The top players from the four Speed Xiangqi tournaments held in 2014 will play off on Sunday January 18 to decide the overall championship.
This is the second running of what will most likely be an annual event. Our 2013 Speed Xiangqi champion was Mark Wang WeiQiang 王偉強, winner of the last four Toronto (slow) championships, and recently second runner up in the North American championships.
On January 18, Mark will be challenged by 2010 Toronto champion Lin ShiXiong 林世雄, 2009 Toronto champion, Li YaChao李亚超, four time Toronto champion prize winner, Jimmy Yao 姚建华, and four more of Toronto’s best Xiangqi players (see below).
The tournament will take place at New Kennedy Square in Markham, site of the newly inaugurated Markham Xiangqi Association headquarters. All our welcome to come and watch – and all are welcome to play in our first 2015 Speed Xiangqi tournament – the date will be announced soon.
Below are tables that show the prize winners in our four 2014 Speed Xiangqi tournaments, and also a table that shows the field for the January 18 final. My apologies for not having put the results of the third and fourth tournaments on this site. The third was held at Willow Springs Winery near Stouffville. The fourth was held at New Kennedy Square.
Results of TXA Speed Xiangqi Tournaments, 2014
|Season||Champion||1st Runner-up||2nd Runner-up|
|Spring - February||Jimmy Yao 姚建華||Wang HongWei 王红偉||Li Chen 陳利|
|Summer - June||Mark Wang WeiQiang 王伟强||Lin ShiXiong 林世雄||Xia ShuoMing 夏守明|
|Chen Lin 陳林||Jimmy Yao 姚建華||Lin ShiXiong 林世雄|
|Winter – November||Richard Li YaChao 李亞超||Xia ShuoMing 夏守明||Li DongHui 李東輝|
|Final – January 2015||TBD||TBD||TBD|
Qualifiers for 2014 Speed Tournament Final, January 2015
|Jimmy Yao 姚建華||Q1 Champion||Qualified|
|Mark Wang WeiQiang 王伟强||Q2 Champion||Qualified|
|Chen Lin 陳林||Q3 Champion||Qualified, not Available|
|Richard Li YaChao 李亞超||Q4 Champion||Qualified|
|Wang HongWei 王红偉||Q1 Runner up||Qualified|
|Lin ShiXiong 林世雄||Q3 Runner-up, Q4 2nd Runner up||Qualified|
|Xia ShuoMing 夏守明||Q4 Runner up, Q2 2nd Runner up||Qualified|
|Li Chen 陳利||Q1 2nd Runner up||Qualified as substitute|
|Li DongHui 李東輝||Q4 2nd Runner up||Qualified as substitute|
|Ji Haiou 季海鷗||Q4 3rd Runner up||Qualified as substitute|