A Big Hooray to the Champions

In Men's Individual, the final duel took place on the evening of 25th September between the two Chinese GMs Xu YinChuan and HongZhi. The regular game ended in a draw. The viewing room was packed with audience who were entertained with two brilliant and exciting fast games between the grand masters. Xu defeated Hong in the second play off to snatch the Champion title. Photo below: GM Xu (left) receiving the trophy from the Guest-of-Honour, the Hon. Chris Hartcher MP, NSW Minister for for Resources & Energy. On the right is Mr Mai ZhongYong, President of NAXF and President of Yong Hong Ceramic Pty Ltd. Champion-XuYinChuan
The Women's Individual Championship marked a new record as Vietnam's Ngo Lan Huong retained the champion title which she seized from the Chinese WGM in Macau two years ago. Photo below saw GM Ngo receiving the champion trophy from the Hon. Chris Hartcher MP. On the right is Mr Kuang Jin Guang, President of NAXF and President of Dekun International Pty Ltd. A95U4572