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Excitement on campus: CESL’s first chess tournament
Last Modified:  2015-11-23 17:36:01
Nervous players, proud winners, a fascinated audience: First-year students and many second-year and international students have competed in the China-EU School of Law’s first chess tournament. Students challenged each other in Chinese chess, Chinese checkers, gobang and military chess. The best four performers in each discipline were awarded a prize by the students’ union president, Liu Kun. The best Chinese chess players were Wang Yuntao, Luo Qingqing, Luo Tong and Jia Feiyan. The best Chinese checkers players were Wang Xin, Meng Fei, Xu Hua and Shao Yifei. The best at gobang were Yao Qihui, Xu Hua, Chen Jingjing and Song Wei. The best at military chess were Shao Yifei, Sun Jing, Liu Kun and Li Zhipeng. Feng Weishi won the main prize in the raffle. “It was a big party of chess enthusiasts”, one participant said. Many more students came to watch the games in a tense atmosphere.

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The tournament was organised by the Arts Department on 31 October 2015 at the GeWu Building on Changping Campus. Before the competition had started, all players had drawn lots to decide who competes against whom. “Students fully focused on their strategies”, one of the organisers said. “They all put great effort into playing as excellent and concentrated as possible.”

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Article by Lu Qing, CESL master’s student from the 2014 intake
English translation edited by Zhang Dandan