Brian Po Chun Wo, a 15-year-old Hong Konger, got the “Most Improved Player” award at the WESPA Youth Cup 2017. The WESPA Youth Cup, featuring 176 players, was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 27 to 29 November.
A total of 21 Hong Kongers competed in the WESPA Youth Cup, among which 10 were qualified as members of the Hong Kong Scrabble Team. Brian, the highest placed Hong Kong player in the tournament, finished 32nd with 14.5 wins. He made a great improvement from his 83rd place finish in 2016.
Brian (middle) getting the award from Karen Richards (left), Chairperson of the WESPA Youth Committee, and Martin Teo (right), the Tournament Director
The final results of the WESPA Youth Cup can be viewed on http://www.youthscrabble.org/wyc2017/Result0/WEBSHOW/web/results/a.html.
Once again, HKSPA would like to thank Mattel Games and the Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education for their support towards the Hong Kong Youth Scrabble Team.
Some Hong Kong adult players competed in the Side Tournaments (A and B). Paul So finished 2nd in group C of the Side Tournament A. The results of the Side Tournaments can be viewed on http://www.youthscrabble.org/wyc2017/Result0/WEBSHOW/SideAres.html and http://www.youthscrabble.org/wyc2017/Result0/WEBSHOW/ResSideB.html.
Photos of the Hong Kong Youth Scrabble Team can be viewed on https://www.facebook.com/pg/hkscrabble/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1753961057972086.