Wednesday, April 30, 2008

A short drawn game

A short but sweet draw! Game between Jin Song of Shenyang and Xu Yinchuan of Guangdong, from the Hua Xuan Cup League, 8th round.



双方同意和。 Draw agreed.

Liu Dahua in good form

An interesting game between Liu Dahua of Hubei and Li Qun of Jiangsu, in round 7th of the Hua Xuan Cup League, 23rd April 2008.

日期: 2008年4月23日
地点: 武汉洪山体育馆

红棋: 柳大华 (湖北)
黑方: 李群(江苏)

Li Qun

Liu Dahua

红胜。Black resigned.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Comeback of a Grandmaster

Today we are posting a game of GM Li Laiqun who comes back after many years in the business world, played on 28th of April 2008, during the Huizhou Hua Xuan Cup League (惠州华轩杯), 8th round.

红棋:李来群 (Li Laiqun of Hebei)
黑棋:谢卓淼 (Xie Zhuomiao of Sichuan)

Red resigned.

Monday, April 28, 2008


This is a test. Back to the happy days with a chessboard!


A game from the 9th World Xiangqi Championships, Paris 2005.

Red: He Rongyao (West Malaysia)
Black: Chen Fazuo (UK)




何荣耀(西马)先和 陈发佐(英国



Draw agreed.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

1st World Mind Sports Games

第一届世界智力运动会象棋比赛规程 (英文)

UKCCA has received invitation to send a team to participate in the 1st World Mind Sports Games, the following English version is for general information for our esteemed readers.

For players who are keen to be included in the UK team, please send e-mail as soon as possible to Mr. Lai at indicating which item(s) of the Xiangqi competition is contemplated. Please make ready for a passport photo to be sent to the organisors in Beijing through e-mail (by participants). UKCCA will have the final decision.

To who may be concerned:

The 1st World Mind Sports Games, hosted by the International Mind Sports Association, will be held in Beijing from October 3rd to 18th, 2008. There are five sports in this event: bridge, chess, go, draughts, and xiangqi with altogether 36 gold medals.

There are 5 gold medals in xiangqi sport, to be detailed:

1. Number of participants and competition schedule:

Event Players Date
1 Rapid (Men) 2, 4-6 Oct
2 Individual (Men) 2, 7-11 Oct
3 Team (Men) 2(2+1 reserve), 13-17 Oct
4 Individual (Women) 2, 6-9 Oct
5 Team (Women) 2(2+1 reserve), 11-14 Oct

2. Qualification for participants:

Each country (region) can only designate one team to participate in the games. The player must be the citizen of the country (region) for which he/she represents.

The International Mind Sports Association (IMSA) will check up on the qualification of all the participating teams and players.

3. Method of entry

(1) Members of the World Xiangqi Federation (WXF) can give their entries directly to the Secretary Department of WXF.

(2) Xiangqi Organizations of the country (region) which haven’t joined the WXF must give their entries through related department or National Olympic Committee of their represented countries (regions).

(3) Each participating team may enter 1 team leader, 1 coach (The team participating in all the five events can enter 2 coaches, but the games’ organizing committee will only bear 1 person’s expenses.) and 12 players.

(4) According to IMSA’s requirements, each participating player should pay the Organizing Committee his or her entry fee of $100 when he or she registers at the games.

The 1st entry: by 30th April 2008. All teams should give their entries including participating events, number of players and contacts to the Secretariat of the World Xiangqi Federation (WXF) so that the Organizing Committee can know the general situation of participation.

The 2nd entry: by 15th June 2008. All teams should send the chromophotos of the players and members of the delegation to the mailbox of the Secretariat of WXF by e-mail.

The 3rd entry: by 15th July 2008. In order to arrange the welcome and send-off schedule, all teams please confirm the name list of participation and give clear indication of the flight number of arrival and departure.

Would you please inform the Secretariat of WXF if any team has special reasons and need more time to confirm their name list of participation.

5. Expenses

(1) The Organizing Committee will bear the expenses of accommodation and food of the people designated in the regulations during the games.

(2) Each team shall bear its own international traveling expenses.

(3) As for the extra people, they shall pay all expenses for themselves. The Organizing Committee is now in the process to coordinate on the standard of the prices. Once decided, we will inform you later.

6. Address of the Secretariat of the World Xiangqi Federation:

Address: No. 80 Tian Tan Dong Rd., Beijing, China

Postcode: 100061

Contact Person: Mr. Zhou Ying, Mrs. Liu Xiaofang

Tel: 86-10-67115732, 87559130, 87559132

Fax: 86-10-87559133


You are kindly requested to organize teams to participate in the 1st WMSG to exchange xiangqi skills and promote the development of xiangqi.

If you like to know more information about the games, please login the official website of the 1st WMSG (, China Qi-Yuan website ( and Chinese Xiangqi Association website (

CC: President of World Xiangqi Federation, Mr. Timothy Fok

Saturday, April 12, 2008


The Mauritius Chinatown Food & Cultural Festival Xiangqi Tournament Result:
2008 毛里求斯唐人街美食与文化节象棋公开赛成绩表:

7-round Preliminary 5-6th April 4月5日、6日预赛(7轮)

1. 李佳屹 Leung Tak Wan 0 0 0 0 1* 2 3
2. 张荣发 Liong Loi Sin 1 2 3 4 4 5 5.5
3. 王泉广 Wang Quanguang 0 1 2 3 3.5 3.5 4.5
4. 林根元 Lim Hen Nian 1 1 1.5 2.5 3.5 3.5 3.5
5. 林振交 Lim Cheng Jiao 1 1 quit -- -- -- --
6. 曹若凡 Cao Ruofan 0 0 0 1* 1 2 3
7. 张国雄 Zhang Guo Xiong 0 1 1 1 2 3* 3
8. 罗岳 Lo Ngok 1 2 2 2 2 2 3
9. 张德昌 Chong Tet Khon 1 1 1.5 2.5 3.5 4.5 5
10. 余万良 Yiu Man Lung 0 0 1 2 3 3 3
11. 管新 Guan Xin 1 2 3 3 3.5 4.5 5.5
12. 岑彬 Sum Ping 0 1 2 2 2 2 3*
13. 郑国中 Zheng Guo Zhong 0 0 1 1 1 1 1
14. 李英华 Lee Soo L.Y.H. 1 2 2 3 4 5 5

(due to withdrawal of one player, a bye marked with * was shown)

Final played on 7th April 2008, 决赛于2008年4月7日举行:

Liong Loi Sin beat Guan Xin 2-0 and is declared Champion, winning Rs25,000
Guan Xin is 1st runner-up, winning Rs10,000
Lee Soo L.Y.H beat Chong Tet Khon 2-0 and won 3rd place, winning Rs3,000
Chong Tet Khon won 4th place, winning Rs1,000

All other participants plus 3 beginners Siew Yok, Mane Yok and Lawrence Lam Cham Kee each received a red packet.

亚军管新 (0比2败于张荣发)
季军李英华 (2比0胜张德昌)
殿军张德昌 (0比2败于李英华)

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Food & Cultural Festival in Mauritius

In Mauritius, the 4th Annual China Town Food & Cultural Festival kicks off in great splendour today Saturday 5th April, the 3-days festival finishing on Monday 7th April will see many popular programs and attractions held at Royal Street, at
Chan Stadium and at Heen Foh Hall, these programs include Police Band Parade, Dragon & Lion Dance, Music, Hebei Acrobatic Troupe of China, Martial Arts, Taiji, Choirs, Singing, Fashion Show, and for the 1st time a Xangqi (Chinese Chess) OpenTournament. Free admission, all are welcome.

We gladly reproduce here a message from Ms Annabelle Kok Shun, President of Chinese Chamber of Commerce.

It's the Time of the Annual Festival in the Streets of Chinatown!

Each year thousands of locals and tourists visit our Chinatown for its rich cultural heritage. China Town is a unique place with produce and grocery stores that spill onto the streets with colourful displays and specialinterest shops where pedestrians can walk in and out.

China Town is where the businesses of our grand parents started more than 150 years ago, and where theearly Chinese immigrants settled down, opened shops, restaurants and pharmacies, built schools and set upthe offices for their respective trade and cultural societies.

Today, unfortunately, the small shops are having to rival with the services of emerging large shopping malls,and if these small businesses disappear, China Town will no longer be the same. It will be part of our livinghistory which will be gone!

Through the China Town Food and Cultural Festival, we aim to help revitalising business activities in ChinaTown by bringing shoppers and their families, and lovers of Arts & Culture to discover the delicious food,the artistic talents, and the excellent bargains it can offer.

2008 is a special year for the Chinese Chamber of Commerce as we have reached the historical milestone of100 years in our destiny. In line with our centennial festivities we are bringing a few innovations on ChineseCulture to visitors, and introducing Chinese Chess which is perhaps the most popular board game in the
world, played by millions of people in China and other parts of Asia.

Throughout the Festival, shops will stay open till late, and restaurants will serve their best specialities. Manylocal artists will perform for the joy of visitors, young and old alike, and the streets will be enlivened withmodern as well as Classical Chinese music and songs, and will be decorated with Chinese Lanterns, settingthe mood for the Festival. Our star performers will include the world finest and renowned Hebei AcrobaticTroupe from China who will leave you breathless and cheering for more. And as in past editions, we willhold our popular Little Miss and Best Costume Competition.

Welcome to China Town and let us have a great festival celebration!