On 19th December 2015, CCC Mong Man Wai College (CCCMMWC) organised the 4th Mini Scrabble Match (2015-2016), an invitational team-based round-robin tournament. The tournament is called a “Mini Match” because there are only 4 participating schools, namely Ho Lap College (Sponsored by the Sik Sik Yuen), Methodist College, SKH Tsang Shiu Tim Secondary School, and the home team.
Group photo after the tournament
Before we look into this school year’s competition, let’s see the past winners and participating schools of this Mini Match……
|School Year||Champion||1st Runner-up||Participating Schools|
|2012-2013||Ho Lap College (Sponsored by the Sik Sik Yuen)||S.K.H. St. Michael’s Primary School||CCC Mong Man Wai College, Ho Lap College (Sponsored by the Sik Sik Yuen), Methodist College, S.K.H. St. Michael’s Primary School|
|2013-2014||CCC Mong Man Wai College||South Tuen Mun Government Secondary School||CCC Mong Man Wai College, Ho Lap College (Sponsored by the Sik Sik Yuen), Methodist College, South Tuen Mun Government Secondary School|
|2014-2015 (Junior Category)||HKMA K S Lo College||CCC Mong Man Wai College||CCC Mong Man Wai College, HKMA K S Lo College, Methodist College, SKH Tsang Shiu Tim Secondary School|
|2014-2015 (Senior Category)||CCC Mong Man Wai College||HKMA K S Lo College||CCC Mong Man Wai College, HKMA K S Lo College, Methodist College, SKH Tsang Shiu Tim Secondary School|
From the past results, the home team has the best tournament record with 2 Champions and 1 1st Runner-up.
Back to this school year’s competition, there were two Categories, the Junior Category (for Secondary 1-3 students) and the Senior Category (for Secondary 4-6 students). Each school sends three players per round in each category. A school wins by beating the other by 3-0 or 2-1. The final ranking is calculated first by school wins, then individual wins, and finally spread.
For the Junior Category, Methodist College, with Hong Kong Youth Scrabble Team 2015 member Calvin Ma, won the Champion, while the home team, CCC Mong Man Wai College, was the 1st Runner-up.
For the Senior Category, the home team, with 5 Hong Kong Youth Scrabble Team 2015 members, was the Champion with a perfect record of 9/9 individual wins, while Methodist College got the 1st Runner-up.
Ma Kwok Kin from SKH Tsang Shiu Tim Secondary School playing
There are also High Game, High Word and Bingo Machine (the player who placed the most bingos) awards, and their winners are shown in the table below.
|High Game||569 points
Po Chun Wo (Methodist College)
Lam Chi Ho (CCC Mong Man Wai College)
|High Word||133 points (CAZIQUES)
Ng Man Ho (SKH Tsang Shiu Tim Secondary School)
|126 points (QASIDAS/RIZA)
Ting Tsz Hin (SKH Tsang Shiu Tim Secondary School)
|Bingo Machine||4 Bingos
Ma Tsz Chun (Methodist College)
Rana Fawad Ahmad (Ho Lap College)
This tournament is the first HKSPA-rated one organised by a school, adopting WESPA Rules (V3). We encourage schools to adopt WESPA Rules (V3) in their Inter-School tournaments and apply for HKSPA ratings. Please mail firstname.lastname@example.org for details.