Dec. 5 , 2001


The first Project GIPF Champion

Kurt Van den Branden took a perfect start by winning the ZÈRTZ tournament without losing a game. He also scored 4 points with DVONN, which meant that he was leading the dance after the first day. He had 3 players on his tail: Jeroen Weyn, Christof Nuyttens, and Werner Dupont, who had won the DVONN tournament; they were sharing the second place with 8 wins. Johannes Cannoodt, Ad Rovers, Angelo Wentzler and Robrecht Jacques were not striked out yet (6 points each), but it was going to be tough to catch up with Kurt, especially because Kurt was one of the top favourites for the GIPF tournament. So, the 3 players with 8 points were the real threat. Christof Nuyttens had a weak moment during the TAMSK tournament and lost 3 games. Gijs de Leeuw van Weenen won that event. Jeroen played very consitent all the way; he won 4 games in all 4 tournaments, but, unfortunately, that wasn't enough. There was a brief moment of hope, though. Kurt had won only 3 games of TAMSK and Jeroen leveled the score with 4 wins. But Kurt went one point ahead again during the Open GIPF and became the first Project GIPF Champion. It must be said: with a fantastic score of 17 wins out of 21 games. Jeroen became second with 16. Congratulations to both.
And Werner Dupont? What happened with him? He was the only player who intended to play the 4 tournaments but who didn't stay overnight. And it went wrong. Nothing serious, but - poor Werner - he overslept himself and missed the TAMSK tournament. Could he have won the Project GIPF Championship? We'll never know. Hopefully he found a bit of comfort in winning the 5th Open GIPF
.

Read more about the Project GIPF weekend.

Pl.
Name
ZÈRTZ
5 rounds
DVONN
5 rounds
TAMSK
5 rounds
GIPF
6 rounds
Final
score
1 Kurt Van den Branden (B)
5
4
3
5
17 (21)
2
Jeroen Weyn (B)
4
4
4
4
16 (21)
3
Christof Nuyttens (B)
4
4
2
3
13 (21)
 
Ad Rovers (NL)
3
3
3
4
13 (21)
 
Werner Dupont (B)
3
5
-
5
13 (16)
6
Johannes Cannoodt (B)
2
4
3
3
12 (21)
 
Angelo Wentzler (NL)
3
3
4
2
12 (21)
8
Patrick Van de Perre (NL)
2
2
1
5
10 (21)
9
Jelmer Graafstra (NL)
2
2
2
3
9 (21)
10 Hennes Pasman (NL)
2
2
1
3
8 (21)
 
Michael Reitz (D)
3
2
3
-
8 (15)
  Gijs de Leeuw v. W. (NL)
2
1
5
-
8 (15)
13 Wynke Stulemeijer (NL)
2
3
0
2
7 (21)
14 Boris Ammerlaan (NL)
0
2
2
2
6 (21)
  Sebastian Bochra (D)
1
1
3
-
6 (15)
  Rita Pauwels (B)
-
2
2
2
6 (16)
  Demian Walvisch (B)
-
3
-
3
6 (11)
  Robrecht Jacques (B)
3
3
-
-
6 (10)
19 Kerstin Wiebe (B)
1
1
2
-
4 (15)
  David Glaude (B)
3
1
-
-
4 (10)
  Aksel De Meester
-
-
-
4
4 (6)
  André De Laet (B)
-
-
-
4
4 (6)
  Romeo Ruyters (B)
-
-
-
4
4 (6)
  Dirk Monsieur (B)
-
-
-
4
4 (6)
25 Fred Van Aelst (B)
-
-
-
3
3(6)
  Nico Habraken (B)
-
-
-
-
3(6)
  Ann Reynders (B)
-
-
-
3
3(6)
  Steven Van Beersel (B)
-
-
-
3
3(6)
29 John Notredame (B)
-
-
-
2
2(6)
  Jo Burm (B)
-
2
-
-
2(5)
31 Margo de Langhe (B)
-
-
-
1
1(6)
  Teun de Langhe (NL)
-
-
-
1
1(6)

Project GIPF in The Netherlands

- Hans Trapman is setting up a GIPF competition between schools in and around Delft. The competition is preliminary scheduled for the first quarter of 2002. Hans, being a teacher, is also running a games and puzzles shop in Delft (Markt 37A) and he wants to explore the possibilities of the games of Project GIPF in an educational context.

- The EGO-members are planning a first GIPF Regularity Contest 2002 in the Netherlands. The first of four heats will take place during the Ducosim convention in Utrecht on February 2 (see the Agenda).
- Fred Kok couldn't make it to the Project GIPF weekend, but he had a good reason. He's literally writing history by writing a first "GIPF Magazine". I don't have much information (I even don't know in which language Fred is writing his history) but an unreliable source is spreading the rumour that his magazine already passed the edge of 3 kg. Not really a surprise, because there is a lot to write about GIPF. However, if you want to verify the rumour, ask Fred.


 




 


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