Police Annual Badminton
Championships '97

Finalists of this year's Police Badminton Championships

THE recently held Police Badminton Championships was a truly memorable event and once again was a resounding success - not to mention a lot of fun.

@Participants this year provided another record high with more than 120 Force members competing for seven titles.

@In the men's singles (Division A), Leung Siu-kwong (T KE), winner of the Men's Singles (Division B) last year, continued to demonstrate his mastery of the game. He prevailed in the final to overcome stiff resistance from former champion Ng Tak-nam (WCH DIV): 3-15, 15-0, 15-4.

@The men's singles (Division B) final was a breakthrough for the new generation of young singles players with Pun Chung-wing (YL DIV) overcoming a slight hiccup in the first game to exhaust opponent Wan Tai-mun (CP DIV). Wan could not match the speed and agility of Pun and was beaten in straight games 18-14, 15-8.

@In the women's singles, Lo Yuen-yi (ITB) was up to the task of retaining her title for the second successive year. She overwhelmed Szeto Oi-lin (WTS DIST) by 13-9, 11-0, to win the title.

@The men's doubles title was again taken by reigning champions Hui Chun-tak (MP) and Chak Wing-wah (ME DIV), who put on a commanding display of powerful smashes and lightning reflexes to beat Lau Kwan-lap (EU NTS) and Leung Siu-kwong (T KE) 18-15, 15-5. This was the duo's third consecutive win in as many years.

@In the ladies' doubles, Tong Yee-man (C DIST) and Lai Mei-wah (K RCCC) were just too good for their opponents Tsiang Mong-yee (T KE) and Yip Kit-ching ( T HQ). Final score: 15-2, 15-4.

@A new-sprung event this year for forty something and above players, the seniors' doubles title went to Chun Chi-wah (PTU HQ) and Chu Chi-wai (TKL DIV) who beat Tsui Ping-wah (PR PHQ) and Wong Kang-tim (KE HQ) 15-5, 15-5.

@The most exciting and challenging match of the competition, which had the audience cheering for both sides, was the seniors' double encounter for 2nd runners. It went to Leung Kwok-chun (RCCC M) and Lee Chee-tim (WCH DIV), who had to fight for every point to overpower stubborn opponents Chow Keng-kan (W DIST) and Ho Wing-fu (CRIME M) in three hard fought games: 10-15, 15-10, 18-14. Their patience, perseverance, experience and determination were the deciding factors in this remarkable encounter.

@In the mixed doubles final, the title went to Kan Shu-keung (T NTN) and Lai Mei-wah who beat their equally assertive opponents Hui Chun-tak and Tsiang Mong-yee (T KE) in two straight games: 15-12, 15-10. Kan won seven consecutive men's singles titles up to 1993 and collected his eighth singles title last year. Meanwhile, Lai Mei-wah distinguished herself as this year's most outstanding player.

@Prizes and trophies will be awarded to all winners and runners-up during the upcoming Annual General Meeting of the Police Badminton Club 97/98.

Sau Mau Ping JPCs in dream match with South China idols

JPC members pose with the stars of South China after playing a soccer match with them

LAST month stars of the South China football team, wearing their traditional red shirts, met with members of Sau Mau Ping Junior Police Corps at the Morse Park Stadium in Wong Tai Sin for a display of football skills and a friendly match that left a crowd of more than 300 spectators calling for more.

@For many of the young JPCs it was a dream come true, a chance to play the champions of the local soccer league - and get autographs from such football luminaries as Hong Kong Football Player of the Year Au Wai-lun, Hong Kong national representatives Dale Tempest, Leslie Santos, Lee Kin-wo and Ku Kam-fai.

@Also on hand to kick the ball around were team mates Brazilian defender Aurelio Da Silva, Yugoslavian midfielder Ignjic Radislav, English goalkeeper Liam Hesford, and China national representatives Wu Qunli and Sung Lin-yung.

@Just back from a special training session in Taiwan, the South China stars were in top form displaying their gamesmanship to the audience of mainly JPC members and Sau Mau Ping District staff in a series of deft football exercises and talented demonstrations.

@Also on hand to witness the game, which saw an outstanding performance from the JPC members' team earn themselves a respectable 4 to 1 defeat, were the District and Deputy District Commanders of Sau Mau Ping, CSP K S Pearce and SSP Choi Kin-cheung.


"Discover Mai Po"Charity Walk

@ Discover Mai Po is a unique weekend outing event unlike any other fund raising programme in Hong Kong. It provides an opportunity for local people to see Hong Kong's leading nature reserve while raising money for the WWF - World Wide Fund For Nature Hong Kong. The charity walk will be held on Sunday 30 November and all are invited to participate or sponsor those walking. Last year 106 police officers and their families took part in the walk and raised $37,000. For more information call SIP Kenny Yeung: 2804-1126; or IP Jim Walker: 2804-1139 of Sports & Recreation.


The Police Annual Badminton Championships have been re-scheduled for the 16 August.


Takes place on 7 October (Tuesday) from 10am to 5pm at the Tai Wan Shan Swimming Pool, Hung Hom, Kowloon. Details of events and entry forms will be circulated shortly. DEADLINE for these entries is 26 September. Competitors are advised to approach their respective DSRO (or equivalent) for further details. FORCE SWIMMING TEAM RESULT: On 29 August, the Force team came third (Bronze/2nd runner-up) at the Fire Services Inter-Departmental 4 x 50 metre freestyle relay competition.


Held at PSRC Bowling Centre, Boundary Street at 2pm, on 7 October. Open to all serving Force members including regulars, auxiliaries, traffic wardens and civilian staff. All participants who have been selected as Force representatives for the years 1995/1996, 1996/1997 and 1997/1998 are not eligible to participate. Female participants will enjoy a 15-point handicap per game. Page 7298 9979 on or before 30 September to register. Entries will be based on a first come first serve basis. All participants are required to pay entry fee of $120 (including game fee - 6 games).


The Police Adventure Club is organising an adventure camp from 26 - 28 September (Friday to Sunday) in Tai Mei Tuk. This is a golden opportunity for officers and their family members (aged 12 and above) to join in a series of outdoor activities that include hiking, camping, learning the basics of rock-climbing, canoeing and sailing. Participants are to arrange their own leave - and pay only those expenses they incur. Space is limited, so for details and early enrollment call chairman of the Police Adventure Club, Chan Kam-hoi: 2860-4038; (pager 71163363 - 7768).


On 15 and 22 September (Mondays) there will be outdoor hockey sessions at the Hong Kong Footabll Club pitch from 2 pm to 6 pm. All players are encouraged to attend in order that teams be organised before the start of the next hockey session in early October. Players should bring both light and dark coloured shirts. Commanding officers are requested to give approved absence for sport. Call John Fuller 2455-4210.


The Force Table Tennis Club is running technique improvement courses from 5pm to 7pm on Mondays and Fridays from 1 September to 17 October at the PSRC. Cost: $50. All regular and auxy police officers, as well as civilian staff are welcome. Call Mr Lee of the PSRC: 2319-0009.


Will be held on 7 November at the PSRC between 9am and 5pm.


With the kind approval of Commandant PTS, live firing practice has been arranged at PTS indoor range between 1pm and 6pm every Saturday afternoon.Parking facilities are restricted to the football pitch. Enquiries: 2319-0017 or 2779-2812.


Top guns of the Force are welcome to participate in this year's Annual Force Shooting Competition between 1 September and 31 October. Organised by the Weapons Training Division, this is a major Force sporting event open to all serving officers qualified to carry arms. Participants will compete for eight trophies. Four of them are team trophies, namely the Sir Robert Black Trophy, DCP OPS's Trophy, Thorpe Trophy and DPT's Trophy.
@The four individual trophies are: Commissioner's Cup, DCI's Cup, Lomas Cup and DMS's Cup.
@The preliminary rounds of this year's competition begin on 1 September for three days at May House Indoor Range and Kowloon East Operation Base Range. The semi-finals will take place at Arsenal House Range on 17 October. The finals will be held at PTU HQ on 31 October.
@The competition includes both team and individual events for officers of the Uniform Branch and crime stream as well as categories for specialist units.
@Full details of the various events including dates, times and courses of fire can be obtained from the District Staff Relation Officer. Enquiries: 2860-3425.


The Helen Lee Siu-foon Institute of Sports Medicine is again offering its services to Force members and their families. The clinic is in Sha Wan Drive, Sandy Bay. Those interested in any of the four tests (Osteoporosis Bone Density Test; the General Health Check; the Comprehensive Health Check; and the Complete Physical Health Test), can contact Assistant Force Welfare Officer, To Ming-yin, at Personnel Services Branch HQ: 2804-1109.

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