The Chinese National day was October 1st – people are celebrating the holiday and China 70. Renju players do it by playing the National Open Championship (Swiss system 7 rounds, Yamaguchi rule) and followed by second tournament The National Elite Championship (12 players round robin system, Soosyrv rule). The hotel area is looking wonderful. Here are some photos of the opening ceremony and some about the neighbourhood where the tournament is played.
Last year the first tournament was won among men by Cao Dong (now reigning World Champion) and the second tournament by Qi Guan. Among women the first tournament was won by Wang Qingqing and second tournament by Li Xiaoqing.
By Tunnet Taimla