World Youth Scrabble Championship - More than just competitions ‹ BACK

Joining the WESPA-UWA World Youth Scrabble Championship in Australia in Nov 2015, I had a fruitful experience.

First and foremost, I learnt to respect people from different countries. Though not knowing each other beforehand, competitors were really enthusiastic and shook hands with their opponents, as well as thanking them after every game. Meeting people from different countries was a valuable opportunity for me to learn real sportsmanship.

Besides, I learnt to have team spirit with my teammates. We were against each other in Hong Kong as we represented different schools to join the competition. But after we had entered the Hong Kong team and we knew we would go to Australia together, we developed a spirit of being part of the Hong Kong Team. We always helped each other during practices as well as in competitions with the same goal in mind. The sense of identity was stronger than ever.

Calvin Ma (3W)