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					       Organised by The 4th Hong Kong Games North District Delegation Team Selection Board

                    Co-organised by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department

                                      The 4th Hong Kong Games

                       North District Basketball Athlete Selection Contest

                                             Prospectus


1.   Purpose
     To select in an open manner those athletes who meet the eligibility requirements for the 4th
     Hong Kong Games (HKG) as the representatives of North District Council (DC) to
     participate in the competitions of the 4th HKG.


2.   Introduction of the HKG
     The HKG is a territory-wide major multi-sport event held biennially with the 18 DCs as the
     participating units.     The objectives of the HKG are to provide districts with more
     opportunities for sports participation, exchanges and co-operation, to encourage members of
     the public to actively participate in sports, and to strengthen the public’s sense of belonging to
     the district they live in.   The 4th HKG will be held from 27 April to 2 June 2013, featuring
     competitions in eight sports, namely athletics, badminton, basketball, futsal, swimming, table
     tennis, tennis and volleyball.    Each DC will select in an open manner the talented athletes
     within its own district as its representatives to participate in the competitions of the 4th HKG.
     The divisions and quotas for the 4th HKG Basketball Competition are as follows:


     (1)   Division
            (a) Men’s Division     (b) Women’s Division
     (2)   Quota
           Each district may enter 1 men’s team and 1 women’s team and each team shall consist
           of 5 to 12 players.


3.   Date, Time and Venue of the North District Basketball Athlete Selection Contest
            Date of Contest                 Time of Contest                 Venue of Contest
            7 October 2012
                                       From 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.    Po Wing Road Sports Centre
                (Sunday)


4.   Enrolment Dates
     From 20 August 2012 to 31 August 2012



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5.   Quota for the Selection Contest
           Division                  Men’s Division                      Women’s Division
            Quota                        8 Teams                              8 Teams
     Note: There are 5 to 12 players in each team.


     If the number of enrolled teams exceeds the available quota, the sum of the total scores
     obtained by the 5 athletes with the highest marks in each team with respect to their registered
     divisions as endorsed by the Hong Kong Basketball Association for the year 2012/13 will be
     used to determine the teams’ order of priority for participation in the selection contest.   (The
     scoring method is: 3 marks for an athlete in Men’s Division A1, 2 marks for an athlete in
     Men’s Division A2 and 1 mark for an athlete in Men’s Division B; and 3 marks for an athlete
     in Women’s Division A and 1 mark for an athlete in Women’s Division B.)              If there are
     enrolled teams scoring the same marks, their order of priority for participation will be
     determined by drawing lots.


6.   Eligibility Requirements
     (1)   Participants must be born in or before 1999 and 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. (Holders of Hong Kong Identity Cards
           must produce to the Organiser records of their first entry to Hong Kong, such as
           One-way Permits or passports. The date of their first entry to Hong Kong must be on
           or before 27 April 2010 to prove that they have resided in Hong Kong for 3 years or
           above.)
     (2)   Participants must reside within the district boundary of North District and be able to
           produce proof of place of residence.
           (a)   The district boundary of North District is defined in the Electoral Boundary Maps
                 in respect of the District Council Election. For checking the district boundary of
                 North District, please browse the website of the Electoral Affairs Commission:
                 http://www.eac.gov.hk/pdf/distco/maps/dc2011x.pdf.
           (b)   Participants shall submit a copy of a valid documentary proof of their place of
                 residence bearing their names upon enrolment for verification of identity and
                 record purposes by the Organiser.      Failure to do so will render the application
                 invalid.   In addition, the Organiser has the right to request the participants to
                 produce the original of the documentary proof for verification at any time, and
                 participants shall raise no objection.     If any participant fails to provide the
                 originals of the relevant documents or the originals provided are different from the
                 copies previously submitted, the Organiser has the right to disqualify him/her

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            from the selection contest.     Valid proof of place of residence includes:
            (i)    statement (such as mortgage statement, rates demand note, bill for
                   electricity or 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 Home Affairs Department; or
            (iii) tenancy agreement or resident card; or
            (iv) student handbook showing proof of place of residence (if a student
                   handbook cannot be provided, 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 serve as proof).
      (c)   Student hostels and athlete hostels cannot be regarded as the place of residence.
(3)   Those athletes who participated or will participate in the basketball 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 basketball
      competition of the HKG.
(4)   Serving professional basketball athletes are not allowed to participate in the basketball
      competition of the HKG, 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).
(5)   All athletes who meet the eligibility requirements for the HKG may form teams to
      participate in the North District Basketball Athlete Selection Contest.
(6)   Each participant may only participate in the selection contest of 1 district.           If a
      participant is found participating in the selection contests of more than 1 district, the
      whole team will be immediately disqualified with all its selection results cancelled.
(7)   Participants must meet the eligibility requirements (1) - (6) mentioned above.       If it is
      found that any participant fails to meet the eligibility requirements, furnishes false
      information, or represents more than 1 district or has participated in the selection
      contests of more than 1 district, the Organiser has the right to disqualify the participant
      and the whole team from representing North District in the HKG.
(8)   All information provided in the enrolment form must be true and correct and the form
      should be completed in detail.      All the information entered (except residential address,
      contact telephone number and occupation) cannot be changed once the enrolment form

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           is submitted.      Participants should notify Ms, LEUNG Tsz-kit, Manager (Fanling
           Recreation Ground), at 2676 5245 immediately of any change of residential address
           during the selection process, otherwise the participants will be regarded as furnishing
           false information.     If a participant is no longer a resident of North District because of
           moving to another district during the selection contest period, he/she will be
           disqualified.
     (9)   A participant aged under 18 must provide a declaration signed by his/her parent or
           guardian before taking part in the athlete selection.
     (10) The Organiser reserves the right to forbid any participant from taking part in the
           selection.


7.   Format
     (1)   A single knock-out system shall be adopted.
     (2)   Each match shall last 40 minutes, comprising 4 periods of 10 minutes each.
     (3)   For all matches, the timing rules will be based on the international basketball rules and
           regulations.
     (4)   If a match ends in a tie within the normal playing time, there will be an extra period of
           5 minutes.      If the match still ends in a tie after the extra period, 5 players from each
           team shall be assigned to shoot a free throw at the penalty line and the “sudden death”
           rule shall be adopted.


8.   Enrolment is free of charge


9.   Method of Participation
     (1)   The duly completed “Enrolment Form” together with the “Declaration” and a copy of
           the valid proof of place of residence (please refer to Paragraph 6(2)(b) herein) of each
           team member, to be kept by the Organiser for record purposes, should be submitted in
           person or by a representative to the North District Leisure Services Office (NDLSO)
           (office hours: 8:30 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. from Monday to Friday; closed on Saturdays,
           Sundays and General Holidays) of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department
           (LCSD) or Lung Sum Avenue Sports Centre, Wo Hing Sports Centre, Luen Wo Hui
           Sports Centre, Ting Ping Sports Centre, Po Wing Road Sports Centre, North District
           Sports Ground in North District (office hours: 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. from Monday to
           Sunday) within the enrolment dates stated in Paragraph 4 above.          The original or a
           copy of the identity document (please refer to Paragraph 6(1) herein) of each team
           member must also be produced for verification of identity upon submission of the
           Enrolment Form.

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      (2)   For enrolment by post, please send the duly completed “Enrolment Form” together with
            the “Declaration”, and a copy of the identity document (please refer to Paragraph 6(1)
            herein) and valid proof of place of residence (please refer to Paragraph 6(2)(b) herein)
            of each team member to the NDLSO (address: 4/F, Shek Wu Hui Municipal Services
            Building, 13 Chi Cheong Road, Sheung Shui, N.T.:) of the LCSD within the enrolment
            dates stated in Paragraph 4 above (the date of receipt of the form by the Organiser will
            be regarded as the receipt date) with ‘‘The 4th Hong Kong Games North District
            Basketball Athlete Selection Contest’’ clearly marked on the outside of the envelope.


10.   Announcement of the Shortlisted Teams for the Selection Contest
      The names of the shortlisted teams for the selection contest will be posted at North District
      Leisure Services Office (NDLSO), Lung Sum Avenue Sports Centre, Wo Hing Sports Centre,
      Luen Wo Hui Sports Centre, Ting Ping Sports Centre, Po Wing Road Sports Centre and North
      District Sports Ground on 5 September 2012.          The shortlisted teams will be notified in
      writing by the district selection board/committee/working group.


11.   Time of Team Leaders’ Meeting and Fixture Draw
      The draw and meeting will be held at 10 am on 17 September 2012 (Monday) at Conference
      Room, North District Leisure Services Office (NDLSO).        Please assign the representative of
      team to attend the meeting on time.


12.   Appeal
      No appeal will be accepted by the Organiser.      The decisions of the referees/umpires on the
      results of the contests and The 4th Hong Kong Games North District Delegation Team
      Selection Board on the selection results shall be final.


13.   Inclement Weather Arrangements
      If a Pre-No.8 Special Announcement has been issued, or Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal
      No.8 or above or Black Rainstorm Warning Signal is still in force 2 hours before the
      reporting time for the first round of the matches on the contest day, all matches on that day
      will be cancelled.     The Organiser will notify the participants of the corresponding
      arrangements separately in due course.




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      Notes:
      Very High Air Pollution Level (i.e. Air Pollution Index: 101 - 200)
      Activities shall be held as scheduled. The Environmental Protection Department advises
      participants with existing heart or respiratory illnesses (such as coronary heart disease and
      other cardiovascular diseases, asthma and chronic obstructive airways diseases including
      chronic bronchitis and emphysema) to reduce physical exertion and outdoor activities, to seek
      advice from a medical doctor before participating in sports activities and take more breaks
      during the activities.     Children and the elderly are advised to reduce physical exertion and
      outdoor activities.


      Severe Air Pollution Level (i.e. Air Pollution Index: 201 - 500)
      Activities shall be held as scheduled. The Environmental Protection Department advises
      participants with existing heart or respiratory illnesses (such as coronary heart disease and
      other cardiovascular diseases, asthma and chronic obstructive airways diseases including
      chronic bronchitis and emphysema), children and the elderly to avoid physical exertion and
      outdoor activities.      The general public is advised to reduce as far as possible physical
      exertion and outdoor activities, to seek advice from a medical doctor before participating in
      sports activities and take more breaks during the activities.


14.   If there is any inadequacy in this prospectus, the Organiser reserves the right to amend it at
      any time without further notice.


15.   Enquiries: 2679 2819




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                       Organised by The 4th Hong Kong Games North District Delegation Team Selection Board
                                  Co-organised by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department
                                           The 4th Hong Kong Games                                                               For office use only
                              North District Basketball Athlete Selection Contest                                      Copy of proof of place of residence
                                                Enrolment Form                                                          received and verified

         Notes on Personal Data:           The information you have provided will only be used for the purposes of enrolment, compilation
                                           of statistics, future contact and promotion of activities organised by the Organiser. Only the
                                           staff authorised by the North District Selection Board/Committee/Working Group will be given
                                           access to your personal data. For correction of or access to the personal data you have
                                           previously provided, please contact the counter staff of the North District Leisure Services Office.
                                           All the information entered (except residential address, contact telephone number and occupation)
                                           cannot be changed once the enrolment form is submitted.

         Please fill in the following enrolment form and the declaration.                          If you fail to provide the required personal data
         clearly, your application will not be accepted.
         (1)       Division to be Entered: (Please tick “” the box as appropriate)

                    □ Men’s Division             □ Women’s Division

         (2)       Name of Team:

         (3)       Colour of Jersey: (1)                                                                       (2)

         (4)       Personal Data of Team Leader/Contact Person (The Team Leader/Contact Person must be aged 18 or above.
                   The following items must be filled in. Please use block letters for English.)

                   Name: (Chinese)                                                      (English)                                                        Sex:

                   Identity Document No.:                                         Year of Birth:                                                      Age:
                   (Please provide the English letter(s) and the first four digits, e.g. A1234)
                   Residential Address:
                   Fax No.:                                                      E-mail Address:
                   Contact Telephone No.: (Daytime)                                             (Night)                                (Mobile)
                In case of an emergency involving the Participants/Team Members during the activity, please contact
               _______________ (Name of Contact Person) at _______________ (Telephone No.).
                (Please consider whether prior consent of the person for emergency contact should be obtained before entering
                his/her name and telephone number.)
               Name of Participant                                                                        Occupation:                             Recognised Division
                                             HK Permanent ID./                                            (Please fill in one of the                  (if applicable):
                                             HK ID Card No.                                               following codes)             (Please fill in one of the following codes)
                                             (Please provide the      Month and Year of Birth             1 = Employed
No.                                                                                                Age
                                             English letter(s) and        (Month/Year)                    2 = Homemaker/Housewife      Men’s Division:    Women’s Division:
         Chinese               English       the first four digits,                                       3 = Student                  1 = Division B     1 = Division B
                                             e.g. A1234)                                                  4 = Retired                  2 = Division A2    2 = Division A
                                                                                                          5 = Others                   3 = Division A1
1. (Team Captain)
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        Organised by The 4th Hong Kong Games North District Delegation Team Selection Board
                   Co-organised by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department
                                    The 4th Hong Kong Games
                         North District Basketball Athlete Selection Contest
                                            Declaration

 1. This is to confirm that all members of this team are residing in North District, and have never participated in
    any athlete selection contest of the 4th Hong Kong Games organised by other districts. If it is found not the
    case, the team will be disqualified.

 2. All the information provided in the enrolment form by all team members is true and correct and the team
    members are eligible for the selection contest according to the rules set by the Organiser. The team
    understands that if false information is provided or if the information entered is not in accordance with the
    facts, the team will be immediately disqualified with all its results cancelled.

 3. The team agrees to abide by all the selection results announced by the Organiser.

 4. The team hereby declares that it has read the Prospectus carefully and agrees to comply with the requirements.

 5. The team agrees to comply with the contest rules and abide by the decision of the referees/umpires. It also
    agrees to submit the identity documents (the originals) of all team members for checking by the Organiser
    before playing in a match. The team understands that failure to comply with the contest rules will result in
    disqualification and no replacement of athletes will be allowed.

 6. All team members are healthy and physically fit to participate in the above activity. The Organiser shall not
    be liable for any injury or death which any participant may suffer in the activity if the cause of injury or death
    is due to the participant’s own negligence or inadequacy in health or fitness.

 7. The team understands that if any participant(s) is/are found to be an imposter/impostors, the team will be
    disqualified with all its results cancelled.



                                                *Name of Team Leader/Contact Person:

                                            *Signature of Team Leader/Contact Person:

                                                                                    Date:

*Please delete as appropriate




                              (Leave address blank if you have given your fax number)


Name:                                     Name:                                     Name:

Fax No./Address:                          Fax No./Address:                          Fax No./Address:




    North District Basketball Athlete         North District Basketball Athlete         North District Basketball Athlete
           Selection Contest                         Selection Contest                         Selection Contest


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        Organised by The 4th Hong Kong Games North District Delegation Team Selection Board
                   Co-organised by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department
                                    The 4th Hong Kong Games
                         North District Basketball Athlete Selection Contest
                                  〈Declaration by Participant〉
                                (For Participants aged 18 or above)

Division to be Entered: (Please tick “” the box as appropriate)

□ Men’s Division            □ Women’s Division

Name of Team:

All participants aged 18 or above must sign this declaration and return it with the enrolment form
of the team.

Declaration by Participant aged 18 or above
I hereby declare that:
1. I am residing in North District, and have never participated in any athlete selection contest of
   the 4th Hong Kong Games organised by other districts. If it is found not the case, the whole
   team and I will be disqualified.
2. All the information provided in the enrolment form by me is true and correct and I am eligible
   for the selection contest according to the rules set by the Organiser. I understand that if false
   information is provided or if the information entered is not in accordance with the facts, the
   whole team and I will be immediately disqualified with all our results cancelled.
3. I agree to abide by all the selection results announced by the Organiser.
4. I hereby declare that I have read the Prospectus carefully and agree to comply with the
   requirements.
5. I agree to comply with the contest rules and abide by the decision of the referees/umpires. I
   also agree to submit my identity document (the original) for checking by the Organiser before
   playing in a match. I understand that failure to comply with the contest rules will result in
   disqualification and no replacement of athletes will be allowed.
6. I am healthy and physically fit to participate in the above activity. The Organiser shall not be
   liable for any injury or death which I may suffer in the activity if the cause of injury or death is
   due to my own negligence or inadequacy in health or fitness.
7. I understand that if any person is found playing under my name, the whole team will be
   disqualified with all its results cancelled.

I have read through and understood the above declaration and I sign below for confirmation:
  No.         Name of Participant             Signature of Participant                   Date
   1.
   2.
   3.
   4.
   5.
   6.
   7.
   8.
   9.
  10.
  11.
  12.

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             Organised by The 4th Hong Kong Games North District Delegation Team Selection Board
                        Co-organised by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department
                                            The 4th Hong Kong Games
                                 North District Basketball Athlete Selection Contest
                                                  〈Declaration by Participant〉
                                                 (For Participants aged under 18)
  For a participant aged under 18, his/her parent or guardian (aged 18 or above) must sign this declaration and return it
  with the enrolment form of the team.

  Division to be Entered: (Please tick “” the box as appropriate)
  □ Men’s Division          □ Women’s Division
  Name of Team:


  Declaration by Parents or Guardians of Participants aged under 18
I hereby declare that:
1. The participant,                            (name of participant), is residing in North District, and has never participated in any athlete selection
      contest of the 4th Hong Kong Games organised by other districts. If it is found not the case, the participant and the whole team will be
      disqualified.
2. All the information provided in the enrolment form by the participant is true and correct and he/she is eligible for the selection contest
      according to the rules set by the Organiser. I understand that if false information is provided or if the information entered is not in
      accordance with the facts, the participant and the whole team will be immediately disqualified with all their results cancelled.
3. The participant agrees to abide by all the selection results announced by the Organiser.
4. The participant hereby declares that he/she has read the Prospectus carefully and agrees to comply with the requirements.
5. The participant agrees to comply with the contest rules and abide by the decision of the referees/umpires. He/she also agrees to submit
      his/her identity document (the original) for checking by the Organiser before playing in a match. The participant understands that failure
      to comply with the contest rules will result in disqualification and no replacement of athletes will be allowed.
6. The participant is healthy and physically fit to participate in the above activity. The Organiser shall not be liable for any injury or death
      which he/she may suffer in the activity if the cause of injury or death is due to his/her own negligence or inadequacy in health or fitness.
7. The participant understands that if any person is found playing under his/her name, the participant and the whole team will be disqualified
      with all their results cancelled.
Name of Parent or Guardian:                                      Signature:                                   Date:
I hereby declare that:
1. The participant,                            (name of participant), is residing in North District, and has never participated in any athlete selection
      contest of the 4th Hong Kong Games organised by other districts. If it is found not the case, the participant and the whole team will be
      disqualified.
2. All the information provided in the enrolment form by the participant is true and correct and he/she is eligible for the selection contest
      according to the rules set by the Organiser. I understand that if false information is provided or if the information entered is not in
      accordance with the facts, the participant and the whole team will be immediately disqualified with all their results cancelled.
3. The participant agrees to abide by all the selection results announced by the Organiser.
4. The participant hereby declares that he/she has read the Prospectus carefully and agrees to comply with the requirements.
5. The participant agrees to comply with the contest rules and abide by the decision of the referees/umpires. He/she also agrees to submit
      his/her identity document (the original) for checking by the Organiser before playing in a match. The participant understands that failure
      to comply with the contest rules will result in disqualification and no replacement of athletes will be allowed.
6. The participant is healthy and physically fit to participate in the above activity. The Organiser shall not be liable for any injury or death
      which he/she may suffer in the activity if the cause of injury or death is due to his/her own negligence or inadequacy in health or fitness.
7. The participant understands that if any person is found playing under his/her name, the participant and the whole team will be disqualified
      with all their results cancelled.
Name of Parent or Guardian:                                      Signature:                                   Date:
I hereby declare that:
1. The participant,                            (name of participant), is residing in North District, and has never participated in any athlete selection
      contest of the 4th Hong Kong Games organised by other districts. If it is found not the case, the participant and the whole team will be
      disqualified.
2. All the information provided in the enrolment form by the participant is true and correct and he/she is eligible for the selection contest
      according to the rules set by the Organiser. I understand that if false information is provided or if the information entered is not in
      accordance with the facts, the participant and the whole team will be immediately disqualified with all their results cancelled.
3. The participant agrees to abide by all the selection results announced by the Organiser.
4. The participant hereby declares that he/she has read the Prospectus carefully and agrees to comply with the requirements.
5. The participant agrees to comply with the contest rules and abide by the decision of the referees/umpires. He/she also agrees to submit
      his/her identity document (the original) for checking by the Organiser before playing in a match. The participant understands that failure
      to comply with the contest rules will result in disqualification and no replacement of athletes will be allowed.
6. The participant is healthy and physically fit to participate in the above activity. The Organiser shall not be liable for any injury or death
      which he/she may suffer in the activity if the cause of injury or death is due to his/her own negligence or inadequacy in health or fitness.
7. The participant understands that if any person is found playing under his/her name, the participant and the whole team will be disqualified
      with all their results cancelled.
Name of Parent or Guardian:                                      Signature:                                   Date:
                                                                                          (This form may be photocopied if necessary)

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