Wing Ding

 

Lads, Lassies and fellow Dingers,

 

16th Wing Ding on Saturday 22nd November 2014 at the HK Football Club Squash Courts ~ Convenor’s notes for team participants

 

It has been said that Christmas does not really begin until after the Wing Ding has been held ~ you’ll be thrilled to know that it’s Wing Ding time again! We are grateful to the Hong Kong Football Club for hosting the event once again this year on Saturday 22nd November 2014. Please mark the date off in your diaries…..

Roster of teams and team convenors:

Captains who have kindly agreed to convene teams this year:-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name

Club/Team

Colour

Mobile

Email

1

Elliot FROIDEVAUX

HKFC

 

TROPICAL/

 RAINBOW

9190 4321

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2

Michael A OPENSHAW

HKCC

 

SILVER

9271 7259

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Lorenz ZIMMERMAN

 

 

 

 

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3

Rohan BHAPPU

LRC

 

GOLD

6293 9130

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David ROIG

 

 

3199 3597

 

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4

Guy NORMAN

“SPANKERS”

 

RED

9387 5535

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STUART FULTON

 

 

 9469 4985

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5

Dave MURRAY

ISRC

 

ORANGE

9880 0720

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6

LEUNG Chung Yin

USRC

TURQUOISE

6097 8127

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7

David ROBINSON

“REVOLUTION”

PINK

9384 6135

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8

Adrian PEIRSE

RHKYC

BLUE

9368 5633 

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Francis LONGUEPEE

 

 

 

 

 

9195 3510

 

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9

Evan FOWLER

KCC

WHITE

9263 5556

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&

Rasheed SHROFF

 

 

9022 2471

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10

David MALLINSON

“CWB ALLSORTS”

YELLOW

9388 1036 

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11

Bjorn FJELDDAHL

TEAM WING

GREEN

9261 7919

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12

Tom BURNS

AMERICAN CLUB

 PURPLE

9037 7468

 

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13

 

 

Matt ROBINSON

HKC SWINGERS

 

BROWN

6201 8099

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14

Adrian Ng

"SQUASH

FAMILY NG"

 BLACK

9188 9466

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I suggest you save and forward this email to each of your team members please and perhaps you could display it prominently on your club notice boards so that the information is freely available to a wider group of people – thanks for your help with this. 

Costs: 

Team costs ~ HK$ 5,000.00 per team of 10 players

Cheques for the team entry fees should be issued to

SCMP CHARITIES LTD – OPERATION SANTA CLAUS

[must be written exactly like this please]. 


and posted to:

Cyril Murkin (HK) Limited,

15/F, Units 15-18, Corporation Square,

8 Lam Lok Street,

Kowloon Bay,

Kowloon.

Hong Kong

 

Tel: +852 2331 3896

Fax: +852 2755 2626

 

Cheques to arrive by Friday 26th September 2014 to allow sufficient time for ordering trophies etc - entry fee includes trophies, court

fees, balls etc. Please try to get these cheques out to us immediately as there are still a lot of preparations to work on and this requires

the entry fees. If convenors can pay first and collect later, that would be ideal!

 

 

 

Once cheques have been received, if the team fails to materialise, the participation fee and Charity donation will automatically be included in the donation to Operation Santa Claus. 

 

CHARITY APPEAL ~ the underlying purpose of the tournament is to try to raise as much money as we can in support of the RTHK/SCMP Operation Santa Claus Appeal [OSC]. Last year we raised a staggering HK$ 2,121,124.31 out of a total of HK$ 21,098,533.00 raised by Operation Santa Claus as a whole – we were the 3rd largest donor to the campaign after two major banking organisations ~ Morgan Stanley and UBS.  This is equivalent to 10.05% of the total raised in HK – you can all be rightly proud of this achievement. I would like to see us do better than that in 2014 being the 16th anniversary of the Wing Ding tournament. Together, I know we can achieve this so let’s knuckle down and make it happen! Hong Kong’s needy are depending on us so let’s work together to make their dreams come true this Christmas.

 

I do need the help of the team convenors to spread the word about the event to players and other members of their respective clubs and to encourage their team members to tap their networks. Please let’s try to get each team to raise at least HK$100,000.00/team – this should not be too difficult to achieve and will make a huge difference to the beneficiaries of the charity.

 

There will be a donation thermometer on the website where anyone can make a pledge/donation on line with payment by cheque. I hope that the teams will compete to try to be the most successful fundraisers – there will be a prize for the team raising the most money for the charity.

Tax efficient – all donations over HK$ 100.00 are tax deductible. Official tax receipts will be issued by SCMP usually sometime in January or February. *PLEASE NOTE: It is up to individual donors to check how the official tax deductions work in relation to their own particular circumstances. Full details are available online at:  Tax Information :    A summary of the relevant text appears at the end of this document*

 

THE TOURNAMENT 

Each team of 10 players will comprise of players of the following Hong Kong league standard, at least one of whom should be female:

 

1          Div 1

2          Div 2

3          Div 3

4          Div 4 & 5, Masters 1

5          Div 6 & 7, Ladies 1 & Masters 2

6          Div 8 & 9 & Ladies 2

7          Div 10 &11

8          Div 12 & 13

9          Div 14 to16 & Ladies 3

10        Div 17+ Ladies 4 ~ plus Social squash players, Golfers, Ten-Pin Bowlers, Poker players, Mahjong players and Tennis players.


Teams will be penalized if, in the opinion of the organisers, an unfair “ringer” has been brought in or a player is playing in the wrong position.

Convenor’s Notes  ~ 16th Wing Ding ~ 2014

In the 14 team format, each player will play 13 opponents….this is hard work, but no pain, no gain!

The No 10’s through to and including No 3’s will play 13 sessions of 3 minutes [39 minutes] whilst the No 1’s and No 2’s will play 13 sessions of 4 minutes [52 minutes].

 

The court sequence will be shown on the back of each court. With the 14 team format, we will be using all the HKFC courts from 1-7 inclusive.

 

VERY IMPORTANT: please ensure each team member arrives at least 30 minutes early as any late-comer can ruin the day for an entire team!

 

As usual:-

 

1. The day is all about having fun. Please communicate to your teams that there should absolutely no arguing with referees ~ friendly banter is OK, but no serious complaints, yelling or throwing of toys.

REMEMBER PLAY IS CONTINUOUS.

 

MARKERS SCHEDULE: 9’s mark 10’s, 8’s mark 9’s, 7’s mark 8’s and so on. No 1’s should be marked by No 10’s.

2. Remember to have the markers ready to go straight on court after first having given in the score sheet (to the organisers).

 

3. When each 3 minute session has been completed, please leave the ball on the court for the next players coming through.

 

4. Please encourage players to stay throughout proceedings as there will be prizes, an excellent raffle draw and of course a cash bar where we can toast Wing with a few pints of beer!

 

5. Remind your players that if they arrive at the correct court they need only give their name to the marker and then may start serving even if the opponent is not yet on court. i.e., play is continuous throughout all the 3 minute sessions.


6. Colours:  your team has a colour – see Team details.

  • If you wear a T/squash shirt of the correct colour you start with 10 bonus points.
  • If you add shorts and socks of the correct colour, pick up another 10 bonus points
  • There are a further 10 points for extra effort to add to the colour – same colour wrist bands, etc.
  • Maximum bonus points is 30 points


7. In a running teams tournament of this size any “no shows” will cause chaos, so will all captains bring a spare set of their coloured kit in the case of reserves needing to fill in. Reserves will be provided in the absence of teams providing their own. If captains pay enough attention to the detail we shouldn’t need to use this, but be prepared or expect to be fined penalty points!


8. Each player [No 10’s through to No 3’s] will play 13 X 3 min matches. No 1’s and No 2’s will play 13 matches of 4 minutes each.


Once a 13 match session has been completed, 2 minutes are allowed for turnaround and 2 minutes for warm up before the next level begins.


9. TIMINGS ARE AS FOLLOWS:- 

 

1000   Please arrive at the Hong Kong Football Club in plenty of time (if you are usually late – don’t be late for this is as running teams is ruined by no shows / late comers) – this will allow you have time to communicate with your team mates , dress up, apply make-up, scratch  etc.

 

1020   Briefing 

 

1040   Warm up

 

1100   No 10’s  ( three minutes for warm up and game starts)  

 

1143   No 9’s  

 

1226   No 8’s 

 

1309   No 7’s

 

1352   15 minutes break – SCMP Official “Wing Ding” Photographs 

 

1407   No 6’s 

 

1450   No 5’s 

 

1533   No 4’s 

 

1616   No 3’s 

 

1659  No 2’s 

 

1755   No 1’s

 

1851   End of Tournament

 

1900   Prize giving, raffle draw and charity auction @ Court 7

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT ONCE THE TOURNAMENT UNDERWAY, EVENT ORGANISERS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO HELP ANY TEAM MEMBER IN RESPECT OF PLAY, IN ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM ~ YOUR TEAM CONVENOR IS YOUR CONTACT PERSON.

 

 

 Time Table

 

  

Additional Notes:

Be warned ~ inform your team mates that running teams is no walk in the park, get as fit as you can for it. IT IS REALLY WORTH THE EFFORT – IT IS A FUN AND WORTHWHILE COMMUNITY EFFORT TO HELP THOSE IN NEED! JOIN US TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE HERE IN OUR HOME, HONG KONG.

 

Format: 

  • All like numbers play each other. You will play your corresponding number from each of the other 13 teams one after another without a break. The winning team will have amassed the highest total number of points.
  • Scoring:  American scoring; you accumulate as many points over your 13 games as possible. There are no games or sets and no limit to the number of points you can accumulate ~ so don’t stop at 15, keep playing until you hear the horn blast.

 

Start: 

·         Check which court you are supposed to be on – there will be a schedule on the back wall of each court. A double blast of the horn/whistle signifies the 2 minute warm up period (1 minute each side). A single blast on the horn/whistle starts play.

 

Change:

 

·         Another single blast on the horn/whistle signifies the end of a session and the time to change court. Finish the rally you are playing, move immediately to your next court to play your second session (and so on for your third, fourth etc until you have played all 13 opponents in your 14 team section. You start 0-0 afresh with each opponent.

 

Scoring:

 

·         Your 13 scores will be added together, together with bonus points for effort and kit, and put towards the team score. There will also be bonus points on offer to teams who have made the most effort in raising funds for the charity appeal.

 

How long?

 

·         For those playing at No 10 through to No 3, each session lasts 3 minutes. Total 39 minutes (13 opponents x 3 minutes). Bear in mind that it can take you 30 seconds or more to reach your next court at the changeovers. No 1’s and No 2’s will play 13 matches of 4 minutes = 52 minutes

·         Breaks between sessions – there are none.

 

Court changeovers:

 

·         Teams need to co-ordinate and direct their team mates to the correct courts – team convenors will have to lead the way here and help the team save valuable point scoring opportunities

·         When you hear the horn blast, do NOT finish the rally – just stop and make your way to your next court

·         Leave the ball on court – do NOT take it with you! If you take the ball with you, it spoils the afternoon for the next pair on that court.

·         After each game therefore when you hear the horn blast, your team mates will (hopefully) direct you to the next court you are supposed to be on and provide you with a drink, emergency massage etc.

 

Early Server ~ “the early bird catches the worm”:

  •  When you reach the next court, the first player to arrive collects the ball. You may start to serve and continue to do so from alternate sides, regardless of whether your opponent is on court. Keep on serving and re-serving until he or she arrives on court – points in the bag!

  

Fouls:

 

·         Normal rules apply to ‘strokes’ and ‘lets’ - DO NOT ARGUE WITH THE REFEREE.

 

The End:

 

·         The end of your last (13th) session is signalled by the double blast of the horn/whistle.

 

Your score: 

 

·         When you’ve picked yourself off the floor / out of the water machine, it is each players responsibility to check their own score has been added up correctly.

 

 

Marking: 

 

·         EVERY player has to mark one rubber, regardless of whether they want to / know how to.

 

Injuries: 

 

·         If a player becomes injured, another player from his/her team can be substituted immediately. That replacement player has to be a lower ranked player. E.g., for number 2’s, only a 3 or lower can substitute.

 

The Winning Team:

 

·         Will be the team that scored overall the highest number of points.

 

Questions?????

·         Ask your team captain.

  

All the best for an excellent 16th Wing Memorial Squash Tournament at the Hong Kong Football Club ~ may the best team win!

 

 

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Tim Everest  

The Organiser

Tel:      Mobile: 9104 6383 / Office: 2331 3896

 

 

Tax Information :Charitable Donations and Tax-Exempt Charities


Individual and business donors who are chargeable to salaries tax, personal assessment or profits tax can claim deduction for the aggregate of approved charitable donation up to 35% (up to 25% for the years of assessment 2004/05 to 2007/08) of the assessable income or profits, as the case may be, in the basis period of a year of assessment. Such aggregate must not be less than $100. (Sections 16D and 26C of the Inland Revenue Ordinance)

"Approved charitable donation" means a donation of money to any charitable institution or trust of a public character, which is exempt from tax under section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance, or to the Government, for charitable purposes. (Section 2 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance)

Members of the public may check the list of charitable institutions and trusts of a public character, which are exempt from tax under section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinanceas to whether the donations can be claimed for tax deduction.

Charitable institutions and trusts of a public character may be granted tax exemption under section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance.  The Department has issued an information pamphlet entitled "A tax guide for charitable institutions and trusts of a public character" for reference by the public.

The Charities Sub-committee of the Law Reform Commission published a consultation paper on charities on 16 June 2011. Related information and the consultation paper can be accessed on the Commission's website at www.hkreform.gov.hk/en/news/20110616.htm.

 

 

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