First ever regional team tournament to take place on Thanksgiving weekend

New Kennedy Square (source:

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 in the Greater Toronto Area has come of age. On the first two days of the Thanksgiving ...

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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 of Phuc Nguyen 阮友福, who won the Toronto Open in 1997, 1998 and 1999. Mark, Phuc, and Peter ...

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Speed Xiangqi tournament set for August 17 at Willow Springs Winery

Willow Springs Winery

Our third Speed Xiangqi tournament of 2014 will take place at our most beautiful location yet: Willow Springs Winery near Stouffville. The tournament will use the Swiss System. Each player will seven games, and will have ten minutes plus ten seconds per move for each game. The top four finishers will receive prizes, and the top two ...

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Welcome visitors to Harbourfront Centre!

Downloadable PDF introducing Xiangqi

Whether you are coming to this site from Harbourfront's China Now festival, or wish that you were, you're very welcome. The Toronto Xiangqi Association is Toronto's leading Xiangqi (Chinese chess) club. Most of our activities take place in Markham, but our players come from all over the GTA. We are affiliated with the Scarborough Seniors Chess ...

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2014 Toronto Xiangqi Open to begin July 26

2014 Toronto Xiangqi Open official poster

Jointly organized by the Toronto Xiangqi Association and the Scarborough Seniors Chess Club, the 2014 Toronto Xiangqi Open is set to begin Sunday July 26. The tournament is open for any individual. The top four finishers and the top senior player will be rewarded with trophies and prizes. The award presentation will take place on the ...

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Toronto Xiangqi Association to participate in Harbourfront’s China Now festival

Harbourfront Centre viewed from the East

Update: The TXA has been invited to appear at China Now on Friday evening in addition to Saturday and Sunday, and we will be at a second location near the Redpath Stage, in the festival's main area. Toronto champion, Mark Wang WeiQiang 王偉強, and former champions, Lin ShiXiong 林世雄, Paul Ng 吳嶽林 and Peter Sung 宋德柔 have agreed to ...

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