On 9 April 2016, HKSPA organised the Inter-School Scrabble Championship 2016 - Primary (Open) for local primary schools of all levels. 13 schools participated in the tournament, fighting for the highest honour in Hong Kong priamry school Scrabble field.
Tournament in progress
A team-based format is used in the competition. 3 players from the same school faced 3 from another school in each round, and a school wins by a 3-0 or 2-1 victory. The teams are paired by Swiss draw. The number of games was reduced from 5 to 4 due to time constraints.
Game 4 between Tin Shui Wai Catholic Primary School (left) and Shap Pat Heung Rural Committee Kung Yik She Primary School (right)
After 4 exciting rounds, S.K.H. St. Michael’s Primary School won the Gold Cup Champion. It is the 8th time they win this prestigious championship. Congratulations!
Our former President, Chris Lau (left), presenting the Gold Cup Champion trophy to the teacher and students from S.K.H. St. Michael’s Primary School
Methodist School got the Gold Cup 1st Runner-up while Baptist (Sha Tin Wai) Lui Ming Choi Primary School got the Gold Cup 2nd Runner-up.
Some of the players from Baptist (Sha Tin Wai) Lui Ming Choi Primary School
Shek Yui Hong from Tin Shui Wai Catholic Primary School got the High Word by placing JUNIORS for 113 points. A great word and great score by a great junior!
Our former President, Chris Lau (left), presenting the High Word medal to Shek Yui Hong (right) from Tin Shui Wai Catholic Primary School
Arnold Ke Yan Nok from S.K.H. St. Michael’s Primary School got the high game with 614 points. Wong Tsz Yu Julian from Methodist School got the Bingo Machine with 4 bingos.
Wong Tsz Yu Julian (left) from Methodist School playing Yuen Wing Shan from Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Tang Shiu Kin Primary School
Below is the final school ranking:
(out of 4)
(out of 12)
|1||S.K.H. St. Michael’s Primary School||4||10||+2709|
|3||Baptist (Sha Tin Wai) Lui Ming Choi Primary School||3||9||+978|
|4||Tin Shui Wai Catholic Primary School||3||9||+638|
|5||Tin Shui Wai Methodist Primary School||3||6||-709|
|6||Lok Wah Catholic Primary School||2||8||+1071|
|7||Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Tang Shiu Kin Primary School||2||6||-467|
|8||Christian Alliance S Y Yeh Memorial Primary School||2||5||-104|
|9||Shap Pat Heung Rural Committee Kung Yik She Primary School||2||5||-1052|
|10||Toi Shan Association Primary School||1||5||-682|
|11||Canossa School (Hong Kong)||1||5||-859|
|12||Catholic Mission School||1||4||-1170|
|13||Pui Ching Primary School||1||3||-796|
The complete winner list can be viewed here.
A student from Catholic Mission School playing
We hope to meet these young players again in the coming Inter-School tournaments!
Group photo after the tournament
More photos of that day will be uploaded to our Facebook page soon.