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


World Tafl Federation Champions.

World Tafl Federation Hnefatafl Championship tournament 2021.
Congratulations to World Tafl Federation Champion 2021, Plamen Draganov ("Draganov"), Sofia, Bulgaria!

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 Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11
Historical Hnefatafl 9x9 (Saami Tablut)
aagenielsen.dk
World Tafl Federation
34 adults
2021 Plamen Draganov ("Draganov"), Sofia, Bulgaria Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11
Historical Hnefatafl 11x11 (Welsh Tawlbwrdd)
aagenielsen.dk
World Tafl Federation
30 adults
Sáhkku Master
Bogdan Varbanov ("Bogd Khan"), Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Saami Sáhkku 3x15 (Kåfjord)

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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.
(Double-Elimination test 1.     Double-Elimination test 2.     Single-Elimination test.)
WTF Champ. Tourn. 2021.

WTF Champ. Tourn. overview.


Dróttar (GM Grandmasters).

GM Max. rating
Mario Aluizo ("casshern"), Los Angeles, USA (W) 2321
(the Fetlar Hnefatafl Panel 2008 used to define all world champions as grandmasters.)
(drótt = king)


Jarlar (IM International Masters).

IM Max. rating
Lucho Panchev ("OdinHimself"), Kyustendil, Bulgaria 2034
Alexandre Bour ("Plantagenet"), Châlons-en-Champagne, FR (W) 2026
Plamen Draganov ("Draganov"), Sofia, Bulgaria (World) 2022
"jilles", Netherlands 2014
Leo Kolassa ("Herjan"), Formby, UK (W) 1993
Adam Bartley ("Adam"), Tønsberg, Norway (W) 1925
Historical entries: Schachus 2009, crust 1972, Nath 1959
(jarl = earl)


Hersirar (FM Federation Masters).

FM Max. rating
Bogdan Varbanov ("Bogd Khan"), Plovdiv, Bulgaria 1954
Neil Austin ("Irish Raven"), Dublin, Ireland 1951
"Alex Hnefatafl", Samara, Russia 1875
Hamish Lawson ("ChaolAibhne"), St Andrews, Scotland 1875
"cacreal", Ottawa, Canada 1823
"Potapych", Soroki, Moldova 1816
Mike Coveny ("holidayinnes"), Ottawa, Canada 1812
Alex Kocherin ("Hnefihunter"), Saint Petersburg, Russia 1806
"Boucher228", Tiraspol', Moldova 1805
Dmitry Legedin ("L716"), Kaliningrad, Russia 1800
Historical entries: Ded Fomich 1989, Mmagari 1974, Altti 1911, Sigurd 1899, Arne64 1836
(hersir = army commander)


Víkingar (CM Candidate Masters).

CM Max. rating
Konstantin Jaehne ("sqAree"), Berlin, Germany 1780
"garun19", Ottawa, Canada 1769
Paul A. Anokhin ("paul7"), Moscow, Russia 1763
Alexander Steiger Dis ("Steiger"), Gorlovka, Donbass 1755
Aage Nielsen ("Hagbard"), Copenhagen, Danmark 1750
"Rollo", Nitjudalr, Norsk 1745
"Cromwell", Bonn 1743
Tim Bullen ("docbullen"), Formby, UK 1741
Alessandro Arzani, ("Abbas Agraphicus"), San Benedetto del T., Italia 1728
Dmitrij Tsvilenev ("Dimetr"), Moskva, Gardariki 1702
Daniel Kress ("Colophonius"), Frankfurt, Germany 1701
Knut Jul Meland ("jules"), holmestrand, norway 1696
Delray Curtis, ("Jrton80"), Kearneysville, WV, USA 1684
Mikkel Berg-Nordlie ("mihkkal"), Sápmi / Norway 1676
Steve Lonsdale ("xerxes"), Peterborough, UK 1658
Andrew Dabrowski ("unhandyandy"), Bloomington, Indiana, USA 1624
"floki", Marseille, France 1615
Historical entries: Animals 1782, Duhawk93 1755, Agmundr 1753, SebastianMucke 1744, Jurgenson 1741, Ytreza 1707, Pie96 1702, Tuireann 1699, Jarcin 1689, Oddur 1673, Epoc 1658, Tonythebook 1656, Kllimm 1654, P59xy 1651, Bigwurm91 1638, Thanir 1627, Branan 1623, Pedro 1608, Marcin 1602
(víkingr = elite warrior)


Karlar (AM Arena Masters).

AM Max. rating
"Rook", Omsk, Russia 1590
"Luizz", Munich, Germany 1561
Corey Hart ("Brench"), Philadelphia, USA 1525
Marian Luck ("themightyglider"), Thuringia, Germany 1487
"rosk", R-n-D, Russia 1458
Fabrice Barbier ("Fraech"), Bruxelles, Belgium 1457
Luk Martens ("Masterluke"), Sint-Niklaas, Belgium 1455
Richard Wallace ("kAAgEE"), Winnipeg, Canada 1425
Historical entries: Epm180 1591, Red-ron 1591, Archibald K. 1591, Conanlib 1576, Helfrich 1576, Unterwichtel 1568, Trygve 1560, Juergen 1556, Arevidar 1554, Chuck Ward 1552, Brench 1525, Hok 1524, Iarann 1520, Teondrae 1513
(karl = fierce fighter)


Honorary Hnefatafl Master.

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


Most Active Player.

Latest year
Mike Coveny ("holidayinnes"), Ottawa, Canada.


Thousanders (1000 tafl games).

Thousander No. of games
Delray Curtis ("jrton80"), Kearneysville, WV 3658
Aage Nielsen ("Hagbard"), Copenhagen, Danmark 3525
Mike Coveny ("holidayinnes"), Ottawa, Canada 2985
Steve Lonsdale ("xerxes"), Peterborough, UK 2217
Luk Martens ("Masterluke"), Sint-Niklaas, Belgium 1933
"cacreal", Ottawa, Canada 1769
Adam Bartley ("Adam"), Tønsberg, Norway. 1572
"Alex Hnefatafl", Samara, Russia 1532
Plamen Draganov ("Draganov"), Sofia, Bulgaria 1488
Mario Aluizo ("casshern"), Los Angeles, USA 1383
Tim Bullen ("docbullen"), Formby, UK 1364
Hamish Lawson ("ChaolAibhne"), St Andrews, Scotland 1324
Dmitry Legedin ("L716"), Konungsfjall, Garðaríki 1315
Fabrice Barbier ("Fraech"), Bruxelles, Belgium 1197
Bogdan Varbanov ("Bogd Khan"), Plovdiv, Bulgaria 1093
"rosk", R-n-D, Russia 1012
Historical entries: crust 3127, mmagari 1625, Agmundr 1506, tonythebook 1289, Altti 1202, Fairland 1000


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 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
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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.    


Overall best in all game types.

Strong Weak Sea Others Sum
1 Casshern 1 1 1 2 5
2 Draganov 4 2 4 1 14
3 Holidayinnes 5 13 3 4 22
4 Alex Hnefatafl 7 6 6 13 30
5 Bogd Khan 6 14 10 3 32
6 Plantagenet 2 4 12 17 33
7 Herjan 8 11 14 7 36
8 Hnefihunter 15 10 5 11 38
8 OdinHimself 3 5 13 17 38
10 Jilles 10 3 17 12 41
11 ChaolAibhne 13 15 2 15 42
12 Paul7 19 8 9 14 46
13 Adam 14 12 7 17 47
14 Cacreal 11 17 15 9 50
15 Rollo 16 16 8 16 52
16 Jrton80 18 19 16 5 55
17 Mihkkal 21 20 17 6 57
18 Boucher228 22 7 17 17 60
19 SebastianMucke 9 22 17 17 61
19 Themightyglider 20 21 17 8 61

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