The tournament setup this year was similar to last year.
Changes from last year:
- The champion winner of the year before, if he joins, goes directly to the Final.
- World Championship not only in the Copenhagen strong king variant, but simultaneously also in the Saami Tablut historical king variant.
- 3rd criterion to solve a tie in case of direct comparison and Sonneborn-Berger score equals: win with shortest game length.
Like last year, the criterion for distributing the players into Round 1 and Round 2 aimed for 7 players per Round 1 group and 6 players per Round 2 group.
And like last year the timing was graduated with a short timing for Round 1, longer timing for Round 2 and longer yet for Round 3.
What could be improved next year:
- The game timing of the Final made it possible for a game to last 3 months. The timing should be modified, so that for an extremely long game the minimum time before timeout is gradually reduced from the initial 25 hours to 13 hours.
- The tournament Round 1 should start September 1st instead of Sep. 15th.
34 players joined the tournament.
In total 284 games, 15772 moves and 2423 killed pieces.
Longest game was 189 moves.
Shortest game was 10 moves.
Congratulations to World Tafl Federation Champion 2020, Mario Aluizo ("casshern"), Los Angeles, USA, winner of both tournaments!
Many thanks to Adam Bartley for being the umpire of the Tablut tournament, and to the 34 players who played in one or both tournaments!