Author Archives: Bill Brydon

World’s top player to take on Toronto’s best in both Xiangqi and Undercover Xiangqi on Canada Day

Wang Tianyi

Canada Day 2020 – July 1 – is also the 32nd anniversary of the Toronto Xiangqi Association. To celebrate, we have challenged the world’s hghest-ranked Xiangqi player to do battle with Toronto’s four top players. And in what is possibly … Continue reading

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Xu Chao wins world championship; Toronto’s Chen Hongsheng takes third

The 16th World Xiangqi Championship - The Prored Cup

The 16th World Xiangqi Championships in Vancouver produced two first-time world champions after dramatic knock-out games. They also produced a historic third place finish for Canada. These results capped an organizational tour de force by the Canadian Xiangqi Federation and … Continue reading

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Jia Dan scores major upset to win world women’s championship

Soon to be champion Jia Dan (L) vs.Cao Phuong Thanh of Vietnam

The world women’s championship produced possibly its biggest upset ever. Tang Dan of Beijing, winner of three previous world championships, was beaten by Jia Dan of the US. Each had won all her games in separate round robin sections followed … Continue reading

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Dark horses upend American Open

American Open champion, Makspringer Klevestakt

As the World Xiangqi Championships were about to begin in Richmond BC, the American Xiangqi Individual Open produced a remarkable quadruple upset. This is not the outcome that Toronto Xiangqi fans were hoping for. Between October 4 and 11 the … Continue reading

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America Xiangqi Individual Open underway in Richmond – world championships to follow

The 2019 Delson Cup America Xiangqi Individual Open

The World Xiangqi Championships begin in Vancouver on Monday October 7, and before they begin, Vancouver’s organizational team is holding no less than three weekend warm-up tournaments. The 2019 Delson Cup America Xiangqi Individual Open is comprised of an open … Continue reading

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World Xiangqi Championships – the “Prored Cup” – to take place in BC

Prored beauty salon equipment

The World Xiangqi Championships are coming to Canada. The 16th World Xiangqi Championship and the second World Youth Xiangqi Championships will take place at the Hotel Vancouver Airport in Richmond BC from October 7 to 11. The tournaments are being … Continue reading

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