Hnefatafl: the Game of the Vikings

Fetlar Tournament Returns!

The first Fetlar championship in 2008.
The first Fetlar championship in 2008.
(C) Fetlar Developments Ltd.

Monday, 4th September 2017

The famous Fetlar Quick-play Hnefatafl Championship is set to return this autumn. Originally created by the late Peter Kelly, the tournament has had a few years' hiatus due to his sadly passing away some time ago. But now it is set for a return, in the form of a memorial tournament for Peter.

First held in 2008, the Fetlar tournament (or "Hnefatafl World Champsionship", to give it its proper name) lit the way for other regular live tournaments. As well as a set of rules for the 11x11 board, Peter created the quick-play format, where moves are sped along by the sound of a gong.

The date of the tournament is confirmed as 21st October, starting at 11:30am. As a bonus, players reaching the final will get to play using live Vikings as pieces, with the help of some local Jarls squads.

For more information about the tournament, see the Fetlar web site.


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