Category Archives: Past News

First ever regional team tournament to take place on Thanksgiving weekend

New Kennedy Square (source: wikito.org)

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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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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Jiangsu visit postponed; July 13 event cancelled; Toronto Open to begin July 28

The Jiangsu team has informed us that it will be unable to come to Toronto in July. Accordingly, their scheduled appearance on July 13 at New Kennedy Square  has been cancelled. A press conference scheduled for 2.30 p.m. Saturday July … Continue reading

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Legendary Xiangqi grandmaster Cai FuRu coming to Toronto to teach and promote Chinese chess

Grandmaster Cai FuRu

One of the greatest players in Chinese chess history will spend the first 10 days of October in the Toronto area, meeting local players and giving them lessons. Grandmaster Cai FuRu was one of the strongest player in Guangdong province, … Continue reading

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Press coverage of upcoming GM exhibition

Bill Brydon at May 21 press conference - source: Ming Pao

There was a great turnout at our May 21 press conference for the upcoming World Champions Challenge Exhibition Games, and we thank our distinguished guests as well as Toronto’s leading Chinese newspapers for their support. And we thank Star King … Continue reading

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2011 New Kennedy Square Xiangqi Open Preliminary Rounds Completed

2011 Kennedy Square Xiangqi Open - Feb 05

After 3 weeks and 6 rounds of Swiss system competition, the 2011 Kennedy Square Xiangqi Open Preliminary Rounds were completed on Feb 5. The four top finishers will play matches to decide the final result at 1. p.m. on Saturday … Continue reading

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