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2017 Ghent, Belgium

2nd Youth WOC, Ghent, Belgium

The response from the Othello community after the start of Youth WOC was amazing. Many federations began hosting youth qualification tournaments and Othello events. Twelve federations sent youth players to Ghent, Belgium; which was a success! The Japanese player Akihiro Takahashi, surprised everyone when he qualified for the WOC 2018 semifinal, and even made it to the grand final! In fact he won the swiss round of WOC 2018. Therefore, no final game was played between Takahasi and Micky Shifman; who finished as runner-up in WOC Youth 2018.
There were many great moments in WOC 2018. The youth players had fun, and it was a great time for everyone!

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Takahashi vs Arthur Juigner in round 13 in Live Othello TV The WOC 2018 Youth price cermony. Yablonskaya, Youens and Ourega interviewed by Live Othello TV


Ghent, Belgium


W.C. Akihiro Takahashi Japan
RU Micky Shifman Israel
Third Danielle Yosifovich Israel
4 Felix Juigner Switzerland
5 Anne Dorbeck Netherlands
6 Mikael Lee Korea
7 Remi Tastet France
8 Nikita Zincenko Czech Republic
9 Gallo Irene Ourega Ivory Coast
10 Valentino Giannini Italy
11 Alena Yablonskaya Belarus
12 Jana Verstuyft Belgium
13 Robyn Youens England


25 national teams, 88 players, and 20 youth players!