Lines of Action World Championship, 2016 LOA forum
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alain at 2016-08-05
The official World Championship in Lines of Action will take place as part of the Mind Sports Olympiad in London, UK this August 21-29. Players of all levels are welcome, including spectators. Full details are available at www.msoworld.com. There are other tournaments including Go, Chess, Xiangqi, Backgammon, Poker, and many others that may be of interest as well.
The event will take place on:Fri Aug 26th, 10:15-17:30.
There is a prize fund for this event, including junior prizes. The winner will also walk away with the title of World Champion.
Hopefully this is of interest.
bwin at 2016-08-05
Would be a little far for me to travel :) best of luck!
alain at 2016-08-07
Thanks. This year (2016) will be the 20th World Championship! :o)
Tasmanian Devil at 2016-08-07
I participated in 2003 and 2012. Both times I beat the person who won the tournament. ;-)
alain at 2016-08-09
:o) Well done, Jan! I see you got the Silver medal in 2003. The World Championships are played over six rounds, 25min + 5s for anyone who is interested. The time control is fairly relaxed and allows a high quality game, but the day is long and it is tough to maintain your energy and concentration levels all the time.
alain at 2016-09-06
Final results from the World Championships can be found at www.msoworld.com and have been updated on Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lines_of_Action):
Gold James Heppell (England)
Silver Andres Kuusk (Estonia)
Bronze Martyn Hamer (England)
Each player scored 5/6 and Sonnegun-Berger tie-break decided the medallists. I managed to defeat James Heppell in the final round, preventing him a clean sweep of 6/6, but ended up with 4/6 due to earlier defeats by previous champions Peter Horlock and Andres Kuusk.
The tournament is a fantastic experience with a nicely-paced time control of 25min + 5s-per-move over six rounds. There were also prizes for all medallists. Hope to see more LGers next year!
bwin at 2016-09-12