Hong Kong Scrabble Players Association (HKSPA) and Japan Scrabble Players Association (JASPA) will be co-organising the first-ever East Asian Scrabble Championship in Hiroshima, Japan in April 2017.
Facilitating exchange between Scrabble players in east Asia has always been the vision of both associations. Next year, this vision will finally be realised with the first-ever East Asian Scrabble Championship. The first version of the Championship will be a team event between Hong Kong and Japan, the two nations playing Scrabble competitively in east Asia. 5 or 6 (to be finalised) representatives from each side will play a triple round-robin in two days from 1-2 April. Cooperating with the Hiroshima University, the Championship will be held in the campus of the University.
The better national team will be crowned the first-ever East Asian Scrabble Champion. There will also be some individual awards.
HKSPA and JASPA are going to apply for WESPA Rating for the event.
The Hong Kong Team: (From the left) Herbert Ma, Calvin Ma, Douglas Tsang, Thomson Law Long Yin, Marco Tam
The Hong Kong Qualifier of the East Asian Scrabble Championship was held on 17 December 2016. Calvin Ma, Douglas Tsang, Herbert Ma, Tam Pok Hin and Thomson Law Long Yin are selected to be the 5 representatives of the Hong Kong Team. Stay tuned for more details on the Hong Kong Team and the Championship!