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


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)
Overall best in all tafl types Mario Aluizo ("casshern"), Los Angeles, USA Hamish Lawson ("ChaolAibhne"), St Andrews, Scotland
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Most Active Player
"holidayinnes", Ottawa, Canada "cacreal", Ottawa, Canada


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
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 John Doe ("Schachus" unknown name), Berlin, Germany Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11 aagenielsen.dk World Tafl Federation 23 adults
2015 Adam Bartley ("Adam"), Tønsberg, Norway 19 adults
2016 Leo Kolassa ("Herjan"), Formby, UK 29 adults
2017 Alexandre Bour ("Plantagenet"), Châlons-en-Champagne, FR. 29 adults
2018 Mario Aluizo ("casshern"), Los Angeles, USA 26 adults
2019 Mario Aluizo ("casshern"), Los Angeles, USA 25 adults
2020 Mario Aluizo ("casshern"), Los Angeles, USA 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 2259 1249 14
(the Fetlar Hnefatafl Panel 2008 also used to define all world champions as grandmasters.)


Jarlar (IM International Masters).

IM Max. rating No. of games No. of qual. tourn.
Lucho Panchev ("OdinHimself"), Kyustendil, Bulgaria 2000 424 4


Hersirar (FM Federation Masters).

FM Max. rating No. of games No. of qual. tourn.
Alexander V. Fomichëv ("Ded Fomich"), Moscow, Russia 1940 888 5
Tim Millar ("crust"), Somerset, UK 1938 3127 6
Leo Kolassa ("Herjan"), Formby, UK 1938 738 3
Bogdan Varbanov ("Bogd Khan"), Plovdiv, Bulgaria 1924 871 3
Adam Bartley ("Adam"), Tønsberg, Norway 1893 1566 6
Hamish Lawson ("ChaolAibhne"), St Andrews, Scotland 1846 845 3
"Draganov", Sofia, Bulgaria 1842 333 3


Karlar (CM Candidate Masters).

CM Max. rating No. of games No. of qual. tourn.
Marco Gandolfo ("Mmagari"), milano, italia 1938 1444 3
Dmitry Legedin ("L716"), Kaliningrad, Russia 1766 781 14
Alex Kocherin ("Hnefihunter"), Saint Petersburg, Russia 1765 692 14
David Lonsdale ("Animals"), Peterborough, UK 1756 501 21
Konstantin Jaehne ("sqAree"), Berlin, Germany 1754 404 8
"cacreal", Ottawa, Canada 1748 925 9
"garun19", Ottawa, Canada 1743 106 3
"holidayinnes", Ottawa, Canada 1721 1248 5
Aage Nielsen ("Hagbard"), Copenhagen, Danmark 1713 3009 33
Alexander Steiger Dis ("Steiger"), Gorlovka, Donbass 1683 837 11
"Kllimm", Pervomayskoe, Russia 1673 289 5
Delray Curtis, ("Jrton80"), Kearneysville, WV, USA 1641 2802 23
"Agmundr", Lier, Norway 1637 1494 9
Mikkel Berg-Nordlie ("mihkkal"), Sápmi / Norway 1628 357 9
Steve Lonsdale ("xerxes"), Peterborough, UK 1625 1700 33
"unhandyandy", Bloomington, Indiana, USA 1614 482 4
"paul7", Moscow, Russia 1611 165 3
"bigwurm91", san diego, united states 1611 167 3


Víkingar (AM Arena Masters).

AM Max. rating No. of games No. of qual. tourn.
Victor de Aveyron ("Thanir"), Barcelona, Spain 1589 718 6
David Zolli ("branan"), Toulon, France 1574 624 3
"Archibald K.", STRASBOURG, France 1561 298 3
Charles Ward ("chuck ward"), Attleboro, USA 1534 334 3
"Marcin", Poznań, Poland 1531 139 3
"Arevidar", Oslo, Norge 1524 708 10
Trygve Mathiesen ("Trygve"), Oslo, Norway 1523 411 3
"Luizz", Munich, Germany 1523 321 3
"thebigfoot", Sacramento, USA 1501 309 3
Corey Hart ("Brench"), Philadelphia, USA 1501 190 5
Harry Nordskog ("Harry64"), Oslo, Norge 1481 699 4
Frank Prohl ("Gungnir"), Tromsø, Norge 1452 145 3
"Fraech", Bruxelles, Belgium 1435 1151 11
"rosk", R-n-D, Russia 1424 144 3
Luk Martens ("Masterluke"), Sint-Niklaas, Belgium 1421 1339 12


Drengjar (A).

A Rating No. of games No. of qual. tourn.
"bender", North bay, Canada 1301 223 11
Richard Wallace ("kAAgEE"), Winnipeg, Canada 1288 740 4
"Haio", Wiesbaden, Deutschland 1285 371 6
"Rossomaha", Sumy, Ukraine 1256 189 4
Justin Levi White ("Fairland"), oklahoma, USA 1252 982 17
"Wesley Alves", Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 1251 249 5
"Mykle", Stavanger, Norway 1250 187 3
"Hachit", Fredericton, Canada 1202 68 3
"L3monMan", Sacramento, United States 1179 62 3
"Efra", Tol'yatti, Rossiya 1175 119 3
"EilidhAnIorua", Trondheim, Norway 1127 101 3
"Volkenpuk" 1099 117 5
"Waegn", Worcester, USA 1058 352 11


Honorary Hnefatafl Master.

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


Thousanders (1000 tafl games).

Thousander No. of games
Tim Millar ("crust"), Somerset, UK 3127
Aage Nielsen ("Hagbard"), Copenhagen, Danmark 3009
Delray Curtis ("jrton80"), Kearneysville, WV 2802
Steve Lonsdale ("xerxes"), Peterborough, UK 1700
Adam Bartley ("Adam"), Tønsberg, Norway. 1566
"Agmundr", Lier, Norway 1494
Marco Gandolfo ("mmagari"), milano, italia 1444
Luk Martens ("Masterluke"), Sint-Niklaas, Belgium 1339
Mario Aluizo ("casshern"), Los Angeles, USA 1249
"holidayinnes", Ottawa, Canada 1248
"Fraech", Bruxelles, Belgium 1152
Justin Levi White ("Fairland"), oklahoma, USA 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 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 "Gàrðaríki" National Champion Alexander V. Fomichëv ("Ded Fomich"), Moscow, Russia 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
2020 "Rest-World" National Champion Bogdan Varbanov ("Bogd Khan"), Plovdiv, Bulgaria Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11 aagenielsen.dk World Tafl Federation
2020 Masters Masters Tourn. Mario Aluizo ("casshern"), Los Angeles, USA 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"), Alexander V. Fomichëv ("Ded Fomich").

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