The 2nd Hong Kong Games were held smoothly between 9 - 31 May 2009 at various sports venues under the LCSD.
The 18 District Councils (DCs) in Hong Kong
- Participants must be nominated by their respective DC and they will participate in the Games in the capacity of that DC.
- Participants must be holders of valid Hong Kong Permanent Identity Cards, or holders of valid Hong Kong Identity Cards who have resided in Hong Kong for three years or above (records of their first entry to Hong Kong must be produced, such as One-way Permit, passport etc.).
- Each athlete can only represent one district in the Games.
- Those athletes who participated in the Olympic Games, the Asian Games, the East Asian Games, the National Games of the People’s Republic of China, the World Championships (excluding the World Youth Championship) or the Asian Championships (excluding the Asian Youth Championship) between 2006 and 2009 are not eligible to participate in relevant sports competitions of the HKG.
- Those tennis athletes who participated in the tennis competitions of the Davis Cup and the Federation Cup between 2006 and 2009 are not eligible to participate in the tennis competition of the HKG. Those athletics athletes who participated in the IAAF World Indoor Championships between 2006 and 2009 are not eligible to participate in the athletics competition of the HKG.
- Participants must reside in the district they represent, i.e. “local residents”. They should be able to produce “Proof of Place of Residence”.
- “Local residents” refers to the people who reside within the district boundary of a respective district. The district boundary of the respective district is defined in the Maps showing the Constituency Boundaries for the District Councils Election. For checking the district boundary of a respective district, please browse the website of the Electoral Affairs Commission http://www.eac.gov.hk///en/distco/2007dc_elect_map.htm.
- “Proof of Place of Residence” refers to the original copy of the valid documentary proof bearing the name of the participant, such as:
- Statements (e.g. rates demand note, bills for electricity and water charges, monthly bank statement or telephone bill) issued by public utilities/commercial organisations or banks within the latest three months; or
- Student's handbook for 2008/09 bearing the place of residence (if the student handbook cannot be produced, the documents stated in (i) bearing the name of his/her parent(s) together with his/her birth certificate may be provided); or
- Declaration of place of residence issued by the Home Affairs Department; or
- Mortgage statement, tenancy agreement or resident card.
- When necessary, the Organiser may request the district that a participant is representing to provide “Proof of Place of Residence” within two working days to prove that the participant is the resident of the respective district. Failure to provide such proof will result in disqualification.
- Student hostels cannot be regarded as the residential address.
- Participants in the athletics competition should be born in 1999 or before but those who take part in the 5,000 m event should be born in 1993 or before. Participants in the basketball competition should be born in 1993 or before while participants of all ages are welcome to enter the table tennis, badminton, swimming and tennis competitions.
- Participants must meet the eligibility requirements mentioned above. If it is found that any participant fails to meet the eligibility requirements or represents more than one district, the Organiser reserves the right to disqualify the participant from the Games. If he/she has already taken part in the Games, the results achieved by him/her and the team he/she represents in the competition will be cancelled.
Sports Competition, Awards and Scoring System
There are 6 sports competition, namely athletics, table tennis, badminton, basketball, swimming and tennis in the 2nd HKG.
- Prizes will be awarded to the Champion, 1st runner-up and 2nd runner-up of each event.
- Prizes will be awarded to the Overall Champion, 1st runner-up and 2nd runner-up of each of the sports competitions, namely athletics, table tennis, badminton, basketball, swimming and tennis. The scoring system is set out as follows:
From the Champion to the seventh runner-up of each event, each will score 10, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 points respectively, i.e. the Champion will score 10 points, the 1st runner-up will score 8 points … the seventh runner-up will score 2 points. The above winners must have played in all play-offs of that event in order to be awarded the points, otherwise no point will be awarded. From the eighth runner-up onwards, if they have participated in all events of a respective competition, they will score 1 point. The points awarded for the team events (excluding the basketball competition) will be doubled, i.e. the Champion will score 20 points, the 1st runner-up will score 16 points and so forth. If the participant/participating team is disqualified by the Organiser due to misconduct, no point will be awarded.
The top 3 districts accumulating the highest total points will be awarded the “Overall Champion, 1st runner-up and 2nd runner-up” of the respective competition.
- On top of the above prizes, a prize for the “Overall Champion of the 2nd Hong Kong Games” will also be awarded to the district accumulating the highest total points from all the 6 sports competitions i.e. athletics, table tennis, badminton, basketball, swimming and tennis. The scoring system is set out as follows:
The Champion (i.e. the “Overall Champion” of an individual sports competition) of a competition will score 10 points, and the first to the seventh runner-up will score 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 points respectively. For those districts that are the eighth runner-up onwards, if they have participated in the sports competition, they will score 1 point. The district accumulating the highest total points from all the 6 sports competitions will be awarded the prize for the “Overall Champion of the 2nd Hong Kong Games”.
- If 2 or more districts accumulated the same points from all the sports competitions, the one that holds more first places will win; and if they hold the same number of first places, the one holding more second places will win. The same method applies until the overall positions are determined. If all the results are the same, the districts involved will be awarded the same position and presented with the same prize.
- The “District with the Greatest Participation in the 2nd Hong Kong Games” prize will be presented to the district that sends the greatest number of athletes to the six sports competitions. The number of athletes means the actual number of participating athletes. (Athletes who have enrolled in the Hong Kong Games must have turned up for the roll call at a match in the Games in order to be counted as an actual participant.)