Tournament Report: K S Lo Inter-School Scrabble Championship 2016-17

On 3 December 2016, HKMA K S Lo College organised the 5th K S Lo Inter-School Scrabble Championship (2016-17). This annual event is exclusive for the primary school students from Yuen Long and Tin Shui Wai. 60 players from 14 schools participated in the tournament.

Tournament in progress

The participating schools include: A.D. & F.D. P.O.H. Ltd. Leung Sing Tak Primary School, Chinese YMCA Primary School, Christian Alliance S Y Yeh Memorial Primary School, Lions Club International Ho Tak Sum Primary School, Shap Pat Heung Rural Committee Kung Yik She Primary School, SKH Ling Oi Primary School, STFA Wu Mien Tuen Primary School, Tin Shui Wai Catholic Primary School, Tin Shui Wai Methodist School, TWGHs Yiu Dak Chi Memorial Primary School, W F Joseph Lee Primary School, XPY Primary School of Science and Creativity, YLLPE Wai Chow School, and Yuen Long Government Primary School.

Tournament in progress

After 3 exciting rounds, LAW Ming Sum from STFA Wu Mien Tuen Primary School got 3 straight wins with +558 spread, finishing as the highest-ranked player. It is the first time for Ming Sum to play in a Scrabble tournament. “I have played Scrabble for 3 years. I usually play Scrabble with my friends via the mobile phone app. It is quite happy for being the Champion as my school didn’t win any prizes for the previous years. I hope to continue playing Scrabble in the future,” said Ming Sum.

Individual Champion: LAW Ming Sum fron STFA Wu Mien Tuen Primary School

Shap Pat Heung Rural Committee Kung Yik She Primary Schools was crowned the School Champion. It is the first time for them to win the championship. They ranked sixth last year.

Ken Kum, the teacher in charge of HKMA K S Lo College Scrabble Team, said that the aim of holding the K S Lo Inter-School Scrabble Championship is to promote Scrabble to the young kids in Yuen Long and Tin Shui Wai. It is a rare opportunity for the students from different primary school to compete with each other. Furthermore, the primary school students are encouraged to join other tournaments of larger scale.

Teacher and students from the HKMA K S Lo College Scrabble Team

It is the fifth time HKMA K S Lo College holds this primary school Scrabble event. “Last year I went to Perth, Australia with the Hong Kong Youth Scrabble Team. From my job as an official there, I have learnt a lot about organising a tournament,’ said Mr. Kum. Ample experience is the recipe for success in holding a big primary school tournament for 5 years.

Below is the complete winner list:

Prize Winner
Team Champion Shap Pat Heung Rural Committee Kung Yik She Primary School
Team 1st Runner-up Christian Alliance S Y Yeh Memorial Primary School
Team 2nd Runner-up W F Joseph Lee Primary School
Individual Champion LAW Ming Sum
from STFA Wu Mien Tuen Primary School
Individual 1st Runner-up CHOY Tsun Hin
from Tin Shui Wai Methodist Primary School
Individual 2nd Runner-up CHUNG King Cheung
from Shap Pat Heung Rural Committee Kung Yik She Primary School

Most Valuable Players (MVP)*

School MVP
A.D. & F.D. P.O.H. Ltd. Leung Sing Tak Primary School KWOK Po Fai
Chinese YMCA Primary School YIP Ka Ki
Christian Alliance S Y Yeh Memorial Primary School SZE Chun Po
Lions Club International Ho Tak Sum Primary School WONG Pak Shun
Shap Pat Heung Rural Committee Kung Yik She Primary School CHUNG King Cheung
SKH Ling Oi Primary School WONG Ying Chun
STFA Wu Mien Tuen Primary School LAW Ming Sum
Tin Shui Wai Catholic Primary School NG Chun Yin
Tin Shui Wai Methodist Primary School CHOY Tsun Hin
TWGHs Yiu Dak Chi Memorial Primary School Marcus LAM
W F Joseph Lee Primary School Donald LEUNG Tseng Yu
XPY Primary School of Science and Creativity CHIU Kwok Nam
YLLPE Wai Chow School TANG Yiu Hei
Yuen Long Government Primary School LAM Cheuk Fung

*The best player from each school

Congratulations to all the prize winners. We look forward to seeing them in the coming Inter-School Scrabble Championship 2017 - Primary Category!

Photo credit: HKMA K S Lo College Scrabble Team, Owen Yip

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