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Bun scrambling applications to open

Applications for the Cheung Chau Bun Scrambling Competition will be accepted from February 19 to March 18, the Leisure & Cultural Services Department announced today. 

 

Physically-fit adults are welcome to apply to participate in the event that is scheduled for May 15.

 

Twelve competitors will scramble for buns while climbing a tower from 11.30pm to 12.45am at Pak Tai Temple Playground on Cheung Chau.

 

The maximum number of entrants is 200. If the number of applications exceeds the quota, places will be allocated by ballot. Those who live, work or study on Cheung Chau will be given priority.

 

Safety training will be provided on April 7 and all applicants must attend the training before finalists are selected on April 14.

 

Twenty-four contestants in the first round - comprising at least six women - will be able to enter the semi-finals to compete for the 12 spots.

 

The 12 finalists - comprising at least three women - will compete in the May 15 race.

 

Prospectuses and enrolment forms will be available at the department’s 18 district leisure services offices and Islands District sports centres from February 19.

 

The documents will also be available online.

 

Completed forms must be sent to the Islands District Leisure Services Office at Room 622, 6/F, Harbour Building, 38 Pier Road, Central, Hong Kong, or faxed to 2854 3949 by March 18.

 

For more enquiries, call the Islands District Leisure Services Office at 2852 3220.


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