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About Borneo Headhunters

First started in 2010, the Borneo Headhunters Hat is an Ultimate Frisbee Hat tournament, a format that puts experienced players and beginners to Ultimate in balanced teams. The tournament values The Spirit of the Game.

BHH 2015 Complimentary Shuttles

The shuttles page is up!!

We will be providing free shuttles (bus, ride) to the field (and back) from certain parts of the city. However, spaces are limited so make sure you take 1 minute (yes, that’s right… 1 minute!!) to fill in the form. We also provided a map of pickup locations for those directionally impaired! Just click on the dots to know what they represent. You have until sunday March 8th, 11:59pm Malaysia Time to fill in the form. Thanks for 1 minute of your time! Click on the shuttles tab now!

6th Borneo Headhunters Hat

The 6th Borneo Headhunters Hat is set for the 21st – 22nd March 2015, happening in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. Registration has been underway and invitations have been sent out to players to participate in the first time ever that the BHH will be held over a 2-day weekend filled with Ultimate fun.

To coincide with a 2-day weekend event, tournament fees has been increased to a modest RM 100 and will cover lunch over 2 days, free flow water and ice, bananas and players will receive a tournament jersey. Complimentary transport will also be provided to and from the field during the weekend from certain spots in the city. Players are expected to be early if they wish to utilize this complimentary service otherwise they will be expected to find their own way to the fields.

More details will be sent out to players over the upcoming weeks and we look forward to hosting you in this tournament. See you soon!

BHH 2014 Tournament Rules & Format

BHH 2014 Rules
Ultimate Frisbee is a unique self-refereed sport, but players still abide by the rules governing it. We will be following the latest World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) Rules of Ultimate.

The By Laws for the 2014 Borneo Headhunters Hat is as follow:

Captains

Teams will elect their own captains on Saturday morning at the 7:30am team meeting. Please be at the field by 7:15am. We suggest that teams choose a captain that will champion the Spirit of the Game. Other good traits to have in a captain: Knowledge of the rules, knowledge of game plays and experience.

Team captains must report to the Tournament Director by 7:45am Saturday morning for Captain’s briefing.

Game Format for Pool and Playoff games (except Finals)

40 minute games. First to 11 points with a margin of 2 points or more. Win-by-1 cap is 13 points. Soft-cap @30mins (When soft-cap is called, finish current point. If play has not started, play 1 more point before deciding soft-cap. Once soft-cap has been called, if lead by 2 points or more, wins. If lead by 1, leading score + 1 wins. If tied, universal point)

Time out: One 2-minute time out per team per game. Time out does not stop game clock. No time out during soft-cap.

Half time: No half-time during Pool games or play-offs except during Championship Finals (see finals rule below).

Female Players: Team ratio is 5-2 (5 guys, 2 female). With Captain’s Agreement, teams can play with 6-1 but never less than 1 female on the line. Same rule applies during Finals.

Game Format for BHH 2014 Finals
50 minute game. First to 13 points with a margin of 2 goals or more. Win-by-1 cap is 15 points. Soft-cap @40mins (When soft-cap is called, finish current point. If play has not started, play 1 more point before deciding soft-cap. Once soft-cap has been called, if lead by 2 points or more, wins. If lead by 1, leading score + 1 wins. If tied, universal point)

Time out: One 2-minute time out per team per half. Time out does not stop game clock. No time out during soft-cap.

Half time: 5 minutes half time taken when a team scores 6 points or when game clock is at 25mins, whichever first. Half time stops game clock. When half time is called in between pulls, take the half time.

Tournament Format (Morning games)
There will be 3 group of 4 teams. Each group will play at the same field for the morning Pool games. Captains will draw lots during the 7:45am Captain’s Briefing to decide team placements for group games.

After all the morning match results are in, teams are seeded in their groups to determine the afternoon playoff games. Teams with more wins will be seeded higher and in the event of a tie, point differential will be used. Higher point differential will be seeded higher.

Point Differential = Offense points – Defense Points
Example: Your team scores 10 points during group games and your opponents score 4 points on you. Your Point Differential is 6 (10 minus 4).

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Tournament Format (Play-offs)
After the morning games, teams are seeded within groups and point differentials are calculated before splitting teams into Pool A, B and C. Pool A is the three top teams (from Group A, B and C) plus the best second place team based on point differentials. Pool B is the other two second placed teams plus the two best third place teams. Pool C is the remaining third place team and the three fourth place teams. Teams are also seeded within their respective Pool to determined seedings.

PoolC

PoolB

PoolA

No Moaning
The Tournament Director (TD) has the last and final say.
We have made every effort to balance the teams. Your team is what it is. Act like a champion and use what you have to overcome adversity. Whatever happens to your team’s players on the day (no shows, upset stomachs, snowball in the eye) is your team’s fate and we cannot change it.

The Borneo Headhunters Hat wants to be known as one of the Best Spirited Tournament in Asia. Help us by being friendly, having fun and making good calls on the field. Remember, when in doubt or disagreement after explaining calls, just contest and take the disc back and play on.

Any incidents of excessively bad Spirit will be swiftly and efficiently dealt with by Team Captains and the Tournament Director, which could include disqualification, revoked tournament privileges, being asked to leave or all of the above.

Winning is good, but playing well regardless of whether or not you’re winning, is better.
Let’s all be better! And have fun while we’re at it.

BHH 2014 Accommodation Deals

There are many accommodations in Kota Kinabalu that fits everyone’s budget. The ones listed below are also the pickup points for the complimentary tournament buses to the field so do stay around the area if you plan to board the buses.Below are some of the deals we managed to get for you:

Imperial Boutec Hotel
Imperial Boutec Hotel offers bare essential and comfortable place to rest, equipped with flat screen TVs and ethernet access in the rooms. Centrally located at Warisan Square, it is in the midst of Kota Kinabalu’s nightlife, restaurants and shopping. BHH 2014 deal: RM 100 per room per night. Includes breakfast. Extra mattress could be requested subject to availability.

Booking instructions: Contact Dinoza directly through dinoza@gmail.com for booking arrangements and include:

(1) Your full name,
(2) Your contact number,
(3) check-in/check-out dates

Note: Full payment to Dinoza upon check-in. Please state that you’re with “Borneo Headhunters 2014”  so that he knows to book the room for you based on the pricing.

Borneo Backpackers
Centrally located in the heart of the city, with its distinctive green and brown theme colours, Borneo Backpackers is the choice of the budget backpacker. There will be a rm5 discount from all their rooms for tournament players. Package includes free Airport Arrival transfer to the hostel on your arrival but in case of flight delay, you will be expected to make your own way to Borneo Backpackers.

Booking instructions: Email Nanie at info@borneobackpackers.com or call +6088-234009 to book your room and include the following information:

(1) Your full name and if booking with a group, the names of everyone in your group,
(2) Your contact number / information
(3) check-in and check-out date
(4) your arrival time and flight if you plan to make use of the free airport pickup. Minimum one week prior to arrival for confirmation if you plan to utilize the free airport pickup.

Note: Please state that you’re with “Borneo Headhunters 2014”  so that they will be able to book the room for you based on the pricing.

Borneo Beach House
Located just 5 minutes walk from Tanjung Aru beach, terminal 2 airport (AirAsia terminal) and the rugby field where Headhunters play their sunday 4pm – 6pm pickup games, Borneo Beachouse Backpackers provide friendly and comfortable accommodation as the official headquarters of Ultimate in Sabah. Tanjung Aru’s First beach is also the location for Headhunters Tuesdays and Thursdays pickup beach session starting from 6:15pm – 8pm making it an ideal location for those seeking additional Ultimate playing time during their stay in Kota Kinabalu. Did we mention that sunsets at the beach are also amongst the best in the world? Don’t just take our word for it and come experience it yourself!

Offering a 10% discount for all rooms, the Borneo Beachouse Backpackers supports Ultimate in Sabah by offering pocket friendly accommodation. Travel arrangements from the hostel to the field will also be provided for participants staying at this accommodation.

Email borneo.beachouse@gmail.com or hafh.borneo@yahoo.com and provide the following information:

(1) Your full name and if booking with a group, the names of everyone in your group,
(2) Your contact number / information
(3) check-in and check-out date

Note: Please add the remark “Headhunters”  so that they will be able to book the room for you based on the pricing.

Other services provided:

1) Mt. Kinabalu Climb
2) Kinabalu Park & Hot Spring day trip
3) Proboscis monkey & Fireflies river cruise
4) Cultural village
5) Orangutan sanctuary
6) River Rafting Class I-IV
7) Snorkeling & Dive packages
8) Island tours

What else you can do with us??
1. Booking for backpackers lodge in Sabah
2. Booking for 2-5 star hotel/resort in Sabah
3. Airport Transfer
4. Dinner transfer

BHH 2014 Tournament Schedule

21/2/2014
7:30 PM
Registration party at Texas Grill Restaurant and Bar (Segama Complex, Kota Kinabalu city center). The party is where you get to see which team are you in and get to know your new team mates and other players. For returning BHH players, Texas Grill is right next to previous years’ registration party venue.

22/2/2014
6:30 AM
Bus arrives at each pickup locations: Imperial Boutec Hotel (IBH), Borneo Backpackers (BB) and Borneo Beach House (BBH). Make sure you’ve registered for the complimentary buses or there might not be a spot for you on the bus.

7:00 AM
Bus leaves IBH, BB, BBH.

7:15 AM
Buses arrive at the field.

Breakfast (buns and breads) is served at the field.

Players pick up jerseys and select captain.

7:45 AM
Captain’s meeting.

Borneo Headhunter’s Hat and Ultimate merchandise booth is open.

8:30 AM
Tournament kicks off.

12:30 PM
Lunch is served.

01:10 PM
Tournament break.

01:40 PM
Tournament resumes.

04:40 PM
Finals.

05:30 PM
End of tournament.

Group photo.

Buses arrive at the field and leave for BB & BBH.

7:00 PM
Arrival of buses at BB & BBH.

7:30 PM
Buses leave BB & BBH for party venue (location will be announced later).

7:45 PM
Buses arrive at party venue.

8:00 PM
Party kicks off. Includes games and prize giving ceremony.

10:00 PM
End of party.

Buses arrive at party venue and leaves for BB and BBH.

BHH 2014 weekend venue map
BHH 2014 venue map. Original by Sabah Tourism.

First batch BHH 2014 tournament invitations out!

First batch of BHH 2014 tournament Invitation has been sent to the first 150 registrants. Please check your email. For those who didn’t receive any email, don’t worry. We will inform you soon on your eligibility in a separate email.

As there are many newcomers to the BHH tournament this year, let us explain the process. All times are based on Malaysia local time.

6th December 2013 – First 150 tournament invitations are sent out.

6th to 20th December 2013, 5:59pm – First batch of invitees will be required to bank in a non-refundable RM60 for tournament fees as well as email us the bank-in slip as proof of payment. Those who did that will be officially confirmed as players for the 5th Borneo Headhunters Hat 2014 Tournament. After this deadline, we will open spots to people on the waiting list.

Thank you for your interest in participating in the 5th Borneo Headhunters Hat and we hope to see you here in Sabah!

5th Borneo Headhunters Hat announced!

Mark your calendar! We are happy to announce that the 5th Borneo Headhunters Hat is set for the 22nd of February 2014, happening in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. Registration will open at 9pm Malaysia local time, Monday 2nd December 2013 and as previous years, the first 150 fully registered (registration and payment received) players is confirmed a spot in the tournament. More details to follow but for now, keep an eye on this site for the registration page!

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