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Mark Wang wins again – takes this year’s second speed tournament

Play in progress and Marty

Mark Wang WeiQiang 王偉強 demonstrated that he is clearly the GTA’s top player by winning our second speed tournament of the year ahead of three former Toronto Champions and the winner of this year’s first speed tournament. The runner up … Continue reading

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Wang WeiQiang wins speed Xiangqi final and his second Toronto championship of 2013

Wang WeiQiang beat Li YaoChao and then won his fourth straight Toronto championship.

The Silver Jubilee Cup, our fifth and final speed tournament of 2013, ended in triumph for Mark Wang WeiQiang 王偉強. The winner of the last three (slow) Toronto championships finished clear first with 5.5/7. As this was a championship final, … Continue reading

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Speed Xiangqi champs to square off in December final; November tournament will offer last chance to qualify

Zhiwei Zheng

Since this post was written, our fourth speed tournament of the year has been completed. The tables below now show the final field for the December 22 Toronto Speed Open Championship Final and the top prize winners for all four … Continue reading

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Li YaChao wins Barrie speed tournament, Paul Ng comes out of retirement to take second

Li YaChao accepts the winner

The speed Xiangqi tournaments we have held in 2013, unprecedented in our history, have turned into a “Grand Prix” competition. The top eight prize winners will square off in December to determine an overall champion. Our fourth tournament, which took … Continue reading

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Jiangsu team displays overwhelming power but coughs up a game

Xu Chao lost this one game to Li YaChao

The top Xiangqi players from China’s Jiangsu Province kept their promise and visited Markham on Saturday (September 21). A large portion of the GTA’s most avid players were waiting at New Kennedy Square. The resulting three versus 30 showdown produced, … Continue reading

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Orillia gives Toronto all they can handle

Li Yachao vs. Lin Shixiong

In the New Mong Kok Cup Inter-City Xiangqi Championship , played on the last two Saturdays before Christmas, the Toronto Xiangqi Association had to come from behind to beat a team of tough young players from Orillia. Each team was … Continue reading

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