We are very excited to announce the date for the next Borneo Headhunters Hat taking place in 2013.
4th Borneo Headhunters Hat:
Saturday, 2 March 2013
What is the Borneo Headhunters Hat?
The Borneo Headhunters Hat is Sabah’s first and, so far, only Ultimate Frisbee tournament.
It was held for the first time in 2010 and attracted 36 participants. In 2011 we had 82 participants and in 2012 we had 120 participants.
In 2013 we celebrate the 4th annual Borneo Headhunters Hat and, fields permitting, we hope to grow our event’s participation even further.
The hat part of competition refers to the format of the tournament. Players register as individuals and the organisers will divide them into teams, trying their best to balance the teams with players from various skill, fitness and experience levels.
A hat tournament a great way to grow the sport, as you don’t need to bring your own team to participate, and newer players have the opportunity to learn from more experienced players they’ve probably never met or played with before. The exchange of knowledge, skills and friendship at this type of tournament is unparalleled.
Where is the Borneo Headhunters Hat?
Our Ultimate tournament takes place in Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Sabah, which is 1 of 2 east Malaysian states on the island of Borneo.
The fields have not be confirmed yet, but Kota Kinabalu isn’t very big and between inexpensive public transport and eager local players willing to ferry competition participants around, you will never be far away from where the Headhunters Hat action is.
How do I get to the Borneo Headhunters Hat?
Well, to get to the Hat you have to get to Kota Kinabalu first.
Kota Kinabalu can be reached via direct flight, often on an inexpensive low-cost carrier from major centers around the region including Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Jakarta, Bandar Seri Begawan, Manila, Tapei, Macau and Hong Kong.
The relatively low cost makes the Borneo Headhunters Hat an excellent choice for Ultimate players in the region looking for somewhere new and fresh to play Ultimate at.
Where do I stay for the Borneo Headhunters Hat?
As we said before, Kota Kinabalu isn’t all that big, so where you stay won’t make a big difference to your transfer costs.
So 5 star, no star, budget, home-stay, apartment, resort – whatever you fancy is available and probably not too far from where the fields will be either.
What can I do before and after the Borneo Headhunters Hat?
Kota Kinabalu is the gateway to the rest of Sabah, which is known as an action packed, eco destination.
While you’re here, before or after playing in the Borneo Headhunters Hat, you have a host of activities available to you.
White water rafting, diving, island hopping, orang utan sightings, jungle trekking, climbing Mt. Kinabalu, wildlife safaris, mountain biking, cultural experiences, homestays, golfing, and the list goes on.
We’ll be hooking our players up with some good deals soon.
More information will be made available right here or at the Facebook events page for the Headhunters Hat.