The Abalone World Championship – one of the events of the Mind Sports Olympiad – took place at the JW3, 341-351 Finchley Road, London, on Monday August 21st, 2017 from 10am to around 1pm.
The 2017 MSO Medal Table is available HERE.
Congratulations to Vincent FROCHOT who wins the title for the sixth time, following five earlier wins in 2007, 2010, 2011, 2015 and 2016. Ten years after his first participation, he is still at the top!
As you can see on the picture below, Silver and Bronze medals were attributed by points: due to the swiss pairing system used at the MSO, the two runners-up did not have the opportunity – and above all the pleasure! – of playing together. Maybe next time… Nico HABRAKEN from Belgium won Silver with 11 points, and Frédéric GARNIER won Bronze with 10 points:
Abalone World Championship 2017: the medallists’ Swiss Tournament pairing cards
Congratulations as well to Victor HERNANDEZ LUIS from Spain, who won gold in the Junior category: having played against him I can tell you that he is a very good player!
Thank you to all the organizers of the MSO, and to the competitors who made this event such a great time!
Frédéric Garnier, alias FightClub