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World Tafl Federation Hnefatafl Championship tournament 2018.

Congratulations to World Tafl Federation Champion 2018, Mario Aluizo ("casshern"), Los Angeles, USA!

Newest results.

Gold Silver Bronze
European Champ. 2017 Lucho Panchev ("OdinHimself"), Kyustendil, Bulgaria
(Hnefatafl club "Odin")
David Lonsdale ("Animals"), Peterborough, UK
(Fornebei Herfolk)
Konstantin Jaehne ("sqAree"), Berlin, Germany
UK Champ. 2017 David Lonsdale ("Animals"), Peterborough, UK
(Fornebei Herfolk)
Steve Lonsdale ("xerxes"), Peterborough, UK
(Fornebei Herfolk)
Steven Downie, UK
World Champion 2018 Mario Aluizo ("casshern"), Los Angeles, USA Lucho Panchev ("OdinHimself"), Kyustendil, Bulgaria
(Hnefatafl club "Odin")
Konstantin Jaehne ("sqAree"), Berlin, Germany
Most Active Player 2018 Delray Curtis ("jrton80"), Kearneysville, WV, USA "Harry64", Oslo, Norge Bogdan Varbanov ("Bogd Khan"), Plovdiv, Bulgaria
(Hnefatafl club "Odin")
Quadrathlon 2019
and Triathlon 2019
Mario Aluizo ("casshern"), Los Angeles, USA "Khan Asparukh", Sofia, Bulgaria
(Hnefatafl club "Odin")
Aage Nielsen ("Hagbard"), Copenhagen, Danmark
(aagenielsen.dk)
Hist. Saami Tabl. Mast. 2019 Mario Aluizo ("casshern"), Los Angeles, USA Alexander V. Fomichëv ("Ded Fomich"), Moscow, Russia
(hobby centre "Geek Wars")
Alexander Steiger Dis ("Steiger"), Gorlovka, Donbass
Hist. Welsh Tawlb. Mast. 2019 "Khan Asparukh", Sofia, Bulgaria
(Hnefatafl club "Odin")
Mario Aluizo ("casshern"), Los Angeles, USA Lucho Panchev ("OdinHimself"), Kyustendil, Bulgaria
(Hnefatafl club "Odin")
Hist. Irish Brand. Mast. 2019 David Lonsdale ("Animals"), Peterborough, UK
(Fornebei Herfolk)
Alexander Steiger Dis ("Steiger"), Gorlovka, Donbass Hnefihunter, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Sea Battle Mast. 2019 Mario Aluizo ("casshern"), Los Angeles, USA Alexander V. Fomichëv ("Ded Fomich"), Moscow, Russia
(hobby centre "Geek Wars")
Aage Nielsen ("Hagbard"), Copenhagen, Danmark
(aagenielsen.dk)
Berserk Mast. 2019 Mario Aluizo ("casshern"), Los Angeles, USA "Khan Asparukh", Sofia, Bulgaria
(Hnefatafl club "Odin")
Aage Nielsen ("Hagbard"), Copenhagen, Danmark
(aagenielsen.dk)
Fetlar Mast. 2019 Bogdan Varbanov ("Bogd Khan"), Plovdiv, Bulgaria
(Hnefatafl club "Odin")
"kllimm", Pervomayskoe, Russia Delray Curtis ("jrton80"), Kearneysville, WV, USA
Old Hnef. Mast. 2019 Bogdan Varbanov ("Bogd Khan"), Plovdiv, Bulgaria
(Hnefatafl club "Odin")
"kllimm", Pervomayskoe, Russia "Agmundr", Lier, Norway
Delray Curtis ("jrton80"), Kearneysville, WV, USA

World Tafl Federation Champions.

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
15 adults and juniors
2010 Tim Millar ("Crust"), Somerset, UK
Junior: Dean Thomason, UK
?
2011 Tim Millar ("Crust"), Somerset, UK Fetlar Hnefatafl 11x11 aagenielsen.dk World Tafl Federation 8 adults
2012 Tim Millar ("Crust"), Somerset, UK 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 25 adults
2015 Adam Bartley ("Adam"), Tønsberg, Norway 19 adults
2016 Leo Kolassa ("Herjan"), Formby, UK 30 adults
2017 Alexandre Bour ("Plantagenet"), Châlons-en-Champagne, FR. 29 adults
2018 Mario Aluizo ("casshern"), Los Angeles, USA 26 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.

World Tafl Federation Grand Masters.

Odin from Lejre
Odin from Lejre, Denmark. Photo: Roskilde Museum.

Peter Kelly, Fetlar, Shetland, UK. (1939-2014). Founder of Fetlar Hnefatafl Panel.
Wendy Sutherland, Yorkshire, UK. Winner of Fetlar tourn. 2008.
Tim Millar ("Crust"), Somerset, UK. Winner of Fetlar tourn. 2009 and 2010, and WTF tourn. 2011 and 2012.
Arne Roland ("Nath"), Berlin, Germany. Winner of WTF tourn. 2013.
John Doe ("Schachus" unknown name), Berlin, Germany. Winner of WTF tourn. 2014.
Adam Bartley ("Adam"), Tønsberg, Norway. Winner of WTF tourn. 2015.
Leo Kolassa ("Herjan"), Formby, UK Winner of WTF tourn. 2016.
Alexandre Bour ("Plantagenet"), Châlons-en-Champagne, FR Winner of WTF tourn. 2017.
Mario Aluizo ("casshern"), Los Angeles, USA Winner of WTF tourn. 2018.

International Masters.

viking
Viking, Sweden.

Year Area International Master
2017 America Altti Piirsoo ("Altti"), New York, USA
Europe Lucho Panchev ("OdinHimself"), Kyustendil, Bulgaria
2018 America Mario Aluizo ("casshern"), Los Angeles, USA
Rules: Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11. Place: aagenielsen.dk. Organizer: World Tafl Federation.
Area America: North- and South-America. Area Europe: not North- and South-America.
America Scores 2017 (maximum possible 16): Altti: 14, Casshern: 13, Fraech: 9, Bigwurm91, Brench, Tuireann: 8, Fairland: 7, Waegn: 3, Imaxuncut: 2
Europe Scores 2017 (maximum possible 20): Odinhimself: 19, Animals, Sqaree: 14, Hagbard: 12, Steiger: 11, Kratzer: 10, Thanir, Xerxes: 9, Arevidar: 6, Marcin: 4, Anto2016: 2
America Scores 2018 (maximum possible 8): Casshern: 8, Teondrae: 5, Kaagee: 3, Jrton80: 2, Fairland: 2
hnefatafl international master
Lucho Panchev ("OdinHimself").

Federation Masters (FM, Jarls).

FM Rating No. of games No. of qual. tourn.
Mario Aluizo ("casshern"), Los Angeles, USA 2138 914 5
Tim Millar ("crust"), Somerset, UK 1850 3037 3
Adam Bartley ("Adam"), Tønsberg, Norway 1808 689 3

Candidate Masters (CM, Karls).

CM Rating No. of games No. of qual. tourn.
Alexander Fomichëv ("Ded Fomich"), Moscow, Russia 1868 473 5
Arne H. Hansen ("arne64"), Hamburg, Germany 1695 491 4
David Lonsdale ("Animals"), Peterborough, UK 1675 474 9
Aage Nielsen ("Hagbard"), Copenhagen, Danmark 1642 2737 10
"Agmundr" Lier, Norway 1557 1081 3
"Duhawk93", United States 1568 897 10
Tim Bullen, ("docbullen"), Formby, UK 1515 1136 6
Steve Lonsdale ("xerxes"), Peterborough, UK 1407 1115 7

Thousanders (more than 1000 tafl games).

Thousander No. of games
Tim Millar ("crust"), Somerset, UK 3118
Aage Nielsen ("Hagbard"), Copenhagen, Danmark 2752
Delray Curtis ("jrton80"), Kearneysville, WV 1573
Tony Higginson ("tonythebook"), Formby, Merseyside 1289
Altti Piirsoo ("altti"), ny, usa 1202
Tim Bullen ("docbullen"), formby, Merseyside 1136
Steve Lonsdale ("xerxes"), Peterborough, UK 1115
"Agmundr", Lier, Norway 1103

National tournaments.

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

Year Country Title Winner Rules Place 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 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
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Pete Jennings, Tim Bullen ("docbullen"), Steve Lonsdale ("xerxes"), Steve Moss, David Lonsdale ("Animals").


Berserk Tafl Masters.
2012 - 2016 Adam Bartley ("Adam"), Tønsberg, Norway.
2018 - 2019 Mario Aluizo ("casshern"), Los Angeles, USA.

Fetlar Tafl Masters.
2009 - 2012 Tim Millar ("crust"), Somerset, UK.
2019 Bogdan Varbanov ("Bogd Khan"), Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

Old Hnefatafl Masters.
2019 Bogdan Varbanov ("Bogd Khan"), Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

Hist. Tafl Masters.
2012 Aage Nielsen ("Hagbard"), Copenhagen, Denmark.
2013 Altti Piirsoo ("altti"), New York, USA.
2015 - 2016 Tim Millar ("crust"), Somerset, UK.
2017 David Lonsdale ("Animals"), Peterborough, UK (Kingston Upon Hull Tournament 2017).
2018 Mario Aluizo ("casshern"), Los Angeles, USA.
2019
Irish Brandubh 7x7: David Lonsdale ("Animals"), Peterborough, UK.
Saami Tablut 9x9: Mario Aluizo ("casshern"), Los Angeles, USA.
Welsh Tawlbwrdd 11x11: "Khan Asparukh", Sofia, Bulgaria.

Sea Tafl Masters.
2012 - 2015 Tim Millar ("crust"), Somerset, UK.
2018-2019 Mario Aluizo ("casshern"), Los Angeles, USA.

Triathlon Masters.
2015 Tim Millar ("Crust"), Somerset, UK, and Altti Piirsoo ("Altti"), New York, USA.
2018 - 2019 Mario Aluizo ("casshern"), Los Angeles, USA.

Quadrathlon Masters.
2018 - 2019 Mario Aluizo ("casshern"), Los Angeles, USA.

Quadrathlon 2019.

Cop. rank Bers. rank Hist. rank Sea rank Sum
1 Mario Aluizo ("casshern"), Los Angeles, USA 1 1 2 1 5
2 Khan Asparukh, Sofia, Bulgaria 3 2 1 4 10
3 Hagbard, Copenhagen, Danmark 4 3 6 2 15
4 Ded Fomich, Moskvagarðr, Garðaríki (7) (6) 4 2 19
5 OdinHimself, Valaskjálf, Ásgarðr 2 (6) 3 (10) 21
5 xerxes, Peterborough, UK 4 5 7 5 21
7 Agmundr, Lier, Norway (7) (6) 5 5 23
8 unhandyandy, Bloomington, Indiana, USA (7) (6) 7 7 27
8 ninasema, Oslo, Norge (7) (6) 7 7 27
10 jrton80, Kearneysville, WV, USA 6 4 10 (10) 30
11 Volkenpuk, USA (7) (6) 10 9 32
Rules: Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11, Berserk Hnefatafl 11x11, Historical Hnefatafl 11x11, Sea Battle Tafl 13x13.

Triathlon 2019.

Cop. rank Hist. rank Sea rank Sum
1 Mario Aluizo ("casshern"), Los Angeles, USA 1 2 1 4
2 Khan Asparukh, Sofia, Bulgaria 3 1 4 8
3 Hagbard, Copenhagen, Danmark 4 6 2 12
4 Ded Fomich, Moskvagarðr, Garðaríki (7) 4 2 13
5 OdinHimself, Valaskjálf, Ásgarðr 2 3 (10) 15
6 xerxes, Peterborough, UK 4 7 5 16
7 Agmundr, Lier, Norway (7) 5 5 17
8 unhandyandy, Bloomington, Indiana, USA (7) 7 7 21
8 ninasema, Oslo, Norge (7) 7 7 21
10 jrton80, Kearneysville, WV, USA 6 10 (10) 26
10 Volkenpuk, USA (7) 10 9 26
Rules: Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11, Historical Hnefatafl 11x11, Sea Battle Tafl 13x13.

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