Hong Kong giants Regal gave their fans a farewell present last night before jetting off to Kuala Lumpur today to defend their Asian Basketball Champions' Cup by winning the Chairman's Cup at McPherson Stadium. Regal, who became the first local club in more than 20 years to win a major tournament by clinching the ABC Cup last year, warmed up for the Kuala Lumpur tournament by thrashing Wideway 110-72 in the one-off match. The Chairman's Cup is usually held before the start of the league in May but it was brought forward to help Regal prepare for the Kuala Lumpur tournament. Regal led 51-41 at half-time and were always in control of the match. The result put Regal in the right frame of mind before they take on professional sides from Japan and the Philippines and tough amateurs from Lebanon and Thailand in Group A of the competition, which begins tomorrow. Star player Wayman Strickland led Regal to an almost effortless victory over Wideway with his skilful play, which yielded 36 points, while fellow American import John Spencer, three-point specialist Yung Kam-wah and Hong Kong international Ng Chu-yip also contributed to the landslide victory. Strickland, who played a pivotal part in Regal's famous victory last year in the ABC Cup, said: 'This game was important for us because we needed to play well in time for Kuala Lumpur. 'We didn't want to come out and play bad. We need to work hard on executing our defence and offence and to play well together in Kuala Lumpur. Everybody has to work very hard and focus very hard because we have a tough tournament ahead of us.' The talented American said he wasn't sure how far Regal would go in the Kuala Lumpur tournament, but he added Regal were a better team than last year. 'We have basically the same team as last year with a few changes here and there. As long as we defend well and shoot well, we'll have a great chance of winning it again because to play well you must have a good defence and offence. 'If we play our game, we can do it again. We'll just have to see what happens. 'Right now, we don't have to worry about the other teams. We just have to worry about ourselves. Hopefully, everything will fall into place.' Strickland displayed some of his trademark moves during last night's match. Midway through the second period, Strickland entertained a crowd of about 100 spectators with some fancy footwork when he charged into the opponent's area, spun 360 degrees and sunk an inch-perfect basket. Hosts Malaysia have been drawn against South Korea, Indonesia, China and Uzbekistan in Group B in the Kuala Lumpur tournament. Regal want to become the final team to win the ABC Cup at the famous Negara Stadium before it is demolished in December.