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Vienna World Minesweeper Championship 2008 (Main Event)
Rank Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 POINTS
1 Thomas Kolar 96 137 137 89 100 100 659
2 Reid Sinclair 111 96 101 64 83 90 545
3 Christoph Nikolaus 128 104 109 58 49 0 448
4 Gergely Nagy 108 112 98 47 61 426
5 Wee Pin Yeoh 101 57 86 62 74 380
6 Arsen Balishyan 55 103 88 56 33 335
7 Robert Farnik 75 78 89 46 288
8 Jon Simonsen 82 75 53 66 276
9 Kamil Muranski 76 59 50 30 215
10 Andreas Marx 79 81 28 22 210
11 Eduardo Cros 61 58 59 178
12 Gergely Vodila 45 51 80 176
13 Jan Farnik 9 27 34 70
14 Klara Binderova 14 2 28 44


Vienna World Minesweeper Championship 2008 (Side Event)
I E Sum 5&5
1 Kamil Muranski 12.57 49.08 61.65 340.57
2 Thomas Kolar 17.50 55.89 73.39 375.63
3 Arsen Balishyan 19.19 61.16 80.35 415.40
4 Reid Sinclair 19.78 59.25 79.03 426.83
5 Nagy Gergely 16.95 63.48 80.43 437.11
6 Christoph Nikolaus 19.28 59.51 78.79 438.36
7 Wee Pin Yeoh 19.76 63.67 83.43 444.19
8 Eduardo Cros 21.95 65.76 97.71 473.01
9 Robert Farnik 18.87 72.78 91.65 475.07
10 Jon Simonsen 16.37 70.44 86.81 476.00
11 Vodily Gergely 23.42 77.48 100.90 562.51
12 Jan Farnik 23.35 78.59 101.94 592.49
13 Andreas Marx 33.78 97.19 130.97 702.06
14 Klara Binderova 33.23 112.32 145.55 836.94


Videos

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Rules

Vienna III used a similar format to Vienna II. The Main event consisted of rounds lasting 999 seconds with players needing to complete 15 Beginner, 6 Intermediate and 2 Expert games. Players could continue playing until the end of the round with the best games counting towards their sum. Points were awarded after each round with players receiving 4 points for anyone slower to complete the 15 games, 3 points for every player with a slower Expert sum, 2 points for every player with a slower Intermediate sum and 1 point for every player with a slower Beginner sum. When the first player reached 350 points the field reduced to 10 players then at 450 points to 6 players, 550 points to 3 players with the first player to reach 660 points declared the winner. The side event was a traditional best 5&5 sum and players knocked out of the main event could continue playing in the side event.

Details

The 8th World Minesweeper Championship took place 20 September 2008 at the University of Vienna in Room 204 of the Faculty of Mathematics. The tournament used Viennasweeper Release 2.2 and a client written by Christoph was used to display live scores. The scoring system for the main event had to be adjusted due to client issues as the computer room used multiple operating systems. The best 3 players were given trophies and all players received certificates. A separate Nonosweeper tournament took place the previous day and earlier in the week there was an Austrian warm-up tournament.

Links

The original announcement and complete results can be found on the archived minesweeper.cc site in addition to results from the Nonosweeper competition.

Wee Pin wrote a review of the tournament.

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Videos (1)

A planned documentary of the event was not finished but the introductory video still exists.

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