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More than 3,000 people register for Cathay Pacific's 'Try and Win!' rugby race to win world cup sevens tickets

12 Mar 2005


This morning, 600 members of the public entered a special treasure hunt around Hong Kong with the aim of winning highly prized tickets for the upcoming Rugby World Cup Sevens 2005 competition.

In the end, 100 people won pairs of tickets in Cathay Pacific's "TRY and WIN!" Rugby Race, being first reach the GOAL at the finish point after solving a series of clues. The 500 who didn’t win in the race were entitled to enter into a lucky draw, with another 20 pairs of tickets being handed out as prizes.

"TRY and WIN!" was a unique event organised by Cathay Pacific in the build up to the Rugby World Cup Sevens. The airline, along with Credit Suisse First Boston, is one of the Principal Sponsors for this major sporting spectacle, taking place from 18-20 March at the Hong Kong Stadium, and will be flying in many of the 20,000 overseas visitors expected to arrive for the event.

To enter "TRY and WIN!", people first had to register through a special website - www.cathaypacific.com.hk/rwc - set up by Cathay Pacific. More than 3,000 submitted their names and each was notified by SMS telling them where the starting point for the Rugby Race would be. The first 600 who made it to the starting point could enter the treasure hunt, which involved solving clues to take them to designated checkpoints around the city and on to the finish.

Cathay Pacific General Manager Marketing Charlie Stewart-Cox said: "We are very pleased with the response to 'TRY and WIN!', which has brought a bit of fun to the build up to the Rugby World Cup Sevens as well as giving out a total of 120 pairs of precious tickets. As Hong Kong’s airline, Cathay Pacific is proud to be supporting this world-class event which is doing so much to promote the city around the world."

The first 600 people out of a total of more than 3,000 registered entrants who made it to the starting point for Cathay Pacific's "TRY and WIN!" Rugby Race
Participants in Cathay Pacific's "TRY and WIN!" Rugby Race reached the finish point.
Cheering team of Cathay Pacific's "TRY and WIN!" Rugby Race A rousing cheer from the winners in Cathay Pacific's "TRY and WIN!" Rugby Race. A total of 100 pairs of tickets were given away in the race to the top 100 winners.
Participants in Cathay Pacific's "TRY and WIN!" Rugby Race solved clues to locate different checkpoints around town to win tickets to the Rugby World Cup Sevens.