Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Toronto Chinese Chess Championship “Gallant Marble Cup” set for May


Come challenge Toronto’s best Chinese chess players in the 2007 running of the Toronto Xiangqi Association’s annual open tournament.

The 2007 “Gallant Marble Cup” Toronto Xiangqi Open will take the form of a Swiss tournament, to be held three straight Saturdays – May 26, June 2 and June 9 at Milliken Park Community Center, followed by matches for first and third place on June 16 at the Oriental Centre. All rounds begin at 1 p.m.

This year we are proud to announce our major sponsors:
• Gallant Marble (www.gallantmarble.ca)
• Oriental Centre – North East corner of Sheppard and Brimley
• Comtronic Computer Inc. (http://www.comtronic.ca/cci/)

All are welcome to play; prior registration is welcomed, but not necessary. If you don’t know how to play, 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. Cash prizes and gifts will be awarded to the eight top finishers, as well as the top three senior and youth players.

Chinese chess, or Xiangqi, is the ancient cousin of western chess. It is played all over the Far East, and in Asian communities throughout North America. It is traditionally considered a Chinese art form.

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

To register for the Toronto Xiangqi Open, contact
Benson Wong at 416-299-6598 or bensonsfwong@hotmail.com.

For more information about the Toronto Xiangqi Association, go to www.txa.ca.


2007 “Gallant Marble Cup” Toronto Xiangqi Open

Organizer: Toronto Xiangqi Association (TXA);
Scarborough Seniors Chess Club (SSCC)
Sponsors: Gallant Marble Company Limited; Oriental Centre;
Comtronic Computer Inc.
Event: Individual (Open; Senior – age 60 or above; Youth – age 14 or below)
Time: Saturday May 26, June 2, June 9 and June 16
Location: Milliken Park Community Center (Preliminary Rounds) - May 26, June 2, June 9
Every Saturday 1-5 pm
South of Steeles, East of Mccowan
Oriental Centre (Final) – June 16 1-5 pm
North East corner of Sheppard and Brimley;
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, Cash Prize and Gift Set
 Senior 1st to 3rd – Trophy/Certificate, Cash Prize and Gift Set
 Youth 1st to 3rd – Trophy/Certificate, Cash Prize and Gift Set
Entry Fee: Member - $3.00, Non-member – $10.00, Youth - Free
Banquet Fee: $25.00 (Awards Presentation & Banquet – June 16, 2007)
Chairman: Elton Yuen; Benson Wong
Referees: Peter Sung; Yip Sing Ng; Ying Fai Choi; Stephen Fung
Registration
& Inquiry: Benson Wong at 416-299-6598 or bensonsfwong@hotmail.com

The 4th Richmond Cup Xiangqi Open

Hi All,
The 4th Richmond Cup Xiangqi Open has just taken place on April 21--22. The final results are as follows,
Place Player
1 Gu, Yiqing
2 Fong, William
3 Yang, Tungming
4 Cheung, Wanfung
5 Leung, Victor
6 Leung, Anson
7 Lee, Michael
8 Wang, Qingdi
For details, please refer to the attached file.
Cheers
Dominic Ho