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.
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.
Zondag 18 maart : “Beker van West-Vlaanderen” , Brugge , aanvang 10u30 , 6 rondes, exacte locatie volgt nog.
23 Dec 2017 in Westmeerbeek, Hulshout, Belgium the last tournament of 2017 will be organized. The tournament consists of a senior player tournament named De Beker van Westmeerbeek (Cup of Westmeerbeek) and the Belgian Junior Championships 2017.
The tournament will last 5 rounds and there will be a number of nice prizes to win for both Junior and senior players. The games will be played with the latest version of the Jumbo Stratego board.
The location is Westmeerbeek, A. Van Looplein 11, 2235 Westmeerbeek(Hulshout).
More info at 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 🙂
Content is in Flemish/Dutch and it has instructions for visiting the last Stratego tournament of 2017 at 23 dec: The Cup of Westmeerbeek.
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.
9 December 2017 the Grand Prix finale of the 3rd season will be held in Antwerp. The invited top 16 players of the Grand Prix tournaments during the year will be able to attend. The location this year will be the Van Der Valk Hotel Antwerp. There will be a free lunch and free snacks for all invited players.
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
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
- Pim Niemeijer (NL)
- Max Roelofs (NL)
- Vince van Geffen (NL)
BSC de Baronnen Cup Tournament
- Marc Korosmezey (BE)
- Jonathan Ooms (NL)
- Geert Verdoodt (BE)
Please look for all the results at www.kleier.net
With the help of new organisers in Belgium, Maarten Leysen and Kirsten De Boeck we have organised a successful tournament in Flanders, called the Flemish Open. There were 14 participants. A big number of them are new players. This is very good news for Stratego! There were also three players from Wallonia. Two of them became first and second in the tournament. Dutch player John Schepers became third. Like Philippe Bergiers, the coordinator of Stratego, wrote on Facebook: “There was a time that the Dutch were better than the Flemish players, and that the Flemish players were better than the Walloon players. How the time has changed!. Congratulations to Damien Saverino and Loris Collart!”
Open Flemish Championships
- Damien Saverino (BE)
- Loris Collart (BE)
- John Schepers (NL)