Regulation of 4th World Youth Xiangqi Championships and Entry Form

I. Organizer: World Xiangqi Federation

II. Host: Houston Xiangqi Association, Houston Sports Authority

III. Co-organizer: American Xiangqi Association

IV. Date and Venue

The event will be held at Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria on November 19 – 25, 2023 (2222 West Loop South, Houston, Texas 77027). Registration and check in begins on November 18 and 19 and departure on November 26.

V. Competition Events

i. U16: Boy's Individual, Girl's Individual
ii. U12: Boy's Individual, Girl's Individual


VI. Qualifications

a. Each participating team approved by WXF may register 1 team leader, 1 coach, maximum of 4 players for each youth's category, all the youth players should abide by the age limitation.
b. U16: Players who were born between January 1, 2007 (including January 1, 2007) and December 31, 2010 (including December 31, 2010)
c. U12: Players who were born on and after January 1, 2011

VII. Competition Methods

a. The World Xiangqi Rules apply.
b. Time control: 60 minutes base time +30 seconds increment per move. If a player's time expires, he or she loses the game.
c. The competition system and rounds will be determined according to the number of participants.
d. If the number of participants in certain Youth group is less than 3(including 3), it will be merged with another group, but the ranking will be counted separately.

VIII. Award Methods

a. the top 6 of each group are awarded, with the top 3 receiving trophies, and the top 6 receiving certificates and prize.
b. If there are less than 6 participants (including 6) in any groups, the awarded ranking is N-l (N is the number of participants).
c. Prize Money (USD)

d. Players can apply their title to WXF through their associations according to the latest "World Xiangqi Federation Technical Grade Standard".


IX. Registration

a. All associations are required to submit (via email) the registration form stamped with the association seal, 2-inch color electronic photos of all team members (photo file name: name of member) and flight information to WXF Secretariat and the organizing committee by September 30, 2023.
Remarks: Players should have the nationality (household registration) or permanent residence of the country (region) to which the member (associate member) belongs, and hold valid work visa or student visa for more than three years (including).
b. Contacts:
i. WXF Secretariat: Dong Anqi,
Tel: +86-10-87559138, E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
ii. Organizing Committee:
Yushan Hu, Tel: +1-713-2069238,
James Shu, Tel: +1-713-5620606
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X. Reception

a. Each team shall bear their own expenses to cover travel, board and lodging.
b. Board and Lodging will be arranged at Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria (2222 West Loop South, Houston, Texas 77027).
c. Cost (including three meals and hotel room and all applicable taxes or charges) for team leaders, coaches, players, companions:
i. Single occupancy: US$ 255/person/day
ii. Double occupancy: US$ 180/person/day.
iii. Triple occupancy: US$ 160/person/day
iv. Quadruple occupancy: US$ 150/person/day
v. For families travel together, please notice each room could allow max. 4 persons.
d. The Organizing Committee arranges meals and lodging at Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria (Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston) for dinner on November 19 and for breakfast on November 26. If you need to arrive early or leave late, the Organizing Committee will make other arrangements.

XI. Transportation

The Organizing Committee will arrange pick-up at Houston George Bush International Airport (IAH/Bush Intercontinental Airport, not Hobby Airport) on November 18th and 19th. Please contact the Organizing Committee if needed. If you arrive at other times or other airports, please make your own arrangements.

XII. Others

a. Opening and closing ceremony: Men are required to wear formal dress (suit, pants, shirt, tie and leather shoes) or internationally recognized national costume of each country/region. Women are required to wear suit or dress.
b. Players should wear formal attire or uniform of each team during the tournament.
c. Those who are not dressed as required or properly are prohibited from participating in the opening and closing ceremonies and the tournament.
d. Each team is required to purchase their own travel insurance (including medical insurance) during the event.

XIII. Matters not covered in this regulation will be notified separately.

XIV. The secretariat of WXF reserves the right to interpret this regulation.