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MSO International Oware Tournament
JW3, 341-351 Finchley Road, London NW3 6ET, UK, 23rd August 2018
 
This years Mind Sports Olympiad International Oware Tournament being held as part of the 21st MSO being held between 20th & 28th of August 2017 will be held on Wednesday 23rd August 2017 from 18:45 - 22.00 at JW3, 341-351 Finchley Road, London NW3 6ET, United Kingdom.

The tournament will be run using the Swiss system, with five rounds being played. Each match will consist of one game. Entry fee is 10.00 for adults and 9.00 for juniors under 18 and medals will be awarded as prizes.
 
Once again JW3 in Swiss Cottage was to host the 21st Mind Sports Olympiad, host of the Oware Championship, which took place on Wednesday 22nd August 2018. Just like the previous year it was an evening affair starting from 18:45 to 22:00. This year featured again a large contingent from South Korea as well as the regulars: Paul Smith, Matthew Hathrell, David Pearce, Glenda Trew. and Dario De Toffoli. Joining us was one of our old students Akash Shah. There were also a scattering of new players, both junior and senior.

The competition was managed as usual using the Swiss system, in total five rounds of a one game match were played. A new feature of this years competition was the live streaming on one of the tables utilising a goal post frame set up & several cameras to get different views of the game.

In total 5 rounds were played which went smoothly and in quick succession. The old stalwarts were blown away, with the juniors from South Korea putting in a good performance.

In the end the match to decide gold and silver position came down to Glenda Trew and myself. In a fast paced game Glenda Trew came up trumps an improvement from last years silver. So Silver went to myself also an improvement on last years bronze. Akash Shah returning after an 18 year break an Oware Society student took bronze. The final game starts 1:50:48 in.
 
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