Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Result of 2009 North American Cup Tournament

The 2009 North American Zonal Xiangqi Tournament at Houston
Team Standings
1 New York Ji Zhongqi, Peng Oscar
2 Houston A Hu Yu Shan, Tse Richard
3 Toronto Zheng Ximing, Do Yogi
4 Chicago Deng, Huidong, Jia Dan
5 United East Gao Fan, Li Xinda
6 Vancouver Lau Keicheong, Gu Yiqing
7 New Jersey Hu Michael, Sun Rulin
8 Calgary Ye Hui, Ly Thomas
9 Houston B Huynh Truong Chanh,Ta Benjamin
10 Edmonton Vuong Cuong,Lee Paul

Individual standings(1-5)

1 Ji, Zhongqi
2 Gao, Fan
3 Hu, Yu Shan
4 Deng, Huidong
5 Zheng, Ximing

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Game Record

Monday, October 19, 2009

The 2009 Toronto Xiangqi Open Tournament final ended today

The 2009 Toronto Xiangqi Open Tournament final ended today(17th Oct 2009)

Below is the result of the final matches
Championship Match:


1st Game: Lin, ShiXiong 林世雄 RL/先负 Li, YaChao 李亚超







2nd Game: Lin, ShiXiong 林世雄 RL/先胜 Lin, ShiXiong 林世雄



Final rankings of the tournament

* Open
o 1. Li, YaChao李亚超
o 2. Lin, ShiXiong 林世雄
o 3. Zhang, YaoGuang 张耀光
o 4. Wang, YiXiang 王义祥
o 5. Chen, WanWen 陈玩文
o 6. Ngo, Khai 吳启
o 7. Ji,HaiOu 季海鴎
o 8. Wong, ToSang 黄道生

* Senior
o 1. Lam, QuanWei 林权威
o 2. Huang, JungLong 黄进龙
o 3. Feng, Ming 冯明

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The 2009 North American Zonal Xiangqi Tournaments at Houston

1. The above zonal xiangqi tournament will be played on the 27th, 28th & 29th of November 2009 at Houston. All teams are expected to arrive at Houston on the

26th November and leave by the 30th November. According to tradition, teams will be responsible for their airplane tickets while the host (Houston Xiangqi

Association) will be responsible for hotel rooms and food during the 3 days of play.

2. Each team may have 3 members. All can play for the individual championship but only two designated members` final rankings could be counted for team

championship honors.

3. Asian xiangqi rules will be followed. Electronic chess clocks will be used. Each player will have 60 minutes freetime. A bonus of 25 seconds will be

given to each move made.

4. Basically, 7 rounds will be played in 3 days using the Swiss system. Briefly :

Day 1 (27th Nov.)
8:00 am to 9:30 am -breakfast at the hotel;
9:30 am to 1:00 pm - GAME 1 in hotel’s meeting room ;
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - lunch at China Bear Buffet at 3 minutes walking
distance from hotel (Days Inn & Suites, 4630 Techniplex Drive,
Stafford ,TX 77477- PH 281-240-8100);
2:00 pm to 5:30 pm - GAME 2 in hotel`s meeting room ;
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm - dinner at China Bear Buffet;
6:30 pm to 10:00 pm – meetings, site visits etc.

Day 2 (28th Nov.)
8:00 am to 9:30 am - breakfast at the hotel;
9:30 am to 1:00 pm - GAME-3 in hotel’s meeting room;
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - lunch at China Bear Buffet;
2:00 pm to 5:30 pm - GAME 4;
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm - dinner at China Bear Buffet;
6:30 pm to 10:00 pm - GAME 5.

Day 3 (29th Nov.)
8:00 am to 9:30 am - breakfast at the hotel;
9:30 am to 1:00 pm – GAME 6 in hotel’s meeting room ;
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - lunch at China Bear Buffet;
2:00 pm to 5:30 pm - GAME 7;
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm - travelling to possibly Ocean Palace Restaurant in
Bellaire (Hong Kong Plaza ) OR the ALIANA Club House;
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm - Prize Giving Dinner!


5. PRIZES

Individual championship
1st place : $1,000 (plus trophy)
2nd place : $ 500 (plus trophy)
3rd place : $ 300 (plus trophy)

Team championship
1st place : the ALIANA CUP
2nd place : trophy
3rd place : trophy

6. ENROLLMENT & MISCELLANEOUS : Please submit your enrollment details (including number and names of players , flight numbers ; when the planes will arrive

at Houston Airport ; when to depart etc. not later than October 30th 2009) to Richard Cheng Sau Yin by email ( sycheng@flash.net OR by telephone 281-242-3883

). Richard Tse Man Chuan (cell : 832-858-7442)of the Houston Xiangqi Association will be waiting for you at the Houston Airport to direct you to the special

shuttles which would take you back directly to the hotel (Days Inn and Suites - 4630 Techniplex Drive, Stafford, TX 77477; PH 281-240-8100). In case of

delays or other unforeseen problems please call Richard Cheng Sau Yin (cell: 832-630-6878). I should be waiting at the hotel and would send out some one to

the Houston Airport to help. Please bring along a cell phone to facilitate communication at the Airport and let us know the number of your cell phone

beforehand. Thank you.


Regards from


Richard Cheng Sau Yin
(Chairman/ Houston Xiangqi Association)
(email: sycheng@flash.net; PH 281-242-3883)

P.S. The paticipating teams will be New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Edmonton, Houston (2 teams).

Thursday, August 27, 2009

2009 Toronto Xiangqi Open Set for September

Due to the strike of the Toronto civic workers, the 2009 Toronto Xiangqi Open is postponed and set for this September. Jointly organized by the Toronto Xiangqi Association and the Scarborough Seniors Chess Club, the tournament will take the form of a 6 rounds of Swiss tournament, to be held three straight Saturdays – September 26, October 3 and 10 (2 games per week), followed by final matches for first and third place on October 17. All rounds begin at 1 pm at the Milliken Park Community Center (4325 McCowan Road, Toronto, ON - South of Steeles, East of McCowan).

The open tournament is divided into Individual, Senior (65 years old or up) and youth group (age 17 or below). Trophies and gifts will be awarded to the eight top finishers, as well as the top three senior and youth players.

All are welcome to play; prior registration is welcome. Or just drop by, and we’ll introduce you to one of the world’s great games. The cost of entering the tournament is a modest $3 for members and $10 for non-members.

The Toronto Open is a tradition dating back to 1978. It gives players from throughout the GTA the chance to meet and play against the city’s leading masters.

To register or inquire about the Toronto Xiangqi Open, please contact Mr. Li, Hanqi by phone at +1 416-297-0227 or email elyuen@yahoo.com

For more information about the Toronto Xiangqi Association, please visit www.txa.ca .

2009 Toronto Xiangqi Open

Organizer: Toronto Xiangqi Association (TXA);
Scarborough Seniors Chess Club (SSCC)

Event: Individual (Open; Senior – age 65 or above; Youth – age 17 or below)

Time: Saturday September 26, October 3 and 10 (Preliminary) and October 17 (final)
Location: Milliken Park Community Center – 1 pm to 5pm
4325 McCowan Road, Toronto, ON - South of Steeles, East of McCowan;

Method:

* WXF (AXF) Rules will be adopted

* Six preliminary rounds using the Swiss system. Two games per week.

* When players obtain equal scores, their rankings will be decided by match points; opponent’s match points, and total wins.

* Any player that is absent for 2 rounds is automatically disqualified.

* The final round takes the form of two-game matches in which the top four from the Swiss tournament play off for the first and third places.

* The Senior Champion is the top senior player from the preliminary rounds.

* The Youth champion is the top youth player from the preliminary rounds.


Awards:

* Open 1st to 8th – Trophy/Certificate, and Gift Set

* Senior 1st to 3rd – Trophy/Certificate, and Gift Set

* Youth 1st to 3rd – Trophy/Certificate, and Gift Set

Entry Fee: Member - $3.00, Non-member – $10.00

Banquet Fee: $25.00 (Awards Presentation & Banquet – October 17 evening)

Chairman: Elton Yuen; Benson Wong

Referees: Peter Sung; Yip Sing Ng; Ying Fai Choi; Lin Tse

Registration

& Inquiry: Mr. Li, Hanqi +1 416-297-0227 or elyuen@yahoo.com

Monday, June 01, 2009

2009 Toronto Chinese Chess Championship Set for July


Jointly organized by the Toronto Xiangqi Association and the Scarborough Seniors Chess Club,the 2009 Toronto Xiangqi Open will take the form of a 6 rounds of Swiss tournament, to be held three straight Saturdays – July 4, July 11 and July 18 (2 games per week), followed by final matches for first and third place on July 25. All rounds begin at 1 pm at the Milliken Park Community Center (4325 McCowan Road, Toronto, ON - South of Steeles, East of McCowan).

The open tournament is divided into Individual, Senior (65 years old or up) and youth group (age17 or below). Trophies and gifts will be awarded to the eight top finishers, as well as the top three senior and youth players.
All are welcome to play; prior registration is welcome. Or just drop by, and we’ll
introduce you to one of the world’s great games. The cost of entering the tournament is a modest $3 for members and $10 for non-members.
The Toronto Open is a tradition dating back to 1978. It gives players from throughout the GTA the chance to meet and play against the city’s leading masters.
To register or inquire about the Toronto Xiangqi Open, please contact Tse, Lin by phone at +1 647-282-3123 or email elyuen@yahoo.com

For more information about the Toronto Xiangqi Association, please visit www.txa.ca.

2009 Toronto Xiangqi Open
Organizer: Toronto Xiangqi Association (TXA);
Scarborough Seniors Chess Club (SSCC)
Event: Individual (Open; Senior – age 65 or above; Youth – age 17 or below)
Time: Saturday July 4, July 11, July 18 (Preliminary) and July 25 (final)
Location: Milliken Park Community Center – 1 pm to 5pm
4325 McCowan Road, Toronto, ON - South of Steeles, East of McCowan;
Method:
􀂃 WXF (AXF) Rules will be adopted
􀂃 Six preliminary rounds using the Swiss system. Two games per week.
􀂃 When players obtain equal scores, their rankings will be decided by match
points; opponent’s match points, and total wins.
􀂃 Any player that is absent for 2 rounds is automatically disqualified.
􀂃 The final round takes the form of two-game matches in which the top four
from the Swiss tournament play off for the first and third places.
􀂃 The Senior Champion is the top senior player from the preliminary rounds.
􀂃 The Youth champion is the top youth player from the preliminary rounds.
Awards:
􀂃 Open 1st to 8th – Trophy/Certificate, and Gift Set
􀂃 Senior 1st to 3rd – Trophy/Certificate, and Gift Set
􀂃 Youth 1st to 3rd – Trophy/Certificate, and Gift Set
Entry Fee: Member - $3.00, Non-member – $10.00
Banquet Fee: $25.00 (Awards Presentation & Banquet – July 25, 2009 evening)
Chairman: Elton Yuen; Benson Wong
Referees: Peter Sung; Yip Sing Ng; Ying Fai Choi; Lin Tse
Registration
& Inquiry: Tse, Lin at +1 647-282-3123 or elyuen@yahoo.com

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Guangzhou East Deng Xiang Qisai Cup win


Chicago-correspondents reported Huei-Lin Huang 【】 Guangzhou by the Chicago Association of Chicago 3rd Guangzhou Cup Chinese Chess Open, a few days ago in the South Year Chinatown Plaza, 12, enters the stage, 8 of the winning player to win the first round, in the final showdown fighting, significant Supernatural powers, after all afternoon race, won East Deng this year's "King of Chess Chicago," the throne, and 500 U.S. dollars prize money.

The game has attracted hundreds of fans to the concept of chess tournament, so that the Guangzhou Association for the chess enthusiast who can understand the game situation, especially in the game next to Taiwan to set up a large board, each runner off the game, real-time display of staff In a large chessboard, in which championship race, the two "move to Geri" evenly matched competitors, a tense than on the stage, the audience can see the audience Rushen.

8 first round players short-listed William Tang, Tung Deng, Zhang Ming, Chen Jian, Woolard and strong, Fan Yao, Xiong Yan, Xiao-Qing Jin, the same day from 10:30 am to start games, competitions continued until 17:30 or so, all the players Cheerleading relatives and friends, from time to time in the game came to an end, to cheer for the players.

Deng strength of the strong East, after Atletico took turns smoothly on top, 2nd from Northwestern University doctoral student was Xiao-qing gold, three or four other people were Xiong Yan, William Tang. Winner of this prize money of 500 yuan, 300 yuan for the runner-up prize, third prize 200 yuan, along with a trophy and certificate match. 。 Access to 4-8, will each receive 50 bonus incentives.

Guangzhou this year's Cup Chess Championship preparations for the person in charge, Guangzhou, vice president of the Association of Liaojun Liang said that this year the overall level of players is very high, and the outskirts of Chinatown have players, the youngest player only 14 years old

Friday, August 29, 2008

The 2nd North America Xiangqi Championship in Edmonton Canada


The 2nd North America Xiangqi Championship is taking place in Edmonton Chinese Cultural Centre from Aug 31 to Sep 2, 2008. This event is organized by Edmonton Xiangqi Association. There are nine cities in North America sending teams to the tournament. Teams from US are New York, San Francisco, Houston and Orange County. Canadian teams are Toronto, Vancouver, Richmond, Calgary and Edmonton. Los Angeles and Montreal are also invited, unfortunately they are not sending teams to the tournament this time.

According to the President of Edmonton Xiangqi Association, Mr. Kan Chiu, after 6 months hard work in fundraising and preparation, he proudly said We are ready and looking forward to having a successful tournament.Mr. Chiu believed with the supports from all the associated Xiangqi organizations, we should make this event a successful one. By having this event bi-yearly, it can tighten the relationship and friendship among all the Xiangqi players in North America.

The lst North America Xiangqi Championship was held in San Francisco in 2006. Toronto from Canada is the Champion team. Let’s see who will be the Champion this year.