Sunday, April 30, 2006

1st North American Cup Xiangqi Tournament

  • Regulations:

  • 1. Main Organizer: Western Canada Xiangqi Association
  • 2. Associate Organizers: Vancouver Chinese Chess Association, Richmond Chinese Chess Association, Richmond Public Market
  • 3. Time and Venue: April 28th to 30th, 2006; Richmond Public Market, Richmond B.C.
  • 4. System and Format:
    a. Rules: Official “Xiangqi Rules” published by World Xiangqi Federation (Identical to “Asian Xiangqi Rules”) will be officiated.
    b. Scoring system: A 9-round “Swiss System” will be adopted.
    c. Time limit: 40 minutes of free time to start; then at least 10 moves within 10 minutes (once);
    finally at least 10 moves within 5 minutes til the end of a game. Number of moves will not be accumulated.
  • 5. Application:
    a. Players can apply through their local xiangqi association or fax/e-mail directly.
    Contact Person: Dominic Ho Phone: 604-222-8139
    Fax: 604-222-8135 E-mail:
    b. Deadline: April 10th, 2006.
    c. Number of participants is limited. Application will be on a “first-come first-serve” basis.
  • 6. Reward: Players finishing in the top 8 positions will be rewarded with trophies and medals.
  • 7. Reception:
    a. Participants are responsible for their own transportation expenses to and from Vancouver.
    b. The organizers will cover the accommodations and transportations of 3 representatives (1 leader and 2 players) from each association during the tournament.
    c. Any extra member is responsible for all his/her own expenses.
  • 8. Details not covered by this document will be communicated later.

2005 "Gallant Cup" Toronto Xiangqi Open

November 8 — Peter Sung has won his fourth Toronto Championship, and his first since 1986, by upsetting reigning Canadian champion, Zheng XiMing. Had XiMing won, it would have been his third straight title.

XiMing left, Peter right;behind, Jim Yao
The match was comprised of two games. In Game One, Peter scored with a violent attack with the black pieces against XiMing's hesitant opening. In Game Two, he fended off XiMing's efforts to complicate with Black, and secured a safe draw.
The third-place match went to Jimmy Yao, who won both games against former champion, Paul Ng. The matches were held Sunday November 6 at First Markham place.

These players qualified by taking the top four places at six-round tournament held at the Scarborough Seniors Club in October. Also at this tournament, Li, Chong won the Senior Championship and Liu, BoYang won the Youth Championship.
Click on the links below for photos, and tournament results — all in new windows.
Full page of digital photos
Results after Round 6
Game 1 ZHENG ZhengMing(L)SUNG Peter,50