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Thirty-two of Beijing’s best burger joints went down fighting last week as the field of 64 in the Beijinger’s annual Burger Cup was cut in half in heated competition.

While most top seeds in the tourney moved on to the Round of 32, Beer Mania, El Gran Bocado and Paddy O’Shea’s scored surprising upsets in their respective matches.

Paddy O’Shea’s, a 12 seed in Bracket A, bested #5 seed Chef Too and goes on to face 4corners in the next round.

Meanwhile in Bracket C, 11th seed Beer Mania narrowly defeated The Box at #5, and goes head-to-head with Union Bar & Grille in the Round of 32.

El Gran Bocado, seeded 11th in Bracket D, came out on top over well-regarded #6 seed Nola. Next they face Blue Frog in a tough Round 2 matchup.

Going down proudly despite defeat were longshots Main Street (#16), which nearly toppled #1 seed Great Leap in Bracket A. Luga’s Villa (#14) also showed moxie but fell short of knocking off Biteapitta at #3 in Bracket A.

Meanwhile, over in Bracket C, Tim’s Texas BBQ (#7) survived a scare by underdogs Pentalounge (#10) and will move on to face Let’s Burger in the next round.

Without further ado, it’s time to look at the matchups in the next round – head on over to the voting page at http://www.thebeijinger.com/2014burgercup/ to help us narrow the field to 16!

Photo: Mitchell Pe Masilun

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