Quzhou's Kecheng to host weiqi league in 2020

时间:2019-08-26 17:04:49 | 来源:China.org.cn


Kecheng of Quzhou, in southeast China's Zhejiang province, will host the Weiqi Hometown League in 2020, according to the announcement at a press conference on Friday.

Xu Lishui, secretary of the CPC Kecheng District Committee, delivers a speech at the conference on Kecheng's weiqi culture held in Quzhou, Zhejiang province, on Aug. 23, 2019. [Photo by Wang Xiaojun/China.org.cn]

The city's hosting district of Kecheng also signed with the Chinese Weiqi Association to set up the Lanke Weiqi Institute. 

The historical city of Quzhou is known for its Confucian culture and lineage of weiqi, also known as Go in English. Its Lanke district was named after a famous legend about a game of weiqi. The Chinese board game therefore became the city's cultural brand.

Lin Jianchao (L), chair of the Chinese Go Association, and Xu Lishui, secretary of the CPC Kecheng District Committee, inaugurate the Lanke Go Institute. [Photo by Wang Xiaojun/China.org.cn]

In recent years, Lanke district has hosted a number of national Chinese weiqi competitions, such as the National Weiqi Championship, the China Weiqi Chess Tournament, and the Lanke Cup China Weiqi Championship. Top players such as Nie Weiping and Ke Jie have frequented the events, further expanding the reputation of the city as the mecca of weiqi. Meanwhile, Kecheng district has zeroed in on nurturing young weiqi players by working with local clubs and institutes.

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