On 23 January 2016, HKSPA organised the Inter-School Scrabble Championship 2016 - Primary (Novice) for local primary schools new to the Scrabble field. 13 schools competed in this tournament.
Tournament in progress
Each school can send 1 or 2 teams. Each team consists of 2 players, and they will play against 2 other players on 1 board. The teams are paired by Swiss draw. For schools sending 2 teams, the average results of the 2 teams will be counted towards the final school ranking.
Players from Toi Shan Association Primary School
After 5 games, Lok Wah Catholic Primary School got the Gold Cup Champion with 4 wins and a spread of +701, while Ho Lap Primary School (Sponsored by Sik Sik Yuen) got the Gold Cup 1st Runner-up. Christian Alliance S Y Yeh Memorial Primary School got the Gold Cup 2nd Runner-up.
Carson Ip, the tournament director, presenting the Gold Cup Champion trophy to teacher and students from Lok Wah Catholic Primary School
Below is the final school ranking:
|Rank||School||Averaged Wins||Averaged Spread|
|1||Lok Wah Catholic Primary School||4||+701|
|2||Ho Lap Primary School (Sponsored by Sik Sik Yuen)||4||+653|
|3||Christian Alliance S Y Yeh Memorial Primary School||3.5||+240.5|
|4||Tin Shui Wai Methodist Primary School||3||+238|
|5||Tin Shui Wai Catholic Primary School||3||+193|
|6||Shap Pat Heung Rural Committee Kung Yik She Primary School||3||-15.5|
|7||Toi Shan Association Primary School||2.5||+50.5|
|8||Tsz Wan Shan Catholic Primary School||2||-56.5|
|9||Po Leung Kuk Camoes Tan Siu Lin Primary School||2||-98.5|
|10||Canossa School (Hong Kong)||2||-184.5|
|11||Ming Tao Primary School||2||-249|
|12||Our Lady of China Catholic Primary School||2||-291|
|13||Lions Clubs International Ho Tak Sum Primary School||1||-553|
The complete winner list can be viewed here.
Students from Christian Alliance S Y Yeh Memorial Primary School playing
The Primary (Open) Category of the Inter-School Scrabble Championship will be held on 9 April 2016. We hope to see those young players again!
Group photo after the tournament
More photos of that day can be viewed here.