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Frisbee fanatics fling themselves into tourney

Ultimate frisbee team Angelina’s Orphans will host a two-day tournament, sponsored by Cambodia Beer, at the Northbridge International School field this weekend.

The event, officially known as the Big Phat Phnom Penh Hat tournament, has grown steadily over its previous four editions and now features eight teams totalling 135 participants, 75 per cent of whom are foreigners, according to organisers.

The sport’s popularity in the region is also increasing, with annual competitions  in Bangkok, Saigon, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Manila, Hong Kong, Bali, Kota Kinabalu, Chiang Mai and on the island of Phuket. Matches begin tomorrow morning with the grand final slated for 3pm on Sunday.

To contact the reporter on this story: Dan Riley at dan.riley@phnompenhpost.com

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