The inaugural Othello World Cup took place in Tokyo from January 23 to 27, celebrating 40 years of the game of Othello.
The main tournament was won by Junya Ito who defeated Kazuki Okamoto in 2 games (25-39, 43-21) in an all-Japanese final. The women’s final was won by Joanna William of Indonesia who defeated Mei Urashima of Japan. Australian champion Matt Vinar finished 29th from 58 international players.
Matt also participated in the “Grand Othello” tournament, an Othello variant also known as “Othello 10×10″ which uses a board of 100 squares instead of 64.
Matt won the tournament undefeated which included many world-class players!
Australian champion Matt Vinar will be heading to Japan in two months to participate at the 2013 Othello World Cup in Tokyo from January 23rd to 27th.
This tournament is a special event which celebrates 40 years of the game of Othello.
Matt has been selected to join an elite international team of Othello players which will take on Japan’s very best. The Australian Othello Federation is very proud that an Aussie has been selected to take part in this prestigious tournament and we wish Matt the best of luck in Tokyo!
More information on the tournament on the official OWC website.