as well :)

azhan azhan said...

1 more thing. those shirts are on sale for RM30 (roughly $10). Perhaps you could ask someone to buy for you?

ad uk said...

THANKS FOR THE BLOG YOU MUST BE FINDING IT HARD TO PICK AND CHOOSE WHAT TO USE.

SLIGHTLY CONFUSED BY THE TEAM ASPECT

I ALSO WANT ONE OF THOSE SHIRTS

DO YOU THINK NAGANO WILL GET A CRACK AT THE COURSE

Taylor Gallagher said...

I love Sasuke (Ninja Warrior), and I'm so glad Ryo could make it and demonstrate for everyone. And team Japan is awesome. Love them. What network will this be on? Thanks.

Arsenette said...

Oh Azhan I didn't think of that. LOL Oh well I didn't organize that and now it's too late.

Hey Ad UK! Yeah because the organizers were so wiling to allow photos and videos it really made for an awesome sharing event. So yeah I had a hard time picking between them so I went for quality + most inclusive photos. Depending on what I was writing on.

No idea if Nagano ran the course or not. I'll ask!

Hello Taylor! (Comment moderation) :)
No idea if this will be televised.. I don't think this was in their budget, that said many have been asking and I hope something s at least put on Youtube.

Taylor Gallagher said...

Thank you. I hope we can see it somewhere. And I want that T-Shirt.

Arsenette said...

btw I'll clean up the other ones for ya Taylor.

PJ Chow said...

Oh man, I'd totally love a shirt as well. Maybe some merchandising will come of all this.

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