The Hong Kong leg of the All China Games torch relay will be held on Chinese National Day, the local organising committee announced yesterday. The Hong Kong delegation also revealed details of cash incentives to be offered by the Sports Aid Committee and the Hang Seng Bank, with individual gold medallists able to win $300,000. The torch relay on the afternoon of October 1 will involve athletes and representatives of all 19 districts. Timothy Fok Tsun-ting, head of the delegation, said Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa would be invited to attend. 'Athletes and community representatives will be gathered at the Hong Kong Sports Institute in Sha Tin to start the relay,' said Fok. He is hoping Olympic gold medallist Lee Lai-shan will carry the torch and pass it on to Tung. 'We will also invite Mr Tung to officiate at a flag presentation ceremony where most of our competing athletes will be asked to attend. 'We chose October 1 because it is the first National Day after the handover. 'The Games mean so much to us. It is a great learning opportunity for our athletes to compete with 13,000 top athletes from 46 [Chinese] provinces, cities and the Army.' The All China Games flame was originally lit in Hong Kong on August 16 and returned from Beijing on August 28. After the Hong Kong leg of the relay, the torch will reach Shanghai by October 12. At yesterday's press conference, Andrew Ma, chief executive of the SDB, announced that an individual event gold medallist at the Games would be able to walk away with a hefty sum of $300,000. Silver and bronze medallists will collect $150,000 and $60,000 respectively. The Hang Seng Bank will match the SDB's outlay dollar for dollar. Ma said the cash rewards for a gold medal-winning team will be $420,000, while $240,000 will be offered for a team silver medal and $120,000 for a team bronze. 'This is the second time Hang Seng Bank joins us in offering cash incentives to our outstanding athletes at major games,' said Ma. 'The bank contributed more than $1 million in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and Paralympics Incentive Scheme.' Hong Kong will be represented by a contingent of 262, including 169 athletes taking part in 20 sports. There will also be 59 officials, 31 headquarters staff and three honorary heads - Tung, Secretary for Recreation, Culture and Sport Bureau Chau Tak-hay and SDB chairman John Hung. The delegation has also revealed their sponsors for the Games. Top Glory Insurance, Dragon Air, adidas, San Dino, Goldlion, Hush Puppies and Byford will help to finance the Hong Kong squad's participation.