Open WOC 2018


Full 2-day event will be held in cooperation with board games festival Deskohraní.

Deskohraní is a festival full of presentations, tournaments and free playing spaces, in a wonderful historical palace just few meters from the Charles bridge. There are around 80 different gaming events you can take part of, ranging from high level tournaments, world and national championships until the open tournaments for beginners. Also we have a space specialized in children games.

Date: 13. - 14.10.2018

Place: Tyršův dům, Újezd 40, Praha 1, Czech Republic

Entry fee: 180 CZK / day (approx. €7) includes all Othello tournaments and all open festival facilities for the day, payable cash in CZK only, at the event venue. WOC Youth participants enter for free.

Saturday 13.10.2018

9:00 - 12:00

Open Blitz WOC

2x5min Swiss + Semifinal + Final                      

Group A Master: 6/18
Group B: 1/18

14:00 - 17:00

Open WOC Pairs

2x10min Swiss, 2-player teams, players alternate in moves, no chatting

Group A Master: 4/9
Group B: 1/9

18:00 - 19:30

Disc Flipping WOC

Flip the Othello board as fast as you can, qualification + Play-offs + Final

Qualification: 0/999

SUNDAY 14.10.2018

9:00 - 13:00 

Open WOC in XOT (blitz)

2x5min Swiss + Semifinal + Final, XOT version = first 8 moves chosen at random

Players: 2/36

14:00 - 17:00 

Open "Family" pairs tournament

2x10min Swiss, 2-player teams, players alternate in moves, no chatting, "Family" means any two players closely related, general public welcome

Teams: 0/18



Events held during the 2-day public weekend:


  • Learn Othello  all day
  • Othello special section (strategy, special boards, puzzles)  all day
  • Disc flipping practice  all day
  • Exercise with Othello (large garden board)  Sat+Sun 14-17

  • People vs. Master match  Sat 19-20 + Sun 13-16

  • Surprise event  Sun 10-11:30

  • and more, with various non-cash prizes, such as board games


We will gladly welcome all Othello players to help promoting the game and playing against the public enthusiasts during the Open WOC. The daily entry fee for helpers is 0 CZK = free, including tournaments.

Please, register your desire to help as well as attendance at tournaments at the registration page.


Link to Deskohraní website: Deskohraní 2018

WOC 2018: 25 national teams. 86 players. Youth WOC 2018: 18 players!