Tuesday, June 08, 2010







2nd Nanning Xiangqi International Invitational Tournament

(Xiangqi news) Under the guidance of Chinese Xiangqi Association, the Nanning Sports Bureau, Nanning Athletic Federation and the Guangxi Xiangqi Association together with other official units undertake to organize the 2nd Nanning Xiangqi International Invitational Tournament, from 19th to 25th of September 2010 in the city of Nanning, the event consists of an Individual competition and a Team competition. Each team may have a team leader and two players, irrespective of sex distinction or age limit.

Countries and areas invited include Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Burma, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, South Korea, Europe, Americas, Asia Pacific, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Macao Special Administrative Region, Chinese Taibei. Moreover, the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and Nanning will have a team each taking part.

The 2nd Nanning Xiangqi International Invitational Tournament will use the Swiss system, and will observe the Asian Xiangqi Federation rules. Players of the same team will not be paired against each other. Rate of play will be 60 minutes per player per game, with 15 seconds added for each move, the overstepping of time limit is considered as a lost game. Players need to write down their respective moves.

Reward: The team competition will reward the best six, the individual competition rewards the best eight, and all participants will receive a souvenir. During the period of competition, the team delegations are provided with meals and accommodation free, plus local travel and sightseeing by the congress organizors.

On the afternoon of September 19th there will be a team leaders' technical meeting, and on the 20th there will be a welcoming dinner party starting at 6:30 pm, the prize giving dinner party will be held on 24th at 6:30 pm. On September 25th various team delegations will have time saying goodbye to one another and make the home departure, or as the case may be, to continue touring and sightseeing on their own.