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World Tafl Federation Hnefatafl Championship tournament 2017.

Congratulations to World Tafl Federation Champion 2017, Alexandre Bour ("Plantagenet"), Châlons-en-Champagne, FR!

Newest results.

Gold Silver Bronze
World Champion Alexandre Bour ("Plantagenet"), Châlons-en-Champagne, FR Mario Aluizo ("casshern"), Los Angeles, USA Lucho Panchev ("OdinHimself"), Kyustendil, Bulgaria
(Hnefatafl club "Odin")
European Champ. Lucho Panchev ("OdinHimself"), Kyustendil, Bulgaria
(Hnefatafl club "Odin")
David Lonsdale ("Animals"), Peterborough, UK
(Fornebei Herfolk)
"sqaree", Berlin, Germany
American Champ. Mario Aluizo ("casshern"), Los Angeles, USA "Teondrae", Fairland, US
(Fairland Schools Hnefatafl Club)
"kAAgEE", Winnipeg, Canada
UK Champ. David Lonsdale ("Animals"), Peterborough, UK
(Fornebei Herfolk)
Quadrathlon Mario Aluizo ("casshern"), Los Angeles, USA Aage Nielsen ("Hagbard"), Copenhagen, Danmark Steve Lonsdale ("xerxes"), Peterborough, UK
(Fornebei Herfolk)
Agmundr, Lier, Norway
Berserk Mario Aluizo ("casshern"), Los Angeles, USA Adam Bartley ("Adam"), Tønsberg, Norway
(Midgard Historisk Senter)
"edmond-dantes", Kyustendil, Bulgaria
(Hnefatafl club "Odin")
Sea Battle Mario Aluizo ("casshern"), Los Angeles, USA "Agmundr", Lier, Norway Aage Nielsen ("Hagbard"), Copenhagen, Danmark
Historical Mario Aluizo ("casshern"), Los Angeles, USA Aage Nielsen ("Hagbard"), Copenhagen, Danmark Alexander V. Fomichëv ("Ded Fomich"), Moscow, Russia
(hobby centre "Geek Wars")

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 Unknown name ("Schachus"), 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
Fetlar island tournaments 2011, 2012 and 2014 were called off.

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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, Tim Millar ("crust") and Dean Thomason on the island Fetlar.
Wendy Sutherland, Amanda Caukwell, Arne Roland ("Nath"), Adam Bartley ("Adam"), 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.

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.
Amanda Caukwell, Fetlar, Shetland, UK. Winner of Fetlar tourn. 2013.
Arne Roland ("Nath"), Berlin, Germany. Winner of WTF tourn. 2013.
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.

International Masters.

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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 against Europe Scores 2017 (maximum possible 18): Europe: 14, America: 4
America Scores 2018 (maximum possible 8): Casshern: 8, Teondrae: 5, Kaagee: 3, Jrton80: 2, Fairland: 2
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Lucho Panchev ("OdinHimself").

National tournaments.

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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 S. 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 World Tafl Federation
2017 UK Winner of Hull tournament David Lonsdale ("Animals"), Peterborough, UK Historical Hnefatafl 9x9 (Saami Tablut) Kingston upon Hull, UK Damian Walker, UK
USA Scores 2015 (maximum possible 14): altti 12.5, duhawk93 11, chuck ward 10.5, Fairland 9, vonraider 6, Patterson 5.
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Pete Jennings, Tim Bullen ("docbullen"), Steve Lonsdale ("xerxes"), David Lonsdale ("Animals").

Berserk Tafl Masters.

Year Berserker
2012 Adam Bartley ("Adam"), Tønsberg, Norway
2013 Adam Bartley ("Adam"), Tønsberg, Norway
2016 Adam Bartley ("Adam"), Tønsberg, Norway
2018 Mario Aluizo ("casshern"), Los Angeles, USA
Rules: Berserk Hnefatafl 11x11. Place: aagenielsen.dk. Organizer: World Tafl Federation.
Scores 2012 (maximum possible 12): Adam: 11, Hagbard: 8.5, Arne64: 7.5, Duhawk93: 6, Crust: 6, Luigi005: 3, Fraech: 0.
Scores 2013 (maximum possible 14): Adam: 12, Nath: 11, Crust: 11, Arne64: 8, Hagbard: 7, Fraech: 5, Duhawk93: 2, Fairland: 0.
Scores 2016 (maximum possible 18): Adam: 17, Kratzer: 13, Xerxes: 12, Hagbard: 11, Vonraider: 10, Thanir: 10, Fraech: 9, Tuireann: 3, Kaagee: 3, Slowlybutalsoqui: 2.
Scores 2018 (maximum possible 14): Casshern: 14, Adam: 11, Edmond-dantes: 9, Hagbard: 8, Xerxes: 6, Jrton80: 4, Kaagee: 2, Fraech: 2.

Sea Tafl Masters.

Year Sea Master Rules
2012 Tim Millar ("crust"), Somerset, UK Sea battle T 9x9
2013 Arne H. Hansen ("arne64"), Hamburg, Germany Sea battle diamond 11x11
2014 Tim Millar ("crust"), Somerset, UK Sea battle tafl 11x11
2015 Altti Piirsoo ("altti"), New York, USA Sea battle tafl 13x13
2016 Leo Kolassa ("Herjan"), Formby, UK Sea battle tafl 15x15
2017 Mario Aluizo ("casshern"), Los Angeles, USA Sea battle 9x9 (Imperial Contest)
2018 Mario Aluizo ("casshern"), Los Angeles, USA Sea Battle Tafl 11x11
Place: aagenielsen.dk. Organizer: World Tafl Federation.
Scores 2012 (maximum possible 12): Crust: 10, Arne64: 10, Conanlib: 7, Hagbard: 6, Luigi005: 5, Altti: 3, Fraech: 1.
Scores 2013 (maximum possible 12): Arne64: 12, Epoc: 8, Duhawk93: 7, Altti: 7, Crust: 5, Fraech: 3, Sybil: 0.
Scores 2014 (maximum possible 12): Crust: 10, Duhawk93: 10, Altti: 9, Fraech: 6, Duruk: 5, Vonraider: 1, Patterson: 1.
Scores 2015 (maximum possible 18): Altti: 17, Crust: 15, Duhawk93: 13, Animals: 11, Docbullen: 11, Kratzer: 8, Arevidar: 6, Matematician: 6, Vonraider: 3, Patterson: 0.
Scores 2016 (maximum possible 10): Herjan: 10, Tonythebook: 7, Xerxes: 6, Tuireann: 4, Aluric: 2.
Scores 2017 (maximum possible 8): Casshern: 8, Xerxes: 4, Tuireann: 4, Hagbard: 3, Jrton80: 1.
Scores 2018 (maximum possible 12): Casshern: 12, Agmundr: 9, Hagbard: 7, Xerxes: 6, Docbullen: 5, Fraech: 2, Jrton80: 1.

Hist. Tafl Masters.

Year Hist. Master Rules
2012 Aage Nielsen ("Hagbard"), Copenhagen, Denmark Historical Hnefatafl 9x9 (Saami Tablut)
2013 Altti Piirsoo ("altti"), New York, USA Historical Hnefatafl 9x9 (Saami Tablut)
2015 Tim Millar ("crust"), Somerset, UK Historical Hnefatafl 7x7 (Irish Brandubh)
2016 "duhawk93", United States Historical Hnefatafl 7x7 (Scottish Ard Ri throneless)
2017 David Lonsdale ("Animals"), Peterborough, UK Historical Hnefatafl 9x9 (Saami Tablut)
(Kingston Upon Hull Tournament 2017)
2018 Mario Aluizo ("casshern"), Los Angeles, USA Historical Hnefatafl 13x13
Place: aagenielsen.dk. Organizer: World Tafl Federation.
Scores 2012 (maximum possible 16): Hagbard: 14, Arne64: 13, Altti: 11, Crust: 11, Duhawk93: 8, Conanlib: 7, Fraech: 5, Fairland: 1, Barba: 0.
Scores 2013 (maximum possible 18): Altti: 15, Duhawk93: 14, Hagbard: 13, Adam: 13, Cyningstan: 11, Conanlib: 8, Arevidar: 7, Vonraider: 5, Fairland: 4, Sun231: 0.
Scores 2015 (maximum possible 28): Crust: 25, Animals: 21, Altti: 21, Epoc: 20, Xerxes: 18, Cyningstan: 14, Duhawk93: 14, Sybil: 13, Docbullen: 12, Tonythebook: 10, Fairland: 9, Fraech: 9, Vonraider: 8, Chuck ward: 6, Teondrae: 0.
Scores 2015 (maximum possible 12): Duhawk93: 9, Tuireann: 8, Xerxes: 8, Animals: 8, Altti: 6, Mike0127: 3, Biscuitman: 0.
Scores 2016 (maximum possible 10): Duhawk93: 9, Tuireann: 8, Xerxes: 8, Animals: 8, Altti: 6, Mike0127: 3, Biscuitman: 0.
Scores 2017: Animals: 3, Xerxes: 3, Steven_downie: 2, Kevin_alty: 1, Dorothy_vinegrad: 0, Nathaniel_alty: 0.
Scores 2018 (maximum possible 20): Casshern: 18, Hagbard: 17, Ded fomich: 16, Agmundr: 14, Docbullen: 12, Xerxes: 7, Vonraider: 7, Jrton80: 5, Trygve: 5, Fraech: 5, Harry64: 4.

Quadrathlon 2018.

Cop. rank Bers. rank Sea rank Hist. rank Sum
1 Mario Aluizo ("casshern"), Los Angeles, USA 1 1 1 1 4
2 Hagbard, Copenhagen, Danmark 3 3 3 2 11
3 xerxes, Peterborough, UK 4 4 4 5 17
3 Agmundr, Lier, Norway 5 7 2 3 17
5 edmond-dantes, Kyustendil, Bulgaria 2 2 8 8 20
6 jrton80, Kearneysville, WV 5 5 7 6 23
7 docbullen, formby, Merseyside 8 7 5 4 24
8 Fraech, Bruxelles, Belgium 7 6 6 6 25
Place: aagenielsen.dk. Organizer: World Tafl Federation.
Rules: Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11, Berserk Hnefatafl 11x11, Sea Battle Tafl 11x11, Historical Hnefatafl 13x13.


Triathlon 2015.
Place: aagenielsen.dk. Organizer: World Tafl Federation.
Rules: Historical Hnefatafl 7x7 (Irish Brandubh), Historical Hnefatafl 9x9 (Saami Tablut), Sea battle tafl 13x13 (modif. Parlett).
Scores (maximum possible 27): crust and altti 26, animals 20, docbullen and duhawk93 17, AreVidar 12, Kratzer and matematician 9, vonraider 4.




Congratulations to English National Champion 2017, David Lonsdale ("Animals"), Peterborough, UK.
Junior: Oliver Wilson, UK.

(West Stow April 16th 2017)
viking European Hnefatafl Championship tournament 2017.
The Beowulf Trophy match

For tafl players not living in North- and South-America.

The tournament starts March 1st 2017.

Rules: Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11.
There will be one round, all against all.

12 registered participants by February 28th:
xerxes, OdinHimself, Steiger, sqAree, AreVidar, animals, Marcin, Hagbard, Thanir, Kratzer, Anto2016, tankred

(Finally there will be an America-against-Europe tournament among the nine top players from each side, the Ragnarökr Trophy match.
European team for the final:
1 Odinhimself, 2 Animals, 3 Sqaree, 4 Hagbard, 5 Steiger, 6 Kratzer, 7 Thanir, 8 Xerxes, 9 Arevidar
)

Congratulations to European International Master 2017, Lucho Panchev ("OdinHimself"), Kyustendil, Bulgaria!
viking American Hnefatafl Championship tournament 2018.
The Vinland Trophy match
(hat tip: Steve Lonsdale)
For tafl players living in North- and South-America.

The tournament starts May 7th 2018.

Rules: Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11.
There will be one round, all against all.

5 registered participants by May 6th:
jrton80, casshern, Fairland, kAAgEE, Teondrae

Congratulations to American International Master 2018, Mario Aluizo ("casshern"), Los Angeles, USA!


Updated 21.5.2018
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