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

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

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;


* 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.


* 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


& Inquiry: Mr. Li, Hanqi +1 416-297-0227 or