40th World Othello Championship, Mito
Schedule for the 40th World Othello Championship tournament
Tuesday, November 1st
16:00 - 18:00 Players registration open between 16:00 - 18:00 at W.O.C. office.
Be sure to be on time to register! All players and crews must register at W.O.C. office.
16:00 - 18:30 Welcome event
Japan Othello Association and the Mito City welcome all players and crews to experience Japanese and Mito's culture. There will be some traditional food & drinks. All events are not decided yet, but we welcome you all to taste, try and enjoy to some Japanese culture! This event will be very special and interesting for all players, so dont miss it! Plan to be in Mito in time!
Welcome reception & 1st round pairing
18:30 - ?.00
Wednesday, November 2nd
8:15 - 8:45 Table Judges' Briefing
8:45 - 9:00 Players' Briefing
9:00 - 18:30 Round 1-7
Thursday, November 3rd
8:45 - 9:00 2nd Day Speech
9:00 - 18:30 Round 9 - 13 (and play-off (if required)
Friday, November 4th
9:15 - 9:30 Final Day Speech
9:30 - 13:20 Semifinals
9:40 - 11:30 WOF Annual Meeting
14:10 - 18:30 Finals
19:30 - 22:00 Victory Dinner
Mito City Othello Week organised by the Japan Othello Association
Friday, November 4th
Mito City Sightseeing Bus Tour
Saturday, November 5th, 09:30 - 16:40
Grande Othello World Championship
Eight star Othello World Championship
Sunday, November 6th, 09:30 - 14:20
M5 Skyguest World Championship
Did you know?
- Attending players who have played in at least 10 W.O.C. (Note: players may have played for several national teams. Given country in this table is country of this year's team) In Mito Karsten Feldborg will play his 28th World Othello Championship!!!!
2405 Yongzhi Lang - China (unofficial rating)
2394 Yan Song - China
2389 Yasushi Nagano - Japan
2350 Piyanat Aunchulee - Thailand
2344 Ben Seeley - U.S.A.
2335 Nicky van den Biggelaar - the Netherlands
2307 Alex Bo Chao Koh - Singapore
2262 Bo Xiang Koh - Singapore
2206 Jeroen Everts - Sweden
2203 Meng Joo Lai - Malaysia
2184 Hisako Kinoshita - Japan (female player)
2181 Arthur Juigner - Switzerland (junior player)
2178 Chun Wan Li - HongKong
2176 Nobuaki Mitsuya - Japan
see WOC players rating order
2133 Zhen Dong - China
2118 Joanna William - Australia
1986 Siew Kun Yap - Malaysia
1933 Yoko Sano Rose - USA
1846 Patcharaporn Tana - Thailand
1800 Veronica Stenberg - Sweden
1745 Yen Lee Ng - Malaysia
New at WOC 2016: the four best female players play semifinal and then final game. The three best female players get throphies and best lady prize money.
New this year: gold, silver and bronze medals are awarded to the three best teams who also will receive prize money.
The Young Ones under 15
Mikael Lee, Korea, 9
Masaki Wada, Japan, 11
Arthur Juigner, Switzerland, 14
Jolyn Loh Yuan En, Singapore, 14
The Still Young Ones over 60
Leonid Shifman, Israel, 66
Luigi Puzzo, Belarus, 69
First World Othello Champion: Hiroshi Inoue