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.
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.
If you ever wanted to participate in a world championship Stratego and like to have a nice holiday at the same time, this year might be it.
With Marmaris, Greece (close to Athens Airport) we have an exceptional location to play the tournament in the sun, near the beautiful beaches of Greece.
More info can be found at the forums of www.stratego.com in this thread
The Championnat de Wallonie (29-4-2017 Charleroi, Belgium), Open Flanders Championship (6-5-2017 Vorselaar, Belgium) and the EGC Basque open tournament have been added to the calendar.
The 2017 EGC tournament data are now on the site. Apart from classics such as the Rotterdam Grand Prix (11 March 2017), our many Belgian activities (Flanders and Wallonia Grand Prix, National Championships) it contains a new city, Paris, France.
This will be the home for the French Open National Championship 2017.
Did you ever feel like playing Stratego near the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame or the Louvre? Then keep the weekend around 17-June 2017 free.
In what can be called an epic finale Gkaros (GR) managed to outplay the Australian top player Losermaker in a very long game that had everything that makes Stratego such a great game. The difference came down to one scout and a few very well played bluffs.
This win put Gkaros ahead of junior player Hello124 (NL) who lost in the last round to Hielco (NL).
At the leading online , www.stratego.com the 2nd World Championship Online Stratego (WCO) is running at full speed.
Over 40 players from amongst others The Netherlands, Greece, the USA, Belgium, The United Kingdom Switzerland, France and South Africa are contending for the second world title online.
Among them big names in online and real live Stratego : Nortrom, Sohal, Hielco, playa1 and gkaros are in the top of the tournament. In a few more rounds there will be a new World Champion Online.
For more info check out the forum posts at forum.stratego.com