John Adams launches first British Othello Junior comp

by TnP Staff
Published: 4 September 2018, 10:12
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The British Othello Junior Championships is open to all under 15s, and the winner will win a paid trip to represent the UK at the World Othello Championships in Prague

John Adams Leisure is searching for young competitors to take part in the first ever official British Othello Junior Championships, where the winner will go on to win a trip to Prague and represent Great Britain at the World Othello Championships.

The British Othello Junior Championship will be held on Saturday 15 September at Trinity College, Cambridge, with each competitor playing six head-to-head rounds with a twenty-five minute time limit

The winner will be crowned as the Official British Othello Junior Champion and take home a special trophy, plus an all-expenses paid trip, accompanied by a parent or guardian, to the World Othello Championship finals in Prague, Czech Republic from 9-12 October to represent Great Britain.

Lynette Norris, Marketing Manager at John Adams, said: “We’re very excited to be involved in the first official British Junior Othello Championships and the search for our British representative to compete at the World Championships in Prague in October. A firm family-favourite board game, the popularity in tournaments is growing year-on-year and we’re seeing amazing talent from young players. We’re looking forward to seeing who does well and finding our next star.” 

Othello is an internationally acclaimed two-player strategy game and only takes a minute to learn but a lifetime to master. Experts will also be on-hand throughout the day to offer advice between games, so everyone from board game fans to beginners are welcome to enter the championship. 

To enter, competitors must be under the age of 15 at the end of October to meet the qualification criteria of the World Championships.

Those looking to compete should email to put the name of the child on the guest list or by messaging the UK Othello Facebook page, where more information can be found.