This is my bid for an evaluation of the Championship Tournament 2022:
The tournament used the same format as last year, described here:
Changes from last year:
What worked well:
- This year also a tournament line of Sea Battle Tafl.
- For each of the Hist. Hnef., Sea Battle and Race Games lines were used two game variants.
What could be improved next year:
- That each strong player has only two opponents at a time gives a spectacular quality to the games. (Until 2020 strong players could have up to 7-8 opponents at a time.)
- To wait with every next round until the current round of all lines was finished.
- To run all game variants again as common tournaments, after their use in the World Tourn. was finished.
- A Beat The Winners round for all players after the World Tourn.
- The setup should follow the description above.
- The minimum time out of 12 hours can be tightened to 6 hours.
The winner was found after 108 days (last year 86 days), and the whole tournament was finished after 108 days (last year 89 days).
33 players joined the tournament.
In total 348 games, 16309 moves and 5349 killed pieces.
Congratulations to World Tafl Federation Champion 2022, Mario Aluizo ("casshern"), Los Angeles, USA, winner of both Copenhagen, Hist. Hnef. and Sea Battle!
Also congratulations to Plamen Draganov ("Draganov"), Sofia, Bulgaria, winner of Race Games!
Many thanks to the four umpires Mike Coveny, Hamish Lawson, Adam Bartley and Mikkel Berg-Nordlie!!
And to the 33 players who took part!
Also a big thank you to Luk Martens ("Masterluke") who created the game pieces for all the variants!! (except Tablut)
And to Mikkel Berg-Nordlie ("mihkkal") who created the game pieces for the Tablut!