There will be lots of Xiangqi action at Kennedy Square (Highway 7 and Kennedy) to celebrate the Lunar New Year.
The TXA and the Scarborough Seniors Club are organizing the 2011 Kennedy Square Xiangqi Open, a free tournament that you can play in. Or you can come out to watch, play casually, and enjoy the New Years atmosphere of one of Toronto’s best Chinese malls.
Below is our press release. The rules and contact information are further down. See you there!
2011 Kennedy Square Xiangqi Open Set for January
To celebrate the coming Chinese New Year, the 2011 Kennedy Square Xiangqi Open is set for January 22.
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 on three Saturdays – January 22, 29 and February 5 (2 games per week), followed by final matches for first and third place on February 12. All rounds begin at 1 pm at the New Kennedy Square Mall (8360 Kennedy Road. Markham, HW7 and Kennedy Road).
The tournament is open for any Individual. Top three finishers will be rewarded with trophies and cash coupons. In addition, there will be Xiangqi Master and end game puzzles challenge every Saturday. 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 free, all are welcome.
To register or inquire about the Kennedy Square Xiangqi Open, please contact Joseph Tam at +1 416-880-8800 or Elton Yuen at +1 416-837-1318 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are the rules for the event:
2011 Kennedy Square Xiangqi Open Regulation
Organizer: Toronto Xiangqi Association (TXA); Scarborough Seniors Chess Club (SSCC)
Event: Individual Open
Time: Saturday January 22, 29, February 5 (Preliminary) and February 12 (final)
Location: New Kennedy Square Mall (8360 Kennedy Road. Markham, HW7 and Kennedy Road) – 1 pm to 5pm
- WXF Rules will be adopted.
- Six preliminary rounds using the Swiss system. Two games per week.
- 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.
- Champion – Trophy, and $150 Cash Coupon
- 1st Runner up – Trophy and $100 Cash Coupon
- 2nd Runner up – Trophy and $50 Cash Coupon
Entry Fee: Free
Presentation: Awards Presentation on February 12 right after the final matches
Chairman: Elton Yuen; Benson Wong
Referees: Peter Sung; Yip Sing Ng; Ying Fai Choi; Lin Tse
& Inquiry: Joseph Tam at +1 416-880-8800 or Elton Yuen at +1 416-837-1318
Or by email email@example.com