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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:
www.etsy.com


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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 on the "Tafl against humans" page. Deadline for registering is September 14th 12:00 Danish time.
Start: September 15th.
Rules: The Copenhagen rules, described here.

Points are 1 for won, 0 for lost and 0.5 for a draw.
Umpires: Adam Bartley, Norway ("Adam"). For Adam's games, umpire is Aage Nielsen, Denmark ("Hagbard"). For Adam/Hagbard games, umpire is Mario Aluizo, USA ("casshern").

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.
Two players 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.

Time controls:
Round 1: 0.5 day per move. Time buffer 5 days. Long-game-threshold 7 days.
Round 2: 0.75 day per move. Time buffer 7 days. Long-game-threshold 10 days.
Final: 1 day per move. Time buffer 10 days. Long-game-threshold 14 days.
(But rematches, if any, again 0.5 day per move, time buffer 5 days and long-game-threshold 7 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 the long-game-threshold, then the time per move is gradually reduced 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 5.5 days of round 1, he is removed from the tournament. For round 2: 7.75 days, for round 3: 11 days.
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.

32 players registered:
Steiger, Harry64, xerxes, Kratzer, epm180, Waegn, mccluskeyp, sqAree, Hagbard, mjølner, AreVidar, jrton80, casshern, Bogd Khan, Fairland, Brench, Marcin, goseji, Adam, juman, Patterson, OdinHimself, Madphill, sybil, Rew, Khan Asparukh, melody.pond, fireflo, Maximus, Thanir, olle, la-cucaracha

The players come from:
14 countries (Ukraine, Norway, UK, Germany, Ireland, USA, Denmark, Bulgaria, Poland, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Russia, Spain)
7 USA states (Massachusetts, Illinois, West Virginia, California, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Minnesota)
3 continents (Europe, North America, Asia)

May Odin give you knowledge on your path,
May Thor grant you strength and courage on your way,
And may Loki give you laughter as you go.


Round 1.

Heiðabýr group.

World Tafl Federation Championship Tournament 2018, Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11 (2018-09-14)

white/blackKratzerBrenchMadphillSybilRewFirefloOlle
Kratzer-
Brench
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Madphill
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118 mv
Sybil
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Rew
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Fireflo
22 mv
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Olle
26 mv
57 mv
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[Olle: 3 pt., Fireflo: 1 pt., Kratzer: 0 pt., Brench: 0 pt., Madphill: 0 pt., Sybil: 0 pt., Rew: 0 pt., ]

Vinland group.

World Tafl Federation Championship Tournament 2018, Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11 (2018-09-14)

white/blackWaegnArevidarJrton80FairlandJumanPattersonMaximus
Waegn-
Arevidar
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Jrton80
29 mv
23 mv
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29 mv
62 mv
Fairland
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Juman
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Patterson
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Maximus
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[Jrton80: 4 pt., Waegn: 0 pt., Arevidar: 0 pt., Fairland: 0 pt., Juman: 0 pt., Patterson: 0 pt., Maximus: 0 pt., ]

Gàrðaríki group.

World Tafl Federation Championship Tournament 2018, Copenhagen Hnefatafl 11x11 (2018-09-14)

white/blackHarry64MccluskeypMjølnerMarcinGosejiMelody.pondLa-cucaracha
Harry64-
Mccluskeyp
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Mjølner
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Marcin
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Goseji
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Melody.pond
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La-cucaracha
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[Harry64: 0 pt., Mccluskeyp: 0 pt., Mjølner: 0 pt., Marcin: 0 pt., Goseji: 0 pt., Melody.pond: 0 pt., La-cucaracha: 0 pt., ]

hnefatafl board
Fireflo / Madphill
hnefatafl board
Jrton80 / Arevidar
hnefatafl board
Jrton80 / Maximus
hnefatafl board
Jrton80 / Patterson
hnefatafl board
Jrton80 / Waegn
hnefatafl board
Madphill / Olle
hnefatafl board
Olle / Fireflo
hnefatafl board
Olle / Madphill


Round 1 scores:
[Jrton80: 4 pt., Olle: 3 pt., Fireflo: 1 pt., Patterson: 0 pt., Melody.pond: 0 pt., Goseji: 0 pt., Marcin: 0 pt., Mjølner: 0 pt., Mccluskeyp: 0 pt., Harry64: 0 pt., Maximus: 0 pt., Fairland: 0 pt., Juman: 0 pt., Arevidar: 0 pt., Waegn: 0 pt., Rew: 0 pt., Sybil: 0 pt., Madphill: 0 pt., Brench: 0 pt., Kratzer: 0 pt., La-cucaracha: 0 pt., ]
(8 points of 126 = 6%)

Round 1 moves:
[Jrton80: 161 mv., Olle: 147 mv., Maximus: 128 mv., Madphill: 117 mv., Fireflo: 103 mv., Waegn: 101 mv., Arevidar: 82 mv., Patterson: 67 mv., Brench: 33 mv., Kratzer: 30 mv., Marcin: 30 mv., Goseji: 29 mv., La-cucaracha: 26 mv., Mccluskeyp: 23 mv., Fairland: 18 mv., Juman: 3 mv., Rew: 3 mv., Sybil: 3 mv., Harry64: 2 mv., Mjølner: 2 mv., Melody.pond: 2 mv., ]
(Average per game 9 mv.)

Round 1 finished games:
[Jrton80: 4 gm., Olle: 3 gm., Madphill: 3 gm., Fireflo: 2 gm., Waegn: 1 gm., Arevidar: 1 gm., Patterson: 1 gm., Maximus: 1 gm., Kratzer: 0 gm., Mccluskeyp: 0 gm., Melody.pond: 0 gm., Goseji: 0 gm., Marcin: 0 gm., Mjølner: 0 gm., Fairland: 0 gm., Harry64: 0 gm., Juman: 0 gm., Brench: 0 gm., Rew: 0 gm., Sybil: 0 gm., La-cucaracha: 0 gm., ]
(8 finished games of 126 = 6%,
0 timeouts)


Updated 18.9.2018
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