Association Cup Inter-School Scrabble Tournament 2023

Association Cup Inter-School Scrabble Tournament 2023

New arrangements for 2023:

  • Players from the same school cannot play against each other in all rounds (including the final round);
  • A new "Sportsmanship Award" is introduced as an encouragement to player who lose the game with the highest score in a Category;

Date: 15 July 2023 (Sat)

Time: 09:00 – 17:00, Registration starts at 08:30
An hour lunch break will be arranged. The finishing time of the tournament may vary subject to the actual tournament schedule.

Venue: School Hall, CCC Mong Man Wai College, 20 Hiu Ming Street, Kwun Tong, Kowloon
It is reachable by a 15-minute walk from the Kwun Tong MTR Station. You may also take buses that stop at Tsui Ping Estate and walk to the school.


  • Primary Category: Primary 3-6 students
  • Junior Secondary Category: Secondary 1-3 students
  • Senior Secondary Category: Secondary 4-6 students

A secondary school can send at most one junior form member to join the Senior Secondary Category if they have fewer than 3 senior secondary students joining the senior team. Students from primary schools are not allowed to join any Secondary categories.

Quota (per category): 1 to 6 players per school. Schools intending to send more players may contact us at together with the name of the student. The HKSPA Executive Committee will exercise its discretion to decide whether to accept applications from extra players from a school on a case-by-case basis. All players for the same category from the same school must be enrolled via the same application form.

Application will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.

To compete for school prizes in a category, a school must have at least 3 players competing all games in the category on that day. When calculating school ranking and awards, only the top 3 players from each school will be counted.


​25 minutes per player, 5 points unsubstantiated challenge penalty, WESPA rules version 4

Dictionary: ​Collins Official Scrabble Words 2019 (CSW19)

Rounds: 5 games
Round 1: Random Draw
Round 2 to 4: Australian Swiss Draw
Round 5: KOTH

As a new arrangement, players from the same school will not play against each other in all rounds.


For each category

School Prizes

  • Top 3 schools – Trophies
  • Best Player from a School – medals

To compete for school prizes, a school must have at least three players participating in all rounds in the tournament. When calculating school ranking and awards, only the top 3 players from each school will be counted.

Individual Titles

  • Top 5 Individual finishers – medals
  • High Word – medal
  • High Game – medal
  • Sportsmanship Award – medal
  • Best New Player – medal

The "Sportsmanship Award" will go to the player who lost a game with the highest score in the day (i.e. High Loss).

The “Best New Player” award will go to the best player who has not played in any HKSPA-rated tournaments before. The award will only be set up if there are at least 2 players eligible for the award. For Senior Secondary Category, junior form players (if any) are not eligible for the “Best New Player” award.


Please fill in the online form via HKSPA Tournament Application System on or before 30 June 2023. Application is accepted on a school-basis only (1-6 players per school per category). Please submit the name of all players for the same category in one single application.

Primary Category

Junior Secondary Category

Senior Secondary Category

Players must bring their student identity document (Student ID Card or Student Handbook with photos) to the venue for verification.

Change of players

  • Changing players before 30 June 2023: Teachers and coaches may change their team formation on the HKSPA Tournament Enrolment System by themselves. Please note down the reference code after submitting the application, visit this page and type your reference code. Please follow the on-screen instruction on changing players.
  • Changing players on or after 30 June 2023: Please email us at Subject to the organisers’ discretion, changes may be permitted. $50 administrative charge will be levied per name changed to cover the administrative cost and printing cost incurred. Schools are normally not allowed to change the players within one week before the tournament.

Please let us know as soon as possible if you expect any player cannot attend the tournament for any reasons to facilitate our arrangement.

For any enquiries, please contact us by sending an email to

Acknowledgement: The venue for the Association Cup is kindly sponsored by CCC Mong Man Wai College.