soon playable online?
Ever heard of brettspeilwelt.de?
That is a place were you can play online.
For the moment most of the games have a
theme, but the people behind the site want
to widen the range. Backgammon was their
first abstract game for two players, now
agreements have been made to make DVONN
the second. Soon the complete story in detail!
First heat of
the Dutch GRC 2002
On the second of February the Dutch GIPF
Regularity Contest took off (organised by
EGO). Closely resembling its Belgian counterpart,
the Dutch GRC 2002 will consist of 4 heats,
evenly spread throughout the year. Only
the best three results of each participant
will count towards their final score.
Sadly some favorites like Werner Dupont
(B) and EGO-member Ad Rovers (NL) could
not participate. Never mind, twelve people
from two countries gathered in Utrecht to
see who's going to become the most regular
player on Dutch soil in 2002 - that is,
to play the first of four heats. Among them
reigning GRC Champion Kurt Van den Branden
(B), who made a good start in the Dutch
edition as well. In the third round he encountered
Patrick Van de Perre (B), who made him bite
the Dutch dust. Patrick, who seems to feel
well at home in The Netherlands (there he
won his first major title, i.e. the Dutch
Open GIPF Championchip in 2001), kept his
drive and won his two next games. That made
him the only player with 5 wins out of 5
Go to the results.
Mreitz wins ZÈRTZ
by e-mail tournament
an e-mail tournament, so the rankings on
Richard's PBeM server were a good indication
of who were the favourites. And they lived
upto their status: mreitz, dglaude and scat,
the top 3, qualified for the final round,
and so did kurtvdb. Michael Reitz (D), the
current highest ranked player, won all of
his games and became the first E-ZÈRTZ
champion. Dglaude was second and scat third.
Kurtvdb, who had won the ZÈRTZ-tournament
during the Project GIPF weekend with 5 straight
wins, amongst others against Mreitz, had
to understand that playing by e-mail is
not the same as playing in real time. He
Go to the results.
Special thanks to Jeroen Weyn, who took
the initiative to let this event take place.