Scott Hughes wins the Australian Nationals 2024

Congratulations to Scott Hughes on winning his consecutive 5th Australian Nationals, beating his nemesis Matthew Vinar in the thrilling final, and Ivan Chan came third (it is the carbon copy finishing order as in 2023).

HUGHES Scott 39-25 VINAR Matt (Final – one game)

Based on the standings of the Australian Nationals, the following players are qualified to represent Australia in the upcoming World Othello Championship held in China this October :

Scott Hughes
Matthew Vinar
Ivan Chan
Lisa Villalon (female player)
William Skewes (youth player)

Thank you for everyone who participated today, especially Hayden’s provision of the wonderful Canva venue and Dmitri Atamanov’s tech support so that we could use the Flip The Disc (FTD) platform successfully.

All the results and some game transcripts can be found here

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