Dance News! 5th HKBDFI Cup!

The  5th HKBDFI Cup, organized by BDFI International Director Lawrence Chan as President of Hong Kong Ballroom Dancers International (HKBDI), fell into Easter Holiday on 27/3/16. Quantity of couples (to be exact 100 Solo competitors & 84 couples) & guests could not exceed last year due to the fact that many Hong Kong people were out of town.  Nevertheless, quality of dancing was better than expected with adjudicators & couples coming from China, England, Indonesia, Italy, Luxembourg Philippines, Singapore.

Below are some features of this BDFI endorsed DanceSport championship in Hong Kong :

Characteristics  :

  • the only & unique event of “Hong Kong Permanent Resident Amateur Standard” in Hong Kong (created by HKBDFI Cup 3 years ago) was vastly welcomed by the HK born Amateur Standard couples
  • Presentation ceremony of HKBDI 2015 All Year Round Champions

2016 Creativities :

  • Last two events of the afternoon session – alternating HK Professional Standard final & Open Professional Latin final, the atmosphere was terrific & electric, the audience loved this arrangement ;
  • There were as many as 67 Solo & Couple events, some of them were only registered by one entry. These one entry Solo & Couple events were combined with other events, which allowed the single Solo or Couple to dance without being disappointed or embarrassed.

2016 Coincidence  :  Senior 4-Dance Latin event had two Champions as both couples received exactly the same marks from 10 adjudicators.  Mr Scott Todd from UK did not show up & organizers did not find any replacement adjudicator saw this rare result to be materialized !

Open Professional Latin Champions Anton Sboev & Patrizia Ranis (England) did the Honour Dance prior to two finals (Open Amateur Standard & Open Professional Standard) in the evening dinner party.  Nobody could imagine that Patrizia had just recovered from bronchitis as their performance was mesmerizing !

All couples, adjudicators, guests, supporters, helpers had an enjoyable day, see you at 6th HKBDFI Cup on 9th April 2017 !


  • Anton Sboev & Patrizia Ranis honour dance
  • Open Professional Standard prize presentation
  • Open Professional Latin prize presentation
  • Open Amateur Standard prize presentation
  • Open Amateur Latin prize presentation

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