Chinese chess tourney at Boulevard Mall 17-26 March

KUCHING: In conjunction with the school holidays, the Xiang Qi Association Kuching will hold the ‘Boulevard Cup’ Kuching Xiang Qi Championship throughout this week-long school holidays. According to President of Federation of Chinese Associations of Kuching, Samarahan, and Serian Divisions, Dato Richard Wee it is a good opportunity for the participants to practice strategies through ‘xiang qi’, also known as ‘Chinese chess’.

“It is a good practice for them so that they can face the challenges in life, especially in this highly competitive world,” Wee at the opening ceremony of the event at Boulevard Shopping Mall here, last Friday night.

Mainly made up of school students, the tournament will see three main categories namely Secondary School Category, Primary School Category and Open Category. The three categories will have two sub-categories each, which are Male and Female categories.

From 17 to 19 March those in the Secondary School Category and Pr imar y School (Male) Category will compete against each other followed by the Open Group Category and Primar y School (Female) Category from 24 to 26 March which will also see the closing and prize-presentation ceremony on 26 March. Also present during the opening ceremony was Boulevard Shopping Mall function and marketing manager, Chin Sze King.