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
Breda, The Netherlands
BSC De Baronnen, the local Stratego Club in Breda traditionally organises The Cup Tournament on a yearly basis. This year EGC was asked to organise it. The players were divided into two groups. The reason for this is that we think that it is more interesting for new players to play against players with a lower rating. This is more exciting for both players, since the difference in level is smaller.
When we have a look at the results, this is indeed the case. In the second group Vincent and Peter finished with an equal number of points. They both lost one game. Because Vincent won from Peter, Vincent was declared winner of the second group. This was the same with the numbers three and four. Joost van Ham won from Geert Verdoodt from Belgium. Geert became fourth, although he was the only one who won against Vincent! In the second group ruling Dutch champion, Pim Niemeijer, managed to win all of his games, accept one. Athough Wout Gulden became second, the lost in the fifth round from number five, Edy Schurink. This was also the case with number three, Anjo Travaille. So here, too, it was really thrilling!
In an attempt to get more players for the tournament we visited a number of schools. As a results we are now invited to other schools. As it looks now there will be a junior tournament in Breda since a number of years in December in the Christmas holidays.
We will keep you up to date on news regarding this!
The French International Tournament was the last tournament in the Western part of Europe in which players could get points for the Grand Prix standings. It was the fifth edition, of which the latest ones were held in Dunkerque. The level was very close.
The winner had three draws and two wins, as well as Lorenzo Arduini from Italy. He and Philippe Bergiers ended first after 5 rounds. There needed to be played a barrage to determine, who would win the tournament. Finally Philippe took the gold. Lorenzo was able to claim a draw against Loris Collart. Loris won from Kees de Vos for the first time in an official tournament.
Lorenzo earned enough points to qualify for the Grand Prix Final, as well as local French player JB Lemaire. Congratulations!
In August Edvard Lytvynenko organised the International Tournament in Kostopil, in which participated 15 players. It is held for quite some years now. Many of the participants started playing as small children. Now they became students, of who some study or moved to Kiev. Roman Suschyk even returned from the eastern front (with Russia) for a few days. Although Kees de Vos won the tournament, the level is improving each year. Good news! We certainly hope to return there next year.
On July 9 we played the Bilbao International Tournament. It counts for the EGC Grand Prix. The tournament location was situated in a local bar not so far from the city center. We played four rounds with 8 players. After that we played an extra round with four players who did not play each other, yet. There was a random pairing in the first round. This way the strongest players might play each other already in the first round! This happened: Kees played Egoitz, and Mark against Imanol.
New player Ivan Sanchez managed to win in the first round from Anthony. He even won from one of the best local players in round 4, Widen Aroni. However, Anthony on his part took revanche on Lisandra Cruz, who won against Ivan in the second round. In round three Garcia Imanol also got his first win against Ivan. Despite two wins he ended just outside the podium, because of which he earns 4 points for the Grand Prix standings. In the last round with all players the best local player managed to play a draw with Mark Kunin from Ukraine.
Kees de Vos remained undefeated, and won the International Tournament and 11 points for the Grand Prix, Mark became second (8 points), and Egoitz Campo Gonzalez third (6 points). Congratulations!
In an exciting tournament held in Greece, well known internet players Cflag and Kambia attended. Cflag managed to take the first place with the same number of points as Stamen Feston. Kambia got the bronze medal.
The results were as below:
zanters55 – IOLAUS1926 6 – 1
Kambia – Katia 6 – 1
pasxalistz – stamen feson 1 – 6
CFlag – IOLAUS1926 6 – 1
Kambia – zanters55 6 – 1
Katia – stamen feson 1 – 6
CFlag – Pasxalistz 3 – 3
Kambia – stamen feson 1 – 6
Katia – zanters55 1 – 6
CFlag – zanters55 6 – 1
Katia – Pasxalistz 1 – 6
IOLAUS1926 – stamen feson 3 – 3
CFlag – stamen feson 3 -3
Kambia – Pasxalistz 3 – 3
Katia – IOLAUS1926 1 – 6
Cflag – Kambia 6 – 1
zanters55 – stamen feson 1 – 6
IOLAUS1926 – Pasxalistz 1 – 6
zanters55 – Pasxalistz 3 -3
Cflag – Katia 6 – 1
Kambia – IOLAUS1926 6 – 1
stamen feson bye
stamen feson 30