2023 Confucius Cup is coming


Go Championship

The 2023 Confucius Cup will take place over the weekend of 22nd–24th September at the Confucius Institute building on UCD’s Belfield campus in south Dublin. The Rapid tournament will take place on the evening of Friday, 22nd. The Confucius Cup (Open) tournament will take place on Saturday, 23rd, and Sunday, 24th. Attracting a strong field (previous winners include Kim Youngsam, Mero Csaba, and Fan Hui), the Confucius Cup is the premier tournament in the Irish calendar. The Confucius Cup is a Level C Bonus Point tournament in the European Grand Prix.

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Xiangqi Championship

Authorized by the European Xiangqi Federation (EXF), the Irish Xiangqi Association and UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland will organize the “Confucius Cup” 2023 European Xiangqi Championship in Dublin on 22-24 September 2023

Event venue:

UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland

University College Dublin

Belfield, Dublin 4,Republic of Ireland

Regulation and Timing: 7 rounds (Group phase and Ranking phase), WXF Xiangqi Rules, 40 minutes + 10 seconds increment per party per game.


As a courtesy, the UCD Confucius Institute will host a Dinner Reception - Chinese buffet dinner + wine on Saturday night in Confucius Building around 19.30 (free of charge for all the players).

Prize Fund:

4,000EUR in total for the winners of individual, team ( 2 players formed each team integrated in individual tournament), best NCNV players, best woman player and best U18 youth player.

Entrance fee:

Each player will be charged 20 € for covering partial organizational cost.


For guests book directly through:Talbot Hotel Stillorgan,reservations@talbotstillorgan.com, and must
quote Confucius Cup to get the tournament rate.

Twin Rooms (2 Beds), Bed & Breakfast 185 € per room per night, 22-24.09 (Fri & Sat two nights stay)
https://www.talbothotelstillorgan.com/ Location: https://goo.gl/maps/irFrvmZwssksTaFx5
These room rates will be held until 25th August latest. Numbers are limited so book early.


Contact Mr. Xue Zhong, Secretary-General of European Xiangqi Federation

Mobile: +49 176 3201 2281, E-mail: 1418975462@qq.com, WeChat: 13976116686

Prof. Wang Liming, Director of UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland

Tel.: +353 1 716 3000 E-mail: china@ucd.ie


Registration deadline is 22.08.2023 (owing to resource restriction total seats limited to 32 players).