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Hong Kong Youth Scrabble Team will be fighting in the upcoming WESPA Youth Cup 2023

The Hong Kong Youth Scrabble Team will play in the WESPA Youth Cup 2023 in Trang, Thailand!

The WESPA Youth Cup, formerly known as the World Youth Scrabble Championship, is the annual flagship youth event the WESPA Youth Committee organises. As international travelling restrictions were lifted this year, the Youth Cup resumed its face-to-face format.

This year, we have again had a team of ten elite youth players to form the Hong Kong Youth Scrabble Team 2023.

  • Adem NG will be participating in the WESPA Youth Cup for the first time. He was the Hong Kong Youth Scrabble Champion in 2022 and is currently studying at the HKMA David Li Kwok Po College.
  • Joseph LEUNG is also participating in the WESPA Youth Cup for the first time. He has previously participated in the ASTAR Scrabble Challenge International 2023 and is currently a student at Methodist College.
  • Ian TSOI Yin has participated in the WESPA Youth Cup from 2018 to 2022. He was the individual winner of the Association Cup 2023 (Senior Secondary Category) and is currently a student at Methodist College.
  • Samuel FOK is a first-time participant in the WESPA Youth Cup. He was the individual winner of the Inter-school Scrabble Championship 2023 (Primary Category) and is currently studying at W F Joseph Lee Primary School.
  • LOU Yuen Ching has been playing Scrabble since 2017 and has participated in the virtual WESPA Youth Cup 2022. She is currently a student at St. Paul's Co-educational College.
  • GUO Chin Wang will be playing his first WESPA-rated tournament at the WESPA Youth Cup. He is currently a student at SKH Tsang Shiu Tim Secondary School.
  • Kingsly KANG was a member of the Hong Kong Team for the East Asian Scrabble Championship 2023. This trip will be his first opportunity to play in the WESPA Youth Cup. He is currently a student at Baptist Lui Ming Choi Secondary School.
  • TING Man Yui won the Joint-School Scrabble Tournament for Novices 2023. He has also participated in the ASTAR Scrabble Challenge International 2023 before and is currently studying at Methodist College.
  • Felix LIU is also playing at his first WESPA-rated tournament in the upcoming WESPA Youth Cup. He is a student at CCC Mong Man Wai College.
  • Alex CHAN was a Hong Kong representative in the virtual WESPA Youth Cup 2022 and has previously participated in the ASTAR Scrabble Challenge International 2023. He is a current student of Methodist College.

In addition to the ten elite players mentioned above, fourteen Hong Kong players from five schools will participate as non-quota players in the WESPA Youth Cup 2023.

Eight experienced team leaders and past Hong Kong Youth Scrabble Team members, FUNG Tsz Hin, Euclid HUI, TAM Pok Hin, Douglas TSANG, Thomson LAW Long Yin, Ernest SO Yat Long, WAI Hoi Ching and YIP Tsz Hin, will escort the Team to Trang this year as well. They will also participate in the Warm-up and/or the Side Tournament of the WESPA Youth Cup.

Let us wish the team every success in the WESPA Youth Cup 2023!

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