The World Xiangqi Championship is organised by the World Xiangqi Federation (WXF) and is held every two years since 1991. The inaugural edition took place in 1990 in Singapore.
Xiangqi, also called Chinese chess, is a strategy board game for two players. It is one of the most popular board games in China, and is in the same family as Western chess, chaturanga, shogi, Indian chess and janggi. Besides China and areas with significant ethnic Chinese communities, xiangqi is also a popular pastime in Vietnam, where it is known as cờ tướng.
Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is an island city-state in Southeast Asia. It lies one degree north of the equator, at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, with Indonesia's Riau Islands to the south and Peninsular Malaysia to the north. Singapore's territory consists of one main island along with 62 other islets. Since independence, extensive land reclamation has increased its total size by 23%. The country is known for its transition from a developing to a developed one in a single generation under the leadership of its founder Lee Kuan Yew.
|1||1990|| Singapore |
|2||1991|| Kunming |
|3||1993|| Beijing |
|5||1997|| Hong Kong |
|6||1999|| Shanghai |
|7||2001|| Macau |
|8||2003|| Hong Kong |
|9||2005|| Paris |
|10||2007|| Macau |
|11||2009|| Xintai |
|12||2011|| Jakarta |
|13||2013|| Huizhou |
|14||2015|| Munich |
|15||2017|| Manila |
|16||2019|| Canada |
The Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme is the global governing/sanctioning body of motorcycle racing. It represents 113 national motorcycle federations that are divided into six regional continental unions.
The Fédération Internationale d'Escrime, commonly known by the acronym FIE, is the international governing body of Olympic fencing. Today, its head office is at the Maison du Sport International in Lausanne, Switzerland. The FIE is composed of 153 national federations, each of which is recognized by its country's Olympic Committee as the sole representative of Olympic-style fencing in that country.
A mind sport is a game of skill where the competition is based on a particular type of the intellectual ability as opposed to physical exercise.
The International Mind Sports Association (IMSA) is an association of the world governing bodies for contract bridge, chess, draughts (checkers), go, Mahjong and xianqi, namely the World Bridge Federation (WBF), World Chess Federation (FIDE), World Draughts Federation (FMJD), International Go Federation (IGF), Mahjong International League and World Xiangqi Federation (WXF). IMSA is a member of Sportaccord and was founded 19 April 2005 during the GAISF General Assembly. It is based in Lausanne, Switzerland.
China is a major chess power, with the women's team winning silver medals at the Olympiad in 2010, 2012, and 2014; the men's team winning gold at the 2014 Olympiad, and the average rating for the country's top ten players second in the FIDE rankings at the end of 2014.
Xu Yinchuan is one of the world's best players in Xiangqi.
The International Go Federation (IGF) is an international organization that connects the various national Go federations around the world.
The World Mind Sports Games (WMSG) is a quadrennial multi-sport event created by the International Mind Sports Association (IMSA) as a "stepping stone on the path of introducing a third kind of Olympic Games ".
The Chinese Chess Association (CCA) (中国国际象棋协会) is the governing body of chess in China and is one of the federations of FIDE. It is also a member of the Asian Chess Federation (ACF). It is the principal authority over all chess events in China, including the China Chess League (CCL). Founded in 1986, the CCA is headquartered in Beijing.
Lü Qin is one of the world's best players in Xiangqi.
Xiangqi at the 2010 Asian Games was held in Guangzhou Chess Institute, Guangzhou, China from November 13 to 19, 2010. China won both gold medals.
The World Curling Championships are the annual world championships for curling, organized by the World Curling Federation and contested by national championship teams. There are men's, women's and mixed doubles championships, as well as junior and senior championships for each gender. There is also a world championship for wheelchair curling. The men's championship started in 1959, while the women's started in 1979. The mixed doubles championship was started in 2008. Since 2005, the men's and women's championships have been held in different venues, with Canada hosting one of the two championships every year: the men's championship in odd years, and the women's championship in even years. Canada has dominated both the men's and women's championships since their inception, although Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Scotland, the United States and Norway have all won at least one championship.
The Chinese Xiangqi Association was founded in 1962 as a member of the All-China Sports Federation promoting xiangqi, or Chinese chess, and is based in Beijing. It is among the founding members of the Asian Xiangqi Federation, and since 1975 has been a member of the International Xiangqi Federation. In addition to organising and hosting xiangqi tournaments, it is responsible for publishing approximately 95% of xiangqi books and other publications on the subject in China.
The first World Mind Sports Games (WMSG) were held in Beijing, China from October 3 to 18, 2008, about two months after the Olympic Games. They were sponsored and organised by the International Mind Sports Association with the General Administration of Sport of China and the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Sport.
The 2012 World Mind Sports Games were held in Lille, France, from 9 to 23 August 2012. The meet started during the 2012 Summer Olympics and ending shortly before the 2012 Summer Paralympics, both in London. This was the second rendition of the World Mind Sports Games, inaugurated 2008 in Beijing.
The 2013 Men's World Team Squash Championships is the men's edition of the 2013 World Team Squash Championships, which serves as the world team championship for squash players. The event was held in Mulhouse, France, from June 9 to June 15, 2013. The tournament is organized by the World Squash Federation and the French Squash Federation. The England team won its fifth World Team Championships beating the Egyptian team in the final.
France competed at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics, in Nanjing, China from 16 August to 28 August 2014.
Tang Dan is a Chinese xiangqi player. In December 2016, she was China's top-ranking female player with ratings of 2525.
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