MORE than a third of teams participating in the Hongkong Management Game were in the red in round one, period six of the competition. The average loss was $1.1 million in this period of low demand despite the unfavourable economic climate. On average, an order of 239,671 units of Product AW, 70,231 units of Product AI and 80,114 units of Product DI was secured by teams which invested an average of $1.01 million in marketing. Teams were unenthusiastic in bidding for contracts. Only 26 placed a tender for both products while 11 teams bid for one product only. The prices quoted by the successful bidders ranged from $28 to $43 for Product AC and $58 to $78 for Product DC. At the end of the period, eight companies were out of stock for Product D and 10 others had insufficient supply of Product A. Four companies were left with no available stock. Organised by the Hongkong Management Association, the Management Game is sponsored by DHL International (HK), ICL (HK) and the South China Morning Post.