The Chinese Bridge Competition

Group photo of all the 2017 Chinese Bridge finalists

Chinese Bridge is an international competition in which non-Chinese students can demonstrate their knowledge of Chinese language and culture… and have a lot of fun in the process! The winners of the national competition get the chance to go to China for the televised finals. Taking part in Chinese Bridge is a great way to develop your skills in a variety of areas, and really helps you to take your Chinese to the next level.

I think that the best think about taking part in the competition was the incredible help and support given by our teachers at the Confucius Institute and in the East Asian Studies Department.

Matthew O’Dowd, 3rd in the 2015 Chinese Bridge National Final

If you are studying Chinese and would like to be considered to represent The Business Confucius Institute and The University of Leeds in future Chinese Bridge Competitions then let us know!

University of Leeds results

2017

International Finals (China)

Gabriel Mayoral Galindo (葛金鹰)

Reached the final 30 and was one of the top seven competitors from Europe

Mark McPhilips (莫马克)

Represented the UK in the initial rounds of the competition

British Finals (London)

Gabriel Mayoral Galindo (葛金鹰)

4th year student from the University of Leeds East Asian Studies Department

Second Place

Mark McPhilips (莫马克)

3rd year student from the University of Leeds East Asian Studies Department

Second Place

Charlie Bridges (毕天宇)

3rd year student from the University of Leeds East Asian Studies Department

Third Place

Shreya Patel (花雪丫)

4th year student from the University of Leeds School of Mathematics studying Mathematics

Third Place

2016

British Finals

Yumeka Nosaka (农坂梦香)

3rd year exchange student from the University of Leeds East Asian Studies Department

Second Place; Most Eloquent

Giovanni Battista Baffetti (乔万尼)

Postgraduate student from Leeds University Business School studying International Business

Second Place

2015

British Finals

Alice Heales (何雨妍)

Third Place

Tania Yeromiyan (燕倓雅)

Third Place

Matthew O’Dowd (马修) 

Third Place

Christy O’Driscoll (洪佑全)

Most Eloquent