1st Computer Olympiad

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The 1st Computer Olympiad took place at the Park Lane Hotel in London, UK from 9 August 1989 to 15 August 1989. In this Computer Olympiad, computer programs competed against each other at a variety of games, including Awari, Backgammon, Bridge, Checkers, Chess, Chinese Chess, Connect-Four, Dominoes, Draughts Go, Go-Moku, Othello, Qubic, Renju and Scrabble.

Medals Awarded[edit]

Awari

  1. Marco (R. Nierat)
  2. Wali (E. van der Schilden)
  3. Conchus (S. Thomas)

Backgammon

  1. Neurogammon (G. Tesauro)
  2. Video Gammon (R. Hoogerhyde)
  3. Saitek Backgammon (Treesoft)

Bridge

  1. Acolmaster Bridge (Paul Jones)
  2. Vtech (Tony Guilfoyle)
  3. Oxford Bridge 3 (Andrew Bracher)

Checkers

  1. Chinook (J. Schaeffer)
  2. Checkers! (G. Dodgen)
  3. Tournament Checkers (D. Butler)

Chess

  1. Rebel (Ed Schroeder)
  2. Mephisto (Richard Lang)
  3. Fidelity (Kathe and Dan Spracklen)

Chinese Chess

  1. Acer Chinese Chess (Y. Shi-Shun)
  2. Chinese chess Expert Acme (K-M. Ts'ao)
  3. Elephant (S-C. Hsu)

Connect-Four

  1. Victor (V. Allis)
  2. Heap (M. Taylor)
  3. Four Blitz (H. van der Zijden)

Dominoes

  1. LUciano (D. Borrajo)
  2. Seneca (M. Alicia Perez)
  3. Rio de la Plata (E. Gramajo)

Draughts

  1. Dios '89 (E. van Riet Paap)
  2. Truus (S. Keetman)
  3. McDammen (R.P.G. van Bemmelen)

Go 19×19

  1. SWISS Explorer (A. Kierulf)
  2. Goliath (M. Boon)
  3. Star of Poland (J. Kraszek)

Go 9×9

  1. Dragon (D-Y. Lin)
  2. Go Intellect (K. Chen)
  3. Goliath (M. Boon)

Go-Moku

  1. Matena (A. Frolov)
  2. Homoku Sapiens (N. Alexandrov)
  3. Domino (M. Muron and J. Novotny)

Othello

  1. Polygon (A. Selby)
  2. Comp'oth (F. Aguillon)
  3. Badia (M. van Tien)

Renju 1. Renju Sapiens (A. Grigoriev) 1. Tandy Renju (R. Lang)

Both programs were awarded the gold medal

Scrabble

  1. Crab (A. Appel, G. Jacobson, G. Thomas and S. Thomas)
  2. Tyler (A. Frank)
  3. Quetzal (T. Guilfoyle and R. Hooker)

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