Karl Juhnke of USA is the Arimaa World Champion
Jean Daligault of France placed second
Greg Magne of Canada placed third
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Event: The 2008 Arimaa World Championship tournament will be held to determine the best human Arimaa player. A contest will also be held for spectators to pick the winning player in each game and try to win prizes.
Prizes: The winning player will be declared the 2008 Arimaa World Champion and receive a prize of $200 USD. Participants will also win a cash prize (of $2 or $10 USD) for each game they win. See tournament rules for details. Spectators will also receive prizes for picking the right player. See contest rules for details.
Format: A Swiss preliminary (Open Classic) to select the top 8 players followed by a Floating Double Elimination final.
When: The tournament will begin on Tuesday January 8th, 2008 and run for 10 to 12 weeks. The participants will play one game per week.
Where: The games will be played over the Internet in the Arimaa gameroom.
Registration: Interested players should register before the deadline of 6PM EST Friday January 4th, 2008. The registration fee is $20 USD of which $10 USD is returned if you do not forfit or resign any of your games. The rest is used for the prize fund. Commemorative World Championship T-shirts listing the names of all participants and match-ups will be available after the event for $20 USD.
Tournament Coordinator: Omar Syed
Tournament Director: Ned Bent
Event Reporter: Karl Juhnke and Greg Magne
Arimaa is part of the 2008 IAGO World Tour
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