The 5th Annual Shenzhen International Chess Open Tournament was held on December 10th 2016 at Center City Park in Shenzhen’s Book City. The free tournament attracted more than 100 players, including some of the best chess players in the city.
Organized by Hanbridge Mandarin Language School in conjunction with the Shenzhen Chess Academy, the event was attended by Ye Jiangchuan, serves as a national chess team coach and deputy director of China’s International Chess Department and Liu Shilan, the first Asian female chess Grandmaster and head of the Shenzhen Chess Academy.
After winning all six rounds in the amateur contest, LAM KingWaiDaniel from Hong Kong was named champion of the tournament. The tournament also made awards to the top 8 man contestants, the top 6 female and youth contestants. Gilles Stoven and Lo Billy won runner-up and third place, respectively.
中国国际象棋国家队的总教练叶江川和著名的女性国际象棋大师、深圳棋院院长刘适兰女士出席了本次比赛。经过六轮激烈的比赛，来自香港的LAM KingWaiDaniel 获得最后的总冠军，决出成人组前八名和女子、少儿组各前六名。Gilles Stoven 和 Lo Billy 分别获得亚军和季军。
Hanbridge Mandarin thanks its many generous sponsors for supporting the event. Special thanks go out to Inheritance Dental, GF Fitness, Starbucks, Sam's club, Helloago, EasyLink for providing raffle prizes.
Meanwhile, Hanbridge Mandarin also want to say thanks to That's magazine, Shenzhen Daily, ShenzhenParty, and ShenzhenSTUFF. Thanks for all the media support they provided.
同时也感谢That's, Shenzhen Daily, ShenzhenParty,以及ShenzhenSTUFF对本活动提供的媒体支持。
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