GERMANY-BASED Chan Kong-wah has been rewarded for his Commonwealth Championships victory three weeks ago with a berth in next month's eight-strong Epson World All Stars line-up. Chan has always lived in the shadow of Lo Chuen-tsung, who was the territory's representative in all four previous Epson events. Lo never made it past the first round and Hong Kong officials are hoping that the in-form Chan can do better. Chan, boosted by his Commonwealth victory, last week collected the prized scalp of Belgian world number one Jean-Michel Saive at the World Championships in Tianjin. 'Chan deserves his place in the Epson field,' said Tony Yue Kwok-leung, chairman of the Hong Kong Table Tennis Association. Only five other places have been filled - by China's Wang Tao, South Korea's Kim Taek-soo, Croatia's Zoran Primorac and Swedes Jorgen Persson and Peter Karlsson. China's newly crowned world champion Kong Linghui and teammate Ding Song are being targeted.