The 12th Annual Hong Kong Scholastic Championships were played over two weekends, June27th and July4th.
Spread over 4 divisions, a combined total of 83 players vied for top individual honors as well as scoring for their team.
Weekend1, the top 4 boards have scored the same score and the results have to be resorted by tiebreak.
1st Place – Charles Chan and Jacob Yui Him Chan.
They are declared Joint Champions as they have exactly the same tiebreaks with same scores.
2nd Place – Quinton Wong
Female Champion – Levia Leung
3rd Place – Johnny Zhao
1st Place Team: Chinese International School
2nd Place Team: St Catherine’s International
3rd Place Team: Quarry Bay School
In division2, one of the most contested sections, once again had another uncontested winner in Kayden Chan. The competition was very tight going into the final rounds, with 9 kids with in contention of a top 3 finish.
1st Place – Chan Kwung Hang Kayden
2nd Place – Yeuh Hoi Fung
3rd Place – Yau Chase
Female Champion – Wang Rosemarie
1st Place Team: Singapore International School
2nd Place Team: The ISF Academy
3rd Place Team: Chinese International School
Weekend2, division3 saw many young kids from division1 and 2 taking the challenge and playing up to the next age division, with some playing quite well against older opposition. Division3, Under11, is quickly becoming one of the most highly contested and toughest age groups, with many of the most promising kids in Hong Kong. Continuing his quick upward improvement, Chiu David Zion took top honors with 4.5points, just barely outscoring Wang Julian Samuel on tiebreaks.
1st Place – Chiu David Zion
2nd Place – Wang Julian Samuel
3rd Place – Chen Vincent
Female Champion – Eaton Florence Fai Cheung
1st Place Team – Chinese International School
2nd Place Team – Singapore International School
3rd Place Team – Canadian International School
Division4 was dominated by the top junior players in Hong Kong, Kwong Wing Ki James. For a change, the U16 and U18 sections was a nice turn out of 16 players. The next two top spots were closely contested going into the last round.
Individual Results –
1st Place – Kwong Wing Ki
2nd Place – Kannappan Thanneermalai
3rd Place – Jain Aryan
Female Champion – Cui Jiyan Jennifer
1st Place Team – Hong Kong International School
2nd Place Team – Harrow International School
3rd Place Team – KGV