On 20 November 2016, HKSPA organised the November Scrabble Challenge in the City University of Hong Kong. 30 players participated in the tournament and they are divided into 4 divisions according to their HKSPA ratings.
Group photo of the November Scrabble Challenge
Round-robin format was adopted for 7 rounds. As there were only 6 players in Division D, after 5 rounds of round-robin games, the last 2 rounds of Division D adopted Chew Pairing.
Carson Ip, the former Marketing Officer of HKSPA, playing a friendly match with Boris Chung
Calvin Ma, who is a member of the Hong Kong Youth Scrabble Team 2015 and 2016, triumphed in Division A of the November Scrabble Challenge. He won all the games in Division A with a total spread of +452.
Prize winners of Division A
Douglas Tsang is the winner of Division B. He is going to participate in the Causeway Scrabble Challenge in Malaysia at the end of this month. He won 5 games and got a tie out of 7 games, including some wins over former Hong Kong Youth Scrabble Team players, Brian Po, Boris Chung and Wynter Hau.
Prize winners of Division B
Thomson Law Long Yin from Methodist School and Lau Wai Keung from CCC Mong Man Wai College finished 1st in Division C and D respectively.
Below is the complete winner list:
|Winner||1st Runner-up||2nd Runner-up|
|Division A||Calvin MA||Euclid HUI||Paul CHRISTENSEN|
|Division B||Douglas TSANG||Brian PO||Boris CHUNG|
|Division C||Thomson LAW Long Yin||NGAN Fu Ting||Julian WONG Tsz Yu|
|Division D||LAU Wai Keung||HEUNG Tsz Fung||HO Cheuk Yiu|
You can find the event coverage of the November Scrabble Challenge here: http://hkspa.byethost7.com/tournaments/20161120novchallenge/