At the Chinese Chess Championship, Chinese players won singles among men and women | So Good News
KUCHING (Oct 30): The 17th Xiangqi World Championships at the Imperial Hotel here ended on a high note with Chinese players winning the men’s and women’s singles titles.
China’s Wang Tianyi won the men’s competition, while Hong Kong’s Fung Tony Ga Zen and Vietnam’s Nguyen Thanh Bao took first and second place.
China’s Zuo Wenqin won the women’s individual competition, while China’s Chen Xinglin was the first and Singaporean Ngo Lan Huang was the second.
Vietnam’s Nguyen Thanh Bao and Lai Li Huynh won the men’s team, while China’s Wang Tian and Wang Kuo took first and second place. Hong Kong’s Fung Tony Ga Zen and Cheng Ying Lung were named second runners-up in this category.
Taiwan’s Chao Yi-Yifan won the new open category, in which players competed in a short time, while Hong Kong’s Fung Tony Ga Zen and Malaysia’s Lee Wen Ze took the first and second runners-up.
Vietnam’s Nguyen Tan Phat won the under-16 boys’ individual race, while Malaysia’s Tan Chi Lim and Vietnam’s Pham Hui Han took the first and second places.
Vietnam’s Dinh Tran Thanh Lam became the champion in the individual competition among girls under 16 years of age, while Vietnam’s Phung Bao Kuen and Malaysia’s Thong Yu Suan won the first and second places.
Taiwan’s Hsieh Ding-Heng was named the champion in the under-12 boys’ individual category, while Taiwan’s Lu Cheng-Hao and Malaysia’s Chong Yun Qi were runners-up and runners-up.
And in the individual race of girls under 12 years of age, the first three places were taken by Vietnamese players. Nguyen Trak Hoang Thi won the title of champion, Nguyen Thien Kim and Do Nguyen Minh Hang took first and second place.
The awarding and closing ceremony of the 17th Xiangqi World Championship and Forum was held on Saturday evening and was represented by Minister Dato Sri Abdul Karim Rahman, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Tourism, Creative Arts and Performing Arts, Hee Chang Kee. Hamza.
In his speech, Abdul Karim encouraged the youths to participate in the game of Xiangqi, also known as Chinese Chess, as it is a strategic board game that promotes the qualities of foresight, foresight and careful planning.
“Playing chess instills years of tactical moves and experiences into your inner world, forming an active mindset for the big challenges ahead in life,” said Abdul Karim, whose speech was delivered by Khie. .
Abdul Karim said his ministry has always supported regional and international events to be organized in the state to promote Sarawak as a destination for culture, adventure, nature, food and festivals (CANFF).
According to him, the ministry has supported more than 100 events across the state this year and the state is on track to achieve the target of 1.2 million pilgrims this September with 1.14 million pilgrims.
Since October 23, the hotel has been hosting the 17th World Championship in Xiangzi.
The meeting was attended by Vice Chairman of the World Xiangqi Federation Zhuo Guo Ping, Honorary President of Asian Xiangqi Federation Dato Sri Lau Wei Kiong, President of Sarawak and Kuching Xiangqi Association Captain Dato Lau Si Lok and Consul General of China in Kuching Xin Weiping. .