Shanghai Masters 2013 on Sept 7 & 8, 2013

Its time to prepare to defend our Shanghai Masters title! The Masters will be held on 7 and 8 September at Waigaoqiao. Same time and same place there will be the Lions Cup our first own tournament with 16 teams! The Masters for now is for players above 40 and allowed two above 35. First of all we like to know whether you are available and it will help to let us know whether you are above 40 or not.

Game information and registration on the link below:



Saturday & Sunday, September 7 & 8, 2013

This Master tournament is for players 40 years and older (within the year 2013) including 2 player age 35 or above. Maximum size for each squad is 12 players, to be registered prior tournament start as we have played the past 4 years. Same applies for the modus: Both Saturday and Sunday will be played in groups. All be at the Shanghai Rugby & Football Club ( on grass.

Tournament schedule

  • Friday, 9/6: Teams arriving in Shanghai
    • 7pm – 9:30pm: networking evening with free flow beer and finger food sponsored by Big Bamboo (venue Big Bamboo Nanyang Road)
  • Saturday, 9/7: 10am – 4pm: Group games
    • 5pm onwards: BBQ on the pitch for all teams, sponsors and spectators
  • Sunday, 9/8: 10am – 4pm: Second round games cup and plate groups, semi-final and final including trophy and medal ceremony.

Shanghai Masters, here we come!

Quick update on the tournament for the coming weekend

For the info on Lions’ team, check our previous post


We had a couple of last minute cancelations from Malaysia, Australia Xiamen, Guangzhou and Beijing, hence we have 9 teams in this years competition only.
Nothing to worry, your teams will be tired by Sunday afternoon! Shanghai Masters vision is active participation, plenty of playing time!

Teams are:

  • HK Krauts
  • Beijing Real Ancient
  • Shanghai Pisorelas
  • Shanghai Vikings
  • Shanghai Scotts
  • Emerald FC
  • Shanghai Shooters
  • Shanghai Lions

Sat AND Sund games start at 10am and we finish at 4pm! Make sure EVERY team is on the pitch by 9:30am.


  • Friday: 6 -9pm for all teams, sponsors, referees:  Big Bamboo downtown, Nanyang Road. Shark tank area (go to the back and than upstairs) Carlsberg and Tiger beer and finger food.  Also we will give you wrist bands for 30rmb drinks after 8pm when our keg went dry.
  • Saturday: First game starts 10am!! SRFC at Waigaojiao – all of you should know by now where the pitches are and how long it will take to get there. With 9 teams we will play a Round Robin 18 minutes straight games on 2 pitches. To keep the schedule we have only 2 minutes time between the games, please make sure you are ready for the next game. Games shall be done by 4pm. Do not leave the pitch – The beer is cold and we will crank up the BBQ’s. And we will make sure there is some free beer for all teams as well!
  • Sunday: First game starts 10am!! SRFC at Waigaojiao First 5 teams from RR Saturday will be in cup competition while bottom 4 will fight for plate. Again, games are over by 4pm. Trophy presentation and closing. Enough time for travel teams to make flights out of Pudong or Hongjiao.


One important difference to previous tournaments: instead of receiving a yellow card the player in question will receive a 1minute suspension. This should help to better enforce fair play. Please read trhe rules and forward it to your teams.

Lets have a wonderful weekend and lets enjoy it! Play fair and let the best team win.

Shanghai Masters 2012 at WGQ on Sept 1 / Sept 2


Master Lions,

We are approaching our D-Day ! I am glad to see that everybody is in good shape coming back from the holidays !

10 teams sofar have confirmed to play for the Masters Title ! Our selection process has been severe as we need to get the best of the best of the Lions on the pitch at Waigaoqiao on Sept 1 / Sept 2 !

For now we have available:

  1. Thomas G
  2. Felippe
  3. Francois
  4. Craig
  5. Jamie (coach)
  6. Matze
  7. Simon
  8. Mickael
  9. Fred on Sunday only
  10. Terao-san maybe Sunday final only
  11. Gerald
  12. David Huynh
  13. Jeff L’Her

Still tracking Patrick our topscorer !

Michael the big german cannot track him since he left for Beijing !

If we are missing out on 34/35 year old talents / I would say bring them on !

To register, it’s here:





Saturday & Sunday, September 1 & 2, 2012

This Masters tournament is for players 35 years and older (within the year 2012). Teams are allowed to include 1 player above 33. Maximum size for each squad is 12 players, to be registered prior to tournament start.
Tournament fee is RMB 3.800 net per team or equivalent in other currency.
Format: Target is 16 teams playing in group stages;
Both Saturday and Sunday will be played in groups: Cup group consists of teams coming in first and second on Saturday; Plate
group consists of 3rd and 4th teams from each group.
Venue: Shanghai Rugby & Football Club
Field: Grass
Registrations: On ‘first come – first served’ basis; we close as soon as 16 teams have confirmed; Deadline: August 15th, 2012
Rules & Regulations: Will be sent out prior the tournament; medical assistance will be provided, however it is strongly recommended that all players have medical insurance as the organizers will take no responsibility for any injury.

Tournament schedule:

  • Friday, 31/8: Teams arriving in Shanghai; 7pm – 10pm: networking evening with free flow beer and finger food sponsored by Big Bamboo (venue Big Bamboo Nanyang Road)
  • Saturday, 9/1: 10am – 4pm: Group games 5pm onwards: BBQ on the pitch for all teams, sponsors and spectators with free beer for each team
  • Sunday, 9/2: 10am – 4pm: Second round games cup and plate groups, semi-final and final including trophy and medal ceremony. The tournament will be closed around 4:30pm in order for teams to catch their flights on time. From the fields to Pudong airport you will need about 20minutes.

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