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Tafl wall of fame.

Content.
Newest results.
Champions.
Dróttar (Grandmasters).
Jarlar.
Hersirar.
Karlar.
Víkingar.
Drengjar.
Thousanders.
National Champions.
Overall best.


Newest results.

World Tafl Federation Hnefatafl Championship tournament 2020.

Congratulations to World Tafl Federation Champion 2020, Mario Aluizo ("casshern"), Los Angeles, USA!

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World Champion 2020 Mario Aluizo ("casshern"), Los Angeles, USA
Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11
Historical Hnefatafl 9x9 (Saami Tablut)
Bogdan Varbanov ("Bogd Khan"), Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11
Alexander V. Fomichëv ("Ded Fomich"), Moscow, Russia
Historical Hnefatafl 9x9 (Saami Tablut)
National Champions 2020 Mario Aluizo ("casshern"), Los Angeles, USA (Master's Club)
Alexander V. Fomichëv ("Ded Fomich"), Moscow, Russia ("Gàrðaríki")
Bogdan Varbanov ("Bogd Khan"), Plovdiv, Bulgaria ("Rest-World")
"cacreal", Ottawa, Canada (North America)
Konstantin Jaehne ("sqAree"), Berlin, Germany (Germany)
David Lonsdale ("Animals"), Peterborough, UK (UK)
Aage Nielsen ("Hagbard"), Copenhagen, Danmark (Norden)
Bogdan Varbanov ("Bogd Khan"), Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Dmitry Legedin ("L716"), Kaliningrad, Russia and Alexander Steiger Dis ("Steiger"), Gorlovka, Donbass
Luk Martens ("Masterluke"), Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
"garun19", Ottawa, Canada
"Luizz", Munich, Germany and "Haio", Wiesbaden, Deutschland
Hamish Lawson ("ChaolAibhne"), St Andrews, Scotland
Mikkel Berg-Nordlie ("mihkkal"), Sápmi / Norway
Best in all game types Mario Aluizo ("casshern"), Los Angeles, USA "Alex Hnefatafl", Samara, Russia
Most Active Player
Latest year
"holidayinnes", Ottawa, Canada Delray Curtis, ("Jrton80"), Kearneysville, WV, USA


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

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 (FM)
Junior: Sam Clark, UK
15 adults and juniors
2010 Tim Millar ("Crust"), Somerset, UK (FM)
Junior: Dean Thomason, UK
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2011 Tim Millar ("Crust"), Somerset, UK (FM) Fetlar Hnefatafl 11x11 aagenielsen.dk World Tafl Federation 8 adults
2012 Tim Millar ("Crust"), Somerset, UK (FM) 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 (FM)) Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11 aagenielsen.dk World Tafl Federation 13 adults
2014 John Doe ("Schachus" unknown name), Berlin, Germany (FM) Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11 aagenielsen.dk World Tafl Federation 23 adults
2015 Adam Bartley ("Adam"), Tønsberg, Norway (FM) 19 adults
2016 Leo Kolassa ("Herjan"), Formby, UK (FM) 29 adults
2017 Alexandre Bour ("Plantagenet"), Châlons-en-Champagne, FR. (FM) 29 adults
2018 Mario Aluizo ("casshern"), Los Angeles, USA (GM) 26 adults
2019 Mario Aluizo ("casshern"), Los Angeles, USA (GM) 25 adults
2020 Mario Aluizo ("casshern"), Los Angeles, USA (GM) Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11
Historical Hnefatafl 9x9 (Saami Tablut)
aagenielsen.dk World Tafl Federation 34 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.


Dróttar (GM Grandmasters).

GM Max. rating No. of games No. of qual. tourn.
Mario Aluizo ("casshern"), Los Angeles, USA 2274 1286 15
(the Fetlar Hnefatafl Panel 2008 also used to define all world champions as grandmasters.)
(drótt = king)


Jarlar (IM International Masters).

IM Max. rating No. of games No. of qual. tourn.
Lucho Panchev ("OdinHimself"), Kyustendil, Bulgaria 2000 423 4
(jarl = earl)


Hersirar (FM Federation Masters).

FM Max. rating No. of games No. of qual. tourn.
"death", tampa, florida 1969 137 3
Alexander V. Fomichëv ("Ded Fomich"), Moscow, Russia 1963 888 5
Leo Kolassa ("Herjan"), Formby, UK 1938 750 3
Bogdan Varbanov ("Bogd Khan"), Plovdiv, Bulgaria 1919 910 3
Adam Bartley ("Adam"), Tønsberg, Norway 1891 1566 8
"Alex Hnefatafl", Samara, Russia 1851 649 3
Hamish Lawson ("ChaolAibhne"), St Andrews, Scotland 1844 894 3
"Draganov", Sofia, Bulgaria 1835 429 3
"jilles", Netherlands 1819 216 3
(hersir = army commander)


Karlar (CM Candidate Masters).

CM Max. rating No. of games No. of qual. tourn.
Marco Gandolfo ("Mmagari"), milano, italia 1931 1586 3
"cacreal", Ottawa, Canada 1781 998 10
"frenir", ibiza, Spain 1777 380 5
Alex Kocherin ("Hnefihunter"), Saint Petersburg, Russia 1777 738 15
Dmitry Legedin ("L716"), Kaliningrad, Russia 1767 877 15
David Lonsdale ("Animals"), Peterborough, UK 1756 501 25
Konstantin Jaehne ("sqAree"), Berlin, Germany 1755 413 10
"holidayinnes", Ottawa, Canada 1744 1631 8
"garun19", Ottawa, Canada 1733 109 3
Alexander Steiger Dis ("Steiger"), Gorlovka, Donbass 1722 838 11
Aage Nielsen ("Hagbard"), Copenhagen, Danmark 1711 3020 33
"Agmundr", Lier, Norway 1703 1506 9
"Kllimm", Pervomayskoe, Russia 1689 302 5
"paul7", Moscow, Russia 1658 207 3
Delray Curtis, ("Jrton80"), Kearneysville, WV, USA 1648 2950 22
Mikkel Berg-Nordlie ("mihkkal"), Sápmi / Norway 1640 359 8
Steve Lonsdale ("xerxes"), Peterborough, UK 1627 1765 33
"bigwurm91", san diego, united states 1613 168 5
"unhandyandy", Bloomington, Indiana, USA 1600 505 4
(karl = elite warrior)


Víkingar (AM Arena Masters).

AM Max. rating No. of games No. of qual. tourn.
David Zolli ("branan"), Toulon, France 1586 624 3
"Archibald K.", STRASBOURG, France 1564 298 3
"Luizz", Munich, Germany 1526 329 3
"thebigfoot", Sacramento, USA 1507 272 3
Corey Hart ("Brench"), Philadelphia, USA 1505 195 5
"floki", Marseille, France 1501 145 3
Frank Prohl ("Gungnir"), Tromsø, Norge 1462 146 3
"Fraech", Bruxelles, Belgium 1435 1152 14
"rosk", R-n-D, Russia 1432 226 3
Luk Martens ("Masterluke"), Sint-Niklaas, Belgium 1427 1427 13
Richard Wallace ("kAAgEE"), Winnipeg, Canada 1403 771 3
(víkingr = fierce fighter)


Drengjar (A).

A Rating No. of games No. of qual. tourn.
"bender", North bay, Canada 1300 223 11
"Haio", Wiesbaden, Deutschland 1285 370 6
"EilidhAnIorua", Trondheim, Norway 1271 123 3
"Rossomaha", Sumy, Ukraine 1267 207 4
"Borjk" 1255 39 3
"Wesley Alves", Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 1250 249 5
"Efra", Tol'yatti, Rossiya 1175 119 3
"Waegn", Worcester, USA 1055 349 12
(drengr = young warrior)


Honorary Hnefatafl Master.

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


Thousanders (1000 tafl games).

Thousander No. of games
Aage Nielsen ("Hagbard"), Copenhagen, Danmark 3064
Delray Curtis ("jrton80"), Kearneysville, WV 3046
"holidayinnes", Ottawa, Canada 1873
Steve Lonsdale ("xerxes"), Peterborough, UK 1773
Marco Gandolfo ("mmagari"), milano, italia 1617
Adam Bartley ("Adam"), Tønsberg, Norway. 1566
"Agmundr", Lier, Norway 1506
Luk Martens ("Masterluke"), Sint-Niklaas, Belgium 1488
Mario Aluizo ("casshern"), Los Angeles, USA 1288
"Fraech", Bruxelles, Belgium 1153
"cacreal", Ottawa, Canada 1008


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 (CM) Fetlar Hnefatafl 11x11 Sutton Hoo, Suffolk, UK World Tafl Federation
2014 UK Winner of Thor's Hammer Tim Millar ("crust"), Somerset, UK (FM) 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 (FM) Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11 aagenielsen.dk World Tafl Federation
2015 Italy National Champion Davide Folloni ("Epoc"), Italy (CM) Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11 aagenielsen.dk World Tafl Federation
2015 UK Winner of Thor's Hammer Tim Millar ("crust"), Somerset, UK (FM) Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11 Formby, UK Formby Viking and Medieval Market
2016 UK National Champion Steve Lonsdale ("xerxes"), Peterborough, UK (CM)
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 (FM) ? 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 (CM)
Junior: Oliver Wilson, UK
Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11 West Stow, Suffolk, UK West Stow
2017 UK Winner of Hull tournament David Lonsdale ("Animals"), Peterborough, UK (CM) Historical Hnefatafl 9x9 (Saami Tablut) Kingston upon Hull, UK Damian Walker, UK
2017 Europe National Champion Lucho Panchev ("OdinHimself"), Kyustendil, Bulgaria (IM) Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11 aagenielsen.dk World Tafl Federation
2017 America National Champion Altti Piirsoo ("Altti"), New York, USA (FM) Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11 aagenielsen.dk World Tafl Federation
2020 UK National Champion David Lonsdale ("Animals"), Peterborough, UK (CM) Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11 aagenielsen.dk World Tafl Federation
2020 North America National Champion "cacreal", Ottawa, Canada (CM) Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11 aagenielsen.dk World Tafl Federation
2020 Norden National Champion Aage Nielsen ("Hagbard"), Copenhagen, Danmark (CM) Historical Hnefatafl 9x9 (Saami Tablut) aagenielsen.dk World Tafl Federation
2020 "Gàrðaríki" National Champion Alexander V. Fomichëv ("Ded Fomich"), Moscow, Russia (FM) Historical Hnefatafl 9x9 (Saami Tablut) aagenielsen.dk World Tafl Federation
2020 Germany National Champion Konstantin Jaehne ("sqAree"), Berlin, Germany (CM) Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11 aagenielsen.dk World Tafl Federation
2020 "Rest-World" National Champion Bogdan Varbanov ("Bogd Khan"), Plovdiv, Bulgaria (FM) Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11 aagenielsen.dk World Tafl Federation
2020 Masters Masters Tourn. Mario Aluizo ("casshern"), Los Angeles, USA (GM) Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11 aagenielsen.dk World Tafl Federation
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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").


Overall best in all game types.

Strong Weak Sea Others Sum
1 Casshern 1 1 1 2 5
2 Alex Hnefatafl 4 4 4 4 16
3 ChaolAibhne 9 5 2 3 19
4 Bogd Khan 2 12 7 1 22
5 Hagbard 7 10 3 6 26
6 Holidayinnes 6 11 5 5 27
7 Ded Fomich 13 2 6 7 28
8 Herjan 5 3 9 12 29
9 Cacreal 3 7 11 9 30
10 Hnefihunter 8 6 8 14 36
11 L716 10 9 13 11 43
12 paul7 12 8 10 17 47
13 Jrton80 11 13 16 10 50
14 Xerxes 14 15 12 15 56
14 Rosk 17 17 14 8 56
16 Unhandyandy 15 14 17 13 59
17 Bender 18 19 15 16 68
18 Haio 16 16 18 19 69
19 Waegn 19 18 19 18 74

Updated 14.5.2021
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