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Newest results.
Champions.
Dróttar (Grandmasters).
Jarlar.
Hersirar.
Víkingar.
Karlar.
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 David Lonsdale ("Animals"), Peterborough, UK (UK)
Alexander V. Fomichëv ("Ded Fomich"), Moscow, Russia ("Gàrðaríki")
"cacreal", Ottawa, Canada (North America)
Aage Nielsen ("Hagbard"), Copenhagen, Danmark (Norden)
Konstantin Jaehne ("sqAree"), Berlin, Germany (Germany)
Bogdan Varbanov ("Bogd Khan"), Plovdiv, Bulgaria ("Rest-World")
Mario Aluizo ("casshern"), Los Angeles, USA (Master's Club)
Hamish Lawson ("ChaolAibhne"), St Andrews, Scotland (UK)
Dmitry Legedin ("L716"), Kaliningrad, Russia and Alexander Steiger Dis ("Steiger"), Gorlovka, Donbass ("Gàrðaríki")
"garun19", Ottawa, Canada (North America)
Mikkel Berg-Nordlie ("mihkkal"), Sápmi / Norway (Norden)
"Luizz", Munich, Germany and "Haio", Wiesbaden, Deutschland (Germany)
Luk Martens ("Masterluke"), Sint-Niklaas, Belgium ("Rest-World")
Bogdan Varbanov ("Bogd Khan"), Plovdiv, Bulgaria (Master's Club)
Best in all game types Mario Aluizo ("casshern"), Los Angeles, USA Mike Coveny ("holidayinnes"), Ottawa, Canada
Most Active Player
Latest year
Mike Coveny ("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 (IM) 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 (IM) 29 adults
2017 Alexandre Bour ("Plantagenet"), Châlons-en-Champagne, FR. (IM) 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 (W) 2311 1288 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.
John Doe ("Schachus" unknown name), Berlin, Germany (W) 2006 79 3
Alexandre Bour ("Plantagenet"), Châlons-en-Champagne, FR (W) 2000 693 3
Leo Kolassa ("Herjan"), Formby, UK (W) 2000 393 3
"death", tampa, florida 2000 141 3
Lucho Panchev ("OdinHimself"), Kyustendil, Bulgaria 2000 423 3
(jarl = earl)


Hersirar (FM Federation Masters).

FM Max. rating No. of games No. of qual. tourn.
Alexander V. Fomichëv ("Ded Fomich"), Moscow, Russia 1984 888 3
Tim Millar ("crust"), Somerset, UK (W) 1969 3127 8
Arne Roland ("Nath"), Berlin, Germany (W) 1957 361 3
Bogdan Varbanov ("Bogd Khan"), Plovdiv, Bulgaria 1946 984 3
Egoitz ("Auskor"), Bilbao, Spain 1928 56 3*
Adam Bartley ("Adam"), Tønsberg, Norway (W) 1922 1566 8
Altti Piirsoo ("Altti"), New York, USA 1908 1202 3
"Draganov", Sofia, Bulgaria 1902 561 3
"jilles", Netherlands 1892 298 3
"Alex Hnefatafl", Samara, Russia 1888 813 3
"fjorlag", Valhalla 1884 172 3*
"Siegfried", Formby, UK 1882 223 3*
Hamish Lawson ("ChaolAibhne"), St Andrews, Scotland 1869 953 3
"cacreal", Ottawa, Canada 1811 1016 3
"frenir", ibiza, Spain 1803 404 3
Alex Kocherin ("Hnefihunter"), Saint Petersburg, Russia 1800 764 3
Dmitry Legedin ("L716"), Kaliningrad, Russia 1800 1007 3
(hersir = army commander)


Víkingar (CM Candidate Masters).

CM Max. rating No. of games No. of qual. tourn.
Marco Gandolfo ("Mmagari"), milano, italia 1954 1626 3
Konstantin Jaehne ("sqAree"), Berlin, Germany 1776 414 10
David Lonsdale ("Animals"), Peterborough, UK 1771 501 25
"Boucher228", Tiraspol', Moldova 1764 204 3*
Mike Coveny ("holidayinnes"), Ottawa, Canada 1763 2057 8
"paul7", Moscow, Russia 1751 269 3
Aage Nielsen ("Hagbard"), Copenhagen, Danmark 1750 3124 33
"cdafo", Rangoon, Burma 1748 91 3*
"garun19", Ottawa, Canada 1747 118 3
Alexander Steiger Dis ("Steiger"), Gorlovka, Donbass 1745 844 11
"Agmundr", Lier, Norway 1745 1506 9
Tim Bullen ("docbullen"), Formby, UK 1736 1128 3
Alessandro Arzani, ("Abbas Agraphicus"), San Benedetto del T., Italia 1725 151 3
"Camelot", Frankfurt, Deutschland 1692 110 3*
Knut Jul Meland ("jules"), holmestrand, norway 1679 141 3*
Delray Curtis, ("Jrton80"), Kearneysville, WV, USA 1673 3106 22
Mikkel Berg-Nordlie ("mihkkal"), Sápmi / Norway 1666 391 8
"Kllimm", Pervomayskoe, Russia 1657 302 5
Tony Higginson ("tonythebook"), Formby, Merseyside, UK 1657 1289 3
Steve Lonsdale ("xerxes"), Peterborough, UK 1650 1801 33
"p59xy" 1646 448 3*
"bigwurm91", san diego, united states 1631 168 5
"unhandyandy", Bloomington, Indiana, USA 1623 531 4
David Zolli ("branan"), Toulon, France 1613 624 3
(karl = elite warrior)


Karlar (AM Arena Masters).

AM Max. rating No. of games No. of qual. tourn.
"Archibald K.", STRASBOURG, France 1580 298 3
"Luizz", Munich, Germany 1552 331 3
"Chillin", Saronno, Italy 1519 74 3*
"floki", Marseille, France 1518 167 3
Corey Hart ("Brench"), Philadelphia, USA 1517 196 5
"thebigfoot", Sacramento, USA 1489 272 3
Frank Prohl ("Gungnir"), Tromsø, Norge 1479 146 3
"Fraech", Bruxelles, Belgium 1453 1153 14
"rosk", R-n-D, Russia 1453 341 3
Marian Luck ("themightyglider"), Thuringia, Germany 1452 315 3*
Luk Martens ("Masterluke"), Sint-Niklaas, Belgium 1443 1532 13
"Tomdraug", Warsaw, Poland 1434 50 3*
Richard Wallace ("kAAgEE"), Winnipeg, Canada 1419 794 3
Justin Levi White ("Fairland"), oklahoma, USA 1401 1000 3
(víkingr = fierce fighter)


Drengjar (A).

A Rating No. of games No. of qual. tourn.
"KWoodward", Ottawa, Canada 1391 41 3*
"Borjk" 1358 97 3
"EilidhAnIorua", Trondheim, Norway 1310 131 3
"Haio", Wiesbaden, Deutschland 1308 372 6
"bender", North bay, Canada 1303 223 11
"Rossomaha", Sumy, Ukraine 1262 218 4
"Wesley Alves", Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 1256 249 5
Gregory Binns ("Skallatorc"), Sparta, USA 1230 280 4
"denkichBG", Plovdiv, Bulgaria 1199 66 3*
"Efra", Tol'yatti, Rossiya 1175 119 3
"Beartooth", Stockholm, Sweden 1115 43 3*
"Mari", Turkmenbashy, Turkmenistan 1107 51 3*
"Waegn", Worcester, USA 1057 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 3192
Delray Curtis ("jrton80"), Kearneysville, WV 3176
Tim Millar ("crust"), Somerset, UK 3127
Mike Coveny ("holidayinnes"), Ottawa, Canada 2251
Steve Lonsdale ("xerxes"), Peterborough, UK 1815
Marco Gandolfo ("mmagari"), milano, italia 1626
Adam Bartley ("Adam"), Tønsberg, Norway. 1566
Luk Martens ("Masterluke"), Sint-Niklaas, Belgium 1564
"Agmundr", Lier, Norway 1506
Mario Aluizo ("casshern"), Los Angeles, USA 1312
Tony Higginson ("tonythebook"), Formby, Merseyside, UK 1289
Altti Piirsoo ("Altti"), New York, USA 1202
"Fraech", Bruxelles, Belgium 1153
Tim Bullen ("docbullen"), Formby, UK 1131
"L716", Konungsfjall, Garðaríki 1050
"cacreal", Ottawa, Canada 1016
Justin Levi White ("Fairland"), oklahoma, USA 1000


National tournaments.

helmet
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 (IM) ? 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 "Gàrðaríki" National Champion Alexander V. Fomichëv ("Ded Fomich"), Moscow, Russia (FM) Historical Hnefatafl 9x9 (Saami Tablut) aagenielsen.dk World Tafl Federation
2020 North America National Champion "cacreal", Ottawa, Canada (FM) 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 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").

WTF Nat. Tourn. 2020.    


Overall best in all game types.

Strong Weak Sea Others Sum
1 Casshern 1 1 1 1 4
2 Alex Hnefatafl 9 8 5 13 35
3 Crust 4 7 6 21 38
4 Holidayinnes 12 23 3 2 40
5 Plantagenet 2 6 12 21 41
6 ChaolAibhne 28 9 2 4 43
7 Herjan 7 10 11 16 44
8 Draganov 5 13 24 5 47
9 Bogd Khan 10 27 9 3 49
10 Altti 24 4 4 21 53
11 Ded Fomich 35 5 7 9 56
12 OdinHimself 3 11 24 21 59
13 Cacreal 8 24 19 10 61
13 Jilles 20 3 24 14 61
15 Hagbard 18 30 8 6 62
16 Hnefihunter 29 20 10 12 71
17 Tonythebook 21 18 14 21 74
18 Docbullen 16 17 21 21 75
18 Animals 13 26 15 21 75
20 paul7 34 21 13 8 76
21 Adam 17 15 24 21 77
21 Steiger 23 19 24 11 77
23 L716 33 14 16 19 82
24 Kllimm 19 29 18 21 87
25 Garun19 15 28 24 21 88
26 Abbas agraphicus 30 16 24 21 91
27 Jrton80 32 34 20 7 93
28 Bigwurm91 27 22 24 21 94
29 Boucher228 40 12 24 21 97
30 Agmundr 31 25 23 21 100
30 P59xy 22 33 24 21 100
32 Unhandyandy 37 31 22 15 105
33 Xerxes 36 35 17 18 106
34 Camelot 26 38 24 20 108
35 Mihkkal 38 32 24 17 111
36 Mmagari 39 37 24 21 121

Updated 3.8.2021
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