Monday, October 02, 2006

The Canadian National Xiangqi Championship will kick start in Oct - 18 Masters will join the fight in Calgary

Hosted by the Calgary Chinese Chess Association, the 11th Canadian National Xiangqi Championship will be held on Oct 7 at the China Town Dragon City Plaza (2nd floor lobby). 18 masters from 6 major cities of Canada will gather in Calgary for the three-day battle on team and individual events.

Following the tradition, round-robin system will be applied. Each team with 3 players will play a total of 5 rounds. The team with the highest score will be the team champion. The 1st board player with the highest score will be the individual champion. The match will start at 9:00 am daily. Two big chess boards will be set up to facilitate the viewing for the audiences.

The City of Calgary could host such a wonderful event only once every 8 years. With so many masters in town, exciting matches will be expected. Xiangqi fans and lovers should not miss this event!