On 30 January 2016, HKSPA organised 3 Inter-School Scrabble competitions at HKMA K S Lo College, namely the Inter-School Scrabble Championship 2016 – Secondary (Novice), HKFT Cup Invitational Cross-level Scrabble Competition, and January Youth Scrabble Challenge.
Inter-School Scrabble Championship 2016 – Secondary (Novice)
10 local secondary schools new to the Scrabble field participated in the Secondary (Novice) Category of the Inter-School Scrabble Championship 2016. Each school can send 1 team in the competition. Each team consists of 2 players, and they will play against 2 other players on 1 board. The teams are paired by Swiss draw.
Students from St. Francis’ Canossian College playing
After 5 games, CUHKFAA Chan Chun Ha Secondary School got the Gold Cup Champion with 5 wins and a spread of +948. SMKMCF Ma Ko Pan Memorial College got the Gold Cup 1st Runner-up. Queen’s College, with Hong Kong Youth Scrabble Team 2015 and 2016 member Wesley Choy Wing Chi joining the team in the afternoon, got the Gold Cup 2nd Runner-up.
Ken Kum, Teacher of HKMA K S Lo College, presenting the Gold Cup Champion trophy to students from CUHKFAA Chan Chun Ha Secondary School
It is worth mentioning that Tam Pok Hin from CUHKFAA Chan Chun Ha Secondary School got into the Hong Kong Youth Scrabble Team 2016 by finishing 8th in the WYSC 2016 Hong Kong Qualifier on 20 and 27 February, about one month after this tournament. Pok Hin first played competitive Scrabble in 2014 in the Shatin Inter-School Scrabble competition organised by SKH Tsang Shiu Tim Secondary School.
Pok Hin playing his first Scrabble competition in 2014
Below is the final school ranking:
|1||CUHKFAA Chan Chun Ha Secondary School||5||+948|
|2||SMKMCF Ma Ko Pan Memorial College||3||+425|
|4||St. Francis’ Canossian College||3||-29|
|5||Kwun Tong Maryknoll College||3||-58|
|6||Pak Kau College||2||+110|
|7||TWGHs S. C. Gaw Memorial College||2||-157|
|8||Shun Tak Fraternal Association Cheng Yu Tung Secondary School||2||-256|
|9||TWGHs Sun Hoi Directors’ College||1||-446|
|10||United Christian College (Kowloon East)||1||-713|
The complete winner list can be viewed here.
Students from TWGHs S. C. Gaw Memorial College playing
Some schools will play in the more challenging Secondary (Open) Category on 12 March. We are looking forward to seeing their performances!
HKFT Cup Invitational Cross-level Scrabble Competition
The HKFT Cup Invitational Cross-level Scrabble Competition is organised as a gratitude to the schools which kindly sponsored us venues for our competitions this school year. The competition is kindly sponsored by the Hong Kong Football Times, an online media focusing on Hong Kong football. The competition is HKSPA-rated.
CCC Mong Man Wai College, HKMA K S Lo College, Methodist School and SKH Tsang Shiu Tim Secondary School participated in the tournament. Methodist School is the only primary school among the 4 schools. Only primary and junior secondary students can paritipate in this tournament. The competition adopted a team-based double round-robin format. 3 players from the same school play with 3 players from another school in each round.
After 6 games, CCC Mong Man Wai College got the Champion with 5 school wins and a total spread of +1944, while SKH Tsang Shiu Tim Secondary School got the 1st Runner-up. Heung Tsz Fung (4 wins and a spread of +529) from HKMA K S Lo College and Wong Tsz Yu Julian (5 wins and a spread of +570) from Methodist School got the Most Valuable Player award (for the best player of each non-awarded school).
Owen Yip, our President, presenting the Champion trophy to students from CCC Mong Man Wai College
Below is the final school ranking:
|Rank||School||School Wins||Individual Wins||Spread|
|1||CCC Mong Man Wai College||5||13||+1944|
|2||SKH Tsang Shiu Tim Secondary School||4||9||+86|
|3||HKMA K S Lo College||3||9||-569|
January Youth Scrabble Challenge
The January Youth Scrabble Challenge is organised for all under 18 and secondary school players. The 6-game competition adopted Swiss Draw as the pairing mechanism. A total of 22 primary and secondary school students participated in the tournament.
Sophie Yau playing
After 6 games, Tsang Wai Yin Jason, member of the Hong Kong Youth Scrabble Team 2015 and 2016, got the Champion with 5 wins and a spread of +1246. Po Chun Wo, who got into the Hong Kong Youth Scrabble Team 2016 later, got the 1st Runner-up. Calvin Ma, also member of the Hong Kong Youth Scrabble Team 2015 and 2016, got the 2nd Runner-up.
Chris Lau, our former President, presenting the Champion medal to Tsang Wai Yin Jason
It is worth mentioning that 5 primary school students from Toi Shan Association Primary School, who played their first competitive Scrabble tournament only the week before in the Primary (Novice) Category of the Inter-School Scrabble Championship 2016, challenged themselves by competing with other experienced Scrabble players in this tournament. With this perseverance, the students can surely succeed in the Primary (Open) Category of the Inter-School Scrabble Championship 2016 on 9 April.
Students from Toi Shan Association Primary School receiving the certificates of participation
Below is the final ranking:
|1||Tsang Wai Yin Jason||5||+1246|
|2||Po Chun Wo||5||+619|
|4||Kwok Chun Hin||4||+923|
|5||Cheung Cheuk Yin||4||+699|
|6||Wong Shu Ting||4||+652|
|8||Siu Yan Yee||4||-243|
|9||Yu Hei Man||3||+187|
|10||Hong Yik Shing||3||+43|
|11||Kwok Ka Lun||3||-48|
|12||See Cheuk Ling||3||-92|
|13||Tsang So Wah||3||-124|
|14||Lee Sheung Yan||3||-368|
|15||Chan Lok Yi||3||-462|
|17||Lee Hoi Ching||2||-372|
|18||Kwong Mei Yan Yammi||2||-546|
|19||Ng Tsz Ching||2||-551|
|21||Wong Hong Ni||1||-804|
|22||Sae Peung Wai Cheong||0||-903|
We hope to see the young players who participated in the above 3 competitions in our future tournaments!
More photos of that day can be viewed here.