Dear Shanghai Haas & Berkeley Alumni,

The Haas Alumni Network-Shanghai Chapter is holding our very first Charity Poker Tournament on Sunday, April 14th near Xintiandi. All proceeds from entry fees will go to charity (details below).  First place winner of the tournament will be awarded a trophy and bragging rights among our peers until we hold the tournament again!  We welcome participation from all Berkeley alumni, not just Haas.  If you cannot attend but want to donate to the charity, please see contact details below.


The charity that we are fundraising for is our very own UC Berkeley!  The funds will be used for the Berkeley Booth at the first annual Shanghai Technology Trade Fair to be held in Shanghai from May 8-11.  This is the first time that UC Berkeley will participate in a large scale event in China to promote our brand beyond the academic community.  A Berkeley representative from the Central Licensing Office will be at the Berkeley Booth to communicate the technology IPs that are available for licensing and commercialization.  Berkeley Engineering will be in the booth to promote our substantial research capabilities.  An IP law professor from Berkeley Law will be speaking at the IP Day forums on May 10th.  (Did you know that Berkeley Law invented IP law 20+ years ago and is still ranked #1 in that field?!)  Through this event we hope to let more industry and business people in China learn about UC Berkeley!


Event:    Charity Poker Tournament

When:   Sunday April 14, 2013

Time:     2 – 5 PM

Who:      Tournament entry limited to Berkeley alumni only. Space is limited to first 40 people who RSVP and submit the entry fee.

              For those who don’t know how or don’t want to play (or not Berkeley alumni), you are still welcome to join for some fun and networking!

Cost:      500 RMB for tournament entry; 100 RMB for party entry. (Snacks and refreshments will be provided)

Where:   Xintiandi Lakeville Regency Clubhouse (168 Shunchang Rd, Building #10, B1 Level –  顺昌路168弄10号楼B1层, 近自忠路)

RSVP:    by April 10th to

Contact:  If you have questions about the tournament, please direct them to Arman Zand ( or Andy Zhang (

If you have questions about the charity or want to donate, please contact Ann Hsu (


Tournament Details:


Style:     7-card Texas Hold’em

How:      Rules of play, blinds, timing, etc. will all be explained at arrival. 


1.       To enter the tournament, you must RSVP and submit the entry fee of 500 RMB to either Ann Hsu (, Arman Zand ( or Andy Zhang ( by April 10, 2013.

2.       This event is first come first serve. If you provide the entry fee but show up late after the first blind, you are disqualified and your entry fee will go to the specified charity.

3.       Only one re-buy permitted within the first 60 minutes of play. Re-buy is 500 RMB.

4.       Besides the entry fee to reserve a spot, no other cash exchange will be permitted.

5.       No refund of the entry fee will be allowed.

6.       This is a friendly event to bring the community together for casual and social networking.

7.       Winners will not win any cash, just bragging rights and a shiny trophy.



About the Shanghai Technology Trade Fair (

While the Guangzhou Trade Fair has been going on for decades that feature trade in products, and the Beijing Trade Fair has been going on for 4 years that feature trade in services, 2013 will be the first year of the annual Shanghai Trade Fair that features trade in technology, signaling the Chinese economy’s new focus and direction.  UC Berkeley, being one of the premiere research universities in the world, has significant value to add to this conversation.  Berkeley’s participation in the Shanghai Tech Trade Fair rests on the support of us alumni, whether through personal donations or company sponsorships or volunteer staffing of the booth or just dropping by the booth to say “hello.”  So if you can lend your support in any of the above ways, please contact Ann Hsu (


Below are registration links: – English – Chinese


We look forward to seeing you at the Charity Poker Tournament!  Come to support our school while having fun!  Go bears!


Arman Zand, Andy Zhang & Ann Hsu

on behalf of HAN-Shanghai, with support from HAN-Beijing, Berkeley Clubs of Shanghai & Beijing, & BCAIA