Logo: Adam Bartley.

World Tafl Federation Championship 2018, September 15th -

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Championship prizes.
Dmitry Pashkov from the Geek Wars club in Moscow sent this message:
My friend Alexandr wrote to you about prizes for the Hnefatafl championship. I want to donate a prizes for this year.
We can make 3 prizes for 1-2-3 top places.
I suggest #1 - a board 11x11, #2 - a board 9x9, #3 - a king or berserk from a set of figures from the island of Lewis, we recently released it.
Geek Wars in Moscow is both a board game shop and a board game club, and several of the club members are active on this site. They have a
Home Page
and a Facebook Page
More works of Dmitry Pashkov, who created the boards and figures, here:

Click on the photos for enlargement.

Odin from Lejre
Odin from Lejre, Denmark.

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: xxx. For xxx's games, umpire is yyy. For xxx/yyy games, umpire is zzz.

For Round 1 roughly half of the players, with the lower ratings, participate.
The Thue-Morse sequence is used to distribute the players into groups based on ratings.
Two players per group qualify for Round 2.

For Round 2 participate rest of the players plus the winners from Round 1.
Again the Thue-Morse sequence is used to distribute the players into groups based on ratings.
One player per group qualify for Round 3, the Final.

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 rounds: both players proceed. Final: new rounds between the tied winners until one player wins.

0.5 day per move, whereafter time is taken from a time buffer. Initially the time buffer is 8 days.
If a move is done within the time given per move, then half of the rest is restored to the time buffer.
When a game length exceeds 10 days, then over the next 10 days the time per move is gradually reduced from the initial 0.5 day to 0.
Even when the time buffer is used up, you'll still always have 1 day (25 hours) for your 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 groups are given names like Tunsberg, Fornebei, Heithabyr, Vinland etc.
Round 2 groups are given names like Trudvang, Bilskirner, Breidablik etc.
Round 3: the final group with the future Hnefatafl World Champion is named Valhöll.

Updated 11.7.2018
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