Speed Xiangqi tournament set for Barrie on September 29; also results of June speed tournament

Our third speed Xiangqi tournament of the year will take place in Barrie on September 29. All are welcome to come and play or watch.

Zheng ZhiWei won our first speed tournament in February, finished third in June, and was runner up in the 2013 Toronto Open

Zheng ZhiWei won our first speed tournament in February, finished third in June, and was runner up in the 2013 Toronto Open

The tournament will likely be a 7-round Swiss tournament beginning at 1 pm. and finishing around 6 p.m. Dinner at a restaurant will follow. The time control will be 10 minutes per game plus an increment of 5 seconds per move. Each player will be required to give a $10 deposit which will be returned after the tournament.

The venue will be: Marty’s Coffee Bistro, 221 Cundles Road E,Unit 2,Barrie ON L4M 6L5. Tel:  (705) 896-1588.

Some of the Toronto players will have Dim Sum at the New Mongkok restaurant in New Kennedy Square in Markham and will depart for Barrie at about 1 p.m.

To register or make inquiries please inquire through our Facebook page or by sending email to txa1988@yahoo.com. Please watch this site and our Facebook page for changes of plan.

Results of June speed Xiangqi tournament

Our second speed Xiangqi tournament of this year (and also ever) was held in June. It fell through the cracks and was never announced on this site. Our apologies for dropping the ball. Readers are encouraged to watch our Facebook page, which has more immediate information.

The June tournament was won by Toronto champion Mark Wang WeiQiang (王伟强) with a score of 6/7 – six wins and one loss. This means that his subsequent third straight Toronto title was his fourth tournament victory in three years.

Four players finished with 5/7, and were placed in order using tiebreak points as follows: 2) Zhang Shanhang (張善行), the only player to beat Mark; 3) Zheng Ziwei  (鄭志偉), who won our first speed tournament on tie-break, and who went on to take second in last month’s Toronto Open; 4) Xia Shuoming (夏守明) who also finished fourth in the first speed tournament; 5) Boris Guo Lei (郭磊).

Below is a gallery of images from the event, and below this the cross-table.

Click on any image for a larger version, use the small arrows (>>) at the bottom of each enlarged image to scroll through the gallery, and click on any enlarged image to close the gallery.

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Results of second Speed Xiangqi Tournament

Results of second Speed Xiangqi Tournament

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4 Responses to Speed Xiangqi tournament set for Barrie on September 29; also results of June speed tournament

  1. alan chan says:

    to day all the top world class players play like a computer, move very fast @ the opening. so you will see all the games they play almost the same, you will see the same opening repeated again and again….you can predict the moves very easily. ha

  2. alan chan says:

    I DO NOT LIKE THE SO-CALLED SPEED TOURNAMENT AT ALL…it is just my opinion…

  3. alan chan says:

    you will not find the RIGHT move in a complicated situation, it needs time to look into many lines and come up with the correct move.
    speed tournament just a good way to train your reflection, that is it.
    also it make you look good only……

  4. alan chan says:

    using computer program to play is cheating, but if you have good memory you just replay all the moves from the computer. SPEED tournament is just another form of computer game to get advantage @ the opening to win the game.
    SPEED = WITHOUT THINKING TO MOVE. JUST PUNCH THE CLOCK.

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