De Beker van Westmeerbeek & Belgian Junior Championships 2017

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

A new stratego site went live this week: 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.

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

Open Flemish Championships 2017

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

  1. Damien Saverino (BE)
  2. Loris Collart (BE)
  3. John Schepers (NL)
Look for all the results at

First Open Belgian Championships Barrage

In July 2017 we organised the first Open Belgian Championships Barrage in Vorselaar. We played on a nice venue, a camping in the woods near the city.

This was made possible again with the help of Maarten and Kirsten. All the players had a great time. Maarten’s neighbours came to the tournament to have a look, and even played a number a games against each other. They left a nice message on Facebook. Loris Collart became the first Belgian Champion in Barrage. Congratulations! He received a nice self-made statue.

After the tournament we had a small discussion about the development of Stratego in Belgium. We would like to organise an event of two days in Charleroi in May next year. The surroundings are nice, so it is worth a visit. We hope that this concept will attract players from abroad as well, like France and Basque Country. We proposed a program for a number of days, like the Walloon GP and a Team Cup so that it is more interesting to travel together and stimulate international exchange.

Standings Open Belgian Barrage Championships

  1. Kees de Vos (NL)
  2. Loris Collart (BE)
  3. Philippe Bergiers (BE)

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.

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