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Main > Participation > Participating Units' Points to note

Participating Units' Points to note

The 4th Hong Kong Games will be held between 27 April and 2 June 2013 at various sports venues under the LCSD.

Participating Units

The participating units are the 18 District Councils (DCs) in Hong Kong.

Eligibility Requirements for Athletes

1.
Participants must be nominated by their respective DC and they will participate in the competitions in the capacity of that DC.
2.
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 3 years or above.
3.
Participants must reside in the district of their respective DC (“Proof of place of residence” should be provided).
4.
Each athlete can participate in the selection contest of only one district and can represent only one district in the HKG.
5.
Those athletes who participated or will participate in any of the sports competitions of the Olympic Games (excluding the Summer Youth Olympic Games and the qualifying round of 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 2010 and 2013 are not eligible to participate in the corresponding sports competitions of the HKG.
6.
Those tennis athletes who participated or will participate in the tennis competitions of the Davis Cup and the Federation Cup between 2010 and 2013 are not eligible to participate in any tennis competition of the HKG.
7.
Those athletics athletes who participated or will participate in the IAAF World Indoor Championships between 2010 and 2013 are not eligible to participate in any athletics competition of the HKG.
8.
Those athletes who participated or will participate in the World Cup Qualifier, AFC Asian Cup Qualification Round and the futsal event of the Asian Indoor Games and the East Asian Football Championships between 2010 and 2013 are not eligible to participate in any futsal competition of the HKG.
9.
In the event that an athlete, who has been nominated to represent a district in the HKG, is selected to participate in any of the sports competitions specified in items 5 to 8 above after the enrolment deadline for the HKG, he/she will become ineligible for the corresponding sports competition(s) in the HKG. Nevertheless, the respective DC has the right to nominate a replacement athelete before the team leaders’ meeting of the competition concerned is held.
10.
Serving professional athletes are not eligible to participate in the HKG competitions of the sports they are engaged in.

Remarks: Professional athletes are those who are employed under a full-time paid contract by any institution or company as an athlete, excluding the full-time athletes who are undertaking training and receiving subvention or subsidy offered by the government or relevant organisations (such as the Hong Kong Sports Institute, the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China, and national sports associations).
11.
Participants must reside in the district they represent, i.e. “local residents”. They should be able to produce “Proof of Place of Residence”.

a.
  “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 Council
  Election.  For checking the district boundary of a respective district, please
  browse the website of the Electoral Affairs Commission
  http://www.eac.gov.hk/pdf/distco/maps/dc2011x.pdf
b.
  “Proof of Place of Residence” refers to the copy of the valid documentary proof
  to be submitted by a participant for verification of identity and record purposes
  by the Organiser, such as:
(i)
statement (such as mortgage statement, rates demand note, bills for electricity and water charges, monthly bank statement or telephone bill) issued by public utilities or commercial organisations or banks within the latest 3 months; or
(ii)
declaration of place of residence issued by the HAD; or
(iii)
tenancy agreement or residence card; or
(iv)
student handbook showing proof of place of residence (if a student handbook cannot be produced, the documents stated in (i) to (iii) above bearing the name(s) of the participant’s parent(s) together with the participant’s birth certificate may be provided).
c.
  Note: Student hostels and athlete hostels cannot be regarded as the place of
  residence.
d.
  When necessary, the Organiser may request the district that a participant is
  representing to provide “Proof of Place of Residence” to prove that the
  participant is the resident of the respective district. Failure to provide such proof
  will result in disqualification.
12.
Participants in the athletics competition must be born in or before 2003 but those who take part in the 5000 m event must be born in or before 1997.  Participants in the basketball competition must be born in or before 1999.  Participants in the volleyball competition must be born in or before 2001.  Participants in the futsal competition must be born in or before 1998.  Participants of all ages are welcome to enter the table tennis, badminton, swimming and tennis competitions.
13.
Participants must meet the eligibility requirements mentioned above. If it is found that any participant fails to meet the eligibility requirements, 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.

 

Methods of Selecting Athletes for Participation in the Games

The 18 districts should select in an open manner those athletes who meet the eligibility requirements for the
4th HKG as their representatives to participate in the competitions.

 

Prizes and Scoring Methods

There are 8 sports competition, namely athletics, badminton, basketball, futsal, swimming, table tennis, tennis
and volleyball in the 4th HKG.

1.
Prizes will be awarded to the Champion, 1st Runner-up and 2nd Runner-up of each competition event.
2.
Prizes will be awarded to the Overall Champion, 1st Runner-up and 2nd Runner-up of each of the sports competitions.  The results will be obtained using the following scoring method:
From the Champion to the 7th Runner-up of each competition event, each winner will score 10, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3 and 2 points respectively, i.e. the Champion will score 10 points, the 1st Runner-up will score 8 points, etc. until the 7th Runner-up will score 2 points.  The above winners must have played in all play-offs of that competition event in order to be awarded the points, otherwise 0 point will be awarded.  The remaining participants who have successfully finished the competition event will score 1 point.  The points awarded for the team events (excluding the basketball, volleyball and futsal competitions) will be doubled, i.e. the Champion will score 20 points, the 1st Runner-up will score 16 points and so forth. If a 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 the Overall Champion, 1st Runner-up and 2nd Runner-up of the respective sports competition.

(Remarks: Since there is only men’s event for the futsal competition, the Champion of the futsal competition is the Overall Champion of the futsal competition.)
3.
On top of the above prizes, prizes for the Overall Champion, 1st Runner-up and 2nd Runner-up of the 4th HKG will also be awarded to the top 3 districts accumulating the highest total points from all the 8 sports competitions, namely athletics, badminton, basketball, futsal, swimming, table tennis, tennis and volleyball competitions.  The scoring method is set out as follows:
The Champion (i.e. the “Overall Champion”) of a respective sports competition will score 10 points, and the 1st to the 7th Runners-up will score 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3 and 2 points respectively.  For those districts that are the 8th Runner-up and onwards, if they have successfully finished the sports competition, they will score 1 point. The top 3 districts accumulating the highest total points from all the 8 sports competitions will be awarded the prizes for the Overall Champion, 1st Runner-up and 2nd Runner-up of the 4th HKG.
4.
If 2 or more districts accumulate the same points from all 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 concerned will be awarded the same position and presented with the same prize.
5.
The “District with the Greatest Participation in the 4th Hong Kong Games” prize will be awarded to the district having the greatest actual number of athletes participating in the 8 sports competitions. (The actual number refers to the number of enrolled athletes who have turned up for the roll call in the HKG.)
6.
The “District with the Most Gold Medals” prize will be awarded to the district that obtains the most gold medals in the separate events under the 8 sports competitions. If the number of gold medals obtained is the same, the districts concerned will be awarded the same prize.
7.
The “District with the Best Progress” prize will be awarded to the district with the greatest net score difference by deducting the accumulated 3rd HKG Overall Champion Points from the accumulated 4th HKG Overall Champion Points of each district.
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