Hong Kong Scrabble players Douglas Tsang and Edwin Chan are going to compete in the Causeway Challenge 2016 from 30 November to 4 December in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
Douglas Tsang (Left) and Edwin Chan (Right)
The Causeway Challenge was one of the most prestigious event of the Scrabble world, with an exiciting “Tournament of the Champions” featuring 9 of the 10 previous World Champions in 2010. However, the international version of the event has not been held after the one in 2011 until this year. A mammoth 45 games are going to be played in 5 days. As at 29 November, there are 214 entries from 18 countries.
The Causeway Youth Championship, a tournament for youths before the Challenge, is in progress
Douglas Tsang, the Marketing Officer of HKSPA, particiapted in the 2-day Warmup events of Causeway. He came third in Group B of the Causeway Warmup on Day 1, receiving a certificate as a recognition. Douglas has played in many international tournaments, including those in Australia, France, Malaysia, and Singapore. He came fourth in the Warmup on Day 2.
The certificate for Douglas
Edwin Chan, a player orginally from Singapore who decided to represent Hong Kong few months ago, is going to play his first international Scrabble tournament. Edwin has extensive local tournament experience, having played 219 HKSPA-rated games since 26 September 2015.
Douglas and Edwin are going to compete in the Open Division (for players with WESPA Ratings of 1199 or below).
Edwin (left) and Douglas (right) practicing before the Challenge
You can follow the results of the Challenge here: http://causewaychallenge.com/index.html
Let’s wish Douglas and Edwin good luck in the prestigious Causeway Challenge!
Photo credit: Douglas Tsang