Other Stuff: World Championships


List of Nonosweeper World Championships:

EventPlace and Year
[players/countries]
World ChampionSecond RankThird Rank
VIMunich 2010 [6/3]Stephan BechtelFritz LöhrChristoph Nikolaus
VVienna 2008 [6/4]Robert FarnikJan FarnikKlára Binderová
IVVienna 2007 [9/4]Stephan BechtelJan FarnikRobert Farnik
IIIVienna 2006 [9/6]Stephan BechtelJan FarnikRobert Farnik
IIBudapest 2006 [6/4]Gero WälzJan FarnikRobert Farnik
IVienna 2005 [5/4]Gero WälzStephan BechtelJon Simonsen






VI. Nonosweeper World Championship - Munich, October 10, 2010

As the Minesweeper World Championship 2010 took place in Munich, my home town, and as Fritz also organized a Nonosweeper tournament, it was a great opportunity for me to fight again for the title of Nonosweeper World Champion. Unfortunately, no one of the Farnik family participated, but nonetheless, with Stephan, EWQMinesweeper and Christoph, three division 1 players were attending the World Championship. The tournament consisted again of eight different boards, like an official tournament season. Every board was played for 10 minutes.


Here are the results:


RankNameLegs Leg 1Leg 2 Leg 3Leg 4 Leg 5Leg 6 Leg 7Leg 8
Points10x10/70
[Fritz]
10x3/7
[Christoph]
20x20/20
[Stephan]
5x5/6
[Eva]
13x5/8
[Bertie]
15x10/130
[Fritz]
40x25/990
[Stephan]
5x25/100
[Christoph]
Time Total
1Stephan Bechtel6268888888
50.1912.041.5310.651.141.317.515.8710.14
2Fritz Löhr4685655665
52.5311.871.9310.821.422.347.686.1510.32
3Christoph Nikolaus4656566558
70.0523.071.5412.591.291.9810.239.2110.14
4Bertie Seyffert2732443443
231.0541.994.71111.281.874.0923.9513.5929.57
5Thomas Kolar2443234332
421.8238.293.78282.822.073.9332.7116.1042.12
6Eva Szepesi2124322224
371.7274.393.75172.072.594.6870.4619.2524.53

Notes: Names in [] show which player suggested the board played in that leg · Fritz listed in 2nd place due to lower sum of times · Christoph and Stephan got the same time in 8th leg - 8 points for both of them






V. Nonosweeper World Championship - Vienna, September 19, 2008

This year, I couldn't participate. But like in 2007, the Nonosweeper World Championship consisted of eight different boards, like in a complete tournament season. In absence of any German player, the Czech Republic managed to catch all three medal ranks. After a tight race, Nikolaj beated his brother by one single point, being the new World Champion - congratulations!


Here are the results (thanks to Christoph):


RankNameLegs Leg 1Leg 2 Leg 3Leg 4 Leg 5Leg 6 Leg 7Leg 8
Points7x13/
70
Expert
 
5x4/
4
10x12/
100
Inter-
mediate
20x4/
60
20x20/
12
8x8/
50
Time Total
1Robert Farnik5468866686
118.398.2867.400.75*7.8917.266.075.794.95
2Jan Farnik5386588468
121.627.7575.340.766.9213.077.355.844.59
3Klára Binderová4054655555
145.249.2889.500.75*8.6217.847.206.355.70
4Christoph Nikolaus3543444844
162.3210.8294.760.9810.4527.295.376.735.92
5Gergely Nagy2225322332
196.0722.9688.541.4516.8731.7613.959.6510.89
6Jon Simonsen2032233223
415.8415.81317.961.8210.5631.7514.6817.256.01

* For same times, the earlier submission wins






IV. Nonosweeper World Championship - Vienna, August 31/September 1, 2007

For the first time, the Nonosweeper World Championship took place on two days. And the Championship mode was changed again: We played a whole tournament season, with eight different boards, each of them for a time slot of 10-30 minutes. As a specialty, every professional player was asked to choose his/her favourite tournament board. Finally, five legs were played on Friday, while Saturday caught the remaining three legs. With Maruda, Nikolaj, Christoph, and myself, 50% of current division 1 players were present. And with Alliska and Gabi, there were female Championship participants for the first time (both well-known division 2 players). After a very tough race and the necessary win in the last leg, I could win the "Vienna tournament season 2007", having three Czech players directly behind me!
 
Alliska - Christoph - Maruda - Nikolaj - Stephan

The Top5
(from left to right):

Klára Binderová
(Alliska)

Christoph Marx
(Christoph)

Jan Farnik
(Maruda)

Robert Farnik
(Nikolaj)

Stephan Bechtel


Here are the results:


RankNameLegs Leg 1Leg 2 Leg 3Leg 4 Leg 5Leg 6 Leg 7Leg 8
Points5x4/
4
(10 min)
12x12/
108
(15 min)
25x25/
600
(15 min)
18x17/
9
(15 min)
15x4/
50
(15 min)
6x16/
73
(15 min)
20x10/
120
(20 min)
Expert

(20 min)
Time Total
1Stephan Bechtel5356885858
181.280.87*16.8915.793.37*2.927.1869.3664.90
2Jan Farnik5285658686
179.040.8218.6716.433.652.739.0961.1466.51
3Robert Farnik4768566565
183.880.87*16.8417.733.37*2.909.3164.3568.51
4Klára Binderová2434433421
285.241.1824.4820.214.343.9011.5995.31124.23
5Christoph Marx2342344312
297.370.9838.5421.964.173.0313.6799.67115.35
6Gergely Nagy1923222134
269.191.2537.8434.186.396.2815.2590.9377.07
7Gabi Schneider900000243
190.14-----14.4689.6786.01
8Andreas Marx311010000
138.291.8154.6765.677.258.89---
9Thomas Kolar200101000
166.892.3192.4552.5711.108.46---

* For same times, the earlier submission wins






III. Nonosweeper World Championship - Vienna, July 28, 2006

On July 28, 2006, the third Nonosweeper World Championship was held in Vienna again. Although the tournament took place on a friday, I managed to participate and compete with the Czech Nonosweeper legends Maruda and Nikolaj, aka the Farnik brothers, and many other players - in total, the tournament had nine participants! Despite of Gero's absence, the World Champion comes from Germany for another several months, as luckily, I could win the "Vienna tournament season" with four legs!The Top3
(from left
to right):

Stephan
Bechtel

Jan Farnik
(Maruda)

Robert
Farnik
(Nikolaj)
Stephan - Maruda - Nikolaj



Here are the results:


RankPlayerTotal Points
(Legs won)
Leg 1 (30 min)

Intermediate
Leg 2 (30 min)

Expert
Leg 3 (15 min)

30x3/22
Leg 4 (30 min)

20x20/320
PtsTotalPtsTotalPtsTotalPtsTotal
1Stephan Bechtel26 (2)5345153815.118163
2Jan Farnik26 (1)832*6146616.246226
3Robert Farnik24 (1)632*8131520.185233
4Gergely Nagy132674208334.374314
5Christoph Marx114582315421.761500
6Damien Moore91693225258.813395
7Manuel Heider73631377168.752411
8Thomas Kolar003520DNF10116.890DNF2
8Jonian Grazhdani002730DNF20DNF10DNF1

* Jan Farnik wins leg due to better third time (17) than Robert Farnik (18)

DNF1=One finished game missing for calculating a total · DNF2=Two finished games missing for calculating a total



Detailed results of legs 1+2 (standard levels):


RankPlayer Leg 1 (30 min): Intermediate Leg 2 (30 min): Expert
Total#1#2Total#1#2
1Stephan Bechtel3417171537479
2Jan Farnik321517171466977
3Robert Farnik321616181316566
4Gergely Nagy67333420899109
5Christoph Marx582632315135180
6Damien Moore693435225111114
7Manuel Heider633033377168209
8Thomas Kolar352151201DNF1967DNF
8Jonian Grazhdani273118155DNF2DNFDNF

DNF1=One finished game missing for calculating a total · DNF2=Two finished games missing for calculating a total



Detailed results of legs 3+4 (custom boards):


RankPlayer Leg 3 (15 min): 30x3/22 Leg 4 (30 min): 20x20/320
Total#1#2Total#1#2
1Stephan Bechtel15.117.517.601637984
2Jan Farnik16.247.768.48226112114
3Robert Farnik20.189.3410.84233106127
4Gergely Nagy34.3716.7017.67314145169
5Christoph Marx21.7610.2611.50500222278
6Damien Moore58.8128.8130.00395186209
7Manuel Heider68.7530.3238.43411197214
8Thomas Kolar116.8947.0069.89DNF2DNFDNF
8Jonian GrazhdaniDNF1101.28DNFDNF1428DNF

DNF1=One finished game missing for calculating a total · DNF2=Two finished games missing for calculating a total






II. Nonosweeper World Championship - Budapest, February 26, 2006

On February 26, 2006, the second Nonosweeper World Championship was held in Budapest. This time, I couldn't participate, but with three division 1 players and two division 2 players, it was a nice competition anyway. And as the Czech brothers Maruda (#2) and Nikolaj (#3) couldn't beat Gero, he managed to get World Champion for the second time!



Here are the results:


RankPlayerTotal
Time
Total
Int
Int
#1
Int
#2
Int
#3
Int
#4
Int
#5
Total
Exp
Exp
#1
Exp
#2
Exp
#3
Exp
#4
Exp
#5
1Gero Wälz4198115161617173386466696970
2Jan Farnik4248516161718183396367676973
3Robert Farnik5058916171819194168081848586
4Gergely Nagy71616731323435355499197112124125
5Christoph Marx139429850565964691096184192208245267
6Dàniel Füleki708*708119125134135195------

* Put in last place due to not having finished five expert games






I. Nonosweeper World Championship - Vienna, August 13, 2005

On August 13, 2005, the first Nonosweeper World Championship was held in Vienna. Finally, five players from four countries and of all three divisions participated. To get champion, a player had to get the lowest sum of 5 intermediate and 5 expert games within a playing session of 120 minutes.

There were lots of good performances, and finally, the big favourite Gero Wälz from Germany could easily win the Championship with a sum of 448 seconds (average int time of 16.4 and average expert time of 73.2 seconds). I managed to finish in second position, with a gap of 91 seconds to Gero, but also a gap of 117 seconds to Jon Simonsen, who finished on #3. Gergely Nagy (aka "Greg") could improve his personal best in intermediate. And Christoph Marx who organized the tournament got a victim of playing nonosweeper too rarely.

So, hopefully, within the next Minesweeper World Championship (which took place right after the Nonosweeper session), there will be again a Nonosweeper World Championship, possibly with a greater number of participants! I can only say that it is a great pleasure to meet other players personally and compete with them, everyone sitting in the same room!



Here are the results:


RankPlayerTotal
Time
Total
Int
Int
#1
Int
#2
Int
#3
Int
#4
Int
#5
Total
Exp
Exp
#1
Exp
#2
Exp
#3
Exp
#4
Exp
#5
1Gero Wälz4488215161717173667070727777
2Stephan Bechtel5399418181919204458585899195
3Jon Simonsen6561051921212222551103106111114117
4Gergely Nagy8021853536373839617104120123132138
5Christoph Marx214155490941151261291587331480776--