KAPIT: A Chinese chess competition organised by the Youth wing of Kapit Foochow Association on Sunday evening saw 32 chess enthusiasts battling for supremacy.
In the end, Sia Leh Ching won the competition, with Chieng Geok Yien in second place, Ting King Yiing third place and Lim Sian Chong fourth place.
Quite a number of people turned up to witness the annual event, but organising chairman Wong Kie Wei lamented that Chinese chess seemed to have lost its shine in recent years as people become attracted to other forms of leisure activities.
“Anyway, Chinese chess is easy to play and it is a creative activity.
“It is a good form of exercise for the mind as the players need to plot counter attacks. We hope that such competitions can help raise the standard of play and promote friendship”, he said at the opening ceremony, which was graced by the association chairman Dato Yong Hua Sying.
Also present were association Youth chief Stanley Ling and Women chief Wong Kieng.