2012 CHAMPIONSHIP IN VIENNA, AUSTRIA
The competition took place on Saturday 17.11.12 at the Austria Center in Vienna, during the game show "Spielefest Wien".
16 players from 9 countries took part in the competition: Germany, Austria, France, Hungary, USA, Canada, Greece, the Netherlands and Switzerland.
After 4 preliminary rounds, the 4 best players of the competition played for the World Champion title during a very tight final round.
The very last trick of the round decided who our new 2012 Champion is: Thomas Kessler from Switzerland.
1. Thomas Kessler - Switzerland
2. Ede Markos - Hungary
3. Rene Punz - Austria
4. Emilie Badey - France
The first prize was an Apple iPod Touch MP3-player, second prize an Apple iPod nano MP3-player and the third prize an Apple iPod shuffel MP3-player.
All participants were then invited to relax and have a nice city tour in horse carriage through the streets of Vienna followed by a dinner at a typical Austrian restaurant in the heart of the Austrian capital.
You can find the first pictures of the event on this link:
And this is the final ranking of all participants:
1. Thomas Kessler Switzerland
2. Ede Markos Hungary
3. René Punz Austria
4. Emilie Badey France
5. Mario Phenix Canada
6. Alexander Bürger Austria
7. Markus Werther Germany
8. Daniel Weik Germany
9. Max Peeters Netherlands
10. Maxime Noldus Netherlands
11. Felix Kälin Switzerland
12. Farago Sandor Hungary
13. Douglas Torres USA
14. Romain Volpi France
15. Vasileios Tsafos Greece
16. Manos Velivassakis Greece