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 tournaments. Paul Ng 吳嶽林 will not be able to play in December; his place will be taken by Shuoming Xia夏守明.
Our popular series of speed Xiangqi tournaments have turned into a “Grand Prix” competition. The eight top players from four 2013 tournaments, one for each season, will meet in December to determine an overall champion.
Here are the results of the three tournaments that have been held so far, won by Zhiwei Zheng 鄭志偉, Mark Wang WeiQiang 王伟强, Richard Li YaChao 李亞超.
These three, plus runners-up, Zhang Shanhang 張善行 and Paul Ng 吳嶽林. Since Zhang has been first runner-up twice, at least one second runner-up will qualifier for the December final. Our fourth speed tournament, to be held in November, will determine the full field. Watch this site and our Facebook group for the dates and locations.
Below are tables with the winners and qualifiers so far. We will update them when the November results are available.
Results of TXA Speed Xiangqi Tournaments, 2013
|Season||Champion||1st Runner-up||2nd Runner-up|
|Spring - February||Zheng Ziwei (鄭志偉||Zhang Shanhang 張善行||Li Chen 陳利|
|Summer - June||Mark Wang WeiQiang 王伟强||Zhang Shanhang 張善行||Zheng Ziwei 鄭志偉|
|Autumn – September||Richard Li YaChao 李亞超||Paul Ng 吳嶽林||Aihong Guan 關靄洪|
|Winter – November||Elton Yuen 阮國衡||Zhang Shanhang 張善行||Li Chen 陳利|
|Final – December||Mark Wang WeiQiang 王伟强||Richard Li YaChao 李亞超||Shaoming Xia 夏守明|
Qualifiers for Speed Tournament Final, December 2013
|Zheng Ziwei (鄭志偉||Q1 Champion||Qualified|
|Mark Wang WeiQiang 王伟强||Q2 Champion||Qualified|
|Richard Li YaChao 李亞超||Q3 Champion||Qualified|
|Elton Yuen 阮國衡||Q4 Champion||Qualified|
|Zhang Shanhang 張善行||Q1, Q2, Q4 1st Runner up||Qualified, not Available|
|Paul Ng 吳嶽林||Q3 runner-up||Qualified, not Available|
|Li Chen 陳利||Q1, Q4 2nd Runner up||Qualified|
|Aihong Guan 關靄洪||Q3 2nd Runner up||Qualified, not Available|
|Shuoming Xia 夏守明||Q2, Q3 3rd Runner up||Qualified as substitute|
|Jimmy Yao 姚建華||Q3 3rd Runner up||Qualified as substitute|
|Lin Chen 陳林||Q4 3rd Runner up||Qualified as substitute|