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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
Plamen Draganov ("Draganov"), Sofia, Bulgaria (World) 2044
Lucho Panchev ("OdinHimself"), Kyustendil, Bulgaria 2033
Alexandre Bour ("Plantagenet"), Châlons-en-Champagne, FR (W) 2024
"jilles", Netherlands 2011
Leo Kolassa ("Herjan"), Formby, UK (W) 1972
Tim Millar ("crust"), Somerset, UK (W) 1971
Adam Bartley ("Adam"), Tønsberg, Norway (W) 1924
Historical entries: Schachus 2009, Nath 1959
(jarl = earl)


Hersirar (FM Federation Masters).

FM Max. rating
Bogdan Varbanov ("Bogd Khan"), Plovdiv, Bulgaria 1955
Neil Austin ("Irish Raven"), Dublin, Ireland 1950
Hamish Lawson ("ChaolAibhne"), St Andrews, Scotland 1875
"Alex Hnefatafl", Samara, Russia 1874
"cacreal", Ottawa, Canada 1820
"Potapych", Soroki, Moldova 1812
Mike Coveny ("holidayinnes"), Ottawa, Canada 1808
Alex Kocherin ("Hnefihunter"), Saint Petersburg, Russia 1808
"jarcin", Stockholm, Sweden 1807
"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
Paul A. Anokhin ("paul7"), Moscow, Russia 1782
Konstantin Jaehne ("sqAree"), Berlin, Germany 1780
Daniel Kress ("Colophonius"), Frankfurt, Germany 1771
"garun19", Ottawa, Canada 1770
Alexander Steiger Dis ("Steiger"), Gorlovka, Donbass 1756
"Cromwell", Bonn 1754
Aage Nielsen ("Hagbard"), Copenhagen, Danmark 1748
"Rollo", Nitjudalr, Norsk 1743
Tim Bullen ("docbullen"), Formby, UK 1740
Dmitrij Tsvilenev ("Dimetr"), Moskva, Gardariki 1712
Knut Jul Meland ("jules"), holmestrand, norway 1697
Delray Curtis, ("Jrton80"), Kearneysville, WV, USA 1685
Mikkel Berg-Nordlie ("mihkkal"), Sápmi / Norway 1677
"Rook", Omsk, Russia 1674
"floki", Marseille, France 1660
Steve Lonsdale ("xerxes"), Peterborough, UK 1658
Andrew Dabrowski ("unhandyandy"), Bloomington, Indiana, USA 1626
Historical entries: Animals 1782, Duhawk93 1755, Agmundr 1753, SebastianMucke 1744, Jurgenson 1741, Abbas Agraphicus 1726, Ytreza 1707, Pie96 1702, Tuireann 1699, 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
"Luizz", Munich, Germany 1562
Corey Hart ("Brench"), Philadelphia, USA 1529
"rosk", R-n-D, Russia 1494
Marian Luck ("themightyglider"), Thuringia, Germany 1485
Fabrice Barbier ("Fraech"), Bruxelles, Belgium 1458
Luk Martens ("Masterluke"), Sint-Niklaas, Belgium 1456
Richard Wallace ("kAAgEE"), Winnipeg, Canada 1427
"KayKyber", Lisbon, Portugal 1424
"silversplitter", Sacramento, USA 1423
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.

Plamen Draganov ("Draganov"), Sofia, Bulgaria.


Thousanders (1000 tafl games).

Thousander No. of games
Delray Curtis ("jrton80"), Kearneysville, WV 3825
Aage Nielsen ("Hagbard"), Copenhagen, Danmark 3578
Mike Coveny ("holidayinnes"), Ottawa, Canada 3192
Tim Millar ("Crust"), Somerset, UK 3127
Steve Lonsdale ("xerxes"), Peterborough, UK 2245
Luk Martens ("Masterluke"), Sint-Niklaas, Belgium 2151
Plamen Draganov ("Draganov"), Sofia, Bulgaria 1980
"cacreal", Ottawa, Canada 1791
"Alex Hnefatafl", Samara, Russia 1664
Adam Bartley ("Adam"), Tønsberg, Norway. 1572
Hamish Lawson ("ChaolAibhne"), St Andrews, Scotland 1440
Mario Aluizo ("casshern"), Los Angeles, USA 1383
Tim Bullen ("docbullen"), Formby, UK 1364
Dmitry Legedin ("L716"), Konungsfjall, Garðaríki 1315
Fabrice Barbier ("Fraech"), Bruxelles, Belgium 1238
"rosk", R-n-D, Russia 1235
Bogdan Varbanov ("Bogd Khan"), Plovdiv, Bulgaria 1093
Alexander Steiger Dis ("Steiger"), Gorlovka, Donbass 1010
Historical entries: mmagari 1625, Agmundr 1505, tonythebook 1289, Altti 1202, Fairland 1000


National tournaments.

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

Year, Country Winner Rules 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
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").

WTF Nat. Tourn. 2020.    


Overall best in all game types latest year.

Strong Weak Sea Others Sum
1 Draganov 1 2 1 4 8
2 Holidayinnes 2 4 3 1 10
3 Jilles 4 1 7 2 14
4 Alex Hnefatafl 3 3 6 8 20
5 ChaolAibhne 9 6 2 5 22
6 Rollo 7 5 5 7 24
7 L716 8 7 7 3 25
8 Rook 6 8 4 8 26
9 Cacreal 5 9 7 6 27

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