The Toronto Xiangqi Open’s “Silver Anniversary Cup” starts Sunday

Mark Wang WeiQiang 王伟强, winner of the last two Toronto Opens

Mark Wang WeiQiang 王伟强, winner of the last two Toronto Opens

The first two rounds of the Toronto Xiangqi Open will take place on Sunday July 28. Since it’s the Toronto Xiangqi Association’s 25th anniversary, we’re calling it the “Silver Anniversary Cup”. The total prizes will be worth $2,000.

The first Toronto Xiangqi Open was held in 1978, 35 years ago. It’s annual tradition, jointly organized by the TXA and the Scarborough Seniors Chess Club. In recent years, it’s been held at the TXA’s home base, New Kennedy Square.

The tournament will take the form of a seven-round (45’+15”) Swiss system tournament, to be held on three Sundays: July 28, Aug 4, and Aug 11 (2, 3, 2 rounds per week). Final matches (45’+30”) for first and third place will take place on August 18. All rounds begin at 1 pm at New Kennedy Square (8360 Kennedy Road. Markham, HW7 and Kennedy Road).

The Toronto Xiangqi Open is open to all. Prior registration is welcome, or just drop by on the first day of the tournament. The entry cost is free for members and $10 for non-members.

The top four finishers and the top senior player will be rewarded with trophies and prizes. Award presentation will take place on Aug 18 evening during our 25th Anniversary Celebration Dinner.

To register or inquire about the Toronto Xiangqi Open, please call 416 587-6818 or email txa1988@yahoo.com.

Toronto Xiangqi Open’s “Silver Anniversary Cup” event poster

Toronto Xiangqi Open’s “Silver Anniversary Cup” event poster

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