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#1 KARAISKAKIS

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 07:08 AM

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Dear community in stratego.com

 

It is official !  The 20th World Championship STRATEGO  will be held in Greece 18- 20/8/2017

Location of this great event is Marmari  which is located in southwestern coast of the second largest island in Greece - Evia.

It is quiet seaside destination with marvelous beaches and plenty of choises in accommodation , food (seafood , meat, pizza etc) , coffees and romantic bars.

Beginning today and for the next 8 months an online newspaper will inform you for everything about this big event with a wealth of material (documents , photo, useful informations)  before , during and after the WC . Also here you can read some interesting statistics from the 19 previous tournaments.
In this topic we ask you to post if you are interesting to join. Additionally you can ask everything according the event , exchange thoughts and opinions etc.
 
 
 My personal advice is ......
DO NOT MISS THIS EVENT!!!
DO NOT LOSE THE OPPORTUNITY TO LIVE AN UNFORGETABLE EXPERIENCE!!!
 
Sun , sea and stratego
Get your seat booked now!
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Posted 31 December 2016 - 07:48 AM

Main hotel / location of the tournament

Evia Hotel & Suites

 

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Evia Hotel and Suites is located on a hill right above the town of Marmari, with sweeping views of the sea and town. It features an outdoor pool, a poolside bar and a 24-hour front desk.

The spacious and bright room feature a desk with chairs and a marble bathroom with rain shower. Amenities include a flat-screen satellite TV and individually controlled air conditioning. Some offer pool or sea views.
Guests wake up to an American buffet breakfast. The pool bar and lobby bar serve a variety of drinks throughout the day.
The location
The hotel is 150 metres from Marmari Town centre, and its fish taverns, cafes and bars. The scenic port and marina are less than 400 metres away. Nearby beaches include Kokkini at 2 km and Megali Ammos at 1.5 km. Cars and bicycles can be rented on site.
This property is also rated for the best value in Marmari! Guests are getting more for their money when compared to other properties in this city.
Hotel Rooms: 104
 

photo gallery here

In the above  link (from booking.com) you can find also some other options for accomodation)

 
 
 

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 11:23 AM

Marmari is located in southwestern coast of the second largest island in Greece - Evia.
 
 There are ferry routes with the mainland port of Rafina.
Duration of the route is 60 min and cost is 9 euro per person
According the  timetable (2016) in 17th August  there 4 routes to Marmari  at: 8.30 , 11.45 , 16.00 , 20.30.
 In 20th August there are 6 routes to Rafina at:  9.30 , 14.00 , 16.00 , 17.30 , 19.00 , 20,30 
The related timetable for August 2017 will be posted in this thread when it is announced
 
The Athens International Airport (Eleftherios Venizelos) is 20 km away from Rafina.

Accesability to Rafina and the oposite can be made with bus or taxi. Bus routes are every hour from 6.00 to 21.45 . Duration is 30 min and cost is 3 euro per person

 

Departure Point: The bus departs from the bus stop between the Exits 2 and 3 of the arrivals hall (opposite hotel Sofitel).

 

Ticket price: There are only one-way tickets and cost 3,00 €. Your can buy your tickets from the bus driver when you get in the bus. Children under 6 years can travel free. 

 

Frequency: Buses depart approximatelly every one hour. The exact departure times from Rafina Port are given below

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By taxi the cost is 35 euro and duration is 20 min

 

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Αlternativelly for those people who prefer to avoid the ferry , Marmari can be reached by car. It takes 3 hours and the distance (airport- Marmari)  is 207 km.
This of course needs to rent a car and would be a more expensive solution.

 

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 05:47 PM

Great location, really looking forward to this amazing WC. Timing of the announcement is also perfect, first time in Stratego history all information is available already in the year before (2016). I hope to meet a lot of new and known Stratego friends in Marmari, behind the board.

Edited by playa1, 06 January 2017 - 05:47 PM.

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 07:26 AM

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The photograph is from the Belgian Federation
Thank you very much !!!


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Posted 06 May 2017 - 06:20 AM

History and interesting statistics of the world championship in stratego.
 
In Marmari ( Evia / Greece ) there will be held the 20th tournament. These are some interesting statistics from the previous 19  events from 1997 - 2016 There are many and interesting findings. 
 
- The country we played the most WC's is England 5 times (1997-2000 and 2011)
Next with 4 times comes Belgium  and Germany  and follows Netherlands with 3 times .
Austria , Ukraine and Greece once (this year will be the second time).
 
 
''all the cities were the WC was held.''
 
London (GB) 1997-1998- 1999 -2000
Berlin  (DE)   2001 and 2013
Rotterdam (NL) 2002
Wien  (AT) 2004
Antwerpen (BE) 2004-2006 - 2007
Kievo (UA) 2008
Gladbeck (DE) 2009
Maastricht (NL) 2010
North Shields (GB) 2011
Haastrecht (NL) 2012
Thessaloniki (GR) 2014
Waterloo (BE) 2015
Rendsburg (DE) 2016
 
-  During these 19 events there are 888 participations from 15 different countries.
 
Almost 50% of the participations comes from Netherlands and 26% from Germany. 
 
NL 431
DE 234
BE 72
GB 51
UA 36
GR 20
FR  11
CZ  10 
TR  7
US  3
NO  3
ES- BASQUE 5
IE 2
IT 2
SE 1
 
- The average participation is 47 players per WC.
Biggest participation was in Rotterdam 2002 with 73 players.
Lowest record was in Nort Shields 2011 with 23 players.
Most countries in an event was in London 1997,  in Berlin 2001 and in Waterloo 2015 . In all of these events players from 8 different countries participated.
Only Netherlands has had participation in every tournament (19/19)
England and Germany come next with 18/19.  England wasn't present in Kievo 2008 and Germany in Thessaloniki 2014
 
 
-  Netherlands has won 16/19 WC . Germany ( with Annies Steffen)  in 2009 , England (with Richard Ratcliffe )  in 2011 and Greece with (Stauros Sekertzis) in 2016 won the remaing 3 tournaments.
 
- Most time word champion is Eric van den Berg  ( 3 in a row 2000 - 2002) and Pim Niemeijer with 4 trophies
Vincent de boer  follow with 3 trophies.
3 players (all of them dutch) Eric van den Berg in 2006 , Vincent de boer in 2003 and Adriaansen  Luc in 1998 have won the WC with only wins !!!
 
- Biggest winning streak belongs to Vincent de boer with 15 wins in a row  (between 2002-2004)
 
- Biggest unbeatable  streak belongs to Tim Slagboom  with 23 games in a row without defeat ( 2012-2014) . Pim Niemeijer with 12 games and Stavros Sekertzis with 11 games are currently running streaks without defeat and hope to break the record of Tim Slagboom.
 
Tie situations in which Buchholz points determined the world champion were in 6 WC.
5 times it was between 2 players (2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2007 - 2014 ) and 1 time between 4 players (2009)
In all the WC except 2 ( in 1999 and in 2007)  there was game between the first 2 players. In these 2 tournaments there wasn't game between the world champion and the player who got the 2nd place.
 
- The most unhappy and unlucky player should be George Franka who was involved in the tie situation in 2009 and got the 4th place despite the fact that he won all the players who took the 3 medals.
 
- George Franka is also the player who has attended most WC's
Actually he has played in ALL (19/19)!!!!!!!!! His best perfomance was in Gladbeck(DE)  in 2009 and  in Thessaloniki (GR)  in 2014 . Both years lost the title of WChampion in tie situations (4th and 2nd) . Also in the first WC (2007) he was 2nd . His worst perfomance was 2008 when he finished 22nd
Franka  except the record of most games in WC  is the recordman of winning games (110 is the total number) far away from the second 
His stats are 110 wins -  23 draws - 48 defeats
Definitely George is an alive legend of WC's history

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 07:58 AM

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 100 days remaining for the official  start of 20th world championship in stratego which   will be held in Marmari / Evia of Greece 18-20 August

 

Sun sea and stratego!

WILL YOU MISS THIS EVENT?

 

Full invitation with useful informations can be found here

 

 

 
 
 
SSun , sea and stratego
Get your seat booked now!un , sea and stratego Get your seat booked now!
 
 
WILL YOU MISS THIS EVENT ?
 

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 10:40 AM

For those how want to participate to WC2017 Marmari, Evia GREECE, there are still very CHEAP FLIGHTS.

The flights are for 17/8 to 21/8 and the prices are for roundtrip!!

 

Belgium
Brussels Charleroi to Athens = 200€
Brussels->Athens, Athens->Bucharest->Brussels (Ryanair)

 

England
London Stansted to Athens = 240€
London->Athens, Athens->Sofia->London (Ryanair)

 

Germany
Berlin Schönefeld to Athens = 120€
Berlin->Athens, Athens->Sofia->Berlin (Ryanair)

 

Italy
Rome Ciampino to Athens = 176€
Rome->Athens, Athens->Rome (Ryanair)

 

Netherlands
Amsterdam to Athens = 257€
Amsterdam->Athens, Athens->Amsterdam (Transavia)

 

Serbia
Belgrade to Athens = 153€
Belgrade->Athens, Athens->Belgrade(AirSerbia)

 

Switzerland
Geneva to Athens = 235€
Geneva->Athens(Easyjet), Athens->Rome Fiumicino->Geneva (Alitalia)
Zurich to Athens = 213€
Zurich->Belgrade->Athens, Athens->Belgrade->Zurich (AirSerbia)

 

Ukraine
Kiev to Athens = 123€
Kiev->Athens, Athens->Kiev (AegeanAir)


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Posted 16 May 2017 - 09:56 AM

Τhe facebook page for registrations in WC 2017 has been opened

 

Visit https://www.facebook...16957181806640/

and book your seat!


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Posted 13 June 2017 - 08:25 AM

Ferry routes Rafina - Marmari according the timetable of August 2017

 

Wed 16th  8.30  13.30  16.00  19.30

Thu  17th  8.30  11.45  16.00  19.30

Fri    18th  8.30   12.15  15.00  17.30  19.00   21.00

Sat   19th  9.00   11.00   13.00 16.30  20.30

Sun  20th  8.30  11.30  17.20   19.20  20.50  22.20

Mon  21th  8.30  13.30  16.00  19.30

 

Ferry routes  Marmari - Rafina  according the timetable of August 2017
 
Wed 16th  7.00  10.15  14.30  18.00
Thu  17th   7.00  10.15  14.30  18.00
Fri    18th  7.00     9.30  13.15  15.30  17.00  19.30  
Sat   19th  7.00    9.00   11.00   14.00 19.00  
Sun  20th  7.00     9.50  16.00  18.00   19.30  21.00
Mon  21th  7.00  10.15  14.30  18.00
 
You can find the routes also here http://www.in-karyst...es-marmari.html
 
EDIT 30/ 7/2017 
Attention!!!!
There are some changes in ferry routes for 18-20/8 . The routes for this period are:
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Posted 13 June 2017 - 09:39 AM

 The weather forecast in Marmari  accordind AccuWeather site  for 17-21 /8/2017 
 It will be updated once a week
 
update 2/8/2017
 
 
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Posted 15 June 2017 - 03:53 PM

Vote

 

Who will be the next Senior World Champion of the 20th WC in Marmari?

Which country will win the Stratego 2017 world championship country competition?

 

Visit facebook in this link and give your vote and your comment

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 04:25 AM

£342 for flight from UK

£244 for hotel

add in getting to and from the airports + ferry + entrance fee and food and drinks.

Wow £800 at the very least and maybe costing up to £1,000.

 

I have been to quite a few World Championships and the average cost has been £300 to £400. I think last years was the most expensive at around £450.

I cannot justify paying £800 to £1000. Too expensive.

 

I can get return flights to the USA cheaper than the flight to Athens.

Return flight to Boston for £234 or New York for £290.

 



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Posted 22 June 2017 - 05:54 AM

 

 

England
London Stansted to Athens = 240€  (  210 £)
London->Athens, Athens->Sofia->London (Ryanair)

 

Hi Richard

 

As you can read above before one month ago we gave some cheaper suggestion for flights (I do not know the cost today) so maybe you can search the above flights. WC in Greece was announced in 2016 ( as memmber Iin ISF you were aware from October!) when there was real cheap flights from London ( less than 200 euro) .  I remind you Antony's email ''  As promised the flight costs today are £ 165 which is around Euro 200 return from London. ''  It is obvious that late booking costs more and this is common in all the world.

About the other expenses 

The cost you mention above is for a double room with breakfast. So you can share it with another British player . Charlie has already booked his flight and hotel so maybe you can ask from Jonathan to share a room and have  the half cost. In case you take a single room there is a suggestion to book in Marmary bay with 50 euro per night (including breakfast) that is 200 euro for 4 nights.

Costs of getting to and from the airports + ferry + entrance fee are very well described in the official invitation and in total is 60 euro

Inside the entrance fee there are 2 free light meals during the seniors tournament and the mean cost for dinner is 10-15 euro and 6-7 euro  .  

In total and in case you take a single room cost is around 340 euro / 300 £  + air tickets but if you find someone to share the room this cost can be reduced 80-100 euro  / 70-90 £ .  In none case cost is so expensive as your estimation , even today.

I hope that you will change your mind and we will have the pleasure to see you in this special event. The Optician who is also British and will join WC maybe can help you to find more cheap flights



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Posted 22 June 2017 - 08:15 AM

About the flight from London. One suggestion today   http://www.opodo.com/  

with total cost in pounds 239  £ is 

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There is no need to spend a night in Athens. Arrival time in Athens on Thursday is 17.50 Take the bus to Rafina on 18.00 or a taxi in case you do not catch the bus . You take the ferry on 19.30. Arrival time in Marmari is 20.30.
Return on Monday . Ferry to Rafina on 10.15. You will be in airport 12.45 . Departure time of your flight to London 14.35

Total cost in a single room with breakfast , including your personal expenses in meals and drinks (one per day) is 239 + 300 = 539 £
In case you share the room total cost 450 - 470 £
As you can see this is almost the half from your estimation (800 -1000 £ )
For any further details please contact me via pm or in facebook

 

EDIT

I checked also the cost in the case this WC was in Waterloo like in 2015.   Flights 113 euro + 320 euro in IBIS HOTEL (the most cheap in the city) for 4 nights + 25 euro (the registartion fee in 2015) = 457 euro without  transfer cost from airport to Waterloo  and meals and drinks which as you remember  well  were very expensive.  With an average cost 30 euro per one meal and one drink per day this makes a total cost of 457+120 = 577 euro = 510 pounds 

 

This is 30 pounds less than in a WC in Greece!!!!!! and this in case you take a single room because if you find another player from England total cost will be 40-60 pounds LESS .  Does it worth to lose it for 30 pounds?  or if this WC was in Waterloo this year would you join? 



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Posted 22 June 2017 - 09:31 AM

Hello everyone
It would be nice to have a list of participants who have confirmed their registration , to attract more people to the tournament.

See you all in the WC.
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Posted 23 June 2017 - 07:23 AM

WC 2017 List of participants

blue : confirmed

green: needs to be confirmed

black : seriously interested

 

Greece 

  1. ernesto
  2. ELISSAIOS-GR
  3. gmits
  4. gpet0  
  5. Great Manos 
  6. Henry Domerkant  
  7. KARAISKAKIS 
  8. kostas2506 
  9. Major Nelson
  10. OverLord_98  
  11. Perigord 
  12. roeczak
  13. stamen feson
  14. vspy13
  15. dalee 
  16. FGP_ 
  17. GTETRA13
  18. Jakehaar 
  19. panagiotis17  
  20. PHAETHON
  21. SEKERTZISS
  22. DR_ELL SuPREME
  23. gkaros 
  24. Geo_Tsarpista 
  25. HERCULES 1926 
  26. IOLAUS1926 
  27. max cady
  28. pasxalistz
  29. zoografos
  30. vagios s. 
  31. Dimitris Frantzis (assistant referee)

Netherlands

      

  1. playa1
  2. Garulfo
  3. Nortrom
  4. Franka G.
  5. Vincent de Boer
  6. Roseline de Boer
  7. maxroelofs
  8. Morx
  9. Kees de Vos
  10. Don_Homer
  11. Theo Gerrits
  12.  Eric van de Haar
  13. Mark Coenen (main referee)

England

 

  1. TheOptician

 

Germany

 

  1.  Hermann Kleier
  2. Steffen Annies

 

Belgium

 

  1. vodka44
  2. Franck André

Switzerland

 

  1. Napoleon1er
  2. Barbe Noire

USA

 

  1.  Wogomite  
  2.  queenbee1 

 

 

** This list will be updated as soon as there are new informations. Anyone from the above list who can confirm his participation  or anyone who don't find his name in this list and wish to join the WC , can  contact  with me via pm.

An accurate list will help the better organisation of this special event

Thx for your cooperation :)


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Posted 27 June 2017 - 07:46 PM

If you don't already have reservations at the Evia they are booked.



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Posted 27 June 2017 - 08:48 PM

If you don't already have reservations at the Evia they are booked.

 

Hi queenbee1

I suppose that you  mean reservations through booking.com. This is true . Unfortunatelly since Sunday there are no available room in this site. As far as I know it is still possible to book a room but this  can be done only in this email  info@eviahotel.com or directly at the hotel via telephone number +30 2224031414.

Have you tried to book a room?

Another option is the other big hotel which is next to the main hotel (Marmari bay http://www.marmaribay.gr/) . And for this hotel needs directly communication here   http://www.marmaribay.gr/contact/

The big majority of players have already made reservations. Noone until now has informed me that he can not find a room.

All the players have already informed from the official invitation https://ufile.io/pougl  that they must book their room asap from April.

'' In general lines the weekend 18-20/8 is inside the most

heavy tourist period in Greece and commitments from hotels are difficult , and we have to
follow the service policy ''First-come, first-served (FCFS) '' That means every player who wish
to join the WC must book asap''
Anyone who face problem with his reservation can contact me 


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Posted 27 June 2017 - 08:54 PM

 

Hi queenbee1

I suppose that you  mean reservations through booking.com. This is true . Unfortunatelly since Sunday there are no available room in this site. As far as I know it is still possible to book a room but this  can be done only in this email  info@eviahotel.com or directly at the hotel via telephone number +30 2224031414.

Have you tried to book a room?

Another option is the other big hotel which is next to the main hotel (Marmari bay http://www.marmaribay.gr/) . And for this hotel needs directly communication here   http://www.marmaribay.gr/contact/

The big majority of players have already made reservations. Noone until now has informed me that he can not find a room.

All the players have already informed from the official invitation that they must book their room asap from April.

'' In general lines the weekend 18-20/8 is inside the most

heavy tourist period in Greece and commitments from hotels are difficult , and we have to
follow the service policy ''First-come, first-served (FCFS) '' That means every player who wish
to join the WC must book asap''
Anyone who face problem with his reservation can contact me 

 

I dealt directly via email with the hotel and they replied they are booked so this is just an FYI for those who thought they could get in. Greg tells me there are plenty of offsite hotels that are cheaper so don't let that discourage you. It's just too far for me to travel at my age. I'd love to come to Greece one day and meet all of you, but I cannot fly in coach and business class is around 4000.00. It's not just the money, it's a long 15+ hours on the plane plus layovers.

 

I have a lot of different things I can do with that money. So may your all have good luck and great fun, but I will pass this year. Maybe I can make it next year. 


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