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Wogomite

Posted 2 weeks ago

Hello, I recieved a gift from Grandmarnie yesterday. Take a look for yourself.
https://imgur.com/gallery/sycUk

KARAISKAKIS

Posted 02 September 2017 - 11:08 AM

Official opening WC 2017 / speeches

 

https://youtu.be/GtHy_KPqpPM

 

WC 2017 live games in action

 

https://youtu.be/dcRrpmUV1gI

 

WC 2017 Photo album  

 

https://myalbum.com/album/ImbeOMKTie0o


Posted 01 September 2017 - 06:38 PM

I've got to start practicing my Stratego. That was great, Ryan.

Posted 01 September 2017 - 06:33 PM

I've got to start practicing my Stratego. That was great, Ryan.

KARAISKAKIS

Posted 01 September 2017 - 06:20 PM

I have never felt (and probably I will never feel in my life)  the hapiness of being world champion in stratego.

But I am too lucky  to feel the hapiness to give to people the opportunity to live once in their life what Ryan describes in his memorial post.

And believe me if the hapiness of being World Champion is bigger , this must be a really very special feeling !!!!

 

btw you forgot to mention and some other great moments

 

- the moment giving you the greek flag during your welcome in the port

http://i.imgur.com/rjXiNCz.png

 

-  the moment when during my speech in the opening of WC and when I mentioned your name , the warm clapping of the players  forced  me to interupt  for some seconds

 

  ( - 7.00 min  )https://www.facebook...66231453868848/

 

 - You , me and Charlie with your beautifull tshirts

 

http://i.imgur.com/sAFfqmm.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/THHAVGi.jpg

-  8 people in my car around 3,00 am on Saturday going for clubing  and the great fun this day  :D  :D  :D

http://i.imgur.com/nPw7sNi.jpg

 

and many other moments....
 
 
Once again thx for everything and mostly for making this event a REAL world championship
Greg

Napoleon 1er

Posted 01 September 2017 - 05:41 PM

I would like to share a few things from my experience in Greece. I will have to say that the over all best part about the WC was the mass amounts of people willing to talk Stratego at any given moment. The feeling was almost as if I had brothers that I was meeting for the first time. After two days it was an odd feeling to think about only meeting these people 48 hours ago. The social aspect is worth the endless amount of hours travelling while having to save and budget financially. Greg (KARAISKAKIS) told me before the trip "this will be one of the best moments in your entire life" I honestly did not think it could be that good. I assumed it had been that good for him but who knows if I'll actually find it that worth while. Once arriving and I met this group of Stratego fanatics, I thought to myself, "what if the actual tournament makes this trip even better". I knew at that moment what Greg was referring to and I was beginning to enter his dream. 
 
The moment that this picture captures was one of my first "this is it" moments. Charlie (TheOptician) had his British flag but for some reason the hotel next door needed to use it for their front entrance. We were going to get it back for him but we could not find a ladder tall enough. Charlie said he had a second flag on his kitchen counter but pull on the other one, who typically needs two flags? We just had to deal with the injustice of not seeing the British flag. 
http://imgur.com/a/WckEg
 
Another very cool part of the trip was a beach Greg took me to. It was beautiful. The water was crystal clear. In the states even our oceans are dark and you sink if you don't swim. I am not used to Mediterranean water that allows you to lay stiff like a board and you just float because of all the salt in the water. It was amazing. 
http://imgur.com/a/YSc02
 
The day I was leaving Greece, Greg took me up to see a one thousand year old castle. In the U.S if you see something over four hundred years old it's probably just an arrowhead. 
http://imgur.com/a/JsOoX
 
After the castle Greg took me to the very spot that the idea of having the 2017 WC in Marmari started. A few pictures will show nothing of the experience but it was by far one of the coolest places I have ever been. It felt like a street up a mountain taking you to a place I would imagine finding in the picture books of Ireland. The two hours here was like another vacation entirely. 
http://imgur.com/a/dOPCE
 
The trip in Greece was concluded with a game on this mountain against Greg. He beat me. Can you find my flag though? Greg took 39 pieces before he could ;)
http://imgur.com/a/vv6E2
 
I hope that more players from around the world would try to make an effort to go to a WC even if it is once every three to five years. To many, I understand they don't care about this game that much but to anyone reading this, I would not consider you part of the 'many'. You are on the forums because this is one of your biggest and favorite hobbies, you spend so much money in a three years time on things that won't satisfy you while going to a live tournament does more for you than the countless of dollars spent on these things do.I tell you this, if you do it just once, make an effort to go to this tournament just ONCE and you will be so happy you did I would bet 70% of people who tried it would be back. Start saving your money now because the next one will be here before you know it. 
Thank you for reading my experience, 
Ryan Wogomite


...could make much more likes as only one on this post ... by far the best post ever read on this forum since i join on may 2013... thank you very much for sharing your experience.

Lonello

Posted 01 September 2017 - 03:42 PM

That's a great read, Ryan. I'm sure next year in New York there'll be as much enthousiasm.

 

Couldn't resist hijacking this one: 

 

We just had to deal with the injustice of not seeing the British flag. 

That's simpy what Brexit does to you :rolleyes:  :D.


Wogomite

Posted 01 September 2017 - 12:39 PM

I would like to share a few things from my experience in Greece. I will have to say that the over all best part about the WC was the mass amounts of people willing to talk Stratego at any given moment. The feeling was almost as if I had brothers that I was meeting for the first time. After two days it was an odd feeling to think about only meeting these people 48 hours ago. The social aspect is worth the endless amount of hours travelling while having to save and budget financially. Greg (KARAISKAKIS) told me before the trip "this will be one of the best moments in your entire life" I honestly did not think it could be that good. I assumed it had been that good for him but who knows if I'll actually find it that worth while. Once arriving and I met this group of Stratego fanatics, I thought to myself, "what if the actual tournament makes this trip even better". I knew at that moment what Greg was referring to and I was beginning to enter his dream. 

 

The moment that this picture captures was one of my first "this is it" moments. Charlie (TheOptician) had his British flag but for some reason the hotel next door needed to use it for their front entrance. We were going to get it back for him but we could not find a ladder tall enough. Charlie said he had a second flag on his kitchen counter but pull on the other one, who typically needs two flags? We just had to deal with the injustice of not seeing the British flag. 

http://imgur.com/a/WckEg

 

Another very cool part of the trip was a beach Greg took me to. It was beautiful. The water was crystal clear. In the states even our oceans are dark and you sink if you don't swim. I am not used to Mediterranean water that allows you to lay stiff like a board and you just float because of all the salt in the water. It was amazing. 

http://imgur.com/a/YSc02

 

The day I was leaving Greece, Greg took me up to see a one thousand year old castle. In the U.S if you see something over four hundred years old it's probably just an arrowhead. 

http://imgur.com/a/JsOoX

 

After the castle Greg took me to the very spot that the idea of having the 2017 WC in Marmari started. A few pictures will show nothing of the experience but it was by far one of the coolest places I have ever been. It felt like a street up a mountain taking you to a place I would imagine finding in the picture books of Ireland. The two hours here was like another vacation entirely. 

http://imgur.com/a/dOPCE

 

The trip in Greece was concluded with a game on this mountain against Greg. He beat me. Can you find my flag though? Greg took 39 pieces before he could ;)

http://imgur.com/a/vv6E2

 

I hope that more players from around the world would try to make an effort to go to a WC even if it is once every three to five years. To many, I understand they don't care about this game that much but to anyone reading this, I would not consider you part of the 'many'. You are on the forums because this is one of your biggest and favorite hobbies, you spend so much money in a three years time on things that won't satisfy you while going to a live tournament does more for you than the countless of dollars spent on these things do.I tell you this, if you do it just once, make an effort to go to this tournament just ONCE and you will be so happy you did I would bet 70% of people who tried it would be back. Start saving your money now because the next one will be here before you know it. 

Thank you for reading my experience, 

Ryan Wogomite


Unladen Swallow

Posted 22 August 2017 - 10:13 PM

I see playa was in a very patriotic mood! Congrats to the winners. I am sure it was a lot of fun for everyone involved. 


Lonello

Posted 22 August 2017 - 02:43 PM

Yes, another great video B)! Fresh from the needle this week: we're having coalition forming over here and those parties agreed to make the national anthom obligatory just as it is in the US (and Greece too perhaps). Garulfo's PvdD however is not yet invited to join the coalition and is against making it obligatory so you'll mainly see just playa1 singing ONVERVEERD loudly  :D  :lol:  :P! It worked, well done to the team!


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