On 3 December 2016, HKMA K S Lo College organised the 5th K S Lo Inter-School Scrabble Championship (2016-17). This annual event is exclusive for the primary school students from Yuen Long and Tin Shui Wai. 60 players from 14 schools participated in the tournament.
Tournament in progress
The participating schools include: A.D. & F.D. P.O.H. Ltd. Leung Sing Tak Primary School, Chinese YMCA Primary School, Christian Alliance S Y Yeh Memorial Primary School, Lions Club International Ho Tak Sum Primary School, Shap Pat Heung Rural Committee Kung Yik She Primary School, SKH Ling Oi Primary School, STFA Wu Mien Tuen Primary School, Tin Shui Wai Catholic Primary School, Tin Shui Wai Methodist School, TWGHs Yiu Dak Chi Memorial Primary School, W F Joseph Lee Primary School, XPY Primary School of Science and Creativity, YLLPE Wai Chow School, and Yuen Long Government Primary School.
Tournament in progress
After 3 exciting rounds, LAW Ming Sum from STFA Wu Mien Tuen Primary School got 3 straight wins with +558 spread, finishing as the highest-ranked player. It is the first time for Ming Sum to play in a Scrabble tournament. “I have played Scrabble for 3 years. I usually play Scrabble with my friends via the mobile phone app. It is quite happy for being the Champion as my school didn’t win any prizes for the previous years. I hope to continue playing Scrabble in the future,” said Ming Sum.
Individual Champion: LAW Ming Sum fron STFA Wu Mien Tuen Primary School
Shap Pat Heung Rural Committee Kung Yik She Primary Schools was crowned the School Champion. It is the first time for them to win the championship. They ranked sixth last year.
Ken Kum, the teacher in charge of HKMA K S Lo College Scrabble Team, said that the aim of holding the K S Lo Inter-School Scrabble Championship is to promote Scrabble to the young kids in Yuen Long and Tin Shui Wai. It is a rare opportunity for the students from different primary school to compete with each other. Furthermore, the primary school students are encouraged to join other tournaments of larger scale.
Teacher and students from the HKMA K S Lo College Scrabble Team
It is the fifth time HKMA K S Lo College holds this primary school Scrabble event. “Last year I went to Perth, Australia with the Hong Kong Youth Scrabble Team. From my job as an official there, I have learnt a lot about organising a tournament,’ said Mr. Kum. Ample experience is the recipe for success in holding a big primary school tournament for 5 years.
Below is the complete winner list:
|Team Champion||Shap Pat Heung Rural Committee Kung Yik She Primary School|
|Team 1st Runner-up||Christian Alliance S Y Yeh Memorial Primary School|
|Team 2nd Runner-up||W F Joseph Lee Primary School|
|Individual Champion||LAW Ming Sum
from STFA Wu Mien Tuen Primary School
|Individual 1st Runner-up||CHOY Tsun Hin
from Tin Shui Wai Methodist Primary School
|Individual 2nd Runner-up||CHUNG King Cheung
from Shap Pat Heung Rural Committee Kung Yik She Primary School
Most Valuable Players (MVP)*
|A.D. & F.D. P.O.H. Ltd. Leung Sing Tak Primary School||KWOK Po Fai|
|Chinese YMCA Primary School||YIP Ka Ki|
|Christian Alliance S Y Yeh Memorial Primary School||SZE Chun Po|
|Lions Club International Ho Tak Sum Primary School||WONG Pak Shun|
|Shap Pat Heung Rural Committee Kung Yik She Primary School||CHUNG King Cheung|
|SKH Ling Oi Primary School||WONG Ying Chun|
|STFA Wu Mien Tuen Primary School||LAW Ming Sum|
|Tin Shui Wai Catholic Primary School||NG Chun Yin|
|Tin Shui Wai Methodist Primary School||CHOY Tsun Hin|
|TWGHs Yiu Dak Chi Memorial Primary School||Marcus LAM|
|W F Joseph Lee Primary School||Donald LEUNG Tseng Yu|
|XPY Primary School of Science and Creativity||CHIU Kwok Nam|
|YLLPE Wai Chow School||TANG Yiu Hei|
|Yuen Long Government Primary School||LAM Cheuk Fung|
*The best player from each school
Congratulations to all the prize winners. We look forward to seeing them in the coming Inter-School Scrabble Championship 2017 - Primary Category!
Photo credit: HKMA K S Lo College Scrabble Team, Owen Yip