1st National Rapid – Winners – Nepal Charity

Following last week’s 1st National Blitz Championship, the 1st National Rapid Championship held on 5 July in Po Kok Primary School attracted an even larger crowd with some 90 players spread out over 7 age categories behind the boards.

We thank all participants for their efforts and chess contributions and we especially congratulate all our newly crowned National Champions Rapid 2015:

Champions (left to right) Mike Tsoi (U14), Brian Wong (U16) and Lau Lut Yin Luke (U18) receiving their prizes from Po Kok Primary School Principal Ms. Kathy Chung

National Champions (left to right) Bao Jinwen (U8), Miguel Angel Garceran Wang (U10), James Wing Ki Kwong (U12)

National Champion Thierry Henkinet

During the lunch break we had several of our Nepalese chess players volunteering to play a blitz match as part of the charity fund raiser for Nepal earthquake victims. In just an hour our fundraiser generated 18,220HKD! These funds will go directly to the  Hong Kong Red Cross South Asia Relief Fund and from HKCF we thank you all for your great and kind generosity!

HKCF President David Garceran Nieuwenburg receives a flag from HKCF Committee Member and co-organizer of the charity event Cyrus Lai to commemorate the moment

On behalf of the 1st National Rapid 2015 Organizing Committee (left to right Raymond Lam, Sydney Lai, Robin Lai, KK Chan, David GN, Vitto Wong, Chan Chak Man and Brian Wong): Thank You for Joining!

A warm thank you finally for Po Kok Primary School Principal Ms. Kathy Chung for the generous support given.