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Bun Scrambling Competition concluded successfully

     The male and female champions of the annual Bun Scrambling Competition were decided after an exciting contest held early this morning (May 18) at the soccer pitch of Pak Tai Temple Playground, Cheung Chau.

     As the finale of the Cheung Chau Jiao Festival, the event has attracted more than 1 600 spectators to experience the stunning atmosphere of the competition.

     After the Under Secretary for Home Affairs, Ms Florence Hui, kicked off the competition by hitting a gong, nine male and three female finalists immediately scrambled up the bun tower to snatch as many buns as they could in three-minute time to vie for the championships and the new award "Full Pockets of Lucky Buns" which was introduced this year.

     Apart from the fierce individual race, there was also an invitation relay in which three teams from Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Macau respectively competed against five local teams from Cheung Chau. Two members of each team had to get the required number of buns at the top of the bun tower. The first three teams which completed the race in the shortest time became the winners.
     Results are as follows:

Individual contest                      Result
------------------                      ------
Men's team
Championship: Mr Kwok Ka-ming           1045 marks
First runner-up: Mr Cheung Man-cheung   1024 marks
Second runner-up: Mr Chung Yuk-chuen    992 marks

Women's team
Championship: Miss Wong Ka-yan          720 marks

Winner of "Full Pockets of Lucky Buns":
Mr Kwok Ka-ming (Number of buns grabbed: 141)

Invitation relay             Result
-----------------            -------
Championship: Spirit Sports  2 minutes and 11 seconds
First runner-up: Cheung Chau 2 minutes and 19 seconds
Sai Wan Ma Sing Temple
Management Association   
Second runner-up: Shenzhen   2 minutes and 20 seconds
Mountaineering and Outdoor
Sports Association                           

     The 2013 Bun Carnival is one of the events under the "Hong Kong: Our Home" Campaign. Jointly organised by the Hong Kong Cheung Chau Bun Festival Committee and the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the 2013 Bun Carnival is presented with the support of the Cheung Chau Wai Chiu County Association Limited, the Cheung Chau Rural Committee, the Islands District Office and the China Hong Kong Mountaineering and Climbing Union, and sponsored by Lukfook Jewellery, A.S. Watsons Water and the Islands District Council.

Ends/Saturday, May 18, 2013
Issued at HKT 01:44



The annual Bun Scrambling Competition was concluded early this morning (May 18). Picture shows the lion dance performance held before the competition.


The Under Secretary for Home Affairs, Ms Florence Hui, beating a gong to kick start the competition.


Officiating guests posing with winners after the competition.


Mr Kwok Ka-ming (Number 4) becomes the male champion while Miss Wong Ka-yan tops the women's team.





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