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A Day Out: The KMPG Lamma500 Dragon Boat Races 2016

By Julie Magno 29 April 2016

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Sunday May 1, 2016 – Tai Wan To Beach, Lamma Island

Welcome to the Localiiz media partner race page for the 10th anniversary! On its 10th anniversary the Lamma500 has introduced yet another green initiative, putting what was a printed programme online. Scroll down for race results on the day, the schedule, tips on how to get there, past winners, a live photo feed (#lamma500, #lamma500xlocaliiz to share yours), a downloadable programme and more. Enjoy!

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A huge thank you to the partners and sponsors for making the Lamma500 possible!

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9:00am- 1:20pm | 500m Heats 1 & 2 | Men's Open, Women's Open, Mixed Premier & Youth Points are awarded for finishes in Heats 1 & 2 and the total score will determine which finals competition the team competes in, scheduled for the afternoon. Mixed Premier teams are fighting for a place in the Shield, Plate, Bowl and Cup Final competitions; Men's  and Women's Open are fighting for places in their respective Bowl and Cup Competitions, and the Youth team all go the the Youth Cup Final but they are competing for lane position. 1:30- 2:00pm | Lunch & Catch up 2:00- 3:30pm | 1,000m Competition | Men's Open, Women's Open, Mixed Premier Crews paddle in a running staggered start, anti-clockwise around the race course – a distance of 1,000 meters. A cup is awarded for 1st through 3rd positions in each division 3:55- 5:25pm | Finals | Men's Open, Women's Open, Mixed Premier Competitors fight for glory in their respective finals, as determined in Heats 1&2 Open Overview Race Schedule (PDF) Open detailed Race Schedule (PDF) Open Full Festival Programme (PDF) [/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title="See live stream event photos - share yours on Twitter or Instagram with #Lamma500xLocaliiz #Lamma500 #Lamma10Years" style="fancy"] @loclaiiz #lamma500xlocaliiz or #localiiz to be featured on our Instagram or Twitter! If having trouble viewing, refresh your browser! [twinesocial app='Localiiz'] [/su_spoiler]

Check out the video from 2015!

Read more: Island Series: Lamma Island Guide

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  1. Catch ferry to Yung Shue Wan – half hour approximately. Ferry Schedule [Note: use the Sunday timetable].
  2. 25 minute walk to Power Station Beach. Walk through village following signs.
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  • ABC BUZZ Dragon
  • AWA Women
  • Bank Of America Merrill Lynch Bulls
  • BGC Stormy Dragons
  • BlackRock - Team B.A.M.
  • Blazing Paddles
  • BNP Paribas
  • Cathay Pacific Dragon Boat
  • CIS Alumni
  • Cogito College - High Fliers
  • Credit Agricole CIB Green Tigers
  • DB Pirates
  • DBS - Pa Fai Dee
  • DNA Dragons
  • Fair Dinkum
  • French Froggies
  • Gallagher Flying Kiwis
  • German Dragons
  • Guangzhou International Dragonboat Club
  • Happy Wednesday Barracuda Dragon Boat Team
  • HK Japanese Dragon Boat Club
  • HSBC Commercial Banking
  • HSBC Insurance rOARING Lions
  • Hungarian Dragons
  • Komodo Dragons
  • KPMG Hong Kong
  • KPMG Singapore
  • Lamma Dragons
  • Lantau Boat Club
  • Los Chiles
  • Manudragon
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Sea Cucumbers
  • SeaGods
  • Shun Hing College Dragon Boat Club
  • South Lantau Paddle Club (SLPC)
  • Spanish Dragons SCC
  • Tai Tam Tigers
  • Team Loreley
  • Team Mushu - Disney
  • Top Express - J-Dragon
  • V-Power Dragon Boat Team
  • VRC
  • VSA Sharks
  • Way Young Dragon Boat Club
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Welcome from KMPG

Martin Fenwick, KPMGKPMG China wishes to extend a warm welcome to all the participants and spectators attending this year’s KPMG Lamma International Dragon Boat Festival (KPMG Lamma 500). We are proud to be the title sponsor of the event – voted as one of the best dragon boat events in the world – as it reaches its 10th anniversary this year. More than just an annual festive dragon boating event, KPMG Lamma 500 promotes charitable activities including raising money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Hong Kong. The event also supports youth participation through the inclusion of an U18 division as well as women’s participation with 15 women’s teams registered this year. Corporate social responsibility is at the heart of KPMG’s culture and we believes strongly in supporting local community initiatives as well as promoting a healthy lifestyle. We look forward to meeting you all, and wish you an enjoyable and memorable day. Matthew Fenwick Tax Director, KPMG China & captain of the KPMG team View other welcome messages from the organisers   [/su_spoiler]

Read more: Your Guide to Running & Hiking Races in Hong Kong 2016

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500-metre Youth Cup Youth Cup Third Place: VSA Sharks Youth Cup Champions: Cogito College - High Fliers   1,000-metre Women’s Cup Third Place: Lantau Boat Club Runners-up: Lamma Dragons Champions: AWA Globe Women’s Paddlers   1,000-metre Mixed Cup Third Place: Team Mushu - Disneyland Runners-up: BGC Stormy Dragons Champions: VRC   1,000-metre Open Cup Third Place: Team Mushu - Disneyland Runners-up: Lamma Dragons Cup Champions: VRC   500-metre Mixed Bowl Runners-up: NTEF - New Territories East Friendship Champions: Top Express - J-Dragon   500-metre Women’s Plate Runners-up: Sea Cucumbers Champions: SMUGZ   500-metre Open Plate Third Place: SMUGZ Champions: Top Express - J-Dragon   500-metre Mixed Plate Third Place: SMUGZ Runners-up: Cathay Pacific Dragon Boat Team B hampions: BGC Stormy Dragons   500-metre Women’s Cup Third Place: AWA Globe Paddlers Runners-up: Lantau Boat Club Champions: RHKYC   500-metre Mixed Cup Third Place: VRC Runners-up: Team Mushu - Disneyland Champions: RHKYC Blue   500-metre Open Cup Third Place: Lamma Dragons Runners-up: RHKYC Champions: VRC


1,000-metre Mixed Premier Champions Champions: BGC Stormy Dragons Runners-UP: Lantau Boat Club Mixed Red Third Place: VRC Mixed   1,000-metre Open Champions Champions: Lamma Dragons Runners-up: BGC Stormy Dragons Third Place: The Liechtenstein Princely Navy   1,000-metre Women’s Champions Champions: BGC Stormy Dragons Runners-up: Lamma Dragons Third Place:  AWA Globe Paddlers   500-metre Mixed Bowl Champions Champions: South Lantau Palm Beach Buffaloes Runners-up: Los Chiles Third Place: Le Jardin Flying Kiwis   500-metre Open Plate Champions Champions: HKUST Alumni Dragon Boat Club Runners-up: UBS Blazing Paddles Third Place: DBS Old Boys Pa Ho Dee   500-metre Mixed Plate Champions Lamma Mixed Cowboys Runners-up: VRC Mixed Third Place: Lamma Mixed Indians   500-metre Women’s Plate Champions Champions: Blazing Paddles Runners-up: DBS Pirates Wags & Wenches Third Place: Team Loreley   500-metre Junior Cup Champions Cup Champions: Lamma Dragons Junior Mixed A Runners-up: USA Sharks - Victoria Shanghai Academy Third Place: Lamma Dragons Junior Mixed B   500-metre Women’s Cup Champions Champions:  BGC Stormy Dragons Runners-up: AWA Globe Paddlers Third Place: Lady Buzz   500-metre Open Cup Champions Cup Champions: The Liechtenstein Princely Navy unners-up: RHKYC Men Third Place: Buzz Dragons   500-metre Mixed Cup Champions Cup Champions: Team Mushu unners-up: Lantau Boat Club Mixed Red Third Place: BGC Stormy Dragons


1,000-metre Mixed Premier Champions: BGC Stormy Dragons 1,000-metre Mixed Senior Champions: South Lantau Paddle Club 1,000-metre Open Champions: AMS International Group Dragon Boat Team 1,000-metre Women’s Champions: Lamma Dragons  500-metre Mixed Premier Champions: Team Mushu 500-metre Mixed Senior Champions: Lamma Dragons 500-metre Mixed Premier Bowl Champions: Dragons of North America (Team DNA) 500-metre Mixed Premier Plate Champions: Cathay Pacific-B & Blue Sky Sports Club (dead-heat) 500-metre Open Plate Champions: Lantau Boat Club 500-metre Open Cup Champions: AMS International Group Dragon Boat Team 500-metre Women’s Cup Champions: AWA Globe Paddlers  


1,000m Men’s Open Champions: HKIPC 1,000m Senior Mixed Champions: HKIPC 1,000m Women’s Champions: HKIPC Ladies 1,000m Mixed Premier Champions:  HKIPC Open Men’s Plate Champions: Southside Massive Mixed Plate Champions-: Team DNA Senior Mixed Plate Champions: BGC Stormy Dragons Women’s Cup Champions: Lamma Ladies Open Men’s Cup Champions: Hung On Marine Co Mixed Cup Champions: HKIPC [/su_spoiler] [su_spoiler title="Rules" style="fancy"] Download Rules (PDF) [/su_spoiler]

A huge thank you to the generous partners and sponsors for making the Lamma500 possible!

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  • Ah Bun (Leung Wai Pan)
  • Alex Chang
  • Alex Sommerson - Official
  • Alysha Tarr
  • Amy Wong
  • Andy Brooks – M.G. Geraghty (Insurance Brokers) Ltd
  • Andy Griffiths
  • Andy Tse - HEC
  • Anita Chau - KPMG
  • Anson Bailey - KPMG
  • Association
  • Bill McQueen
  • Brad Tarr – Festival Director
  • Carlsberg
  • Caroline Collins - Lamma Grill
  • Chai Wan Fishermen
  • Chan Nin Wai
  • Chow Kim Fai
  • Christian Ross – Escapade Sports
  • Claudia Tarr
  • Damian Laracy
  • Dan Peterson – The Waterfront/
  • Daniel Clarke - Finishline
  • Dr Frank
  • Emily Tarr
  • Eric Chau – HEC
  • Fraser Douglas
  • Fulton Mak - KPMG
  • Gina Miller – Race Convener
  • Gitta Bjornsson - Startline
  • Grace Cheng
  • Greg Pittams - Tech Support/Finishline
  • HK Electric Company Ltd
  • Ivan Lam
  • Jackson Ng Wah Fai
  • Jamie Wilde - Tech Support
  • Janice Chan - HEC
  • Jen Fulton
  • Jo Rickards - Startline
  • Joey Hau
  • Julie Yao
  • Karen Lee
  • Katie McGregor
  • Kevin Bishop - Tech Support/Webmaster/Finishline
  • Kristins Chan - MC
  • Lamma (North) Dragon Boat Association
  • Lamma Dragons Dragonboat Club
  • Lamma Fishermen’s Sports and Recreation
  • Lamma Island (North) Rural Committee
  • Lauren Mead - Louella Odie
  • Law Kau (Fei Gau)
  • Leung Kan Tai
  • Lisa Stella
  • Lydia Law (M-A-W)
  • Make A Wish Foundation of Hong Kong
  • Malcolm Morris - Tech Support/Finishline
  • Marianne Gable
  • Mark Burns – MC/EMB Consulting
  • Michael Ranch – Toi Toi Toilets
  • Michelle Key - Finishline
  • Mike Mallin - Hill Dickinson
  • Mike Tanner - Head Official
  • Napoleon Chu - HEC
  • Nick Bilcliffe
  • Nick Helms – Liberty Mutual
  • Oliver Armistead - Offical
  • Paul Davis
  • Penny Nicholle
  • Peter (Law Kam Wah)
  • Poon Hin Sau (Joanne)
  • Roland Gyuris
  • Sammi Siu - HEC
  • Simeona Piayas
  • St John Ambulance
  • Ten Chai
  • Vincent Yuen
  • Volunteers & Officials
  • Warren Phillips - KPMG
  • Xiao Qin Lu - HighLife
  • Yu Lai Fan

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