Tromsø Hnefatafl Tournament Date Confirmed
Wednesday, 30th October 2013
7th August 2014 has been confirmed for a Hnefatafl tournament to be held during the 2014 Chess Olympiad in Tromsø. It will be a one-day tournament conforming to the rules of rapid chess. The tournament will be organised by German Tromsø resident Frank Prohl.
Dr. René Gralla, a journalist based in Hamburg and a fan of hnefatafl, has campaigned for a hnefatafl event at the Chess Olympiad, and the Olympiad's organising committee agree to his proposal. The date of the tournament, a Thursday, is the first "free day" of the Olympiad, when chess matches will not be taking place.
The hnefatafl tournament's organiser, Frank Pohl, is a German national living in Tromsø, and is the founder of the first club of Hnefatafl north of the Polar Circle; that Tromsø-based club is called "The Tromsø Tafl Laug". The German daily "neues deutschland" has published an interview with Frank Prohl (http://bit.ly/15XVR4F - in German).
This site will have more information about the tournament as and when it becomes available, and there will be a reminder nearer the time.