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Champions.
Dróttar (Grandmasters).
Jarlar.
Hersirar.
Víkingar.
Karlar.
Thousanders.
National Champions.
Overall best latest year.


World Tafl Federation Champions.

Diagonal Tournament Format.
Diagonal Tournament Simulator.
Diagonal Race Tournament Format.
Diagonal Race Tournament Simulator.

World Tafl Federation Hnefatafl Championship tournament 2022.
Congratulations to World Tafl Federation Champion 2022, Mario Aluizo ("casshern"), Los Angeles, USA!

Year World Champion Rules Place, Organizer, Participants
2008 Wendy Sutherland, Yorkshire, UK Quickplay Fetlar Hnefatafl 11x11 Fetlar island, UK
Fetlar Hnefatafl Panel
20 adults and juniors
2009 Tim Millar ("Crust"), Somerset, UK
Junior: Sam Clark, UK
Quickplay Fetlar Hnefatafl 11x11 Fetlar island, UK
Fetlar Hnefatafl Panel
15 adults and juniors
2010 Tim Millar ("Crust"), Somerset, UK
Junior: Dean Thomason, UK
Quickplay Fetlar Hnefatafl 11x11 Fetlar island, UK
Fetlar Hnefatafl Panel
2011 Tim Millar ("Crust"), Somerset, UK Fetlar Hnefatafl 11x11 aagenielsen.dk
World Tafl Federation
8 adults
2012 Tim Millar ("Crust"), Somerset, UK Fetlar Hnefatafl 11x11 aagenielsen.dk
World Tafl Federation
13 adults
2013 Amanda Caukwell, Fetlar, Shetland, UK
Junior: Ramsay Beattie and Duncan Burgess, UK
Quickplay Fetlar Hnefatafl 11x11 Fetlar island, UK
Fetlar Hnefatafl Panel
4 adults and 10 juniors
(Arne Roland ("Nath"), Berlin, Germany) Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11 aagenielsen.dk
World Tafl Federation
13 adults
2014 John Doe ("Schachus" unknown name), Berlin, Germany Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11 aagenielsen.dk
World Tafl Federation
23 adults
2015 Adam Bartley ("Adam"), Tønsberg, Norway Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11 aagenielsen.dk
World Tafl Federation
19 adults
2016 Leo Kolassa ("Herjan"), Formby, UK Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11 aagenielsen.dk
World Tafl Federation
29 adults
2017 Alexandre Bour ("Plantagenet"), Châlons-en-Champagne, FR. Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11 aagenielsen.dk
World Tafl Federation
29 adults
2018 Mario Aluizo ("casshern"), Los Angeles, USA Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11 aagenielsen.dk
World Tafl Federation
26 adults
2019 Mario Aluizo ("casshern"), Los Angeles, USA Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11 aagenielsen.dk
World Tafl Federation
25 adults
2020 Mario Aluizo ("casshern"), Los Angeles, USA
Hist.Hnef.: Ditto
Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11
Historical Hnefatafl 9x9 (Saami Tablut)
aagenielsen.dk
World Tafl Federation
34 adults
2021 Plamen Draganov ("Draganov"), Sofia, Bulgaria
Hist.Hnef.: Ditto
Sáhkku: Bogdan Varbanov ("Bogd Khan"), Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11
Historical Hnefatafl 11x11 (Welsh Tawlbwrdd)
Saami Sáhkku 3x15 (Kåfjord)
aagenielsen.dk
World Tafl Federation
30 adults
2022 Mario Aluizo ("casshern"), Los Angeles, USA
Hist.Hnef.: Ditto
Sea Battle: Ditto
Race Games: Plamen Draganov ("Draganov"), Sofia, Bulgaria
Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11
Tablut 9x9 & Tawlbwrdd 11x11
Sea Battle 9x9 & 11x11
Daldos 12 & Sáhkku
aagenielsen.dk
World Tafl Federation
33 adults

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Artist Theresa New from New Scatness Carvings, Scatness, Shetland Isles, created these boards for winners of the Fetlar tournament.
Peter Kelly, Wendy Sutherland, Amanda Caukwell, Tim Millar ("crust") and Dean Thomason on the island Fetlar.
Tim and Adam Bartley ("Adam"), Arne Roland ("Nath"), Leo Kolassa ("Herjan").

WTF Champ. Tourn. 2011.     WTF Champ. Tourn. 2012.     WTF Champ. Tourn. 2013.     WTF Champ. Tourn. 2014.     WTF Champ. Tourn. 2015.     WTF Champ. Tourn. 2016.     WTF Champ. Tourn. 2017.     WTF Champ. Tourn. 2018.     WTF Champ. Tourn. 2019.     WTF Champ. Tourn. 2020.     WTF Champ. Tourn. 2021.     WTF Champ. Tourn. 2022.    


Dróttar (GM Grandmasters).

GM Max. rating
Mario Aluizo ("casshern"), Los Angeles, USA (World) 2319
(the Fetlar Hnefatafl Panel 2008 used to define all world champions as grandmasters.)
(drótt = king)


Jarlar (IM International Masters).

IM Max. rating
Plamen Draganov ("Draganov"), Sofia, Bulgaria (W) 2045
Lucho Panchev ("OdinHimself"), Kyustendil, Bulgaria 2032
Alexandre Bour ("Plantagenet"), Châlons-en-Champagne, FR (W) 2020
"jilles", Netherlands 2011
John Doe ("Schachus" unknown name), Berlin, Germany (W) 2011
Leo Kolassa ("Herjan"), Formby, UK (W) 1972
Tim Millar ("crust"), Somerset, UK (W) 1971
Arne Roland ("Nath"), Berlin, Germany (W) 1957
Adam Bartley ("Adam"), Tønsberg, Norway (W) 1931
(jarl = earl)


Hersirar (FM Federation Masters).

FM Max. rating
Bogdan Varbanov ("Bogd Khan"), Plovdiv, Bulgaria 1954
Neil Austin ("Irish Raven"), Dublin, Ireland 1949
"Alex Hnefatafl", Samara, Russia 1929
Hamish Lawson ("ChaolAibhne"), St Andrews, Scotland 1874
"cacreal", Ottawa, Canada 1840
Dmitrij Tsvilenev ("Dimetr"), Moskva, Gardariki 1821
"garun19", Ottawa, Canada 1815
"Potapych", Soroki, Moldova 1812
Mike Coveny ("holidayinnes"), Ottawa, Canada 1808
Daniel Kress ("Colophonius"), Frankfurt, Germany 1800
Historical entries: Ded Fomich 1987, Mmagari 1971, Altti 1911, Sigurd 1900, Arne64 1834, Hnefihunter 1808, Boucher228 1805
(hersir = army commander)


Víkingar (CM Candidate Masters).

CM Max. rating
Dmitry Legedin ("L716"), Kaliningrad, Russia 1797
"jarcin", Stockholm, Sweden 1797
Paul A. Anokhin ("paul7"), Belgrade, Serbia 1781
Konstantin Jaehne ("sqAree"), Berlin, Germany 1779
"Cromwell", Bonn 1765
"Pavel Dusenko", Cherkessk, Rossiya 1762
Aage Nielsen ("Hagbard"), Copenhagen, Danmark 1761
Alexander Steiger Dis ("Steiger"), Gorlovka, Donbass 1754
"Rollo", Nitjudalr, Norsk 1742
Tim Bullen ("docbullen"), Formby, UK 1741
Knut Jul Meland ("jules"), holmestrand, norway 1697
"floki", Marseille, France 1690
Delray Curtis, ("Jrton80"), Kearneysville, WV, USA 1689
Mikkel Berg-Nordlie ("mihkkal"), Sápmi / Norway 1677
"Rook", Omsk, Russia 1674
Steve Lonsdale ("xerxes"), Peterborough, UK 1657
Andrew Dabrowski ("unhandyandy"), Bloomington, Indiana, USA 1625
Historical entries: Animals 1782, Duhawk93 1756, Agmundr 1752, SebastianMucke 1741, Jurgenson 1739, Abbas Agraphicus 1725, Ytreza 1707, Pie96 1699, Tuireann 1698, Oddur 1673, Epoc 1656, Tonythebook 1655, Kllimm 1653, P59xy 1652, Bigwurm91 1637, Branan 1626, Thanir 1625, Marcin 1602, Pedro 1600
(víkingr = elite warrior)


Karlar (AM Arena Masters).

AM Max. rating
"Luizz", Munich, Germany 1562
Corey Hart ("Brench"), Philadelphia, USA 1529
"rosk", R-n-D, Russia 1492
Marian Luck ("themightyglider"), Thuringia, Germany 1485
Luk Martens ("Masterluke"), Sint-Niklaas, Belgium 1457
Fabrice Barbier ("Fraech"), Bruxelles, Belgium 1456
"brave-frog", Kharkiv, Ukraine 1414
Historical entries: Archibald K. 1592, Epm180 1592, Red-ron 1590, Conanlib 1577, Helfrich 1577, Unterwichtel 1569, Trygve 1561, Juergen 1556, Arevidar 1554, chuck ward 1553, Harry64 1539, Hok 1525, Teondrae 1514, thebigfoot 1504, Gungnir 1498, Sybil 1461, Vonraider 1457, Cyningstan 1456, kAAgEE 1427, Fairland 1404, Wesley Alves 1402
(karl = fierce fighter)


Honorary Hnefatafl Master.

Peter Kelly, Shetland island Fetlar, UK. Founder of Fetlar Hnefatafl Panel. (1939-2014).


Most Active Player latest year.

Plamen Draganov ("Draganov"), Sofia, Bulgaria.
#2 Brave-Frog, #3 Holidayinnes


Fastest player latest year.

"Colophonius", Frankfurt, Germany.
#2 Potapych, #3 Floki

Player response times.


Thousanders (1000 tafl games).

Thousander No. of games
Delray Curtis ("jrton80"), Kearneysville, WV 4231
Aage Nielsen ("Hagbard"), Copenhagen, Danmark 3675
Mike Coveny ("holidayinnes"), Ottawa, Canada 3471
Tim Millar ("Crust"), Somerset, UK 3127
Steve Lonsdale ("xerxes"), Peterborough, UK 2483
Luk Martens ("Masterluke"), Sint-Niklaas, Belgium 2274
Plamen Draganov ("Draganov"), Sofia, Bulgaria 2270
"cacreal", Ottawa, Canada 1931
"Alex Hnefatafl", Samara, Russia 1813
Adam Bartley ("Adam"), Tønsberg, Norway. 1572
"rosk", R-n-D, Russia 1512
Hamish Lawson ("ChaolAibhne"), St Andrews, Scotland 1470
Mario Aluizo ("casshern"), Los Angeles, USA 1463
Tim Bullen ("docbullen"), Formby, UK 1364
Dmitry Legedin ("L716"), Konungsfjall, Gàrðaríki 1315
Fabrice Barbier ("Fraech"), Bruxelles, Belgium 1274
Bogdan Varbanov ("Bogd Khan"), Plovdiv, Bulgaria 1125
"jilles", Netherlands 1031
Alexander Steiger Dis ("Steiger"), Gorlovka, Donbass 1029
Historical entries: mmagari 1625, Agmundr 1505, tonythebook 1289, Altti 1202, Fairland 1000


National tournaments.

helmet
Helmet from Sutton Hoo, UK. Photo: British Museum.

Year, Country Winner Rules Organizer
2013 UK National Champion Pete Jennings, UK Fetlar Hnefatafl 11x11 Sutton Hoo, Suffolk, UK
World Tafl Federation
2014 UK National Champion Tim Bullen ("docbullen"), Formby, UK Fetlar Hnefatafl 11x11 Sutton Hoo, Suffolk, UK
World Tafl Federation
2014 UK Winner of Thor's Hammer Tim Millar ("crust"), Somerset, UK Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11 Formby, UK
Formby Viking and Medieval Market
2015 UK National Champion Pete Jennings, UK
Junior: Oliver Wilson, UK
Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11 Sutton Hoo, Suffolk, UK
World Tafl Federation
2015 USA National Champion Altti Piirsoo ("Altti"), New York, USA Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11 aagenielsen.dk
World Tafl Federation
2015 Italy National Champion Davide Folloni ("Epoc"), Italy Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11 aagenielsen.dk
World Tafl Federation
2015 UK Winner of Thor's Hammer Tim Millar ("crust"), Somerset, UK Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11 Formby, UK
Formby Viking and Medieval Market
2016 UK National Champion Steve Lonsdale ("xerxes"), Peterborough, UK
Junior: Oliver Wilson, UK
Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11 Sutton Hoo, Suffolk, UK
World Tafl Federation
2016 UK Winner of Thor's Hammer Leo Kolassa ("herjan"), Formby, UK ? Formby, UK
Formby Viking and Medieval Market
2016 UK Asgardian Hnefatafl Champion Steve Moss ("Sveinn Skovgaard"), UK Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11 Leicestershire, UK
Asgardian Festival
2017 UK National Champion David Lonsdale ("Animals"), Peterborough, UK
Junior: Oliver Wilson, UK
Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11 West Stow, Suffolk, UK
West Stow
2017 UK Winner of Hull tournament David Lonsdale ("Animals"), Peterborough, UK Historical Hnefatafl 9x9 (Saami Tablut) Kingston upon Hull, UK
Damian Walker, UK
2017 Europe National Champion Lucho Panchev ("OdinHimself"), Kyustendil, Bulgaria Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11 aagenielsen.dk
World Tafl Federation
2017 America National Champion Altti Piirsoo ("Altti"), New York, USA Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11 aagenielsen.dk
World Tafl Federation
2020 UK National Champion David Lonsdale ("Animals"), Peterborough, UK Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11 aagenielsen.dk
World Tafl Federation
2020 "Gàrðaríki" National Champion Alexander V. Fomichëv ("Ded Fomich"), Moscow, Russia Historical Hnefatafl 9x9 (Saami Tablut) aagenielsen.dk
World Tafl Federation
2020 North America National Champion "cacreal", Ottawa, Canada Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11 aagenielsen.dk
World Tafl Federation
2020 Norden National Champion Aage Nielsen ("Hagbard"), Copenhagen, Danmark Historical Hnefatafl 9x9 (Saami Tablut) aagenielsen.dk
World Tafl Federation
2020 Germany National Champion Konstantin Jaehne ("sqAree"), Berlin, Germany Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11 aagenielsen.dk
World Tafl Federation
hnefatafl national champion hnefatafl national champion hnefatafl national champion hnefatafl national champion hnefatafl national champion hnefatafl national champion
Pete Jennings, Tim Bullen ("docbullen"), Steve Lonsdale ("xerxes"), Steve Moss, David Lonsdale ("Animals"), Lucho Panchev ("OdinHimself"), Alexander V. Fomichëv ("Ded Fomich").

WTF Nat. Tourn. 2020.    


Best rating.

Copenhagen & Berserk: Casshern
Fetlar & Old Hnefatafl: Bogd Khan
Tablut & Tawlbwrdd & Simple Tafl: Casshern
Tyr: Jilles and Draganov
Sea Tafl: Casshern
Sahkku & Daldos: Holidayinnes
Dablo: Brave-Frog
Cuhkka: Jrton80
Hex: Chaolaibhne


Overall best in all game types latest year.

(Current quadrathlon)

Strong Weak Sea Others Sum
1 Draganov 3 2 2 1 8
2 Casshern 1 1 1 8 11
3 Alex Hnefatafl 4 3 3 3 13
4 Holidayinnes 5 8 4 2 19
5 Cacreal 2 6 6 7 21
6 Jilles 6 4 9 5 24
7 Colophonius 9 5 8 4 26
8 Potapych 8 7 7 6 28
9 Rook 7 9 5 8 29

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