Welcome to the website of Stratego Ukraine.
This site is for everyone who is interested in Stratego, and especially the tournaments held in Ukraine. In 1999, one Dutchman left for Ukraine, bringing there his hobby: the game of Stratego.
What started with a few players in a park in Kiev, was soon spread to Odessa. The number of players, and the professionalism kept increasing. For several years a group of enthusiastic Dutch have enjoyed the journies to Ukraine. They met more and more skillful resistance. When in 2002 contacts were made with a mind sports club in Rovno, a large step was made into making the game of Stratego more and more popular in Ukraine.
They brought a lot of enthusiasm and experience in board game tournaments, and a lot of mind sport-interested people. In the past years, Ukraine has proved to be competitive with the most active Stratego nations in number players and tournaments held. Tournaments proved in what level they can compete in their skill, as among a group of Dutch players, there was multiple World Champion Erik van den Berg battling in Ukraine. The first results were shocking.
These facts give enough reason to provide the western Stratego world with more information about this upcoming nation in the east. To make this site accessible for as many people as possible, I have chosen to write it in English (besides, my Russian is not that good :-)). I hope it will be a satisfying source of information for everyone who wants to know a bit more about Ukraine. On this site, next to some general information about the country, and the history of Stratego here, you can find results of many tournaments held in Ukraine, and of course, all results of the international tournaments.
There are also the results of other tournaments in other countries, as well as the national championships. You will also find a national Ukrainian ranking, and information about the Mind Sports organizations in Ukraine that are linked with Stratego.
This should provide you with some more information about all those unknown names that appeared in the ranking list. (Vincent de Boer, two times World Champion Stratego 2003-2004)