Updated : Fri, November 4, 2011,6:31 PM (GMT+0700)
Two Vietnamese men Nguyen Hoang Lam and Bui Duong Tran won the gold and silver medals at the 15th Asian Xiangqi (Chinese chess) Individual Championship that wrapped up today in Macau.
In the women’s division, Ngo Lan Huong from Vietnam clinched a silver medal behind Chen LiChun of China.
Lam becomes the first Vietnamese player crowning the title at the Asian arena. In 1998, Nguyen Thanh Bao had won a gold medal for U-18 group of the Asian Xiangqi Championship. Ngo Lan Huong won a gold at the 2007 Asian Indoor Games in Macau.
The 15th edition that started from Nov.1 drew the participation of 30 players including ten women from 16 nations.
|Men's Individual||Women's Individual|
|Champion||Nguyen Hoang Lam (VIE)||Ngo Lan Huong (VIE)|
|Second||Bui Duong Tran (VIE)||Chen LiChun (CHN)|
|Third||Ma Chung-Wei (TPE)||Cheng Ming Chuo (M.E)|
|Fourth||Chong Heung Ming (PHI)||－|
|Fifth||Wang YueFei (CHN)||－|
|Sixth||Lü Qin (CHN)||－|