Clinging to success

September 17, 2017

ca. 1900, Illiers-Combray, France — French writer Marcel Proust — Image by © Sygma/Corbis

“There is no easy success, nor definitive failures.”

Marcel Proust, French writer (1871-1922)

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Vincent Frochot wins the 2017 Abalone World Championship

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

2017 MSO World-Braining Korea Championship

An official Abalone tournament will be part of the 2017 MSO World-Braining Korea Championship, which is the Korean version of the UK’s Mind Sports Olympiad.


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Date:

saturday, 3 and sunday, 4 of june 2017

Venue:

Korea Job World
Suwon, (4-6, Jeongja-dong)
501, Bundangsuseo-ro, Bundang-gu

Suwon lies about thirty kilometres/nineteen miles south of Seoul.

Details and booking:

  • by mail: coroncine2@naver.com
  • by phone: +82-(0) 31 8977114

More information at: http://www.msoworld.com/2017/02/mso-korea-championship/

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2017 Abalone World Championship: the date and time!

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The London 2017 Abalone World Championship will take place on:

Monday, August 21
from 10.15 a.m. to 1.45 p.m. (local time)

The venue is still:

JW3
341-351 Finchley Road
London NW3 6ET
United Kingdom

Registration are not yet open but if we got some news we will let you know.

More information at:

http://www.msoworld.com/schedule/

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A good beginning

September 11, 2016

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(picture source : http://everydaytourist.ca/2013/2013/10/26/louis-lamour-education-of-a-wandering-man)

“A good beginning makes a good ending.”

Louis L’Amour (Louis Dearborn LaMoore), American writer (1908-1988)

This quote is a tribute to the young players of the London MSO Korean team.

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Belgian daisy, 8th move, White to play: a good beginning for Black!


Aba-Pro notation for this opening:

Belgian daisy
1.a1b2 i5h5 2.a2b3 i6h6 3.c2c3 a5b5 4.b3c4 b5c5 5.g7g8f6 b6c6 6.b2c3c2 c7d7 7.b1c2 h4g4 8.h7h9g7

Vincent Frochot wins the 2016 Abalone World Championship

The Abalone World Championship – one of the Mind Sports Olympiad events – took place at the JW3 (Jewish Community Centre for London), 341-351 Finchley Road, London, on Tuesday August 23, 2016 from 10.15am to 2.15pm.

At the end of the competition, results were as follows:

 gold

Vincent Frochot

 France
 silver

Frédéric Garnier

 France
 bronze

David Pearce

 England

 

Congratulations to Vincent, who wins the title for the fifth time, following four earlier wins in 2007, 2010, 2011 and 2015.

And congratulations as well to David Pearce for the demanding task of organizing this Swiss-system tournament.

Frédéric Garnier, alias FightClub

2015 Abalone World Championship: it’s time to register!

The London 2015 Abalone World Championship is part of the Mind Sports Olympiad, the greatest and most famous festival for games of mental skill and mind sports.

This year, the event will take place on:

Tuesday, August 25
from 10.15 a.m. to 1.45 p.m. (local time)

And like last year, the venue is:

JW3
341-351 Finchley Road
London NW3 6ET
United Kingdom

Single session events are still £10. Just note that all events are open to spectators, free of charge.

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(click on the picture for further information about the 2015 AWC event)

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(click on the picture to register)

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