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Markham Xiangqi Association kicks off with celebration; China’s star players bring the fireworks

Official opening of the Markham Xiangqi Association

The Greater Toronto Area has just got its fourth Xiangqi club. The three that already existed are the Toronto Xiangqi Association, the Scarborough Seniors Chess Club, and a group that is associated with the Vietnamese Association Toronto (a Vietnamese team … Continue reading

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Toronto wins North American team championship; Zheng XiMing and Mark Wang finish second and third

Three times! Peter and Elton hoist the trophies. Mark is on the left, XiMing on the right

Zheng XiMing 郑熙明 and Mark Wang WeiQiang 王伟强, who have seven Toronto championships between them, teamed up to win the team championship at the Sixth North American Cup held in New Jersey on the weekend of American thanksgiving. The event … Continue reading

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Whitby/Owen Sound wins Inter-City Xiangqi Team Championship

throughout the GTA plus Montreal joined the tournament

The Greater Toronto Area’s first ever regional team tournament was a thriller: five teams were in close contention, and the advantage changed with every round, at times, with every game. When the dust had cleared, three teams had seven out … Continue reading

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Inter-City Xiangqi Team Championship: Teams and Results


On October 11 and 12 2014, twelve teams took part in the Greater Toronto Area’s first ever regional team tournament. Here is the final order of finish with match points (two points for a win, one point for a tie) … Continue reading

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First ever regional team tournament to take place on Thanksgiving weekend

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For decades, Toronto’s Xiangqi players have been moving out from the downtown area, many of them leaving the City of Toronto altogether. Many of the area’s best players now live in Markham, Richmond Hill, Mississauga, Orillia and elsewhere. Now Xiangqi … Continue reading

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Mark Wang becomes first ever to win four straight Toronto championships

Mark Wang - eight tournaments and counting ...

Mark Wang WeiQiang 王伟强 defeated 2010 Toronto champion Lin ShiXiong 林世雄 in the final match of the 2014 Toronto Open Championship, making him the first player ever to win the title four straight times. His victory streak now surpasses that … Continue reading

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