World Championship 2018 Naarden (NL) – Pre-invite out

The English version of the pre-invite for the 2018 world championship is now available at the site of the Dutch Strategobond.

The full invite is expected to be released in the next few days.

For lots of information regarding the live world championship (23-26 Aug 2018 Naarden-Vesting, The Netherlands) checkout the forum of popular stratego site www.stratego.com. T

This forum serves as a place for more information regarding the tournament, for asking question and for touristic information regarding The Netherlands.

First GP Brussel 2018 meets criteria

With 12 players this weekend, the EGC Grand Prix in Brussel (Belgium) did meet the number of participants to keep the GP Status.
Players from Flanders, Wallonia and The Netherlands were present for 5 rounds of Stratego.

In a close tournament field where both Wout Gulden and Anjo Travaille won all their games, Wout managed to win the GP on M-buch points. Anjo got the silver medal.

We would like to thank all players attending here.

www.strategovlaanderen.be

A new stratego site went live this week: strategovlaanderen.be focusses on Stratego mainly in Flandres, Belgium.

Their front page is one of the nicest Stratego pages I have seen in a long time. Go have a look and check it out ūüôā

Content is in Flemish/Dutch and it has instructions for visiting the last Stratego tournament of 2017 at 23 dec: The Cup of Westmeerbeek.

Grand Prix Finale 2017 Antwerp – results

A group of dedicated players that was invited to the Grand Prix, played 6 rounds of Stratego.

 

During round 5 the winner of the yearly GP Cycle got their cups.

Loris Collart got the nr 1 position, Kees de Vos 2nd and Wout Gulden with only 2 tournaments played managed get 3rd.

In the actual tournament some very nice matches were played.

Pim Niemeijer won the tournament held on the day, with 5 wins and 1 draw. Wout Gulden got the silver and Ruben v.d. Bild got bronze on 2 MBuch points.

 

 

World Championship Stratego 2017 – Marmari Greece

42 players from 8 different countries came together in Marmari,  Greece this year to play the twentieth senior world championship.

 

With 7 juniors playing for their world cup, the total number of players was 49.

By far the largest number of all players came from all over Greece. The players, the amazing weather, the nearby pool and nice restaurants near the location made the tournament a big success that will be remembered by everyone attending.

After 9 rounds Anjo Travaille (NL) got enough points to become the new world champion. Tim Slagboom (NL) ended 2nd and John Vanderos (GR) took the bronze medal.

This year first time part of the ceremonies and impressions of the actual tournament were live streamed on the internet. More information can be found here

Provincial Cup Tournament – Brabant NL

In June the Provincial Championships of Brabant (this is a province in the south of the Netherlands)  and the Cup tournament of the local Stratego club in Breda were held. This was a great success! There were 31 players, divided in three groups. In the first group 8 of the best players from the Netherlands were present as well as 9 Belgian players, including two players of the French speaking part of Belgium. Pim Niemeijer won the Provincial Championships, and Marc Korosmezey from Wallonia won the Cup.

Provincial Championships of Brabant

  1. Pim Niemeijer (NL)
  2. Max Roelofs (NL)
  3. Vince van Geffen (NL)
BSC de Baronnen Cup Tournament
  1. Marc Korosmezey (BE)
  2. Jonathan Ooms (NL)
  3. Geert Verdoodt (BE)

Please look for all the results at www.kleier.net

Dutch Grand Prix in Rotterdam

The first Grand Prix was held in March 2017 in Schiedam, The Netherlands. The number of participants was 9. Despite the tournament was small, the level was very high. Ruling GP champion Pim Niemeijer lost from the young and promising player Huib Speksneijder, and made a draw with David Bouten. The winner is Wout Gulden, despite his loss against Pim in the last round. Pim became second, and Huib third. Congratulations! It is expected that a number strong players have qualified for the final. Besides the top three there is Ruben van de Bilt and David Bouten. We are gaining strength each year! For the GP standings, please click on Grand Prix.

Walloon Grand Prix in Charleroi

This Grand Prix is held in Charleroi for the first time. Local organiser Andre Francq got the disposal of a new venue. It looks very nice from the inside. Andre made the tables himself, and bought chairs. At this moment there could play around 20 players. In the break there were big size Belgian sandwiches for all the players. The turnout was quite good: 16 players. Maarten Leysen invited his family members, 5 people in total. Local new player Georges Tison invited two relatives. There were five new players! The winner of the tournament, Fabrizio Lunari played his second tournament this year. He has been absent for more than a year, but still very strong. Welcome back! Belgian ruling champion, Loris Collart took 14 points for the Grand Prix, and three times Walloon champion Marc Korosmezey earned 12 points. Kees de Vos was the only Dutch participant all the way from Schiedam. We have a number of new players on the Grand Prix list, who might finish in the Top 16: Geert Verdoodt and Didier Collart. Also Maarten Leysen might qualify, if he manages to gather some points during the next Grand Prix tournaments.

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