Logo: Adam Bartley.

Tafl wall of fame.

World Tafl Federation Hnefatafl Championship tournament 2017.

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, Somerset, UK
Junior: Sam Clark, UK
15 adults and juniors
2010 Tim Millar, 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 "Schachus", Berlin, Germany Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11 aagenielsen.dk World Tafl Federation 24 adults
2015 Adam Bartley ("Adam"), Tønsberg, Norway 19 adults
2016 Leo Kolassa ("Herjan"), Formby, UK 30 adults
2017 ? 29 adults
Fetlar island tournaments 2011, 2012 and 2014 were called off.

board board

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
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.
"Schachus", 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.

International Masters.

viking
Viking, Sweden.

Year Area International Master
2017 America Altti Piirsoo ("Altti"), New York, USA
Europe Lucho Panchev ("OdinHimself"), Kyustendil, Bulgaria
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


Lucho Panchev ("OdinHimself").

National Champions.

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

Year Country National Champion Rules Place Organizer
2013 UK Pete Jennings, UK Fetlar Hnefatafl 11x11 Sutton Hoo, Suffolk, UK World Tafl Federation
2014 UK Tim Bullen ("docbullen"), Formby, UK
2015 UK Pete Jennings, UK
Junior: Oliver Wilson, UK
Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11 Sutton Hoo, Suffolk, UK
USA Altti Piirsoo ("Altti"), New York, USA aagenielsen.dk
Italy "epoc", Italy
2016 UK Steve Lonsdale ("xerxes"), Peterborough, UK
Junior: Oliver Wilson, UK
Sutton Hoo, Suffolk, UK
2017 UK David Lonsdale ("Animals"), Peterborough, UK
Junior: Oliver Wilson, UK
West Stow, Suffolk, UK
USA Scores 2015 (maximum possible 14): altti 12.5, duhawk93 11, chuck ward 10.5, Fairland 9, vonraider 6, Patterson 5.
Italy Scores 2015 (maximum possible 6): epoc 5, Sybil 3, mmagari and Tamarisco 2.


Pete Jennings, Tim Bullen ("docbullen"), Steve Lonsdale ("xerxes"), David Lonsdale ("Animals").

Triathlon.

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

Berserk.

Year Berserker
2012 Adam Bartley ("Adam"), Tønsberg, Norway
2013 Adam Bartley ("Adam"), Tønsberg, Norway
2016 Adam Bartley ("Adam"), Tønsberg, Norway
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.

Formby, UK, winner of Thor's Hammer.

Year Winner of Thor's Hammer Rules
2014 Tim Millar ("crust"), Somerset, UK Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11
2015 Tim Millar ("crust"), Somerset, UK
2016 Leo Kolassa ("herjan"), Formby, UK ?
Place: Formby, UK Organizer: Formby Viking and Medieval Market

UK, winner of Hull tournament.

Year Winner of Hull tournament Rules
2017 David Lonsdale ("Animals"), Peterborough, UK Historical Hnefatafl 9x9 (Saami Tablut)
Place: Kingston upon Hull, UK Organizer: Damian Walker, UK




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 2017.
The Vinland Trophy match
(hat tip: Steve Lonsdale)
For tafl players living in North- and South-America.

The tournament starts February 1st 2017.

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

10 registered participants by January 31st:
altti, Fairland, theexplorer135, bigwurm91, Waegn, Casshern, Fraech, imaxuncut, Brench, Tuireann


(March 1st there'll likewise be a European tournament including all tafl players outside North- and South-America, and finally an America-against-Europe tournament among the nine top players from each side, the Ragnarökr Trophy match.
American team for the final:
1 Altti, 2 Casshern, 3 Fraech, 4 Bigwurm91, 5 Brench, 6 Tuireann, 7 Fairland, 8 Waegn, 9 Imaxuncut

)

Congratulations to American International Master 2017, Altti Piirsoo ("Altti"), New York, USA!


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