2006 Torch Real Estate Chinese Chess League

<< [ Information || The final group || Statistics ] >>


[ Basic data | Tournament review | Interesting games ]

Basic data

China Chess League 2006
(see all-time tournament summary)
Dates: April - December 2006
City: Rounds 1-3: Beijing, Tsinghua Science Park
Round 4-15: home-away venues
Rounds 16-18: Qingdao, Shandong province
Tournament Director: N/A
Chief Arbiter: N/A
Teams participating: 10 (top ten from 2005 championship)
Wenzhou (9th) did not arrive and were replaced by Wuxi (11th).
Players participating: 66 (incl. 17 GMs, 5 IMs, 9 WGMs, 4 FMs, 3 WIMs and 4 WFMs)
Games played: 450
Competition format: Five board double round robin.
At least two women must play for each team in every match.
Final order decided by: 1. Match points; 2. Game points
Time control: all moves in 90 minutes + 30 sec. increment per move
One game in every match is 25m + 30s rapid
Website: http://ccl.sports.cn [ZH]
Other websites: Complete news from 2006 league [ZH]
Tournament summary [ZH]
Official logo: China 2006
Downloadable game file: 06china.zip

Tournament review

Top ten from premier Chinese Championship formed the 2006 league. The event was considerably weaker, featuring solely domestic players. Beijing were top seeds, yet lost twice 3-2 to underdogs Shandong. The latter, with mere five rounds to go were in clear 3 point lead, yet finished badly. Underestimated Chongqing team won bronze. Strong Hebei team could not find adequate strength on women's board and finished only 6th. The best teams received the following prizes: 1st - 120.000 yuans, 2nd - 70.000 yuans, 3rd - 50.000 yuans, 4th - 40.000 yuans, 5th - 30.000 yuans, 6th - 20.000 yuans.

Interesting games