Logo: Adam Bartley.

World Tafl Federation Championship 2017, September 15th -

Tournament rules.
Sign up: all July, August and half September. There is a button for registering for the tournament.
Start: September 15th.
Rules: The Copenhagen rules, described here.

Points are 1 for won, 0 for lost and 0.5 for a draw.
Umpire: Adam Bartley, Norway.

The Thue-Morse sequence is used to distribute players into groups for Round 1 based on ratings.
One player per preliminary group qualify for the final.
(All other players will also have their own finals, divided into 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).

Time buffer 8 days.
NB! When a game length exceeds 10 days, then over the next 10 days the time per move is gradually reduced from the initial 1 day to 0.
But even if a player has no time buffer left, he has always 1.25 day to do his current move.

If at any time you want to leave the tournament, just use the Deregister button.
If a player does not move at all during the first 9 days of a round, he is removed from the tournament.
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, Vinland etc.
Round 2: The final group (with the future Hnefatafl World Champion) is named Valhöll. All other players are divided into final groups named Asgarthr, Mithgarthr, Utgarthr etc.

Distribution of players in Round 2:
The top winner 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.
Or calculated even more accurately if necessary.

To shorten the tournament time and avoid that everybody wait for a few slow games:
When the placement of 80% of the players for Round 2 is known, Round 2 can start with these, and the last players added when ready.

Preliminary round.

Fornebei group.

World Tafl Federation Championship Tournament 2017, Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11 (2017-09-15)

white/blackSteigerAnimalsSqareeMrtopomFraechMarcin
Steiger-
38 mv
78 mv
29 mv
38 mv
29 mv
Animals
41 mv
-
43 mv
33 mv
94 mv
33 mv
Sqaree
23 mv
84 mv
-
33 mv
26 mv
45 mv
Mrtopom
30 mv
62 mv
40 mv
-
48 mv
57 mv
Fraech
46 mv
77 mv
138 mv
37 mv
-
89 mv
Marcin
33 mv
67 mv
31 mv
38 mv
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[Animals: 8 pt., Sqaree: 8 pt., Steiger: 5 pt., Marcin: 5 pt., Fraech: 2 pt., Mrtopom: 1 pt., ]

Gàrtharíki group.

World Tafl Federation Championship Tournament 2017, Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11 (2017-09-15)

white/blackOdinhimselfJrton80XerxesTuireannHagbardEmabear35
Odinhimself-
40 mv
27 mv
25 mv
31 mv
30 mv
Jrton80
117 mv
-
73 mv
61 mv
121 mv
28 mv
Xerxes
50 mv
71 mv
-
29 mv
59 mv
20 mv
Tuireann
26 mv
46 mv
30 mv
-
40 mv
18 mv
Hagbard
54 mv
17 mv
19 mv
43 mv
-
24 mv
Emabear35
47 mv
93 mv
43 mv
23 mv
51 mv
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Odinhimself: 10 pt., Hagbard: 7 pt., Xerxes: 6 pt., Jrton80: 4 pt., Tuireann: 2 pt., Emabear35: 1 pt.,

Scores for Gàrtharíki (maximum possible score 10):
Odinhimself: 10 pt., Hagbard: 7 pt., Xerxes: 6 pt., Jrton80: 4 pt., Tuireann: 2 pt., Emabear35: 1 pt.

Vinland group.

World Tafl Federation Championship Tournament 2017, Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11 (2017-09-15)

white/blackKihtanArevidarEdmond-dantesAlttiRasmusrugeEvando1189
Kihtan-
23 mv
113 mv
52 mv
26 mv
34 mv
Arevidar
62 mv
-
72 mv
53 mv
30 mv
36 mv
Edmond-dantes
34 mv
57 mv
-
27 mv
28 mv
16 mv
Altti
29 mv
29 mv
55 mv
-
24 mv
47 mv
Rasmusruge
62 mv
55 mv
60 mv
30 mv
-
25 mv
Evando1189
52 mv
44 mv
76 mv
44 mv
22 mv
-
Edmond-dantes: 9 pt., Altti: 8 pt., Kihtan: 6 pt., Arevidar: 5 pt., Rasmusruge: 2 pt., Evando1189: 0 pt.,

Scores for Vinland (maximum possible score 10):
Edmond-dantes: 9 pt., Altti: 8 pt., Kihtan: 6 pt., Arevidar: 5 pt., Rasmusruge: 2 pt., Evando1189: 0 pt.

Jórvik group.

World Tafl Federation Championship Tournament 2017, Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11 (2017-09-15)

white/blackEpm180WaegnBrenchThanirPlantagenetOzgen97
Epm180-
19 mv
41 mv
20 mv
4 mv
30 mv
Waegn
35 mv
-
44 mv
44 mv
52 mv
Brench
56 mv
13 mv
-
27 mv
44 mv
27 mv
Thanir
19 mv
39 mv
19 mv
-
46 mv
39 mv
Plantagenet
27 mv
17 mv
21 mv
29 mv
-
36 mv
Ozgen97
52 mv
15 mv
34 mv
70 mv
46 mv
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[Plantagenet: 10 pt., Thanir: 7 pt., Epm180: 5 pt., Brench: 4 pt., Ozgen97: 3 pt., Waegn: 0 pt., ]

Markland group.

World Tafl Federation Championship Tournament 2017, Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11 (2017-09-15)

white/blackCasshernKratzerPattersonBigwurm91Agmundr
Casshern-
34 mv
36 mv
86 mv
26 mv
Kratzer
66 mv
-
35 mv
60 mv
44 mv
Patterson
54 mv
44 mv
-
42 mv
24 mv
Bigwurm91
82 mv
55 mv
35 mv
-
44 mv
Agmundr
65 mv
73 mv
27 mv
79 mv
-
Casshern: 8 pt., Kratzer: 5 pt., Bigwurm91: 5 pt., Patterson: 1 pt., Agmundr: 1 pt.,

Scores for Markland (maximum possible score 8):
Casshern: 8 pt., Kratzer: 5 pt., Bigwurm91: 5 pt., Agmundr: 1 pt., Patterson: 1 pt.


'No shows' disqualified Sep. 24th:
JKRS, Mannheim, Deutschland
tomsavini, Viareggio, Italy
gokstad, Australia
DoktorKarlsrud, Oslo, Norway
Lbalassone, Roma, Italy

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Agmundr / Bigwurm91
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Agmundr / Casshern
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Agmundr / Kratzer
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Agmundr / Patterson
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Altti / Arevidar
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Altti / Edmond-dantes z
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Altti / Evando1189 z
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Altti / Kihtan
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Altti / Rasmusruge
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Animals / Fraech
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Animals / Marcin
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Animals / Mrtopom
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Animals / Sqaree
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Animals / Steiger z
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Arevidar / Altti
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Arevidar / Edmond-dantes
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Arevidar / Evando1189
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Arevidar / Kihtan
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Arevidar / Rasmusruge
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Bigwurm91 / Agmundr
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Bigwurm91 / Casshern
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Bigwurm91 / Kratzer
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Bigwurm91 / Patterson
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Brench / Epm180
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Brench / Ozgen97
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Brench / Plantagenet
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Brench / Thanir
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Brench / Waegn
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Casshern / Agmundr
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Casshern / Bigwurm91
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Casshern / Kratzer
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Casshern / Patterson
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Edmond-dantes / Altti
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Edmond-dantes / Arevidar
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Edmond-dantes / Evando1189
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Edmond-dantes / Kihtan
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Edmond-dantes / Rasmusruge
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Emabear35 / Hagbard
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Emabear35 / Jrton80
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Emabear35 / Odinhimself
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Emabear35 / Tuireann z
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Emabear35 / Xerxes
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Epm180 / Brench
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Epm180 z / Ozgen97
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Epm180 z / Plantagenet
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Epm180 z / Thanir
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Epm180 / Waegn
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Evando1189 z / Altti
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Evando1189 z / Arevidar
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Evando1189 / Edmond-dantes
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Evando1189 z / Kihtan
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Evando1189 / Rasmusruge
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Fraech / Animals
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Fraech / Marcin
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Fraech / Mrtopom
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Fraech z / Sqaree
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Fraech z / Steiger
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Hagbard / Emabear35
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Hagbard / Jrton80
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Hagbard / Odinhimself
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Hagbard / Tuireann z
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Hagbard / Xerxes
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Jrton80 / Emabear35
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Jrton80 / Hagbard
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Jrton80 / Odinhimself
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Jrton80 / Tuireann
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Jrton80 / Xerxes
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Kihtan / Altti
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Kihtan / Arevidar
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Kihtan / Edmond-dantes
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Kihtan / Evando1189
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Kihtan / Rasmusruge
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Kratzer / Agmundr
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Kratzer / Bigwurm91
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Kratzer / Casshern
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Kratzer / Patterson
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Marcin / Animals
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Marcin / Fraech
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Marcin / Mrtopom
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Marcin / Steiger z
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Mrtopom / Animals
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Mrtopom / Fraech
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Mrtopom / Marcin
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Mrtopom z / Sqaree
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Mrtopom z / Steiger
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Odinhimself / Emabear35
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Odinhimself / Hagbard
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Odinhimself / Jrton80
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Odinhimself / Tuireann z
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Odinhimself / Xerxes
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Ozgen97 / Brench
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Ozgen97 z / Epm180
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Ozgen97 / Plantagenet
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Ozgen97 / Thanir
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Ozgen97 / Waegn
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Patterson / Agmundr
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Patterson z / Bigwurm91
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Patterson / Casshern
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Patterson z / Kratzer
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Plantagenet / Brench
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Plantagenet / Epm180
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Plantagenet / Ozgen97
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Plantagenet / Thanir
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Plantagenet / Waegn
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Rasmusruge z / Altti
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Rasmusruge / Arevidar
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Rasmusruge / Edmond-dantes
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Rasmusruge / Evando1189 z
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Rasmusruge z / Kihtan
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Sqaree / Animals
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Sqaree / Fraech
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Sqaree / Marcin
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Sqaree / Mrtopom
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Sqaree / Steiger
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Steiger z / Animals
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Steiger / Fraech
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Steiger / Marcin
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Steiger / Mrtopom z
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Steiger z / Sqaree
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Thanir / Brench
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Thanir / Epm180 z
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Thanir / Ozgen97
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Thanir / Plantagenet
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Thanir / Waegn
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Tuireann / Emabear35
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Tuireann z / Hagbard
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Tuireann / Jrton80
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Tuireann z / Odinhimself
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Tuireann z / Xerxes
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Waegn / Epm180
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Waegn / Ozgen97
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Waegn / Plantagenet
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Waegn / Thanir
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Xerxes / Emabear35
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Xerxes / Hagbard
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Xerxes / Jrton80
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Xerxes / Odinhimself
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Xerxes / Tuireann z


Preliminary scores:
[Odinhimself: 10 pt., Plantagenet: 10 pt., Edmond-dantes: 9 pt., Animals: 8 pt., Casshern: 8 pt., Sqaree: 8 pt., Altti: 8 pt., Thanir: 7 pt., Hagbard: 7 pt., Kihtan: 6 pt., Xerxes: 6 pt., Marcin: 5 pt., Epm180: 5 pt., Bigwurm91: 5 pt., Arevidar: 5 pt., Kratzer: 5 pt., Steiger: 5 pt., Jrton80: 4 pt., Brench: 4 pt., Ozgen97: 3 pt., Tuireann: 2 pt., Fraech: 2 pt., Rasmusruge: 2 pt., Emabear35: 1 pt., Mrtopom: 1 pt., Patterson: 1 pt., Agmundr: 1 pt., Waegn: 0 pt., Evando1189: 0 pt., ]
(138 points of 140 = 99%)

Preliminary moves:
[Jrton80: 334 mv., Fraech: 316 mv., Sqaree: 289 mv., Animals: 286 mv., Edmond-dantes: 269 mv., Marcin: 245 mv., Kihtan: 244 mv., Bigwurm91: 242 mv., Arevidar: 231 mv., Hagbard: 230 mv., Casshern: 225 mv., Odinhimself: 224 mv., Xerxes: 211 mv., Kratzer: 206 mv., Ozgen97: 201 mv., Mrtopom: 200 mv., Evando1189: 198 mv., Altti: 195 mv., Steiger: 193 mv., Agmundr: 191 mv., Emabear35: 189 mv., Rasmusruge: 181 mv., Thanir: 176 mv., Tuireann: 171 mv., Brench: 170 mv., Waegn: 168 mv., Plantagenet: 157 mv., Epm180: 152 mv., Patterson: 149 mv., ]
(Average per game 45 mv.)

Preliminary finished games:
[Steiger: 10 gm., Kihtan: 10 gm., Ozgen97: 10 gm., Plantagenet: 10 gm., Thanir: 10 gm., Epm180: 10 gm., Evando1189: 10 gm., Rasmusruge: 10 gm., Altti: 10 gm., Animals: 10 gm., Arevidar: 10 gm., Edmond-dantes: 10 gm., Emabear35: 10 gm., Fraech: 10 gm., Tuireann: 10 gm., Xerxes: 10 gm., Jrton80: 10 gm., Odinhimself: 10 gm., Mrtopom: 10 gm., Hagbard: 10 gm., Sqaree: 9 gm., Brench: 9 gm., Waegn: 9 gm., Marcin: 9 gm., Casshern: 8 gm., Kratzer: 8 gm., Patterson: 8 gm., Bigwurm91: 8 gm., Agmundr: 8 gm., ]
(138 finished games of 140 = 99%,
31 timeouts)


prize Championship prize.
Alexander Steiger Dis ("Steiger"), Ukraine, sent this message:

I've made this set for this year's champion.
Can you announce about this prize?
It's free (only shipping).
I think it's good idea.

Odhinn is made from ash-tree (embodies the connection between the heaven and the earth); defenders is made from elm (personifies the struggle, justice and dignity); attackers and board is made from oak (symbolizes the strength, endurance and nobility).
And I made the corners from the cartridge case of 1935 year.

Click on the photo for enlargement.

viking The World Championship tournament is for all tafl players and not limited to players who believe they could have a chance of winning it all.
It's the annual event where all the tafl community can come together and meet.
In Round 1 you'll meet a broad range of players, but in Round 2 you'll be with players of your own strength only.


Registered participants by September 15:
Steiger, jrton80, AreVidar, OdinHimself, edmond-dantes, animals, xerxes, altti, epm180, Kratzer, Tuireann, casshern, sqAree, Waegn, MrTopom, Hagbard, Patterson, Thanir, Fraech, DoktorKarlsrud, JKRS, emabear35, bigwurm91, tomsavini, Lbalassone, Marcin, Rasmusruge, Brench, gokstad, Ozgen97, Kihtan, Plantagenet, Agmundr, evando1189

The players come from
14 countries (Ukraine, USA, Norway, Bulgaria, UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Denmark, Spain, Australia, Italy, Poland, Turkey)
7 USA states (West Virginia, New York, Ohio, California, Massachusetts, Louisiana, North Carolina)
4 continents (Europe, North America, Australia, Asia)



Video: Alexander Steiger Dis ("Steiger"), Ukraine. Song: Viktor Tsoi, pioneer of Russian rock 1962-1990.


Updated 14.10.2017
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