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Applications for Bun Scrambling Competition to close on next Monday

     Interested parties are urged to submit their applications for this year's Bun Scrambling Competition on Cheung Chau by next Monday (March 28).

     The competition, which is the finale of the 2011 Bun Carnival, will be held on the soccer pitch, Pak Tai Temple Playground, Cheung Chau, on the evening of May 10.

     Prospectuses and enrolment forms for the competition are available for collection at the 18 District Leisure Services Offices of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD), various sports centres in the Islands District, or from supporting organisations. They can also be downloaded from the LCSD website at .

     Physically fit people aged 18 or above are welcome to take part in the event. Applicants should return the completed enrolment forms by hand or post them to the Islands District Leisure Services Office of the LCSD at Room 622, 6/F, Harbour Building, 38 Pier Road, Central, Hong Kong, on or before March 28. They can also fax the completed forms to 2854 3949.

     If more than 200 applications are received, which would exceed the quota, places will be allocated by ballot. Priority will be given to applicants who live, work or study on Cheung Chau.

     The Hong Kong Mountaineering Union will provide climbing and safety training sessions for successful applicants on April 23, 24 and on the morning of April 30. Applicants must attend one of the training sessions before participating in the selection of finalists on the afternoon of April 30.

     A total of 12 participants (comprising nine males and three females) with the best results in the selection will enter the final competition to be held from 11.30pm on May 10 to about 12.30am on May 11. Competitors have to scramble for the buns on the bun tower, which carry different scores, within a time limit. The competitor with the highest total score is the winner. The men's team and the women's team will be ranked separately.

     The 2011 Bun Carnival is jointly organised by the Hong Kong Cheung Chau Bun Festival Committee and the LCSD, with the support of the Cheung Chau Wai Chiu County Association Limited, the Cheung Chau Rural Committee, the Islands District Office and the Hong Kong Mountaineering Union, and is sponsored by Lukfook Jewellery, Watsons Water and the Islands District Council.

     Besides the Bun Scrambling Competition, a wide array of activities will be held during the 2011 Bun Carnival between April 23 and May 11, including training on bun tower climbing, selection of finalists for the competition and the climbing carnival.

     For enquiries on activities in the 2011 Bun Carnival, please contact the Islands District Leisure Services Office of the LCSD on 2852 3220 or visit the department's website.

Ends/Tuesday, March 22, 2011


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