The upcoming weekend (19-20 november) there is the Open Swedish Team Championship in Stockholm, Sweden. The tournaments has been played for many many years and has from time to time been very popular. This year it does not seem to be very many players in the tournament. Historically there are mostly teams from Sweden, Finland and Estonia involved in the tournament. It would be a great to see more countries coming the the capital of Scandinavia to participate in this fun event and get to know more people in the industry.
The location for the tournament is Rosengatan 1, KFUM. The location is just perfect, in the city center and close to most attractions, shops and restaurants. If you bring your family to this event they will have plenty of fun while exploring the city.
The rules for the games are the usual and most common for Renju players. It will be time control 30+5min and Soosyrv-8. The teams should consist of 3 players and optionally 1 reserve player.
The cost is 40 kr per person.
As of now there is 4 non-Swedish teams registered. 1 team from Russia and 3 teams from Estonia.
It is great to see that Estonia is coming with 3 teams this year and are in the front edge of the development in Norther Europe. It is a development that we hope will spread to other countries. The question is how Estonia have became such great nation for Renju. We talked to one leading players from Estonia that says. Due to the great popularity of games in Estonia and the growth of online casino or online kasiino as it is called in Estonia. The scene for games such as Renju has been extraordinary favourable in Estonia. We will update you with the results from the tournaments and other any other information that could be of your interest. We wish all the participants good luck in the tournament. May the best team win!
There are Renju ranking lists for specific countries, but also a world top scoring. Ranking tables are available on some official Renju websites for each country, and there you can often see which club the person adheres to, as well as their points, results and sum. Here are the ranking tables of Sweden as well as the world.
Swedish Renju Ranking September 2016
At first place in the Swedish Renju rankings we find Stefan Karlsson from Stockholm. At the end of August 2016 he had a total of 2256 in ranking points and +38 for the Swedish Championships in Renju 2016. At second place we find Petter Gardström from Uppsala with 2091 points and +2 for the same dates. Third place was taken by Tord Andersson from Uppsala with 2087 points and +2 as well. So it was a very close scoring on the second and third place. The Official Renju scores are today led by Svenska Luffarschackförfundet and you can hit their homepage for more info.
World Renju Rankings October 2016
For the world ranking list of established players we have Meritee Ando as the number one contestant with a total of 2650 point. Meritee is from Estonia, the most northern country in the Baltics. At number two we have the Chinese Yang Yanxi with 2639 point and third place goes to Japan with 2629 for Nakamura Shigeru. At number four there is the Russian mastermind Chingin Konstantin, and fifth and sixth places goes to Japan.
The top 100 spots on the ranking is dominated by a few countries and these are Japan, Russia, China, Estonia and Sweden. There are the biggest Renju countries to this day, but we have seen that the wonderful game of Renju has been spread out faster to more countries in recent years. Of course it is a great treat with even more countries joining an playing together as well as bringing these countries together in the Championships.
The game of Renju started out in Japan many years ago, since about 700 A.D. to be more precise. The game was then often known as Go-Moku but also other names such as Gobang, Morphion, Kakugo and many others. Today Renju is a hugely popular game, and there is even a World Championship in Renju held every second year. The last time it was help was in 2015, so this year of 2016 there will be no championship.
In the year of 2015, the winner of the World Championship of Renju was Qi Guan from China, and the championship was held in Suzdal in Russia. You can see the results in the picture below. There was a total of 66 man to man games during this championship and as always it was a very exciting event.
As you can see, most players in the top positions come from wither China, Russia, Japan or Estonia – and these are considered among the top countries for the game of Renju. Perhaps this is because of the origin of the game, but it is also nice to see that Russia and Estonia are such big Renju countries. If you want to get more info on these statistics, please take a look at the International Renju Federation´s webpage.
There are still many upcoming tournaments in Renju being held this year, and some of these are Kyoto Classified Tournament, Open Swedish Team Championship, 42 Tokal Championship and Tallin Open. If you are a serious player, you can´t miss these big events. There will of course be another Renju World Championship next year of 2017, but little is known at this point about the event. We over at Renju.nu will have our eyes open and report as soon as we hear any more news about the next world championship. Until then, we hope that you find some interesting info here at our webpage. You can contact us if you have any questions. Play safe out there, and come back soon for more about the wonderful game if Renju!
Welcome to Renju.nu – Everything you need to know about Renju! On this website we will write news, articles, rules and more about Renju. We have been playing Renju for many years and are very excited to share our knowledge with this community. We hope that you will enjoy our posts. Feel free to contact us with ideas, feedback or anything else. We are based in Stockholm, Sweden but like to travel to different Renju Championships around the world. Stay tuned!