Annie Au Wing-chi and Chan Kai-chi have set themselves up to achieve a unique feat in next weekend's finals of the Hong Kong and Kowloon inter-school squash tournament. Both won grade honours in last year's competition, but this year faced a tougher time after stepping up in the age category. However, neither player seems to have been fazed by the challenge. They have both reached the semi-finals, and now have a chance to win consecutive titles. Annie, Hong Kong's number three ranked women's player, will take on under-19 number one and tournament top seed Leung Shin-nga in Saturday's Grade A semi-final at the Hong Kong Squash Centre. Kai-chi, last year's Grade C champion, will clash with Grade B top seed and title-holder, Leo Au Chun-ming, in the boys' semi-finals. The other semi-final will pit Kwok Chun-lok against Fung Ji-yang. 'Winning a grade title in your first year at a new level would be a notable achievement, and to make it two in a row would be very good,' said Iris Chung of Hong Kong Squash, which is co-organising the event with the Hong Kong Schools Sports Federation. 'I think Annie has a great chance. But she will be up against her teammates from the Hong Kong junior squad who won the world title last year. The standard is very high in that grade.' All four girls from that world champion team have qualified for the inter-school semi-finals. While Annie faces Shin-nga, in-form Joey Chan Ho-ling will take on Chiu Ka-kei. Last week, Joey did well to qualify for the first round of the Buler Challenge Cup, where she suffered a 3-0 defeat at the hands of eventual champion and top seed Shelly Kitchen of New Zealand. Annie will be boosted by the fact that she beat Shin-nga in the first round of the Buler Challenge Cup qualifiers. In the boys' Grade A, Chiu Ho-fai is on course to retain his title. The Hong Kong under-19 number one and tournament top seed swept past three opponents to reach the semi-finals, where he will play fifth-ranked Allan Tsang Hon-yin. In the other semi-final, Leung Kwan-ching will play Max Lee Ho-yin. Meanwhile, the team event kicks off on Sunday, with the finals to be held on February 25 and 26.