HK finish last in warm-up event ahead of the 2009 East Asian Games Air India won the third Hong Kong Quadrangular Hockey Tournament after beating Guangdong 1-0 at King's Park earlier this month. Hong Kong finished fourth, with one win, one draw and two defeats. The February 4-8 competition served as a warm-up for the East Asian Games to be hosted by Hong Kong later this year. Taiwan also took part in the event. 'Apart from the 6-1 blowout by the Guangdong squad, I think our team played up to our standards,' said Hong Kong player Chan Ka-ho. 'We tied with eventual champions Air India and defeated Taiwan 4-2 in the preliminary round. But I was not satisfied with the final result, especially the bronze medal game against Taiwan which we lost 4-2 in a penalty shootout.' Chan said fatigue was a major reason for Hong Kong's disappointing performance. 'All the Hong Kong squad members are part-time players with jobs or still in school. We are not used to playing such a tight schedule with four games in five days,' he explained. 'I have to admit that in the final two games our players were hampered by fatigue and were not able to perform at the highest level. We do not have as much time to practise as other squads which are made up of professional players.' The Hong Kong squad is going through a rebuilding process at the moment with youngsters stepping in for older players, he said. Chan is looking forward to having more practice sessions ahead of the East Asian Games and hopes the team will have enough time to bond before the showpiece event.