AS many of the territory's leading athletes depart for Hiroshima to take part in the 1994 Asian Games, a no less dedicated and determined group of veteran sportsmen and women will this weekend depart for Australia to compete in the World Masters Games in Brisbane. A total of 30 sports, ranging from track and field to tenpin bowling and golf will be contested at various venues around the modern high-rise city of Brisbane, by 12,000 eager competitors. Most of the events are open to male veteran competitors aged 40 and over and female competitors over the age of 35, although some disciplines have varying age restrictions. Age groups then rise in five-year stages with some sports being contested by competitors in the 90-to 95-year age group. Altogether, seven different sports will be contested by Hong Kong sportsmen and women including athletics, swimming and rowing. Also included in the official Hong Kong squad are four badminton players, two archers, four tenpin bowlers and five swimmers. While most of the competitors making the trip will be self-funded, a group of 16 people have been chosen to represent Hong Kong by virtue of qualifying events staged throughout the territory over the past 12 months by the Urban and Regional Councils.