Logo: Adam Bartley.
World Tafl Federation Championship 2016, September 1st - November 30th.
World Tafl Federation Champion 2016 is
Gold Leo Kolassa ("Herjan"), Formby, UK.
Silver Tim Millar ("crust"), Somerset, UK.
Bronze Adam Bartley ("Adam"), Tønsberg, Norway.
Master of Asgarthr 2016 is
Lucho Panchev ("OdinHimself"), Kyustendil, Bulgaria.
Master of Mithgarthr 2016 is
"AreVidar", Oslo, Norge.
Master of Utgarthr 2016 is
Christoph Treskow ("Kratzer"), Germany.
Tournament rules.Sign up: all August. There will be a facility for signing up for the tournament.
Start: September 1st.
Round 1: The Historical Hnefatafl 11x11 rules (Tawlbwrdd Bell), described here.
Round 2: The Copenhagen rules, described here.
Points are 1 for won, 0 for lost and 0.5 for a draw.
Round 1, Historical Hnefatafl: General umpire: Aage Nielsen. Umpire for Nielsen's games except against Tim Millar: Tim Millar. Umpire for Nielsen's games against Millar: Adam Bartley.
Round 2, Copenhagen Hnefatafl: General umpire: Tim Millar. Umpire for Tim Millar's games except against Aage Nielsen: Aage Nielsen. Umpire for Millar's games against Nielsen: Adam Bartley.
The Thue-Morse sequence is used to distribute players into four groups for Round 1 based on ratings.
Two players per preliminary group qualify for the final.
(All other players will also have their own finals, divided into two final groups based on the Round 1 results.)
In case of a tie:
1. direct comparison of the games of the tied players (for this round).
2. Sonneborn-Berger score calculated for this round.
in case of still a tie:
3. preliminary round: both players proceed. Final: new rounds until one wins (only to find the tournament winner).
Preliminary round: time buffer 7 days (!!)
Final round: time buffer 14 days.
But even if a player has no time buffer left, he has always 1.5 day to do his current move.
(Please remember that the time buffer is meant for use when away on weekend or vacation. Could be unwise to use it up in everyday moves.)
If at any time you want to leave the tournament, just say so.
If a player does not move at all during the first eight days of Round 1, he is removed from the tournament. The same with Round 2 and 15 days.
A player who causes more than half of his Round games to time out, is disqualified from the tournament.
Round 1: The preliminary groups are named Tunsberg, Fornebei, Heithabyr and Vinland.
Round 2: The final group (with the future Hnefatafl World Champion) is named Valhöll. All other players are divided into three final groups named Asgarthr, Mithgarthr and Utgarthr.
Distribution of players in Round 2:
The top two winners from each Round 1 group make up the top group in the final. The remaining players are distributed into further groups according to their Round 1 points taken as a percentage (6/12=50% 5/10=50%), such that drop outs and uneven group sizes are accounted for.
Scores for Valhöll (maximum possible score 14):
World Tafl Federation Champion 2016:
Herjan, Formby, UK
|2||crust, somerset, UK||12.5 points|
|3||Adam, Tønsberg, Norway||11 points|
|4||Sigurd, Pennsylvania, Vinland||7.5 points|
|5||bigwurm91, san diego, united states||5 points|
|6||Hagbard, Copenhagen, Danmark||3 points|
|7||xerxes, Peterborough, UK||2.5 points|
|8||Tuireann, Columbus, OH, US||2 points|
Scores for Asgarthr (maximum possible score 10):
Master of Asgarthr 2016:
OdinHimself, Kyustendil, Bulgaria
|10||altti, ny, usa||8 points|
|11||Steiger, Horlivka, Ukraine||5 points|
|12||animals, Peterborough, UK||4 points|
|13||tonythebook, Formby, Merseyside, UK||3 points|
Scores for Mithgarthr (maximum possible score 10):
Master of Mithgarthr 2016:
AreVidar, Oslo, Norge
|15||vonraider, Oakland, USA||6 points|
|16||Agmundr, Lier, Norway||5.5 points|
|17||Fraech, Cork, Ireland||5 points|
Fairland, oklahoma, USA
|19||Fellhuhn, Bremen, Germany||2 points|
Scores for Utgarthr (maximum possible score 12):
Master of Utgarthr 2016:
Kratzer, , Germany
|21||Mykle, Stavanger, Norway||8 points|
|22||Patterson, Charleston, WV, United States||6 points|
Gjallarhorn, Swindon, United Kingdom
|24||Waegn, Worcester, USA||5 points|
|25||Aluric, Mayodan, USA||4.5 points|
Scores for Tunsberg (maximum possible score 14):
Adam, Tønsberg, Norway
Tuireann, Columbus, OH, US
|3||Steiger, Horlivka, Ukraine||10 points|
|4||vonraider, Oakland, USA||8 points|
|5||AreVidar, Oslo, Norge||6 points|
|6||Fellhuhn, Bremen, Germany||5 points|
|7||Ded Fomich, Moscow, Russia||2 points|
|8||Mykle, Stavanger, Norway||1 points|
Scores for Fornebei (maximum possible score 14):
|1||crust, somerset, UK||13 points|
|2||xerxes, Peterborough, UK||11 points|
|3||OdinHimself, Kyustendil, Bulgaria||10 points|
|4||Agmundr, Lier, Norway||8 points|
|5||Fraech, Cork, Ireland||7 points|
|6||Fairland, oklahoma, USA||5 points|
|7||Waegn, Worcester, USA||2 points|
|8||Gavinbegbie, Woodburn, Australia||0 points|
Scores for Heithabyr (maximum possible score 14):
|1||Herjan, Formby, UK||13 points|
Hagbard, Copenhagen, Danmark
animals, Peterborough, UK
|4||HELFRICH, Kearneysville/WV, USA||9 points|
sybil, Sorbara, Italy
Gjallarhorn, Swindon, United Kingdom
Patterson, Charleston, WV, United States
TheBloodyJarl, Boise, United States
Scores for Vinland (maximum possible score 10):
|1||Sigurd, Pennsylvania, Vinland (USA)||9 points|
|2||bigwurm91, san diego, united states||7 points|
altti, ny, usa
tonythebook, Formby, Merseyside (UK)
|5||Kratzer, , Germany||2 points|
|6||Aluric, Mayodan, USA||0 points|