Interhash

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InterHash is a biennial event, the granddaddy of periodic international Hash House Harriers events, where Hashers from different groups get together to run and drink beer.

Format[edit]

The term InterHash specifically refers to the World InterHash. Attendees vote for bidding Hash kennels to choose where the succeeding InterHash will be held. It's an Olympic style election where voters have to rank each candidate on their voting card. During the ballot counting at the end of each round the votes initially allocated to the bidder with the lowest score are redistributed according to the second preference marked on the voting card and so on. The winner is declared once a bidder has gathered more than 50% of the votes overall.

There is no international body overseeing this election and technically each InterHash Organising Committee can decide on the voting process. Therefore the event website changes with every winner and its URL usually follows the structure of the current one (http://www.interhash2012.com). So be aware that the web site worldinterhash.com is a private initiative and has nothing to do with the event that is the grandson of the original Hong Kong InterHash.

Occurrence[edit]

The InterHash has occurred as quickly as 14 months apart or with a gap of more than 2.5 years - date usually chosen during the best season of the host country - the only requirement being that the InterHash occur in the even numbered calendar year.

The (World) InterHash has taken place every even-numbered year since 1978

  • 1978 Hong Kong—April (Att: 800+-)
  • 1980 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia—April (Att: 1200+-)
  • 1982 Jakarta, Indonesia—October (Att: 1300+-)
  • 1984 Sydney, Australia—April (Att: 1400+-)
  • 1986 Pattaya, Thailand—March (Att: 2143)
  • 1988 Bali, Indonesia—1 to 4 July (Att: 3600+-)
  • 1990 Manila, Philippines—March (Att: 1600+-)
  • 1992 Phuket, Thailand—3 to 5 July (Att: 2700 +-)
  • 1994 Rotorua, New Zealand—25 to 27 February (Reg: 3847, Att: 3400+-)
  • 1996 Limassol, Cyprus—7 to 9 June (Reg: 3302, Att: 2992)
  • 1998 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia—2 to 4 October (Att: 5800+-)
  • 2000 Hobart, Tasmania, Australia—25 to 27 February (Att: 3800+-)
  • 2002 Goa, India—27 to 29 September (Att: 2600+-)
  • 2004 Cardiff, Wales—23 to 25 July (Reg: 4839, Att: 4549)
  • 2006 Chiang Mai, Thailand—27 to 29 October (Reg: 5934, Att: 5670)
  • 2008 Perth, Western Australia, Australia—21 to 23 March (Att: 4500)
  • 2010 Kuching, Borneo, Malaysia—2 to 4 July 2010
  • 2012 Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia—25 to 27 May 2012 (http://www.interhash2012.com)
  • 2014 Hainan, China

Host Selection[edit]

The host for the next InterHash event is selected by vote of all attending Hashers at an InterHash. Before 2004, voting was done only by club GM (Grand Master/Mistress) or representative attending InterHash at a GM's meeting. The GM's meeting has also been discontinued and replaced by a forum open to all but poorly attended (~100 at Kuching 2010).

The Bidders[edit]

List of Bidders (winners listed first) for each Interhash: (Note this is incomplete - please provide accurate updates)

  • 1980 Kuala Lumpur
  • 1982 Jakarta
  • 1984 Sydney
  • 1986 Pattaya
  • 1988 Bali
  • 1990 Manila
  • 1992 Phuket
  • 1994 Rotorua, Gold Coast
  • 1996 Amathus-Cyprus, Hong Kong, Bandung-Indonesia
  • 1998 Kuala Lumpur, Cairns, Durban
  • 2000 Hobart-Tasmania, Cairns, Central Coast, Durban
  • 2002 Goa, Cardiff
  • 2004 Cardiff, Perth-Australia, Wellington
  • 2006 Chiang Mai, Perth-Australia, Bali, Edmonton
  • 2008 Perth-Australia, Bali, Genting-Malaysia, Mombasa-Kenya, Penang-Malaysia, Singapore
  • 2010 Kuching-Malaysia, Mombasa-Kenya, Bali, Genting-Malaysia
  • 2012 Borobudur-Jogjakarta-Indonesia, Mombasa-Kenya
  • 2014 Hainan, Brussels, Fiji

2008 IH bidding results[edit]

Bali 328
Genting 589
Kenya 589
Penang 199
Perth 1,912 (50.66% - overall majority and outright winner)
Singapore 140

2010 IH bidding results[edit]

First Count:
Bali 486
Genting 272
Kenya 873
Kuching 1,126

Second Count:
Bali 656
Kenya 909
Kuching 1,242

Third Count:
Kenya 1,046
Kuching 1,575

2012 IH bidding results[edit]

Java 2,506
Kenya 1,655

2014 IH bidding results[edit]

Hainan 1,378
Brussels 788
Fiji 125

Traditions[edit]

The T-shirts[edit]

Commemorative T-shirts are usually made for special Hash events (e.g. kennel's birthday or celebratory run like 100, 250, ...). The best collection of images of InterHash T-shirts can be found at (http://gotothehash.net/t/hashshirtsih.html)

The Survivors[edit]

As of 2006, there were 4 "survivors" - Hashers who have attended every InterHash. The Wolf died on 18 April 2010 during a Hash trail in Frankfurt, Germany, now leaving only 3 "survivors": Philthy Phil, Drainoil and CheeBye.

The Down Down contest[edit]

There have been some variations in recent years. In 2008 (Perth ) "binge drinking" was banned from the venue, so the down down contest was hastily done during the old farts stroll meaning that many missed out. In 2004 (Cardiff), the competition was done without published announcement, off stage, with a similar missing out by some interested participants and spectators. The winner's hall of fame:

Men (2 litres a.k.a. The Big One)[edit]

  • 1982 The Champ, Seletar H3
  • 1984 The Fireman, Melbourne H3
  • 1986 Mongo, Auckland H3
  • 1988 Hooray Henry, London H3
  • 1990 Hooray Henry, London H3
  • 1992 Hooray Henry, London H3 with an incredible 9.60 seconds
  • 1994 Suipe, Marlborough H3
  • 1996 Pisspot1, Episkopi H3
  • 1998 Suipe, Marlborough H3
  • 2000 Deep Throat, Wellington H3
  • 2002 Deep Throat, Wellington H3
  • 2004 Too Tuff, Quorn H3
  • 2006 RTC, Colombo H3 and Deep Throat, Wellington H3
  • 2008 RTC, Colombo H3 = 15 seconds with only minor spillage
  • 2010 RTC, Colombo H3 hotly contest - 2nd place Deep Throat, Wellington H3
  • 2012 M.I.A., Jakarta H3

Women (1 litre)[edit]

  • 1984 Gulletsby, Sydney H3
  • 1986 Tinny Cobby, Surrey H3
  • 1988 ??
  • 1990 Gypsy, Rotorua H3
  • 1992 Deep Throat, Bangkok H3
  • 1994 Gypsy, Rotorua H3
  • 1996 Martini, Cheltenham & Cotswold H3
  • 1998 Lee Ah Ee, Kamunting H4
  • 2000 Bird Table, Auckland H3
  • 2002 ??
  • 2004 No Mercy, Lagos H3
  • 2006 No Mercy, Lagos H3 with an incredible 8.10 seconds
  • 2008 Martini, Cheltenham & Cotswold H3 = 10 seconds
  • 2010 LSD, Perth
  • 2012 LSD, Perth

The major recurring events[edit]

Other "InterHash" like events at the continental level include AfricaHash, InterAmericas, PanAsia and EuroHash. Some regions also have biannual events like InterScandi, InterGulf or annual events like Mekong IndoChina. Annual national (NASH) events are held in many countries around the world with UK Nash Hash and Aussie Nash Hash the biggest (typical attendance 700-1,000).

EuroHash history (odd years)[edit]

  • 1992 Paris, France (Att: 1000 +-)
  • 1993 Madrid, Spain (Att: 850+-)
  • 1994 Mannheim, Germany (Att: 97)
  • 1995 Hvar, Croatia (Att: 42)
  • 1997 Brussels, Belgium (Att: 666)
  • 1999 Cappadocia, Turkey
  • 2001 Kriftel, Germany (Att: 431)
  • 2003 Ry, Denmark (Att: 341)
  • 2005 Heemskerk, The Netherlands
  • 2007 Kingston upon Thames, England (Att: 343)
  • 2009 Antalya, Turkey (Att: 550+-)
  • 2011 Baarlo, The Netherlands (Att: 536)
  • 2013 Helsinki, Finland + Tallinn, Estonia + Stockholm, Sweden (Att: 550)

UK Nash Hash history (odd years)[edit]

(always held on the last Bank Holiday weekend of August)

  • 1981 Surrey
  • 1983 Cambridge
  • 1985 Wessex
  • 1987 Royal Berkshire
  • 1989 Edinburgh
  • 1991 Yorkshire
  • 1993 Cheltenham and Cotswold
  • 1995 North Hants
  • 1997 Teign Valley
  • 1999 Glasgow
  • 2001 Worthy Winchester
  • 2003 Severn Valley
  • 2005 Norfolk
  • 2007 Milton Keynes
  • 2009 Perth
  • 2011 Wessex
  • 2013 Hardy's

InterAmericas history (odd years)[edit]

(often held on US Labor Day weekend)

  • 1984 Costa Rica
  • 1985 Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1987 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1989 San Diego, California
  • 1991 Waukesha, Wisconsin
  • 1993 Calgary, Canada
  • 1995 Orlando, Florida
  • 1997 Trinidad & Tabago
  • 1999 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 2001 Austin, Texas
  • 2003 Costa Rica
  • 2005 Toronto, Canada
  • 2007 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • 2009 Winter Park, Colorado
  • 2011 Savannah, Georgia
  • 2013 Panama

InterScandi history (odd years)[edit]

  • 1991 Oslo, Norway
  • 1993 Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1995 Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1997 Aarhus, Denmark
  • 1999 Oslo, Norway
  • 2001 Helsinki, Finland
  • 2003 Tallinn, Estonia
  • 2005 Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2007 Glasgow, Scotland
  • 2009 Harstad, Norway
  • 2011 Dublin, Ireland
  • 2013 Copenhagen, Denmark

InterAfrica history (odd years)[edit]

  • 1993 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • 1995 Machakos, Kenya
  • 1997 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • 1999 Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • 2001 Durban, South Africa
  • 2003 Mombasa, Kenya
  • 2005 Cape Town, South Africa
  • 2007 Maputo, Mozambique
  • 2009 Kampala, Uganda
  • 2011 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • 2013 Accra, Ghana
  • 2015 Freetown, Sierra Leone

InterGulf history[edit]

  • 1979 Qatar
  • 1982 Qatar
  • 1986 Qatar
  • 1995 Qatar
  • 1996 Bahrain
  • 1997 Al Ain
  • 1998 Saudi (in Bahrain)
  • 1999 Muscat
  • 2000 Abu Dhabi
  • 2001 Qatar
  • 2003 Dubai
  • 2004 Oman
  • 2005 Dubai
  • 2007 Oman

Pan Asia history (odd years)[edit]

  • 1987 Singapore
  • 1989 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
  • 1991 Bandung, Indonesia
  • 1993 Singapore
  • 1995 Kuching, Malaysia
  • 1997 Jakarta, Indonesia
  • 1999 Bangalore, India
  • 2001 Perth, Australia
  • 2003 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 2005 Kuching, Malaysia
  • 2007 Medan, Indonesia
  • 2009 Angeles City, the Philippines
  • 2011 Bandung, Indonesia
  • 2013 Pattaya, Thailand

Mekong Indochina history[edit]

  • 1998 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (inaugural IMH)
  • 2001 Hanoi, Vietnam
  • 2002 Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • 2003 Yangon, Myanmar
  • 2004 Angkor Wat, Cambodia
  • 2005 Vientiane, Laos
  • 2006 Not held due to Interhash in Chiang Mai
  • 2007 Dalat, Vietnam
  • 2008 Sukothai, Thailand
  • 2009 Yangon, Myanmar
  • 2010 Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • 2011 Luang Prabang, Laos
  • 2012 Hanoi, Vietnam
  • 2013 Kunming, Yunnan Province of China
  • 2014 Chiang Rai, Thailand