Othello News July 2016
Vidar Aas wins Bergen Open
Location: Bergen, Norway
Date: July 31st
Links: Norges Othello Forbund Facebook
Four players finished with 4 points after 5 rounds and there initially was some confusion as to who won the tourney. But in then end it was Vidat Aas who was pronounced the wiiinner.
1-3 Aas, Vidar 4 396.5
Scheving, Gudny Osk 4 377.0
Haukenes, Kenneth 4 376.0
4-5 Stokke, Solrun 3 400.0
Hjelmen, Gisle 3 304.5
6 Thulin, Kristian 2.5 265.5
7-8 Sælebakke, Steinar 2 317.5
Krossøy, Inge 2 305.0
9 Hermansen, Geir 1.5 307.0
10-11 Melgårdsbakken, Geir 1 250.0
Fransson, Siri 1 182.5 (3 rounds)
Dmitriy Atamanov wins the EGP Stockholm!
Top 4 EGP Stockholm:
1: Dmitriy Atamanov RUS)
2: Imre Leader (GBR)
3: Oskar Eklund (SWE)
4: Takuji Kashiwabara (FRA)
More info at Othello News EGP page
Links: SOF on Facebook, LiveOthello
The European Grand Prix will be decided in September in Amsterdam. It will be an exciting tournament. All four players at the top of the 2016 list still have a chance to win the European Championship and.... they all confirmed their participation!!!
Join us in Amsterdam and test your skills against Europe's best Othello players.
If you intend to join, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. More info can be found on the NOV website.
Sittisak Tantiprasongchai wins Thailand Othello Open 2016
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Date: July 23th
Links: FB pictures, Thai Othello website
Champion: Sittisak Tantiprasongchai
2nd place: Woramet Hempijit
3rd place: Piyanat Aunchulee
Female Champion: Patcharaporn Tana
2nd Female: Charinee Mitmean
Thailand WOC team:
Patcharaporn Tana (Female)
Tetsuya Nakajima wins 15th All Japan Championship, Grand Othello (10 x 10)
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Date: July 18th
Winner: Tetsuya Nakajima
Female Top: Yukiko Tatsumi
Yukiko Tatsumi and Tetsuya Nakajima did not win a spot on the Japanese team for the regular Othello Championship. But today they qualified for the Grand Othello WOC that will held on Saturday, November 5th. Good luck to both!
Yasushi Nagano wins 44th All Japan Championship
Location: Toko, Japan
Date: July 17th
Tourney format: 6 rounds, semifinals and final
Link: JOA website
In 2015 the All Japan Championship was won by Makoto Suekuni with a second place for Daisuke Kamikura. Yusuke Takanashi finshed 14th last year. But this year Yusuke made it to the final. He won the All Japan in 2012 and was keen on winning it for the second time. But the final was won by Yasushi Nagano in a very close game that ended 33-31. Yusuke was in the lead untill move 44 but then....... that's the fascinating mystery of Othello. Third place for Tetsu Statani
The Women's final between Jun Hada and Hisako Kinoshita (female champion in 2002 and 2004) was won by Jun Hada. Third place for Yukiko Tatsumi.
Open Category final between Keita Yamazaki and Keisuke Fukuchi was won by Keisuke Fukuchi.
More info will be posted as soon as available.
OSHIMIZU Takanori 28 - 36 TAKANASHI Yusuke Takanashi
58th Tatebayashi Open Championship, round 6
Yusuke Takanashi wins 58th Tatebayashi Open
Location: Tatebayashi, Japan
Date: July 10
Tourney format: 6 rounds
Link: JOA website
Reigning World Othello Champion Yusuke Takanashi won the tournament in style: 6 wins, no losses. Second place for Takanori Oshimizu who scored 4 wins, 1 loss (against Yusuke) and 1 draw (against Yasuhiro Ohuchi). A total of 18 players at this event.
Jacky Fu wins USA National Open
Location: Skokie, USA
Date: July 9 - 10
Top 4 of 7 players after the first day:
Yohanes Chitra - 6.5
Jerry Hai - 5.5
Jacky Fu - 5
Dal Yu - 5
These four played a double round robin on Sunday.
Here is a quick summary of what David Rockwell claimed was "the most exciting day of Othello I have ever witnessed".
Results day 2:
Jacky Fu 3.5
Jerry Hai 3.0
Yohanes Chitra 3.0
Dal Yu 2.5
Jerry won the tie break with Yohanes.
I have been organizing and directing Othello tournaments for 30 years now. At the National Open today, I announced my decision to call it quits as an organizer. It is my intention to continue playing tournament Othello for a long time to come. I want to thank everyone who has supported my events and my love of the game over the years. The Othello community is truly special. Thank you all.
Lots of reactions of Othello players on this annoucement. To sum it up: David did a great job and the Othello community is grateful for all the work he did for USA Othello. I met David and his wife Linda at the WOC in the Netherlands in 2012 and they are really wonderful people.
YU Dal 33-31 CHITRA Yohanes
US National Open day 2, round 2
FU Jacky 23-41 HAI Jerry
US National Open day 2, round 5
World Othello Championship News from the WOF
The W.O.C. 2016 homepage is updated with the official list of registered national teams and players.
National teams WOC 2016 - Mito, Japan
31 registered federations
94 registered players
20 Female attendents
11 Youth attendents
This weekend the WOF site will be updated with information about the Mito Othello Festival!
Othello News WOC page is also online.
Yoshinori Ohike wins 98th Kanagawa Open
Lucas Cherem wins Copa de Othelo V
Location, Nova Odessa, Brazil
Date: July 3rd
Link: FB photoalbum, FB page
Lucas Cherem is undefeated champion in the Fifth Edition of the tournament. At this tournament 36 players from Indaiatuba, Nova Odessa, Tietê and São Paulo.
In the first round Lucas defeated Guilherme Lisboa (41-23). In the second round he (16-48) against Evans Fritsch. An easey (64-)) victory in the third round against Luan Costa (64-0). Another win in round 4 against José Figueira (8-46), and even Moisés Correia Jr . was defeated in the last round (42-22).
1 - Lucas Cherem Camargo Rodrigues - São Paulo
2 - Moisés Correia Jr. - Nova Odessa
3 - Evans Fritsch - Indaiatuba
4 - Otávio Mora Moura Andre - Indaiatuba
5 - Lúcio Rodrigues Jr. - Tietê
6 - Willian Cesar Ferreira da Silva - Nova Odessa
7 - Eldivando Fernando Costa - Indaiatuba
8 - Emerson Almeida Lopes - Indaiatuba
Othello Elementary School Grand Prix qualification tournament
Location, Niigata Japan
Date: July 3rd
This was a qualifying tournament for the Othello Elementary School Grand Prix Final 2016 in Tokyo on August 7th. A total of 28 players at this tournament. Congrats to the winners.!