On 24th September 2016, HKSPA organised the Hong Kong Youth Scrabble Champions tournament 2016 for players born on or after 1/1/1999. 52 players from 9 schools participated in the tournament, fighting for the title of the Hong Kong Youth Scrabble Champion.
Ho Chun Hung (left) and Calvin Ma (right) playing at the top table on the stage
There are 6 games in the competition, with Chew pairing applied throughout the competition except for the last game, in which KOTH was applied.
In the end, the Best Performing Secondary School went to CCC Mong Man Wai College, while Methodist School got the Best Performing Primary School.
Teachers, students and alumni of CCC Mong Man Wai College with the Best Performing Secondary School trophy
Leo Yeung Chi Hang got the High Word by placing REMOVALS/YUM, scoring 100 points in one move. Brian Po got the High Game with 571 points
After 6 games, Calvin Ma became the Hong Kong Youth Scrabble Champion 2016. He is also the winner of the Best Under-16 Player award. Boris Chung got the 1st Runner-up while Ho Chun Hung got the 2nd Runner-up.
Edwin Chan (left) presenting the Hong Kong Youth Scrabble Champion trophy to Calvin Ma (right)
Kent Piyawat from Thailand participated in the side tournament held alongside the youth tournament, competing with other Hong Kong players. In the end, Edwin Chan got the champion, Felix Kwok came second and Douglas Tsang came third.
Kent, Tournament Director of the Thailand Crossword Association, playing in the Side Tournament
Edwin Chan (right) got the champion in the side tournament
The complete winner list can be viewed here.
We hope to see the young players in future competitions!
More photos of that day can be viewed here.