Sometime in mid to late 2001, it is fabled that after far too many Qingdao Beers and Margaritas at the famed Mexican Wave, Rick “Ratchucker” Head of the Beijing Hash suggested to develop their upcoming 1000th run to be a first Nash hash to encourage participation from others in the mainland and indeed the wider China borders.
Being the other 2 most active hash chapters, an email was quickly dispatched to Doug “White Trash” Barrett in Shanghai and John “Roomboy” Malins in Chengdu. Each in turn contacted other chapters to spread the word.
Shanghai was a logical choice for the second Nash Hash being China’s other largest conurbation with an expanding expat base, active business community, easy to get to and a thriving hash itself. With the departure of Ratchucker the democratic process of selecting the subsequent venue was left with Roomboy and White Trash.
Far from being a secret ballot or the like, the author regrets to advise you that it was usually a purely arbitrary decision based on logistics, fairness, geographic spread, resources available locally, appeal of the destination, accessibility, and commitment to success from the host chapter. So far, as is traditional in hashing, no failures. Initial focus was only on the mainland as Hong Kong and Taiwan were always considered big enough, experienced and more mature to host their own area hashes.
The whole affair also spawned the inception of this website to try to provide definitive info for interested parties and was a base for the info for inclusion for each world Interhash directory from Goa onwards to the present day.
If you feel like your kennel should be the next ACNH host, send us a message today!