International prize list of Diplomacy

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Tournaments for the Diplomacy board game have been conducted around the world for decades.

WorldDipCon[edit]

During the 1970s, there were very few Diplomacy tournaments outside North America. At that time, the winner of the tournament held at American DipCon was considered by the North American players as a world champion of Diplomacy.

The WorldDipCon (World Diplomacy Convention) was created in 1988 and the winner of the tournament held at this convention becomes the world champion of Diplomacy.

The players taking the top three places in each WorldDipCon tournament are listed below:

Year Host City Host Country World Champion Second Third
1988 Birmingham  Great Britain United Kingdom Phil Day United Kingdom Matt MacVeigh United Kingdom Jim Mills
1990 Chapel Hill  United States United States Jason Bergmann United States Jeff Bohner United States Steve Cooley
1992 Canberra  Australia Australia Steve Gould Australia Eric Roche France Bruno-André Giraudon
1994 Birmingham  Great Britain France Pascal Montagna France Stéphane Gentric France Bruno-André Giraudon
1995 Paris  France France Bruno-André Giraudon France Portugal Antonio Ribeiro da Silva France Thomas Sebeyran
1996 Columbus  United States United States Pitt Crandlemire Sweden Leif Bergman Sweden Björn von Knorring
1997 Gothenburg  Sweden France Cyrille Sevin Sweden Roger Edblom Norway Borger Borgersen
1998 Chapel Hill  United States United States Chris Martin United States John Quarto-von-Tivadar United States Mark Fassio
1999 Namur  Belgium Sweden Christian Dreyer Sweden Leif Bergman United Kingdom Ivan Woodward
2000 Hunt Valley  United States United Kingdom Simon Bouton Republic of Ireland Brian Dennehy United States Matthew Shields
2001 Paris  France France Cyrille Sevin Republic of Ireland Brian Dennehy United Kingdom Chetan Radia
2002 Canberra  Australia Australia Rob Stephenson New Zealand Grant Steel France Yann Clouet
2003 Denver  United States France Vincent Carry United States Edward Hawthorne Norway Frank Johansen
2004 Birmingham  Great Britain France Yann Clouet Netherlands André Kooy France Cyrille Sevin
2005 Washington[1]  United States Norway Frank Johansen United States Tom Kobrin United States Edi Birsan
2006 Berlin  Germany France Nicolas Sahuguet France Cyrille Sevin France Yann Clouet
2007 Vancouver  Canada United States Doug Moore United States Jake Mannix United States Mark Zoffel
2008 Lockenhaus  Austria Germany Julian Ziesing France Cyrille Sevin Germany Daniel Leinich
2009 Columbus  United States Australia Andrew Goff United Kingdom Daniel Lester United States Jim O'Kelley
2010 The Hague  Netherlands France Gwen Maggi Germany Igor Kurt France Xavier Blanchot
2011 Sydney  Australia Australia Andrew Goff New Zealand Grant Steel Republic of Ireland Liam Cosgrave
2012 Chicago  United States United States Michael A. Binder United States Don Scheifler United States Matt Shields
2013 Paris  France France Cyrille Sevin United Kingdom Toby Harris France Gwen Maggi
2014 Chapel Hill  United States United States Thomas Haver United Kingdom Daniel Lester Germany Phil Weissert
2015 Milan  Italy United Kingdom Toby Harris France Spain Rubén Sanchez García Luengo de Madrid United States Thomas Haver
2016 Chicago  United States Canada United Kingdom Chris Brand United States Doug Moore Australia Andrew Goff
2017 Oxford  Great Britain United States Doug Moore Austria Marvin Fried Canada Tanya Gill
2018 Silver Spring  United States

North America[edit]

DipCon[edit]

The winner of the DipCon (Diplomacy Convention) tournament is the North American champion. The title of North American champion was not given at the beginning, but since 1972 has been awarded to each winner of the convention tournament. DipCon was created in 1966 and occurred each year (except in 1967 and 1968). There was no tournament in 1966,[2] 1969[3] and 1971.

The winner of each DipCon North American Championship tournament:

Year Host City Host Country North American Champion Notes
1970 Oklahoma City  United States United States John Smythe
1972 Chicago  United States United States Richard Ackerlay
1973 Chicago  United States United States Conrad von Metzke and
United States John Smythe tie
1974 Chicago  United States United States Mike Rocamora
1975 Chicago  United States United States Walter Blank and
United States Bob Wartenberg tie
1976 Baltimore  United States United States Thomas Reape
1977 Lake Geneva  United States United States Mike Rocamora
1978 Los Angeles  United States United States David Lagerson
1979 Chester  United States United States Ben Zablocki
1980 Rochester  United States United States Carl Eichelberger
1981 Burlingame  United States United States Ron Brown [4]
1982 Baltimore  United States United States Konrad Baumeister
1983 Detroit  United States United States Joyce Singer [5]
1984 Dallas  United States United States Jeff Key
1985 Seattle  United States United States J.R. Baker
1986 Fredericksburg  United States United Kingdom Malcolm Smith [6]
1987 Madison  United States United States David Hood
1988 San Antonio  United States United States Dan Sellers
1989 San Diego  United States United States Edi Birsan [7]
1990 Chapel Hill  United States United States Jason Bergmann [8]
1991 Scarborough  Canada United States Gary Behnen
1992 Lenexa  United States United States Marc Peters
1993 San Mateo  United States United States Hohn Cho
1994 Chapel Hill  United States United States Bruce Reiff
1995 Baltimore  United States Canada Sylvain Larose
1996 Columbus  United States United States Pitt Crandlemire [8]
1997 Seattle  United States United States Chris Mazza
1998 Chapel Hill  United States United States Chris Martin [8]
1999 Columbus  United States United States Chris Mazza
2000 Hunt Valley  United States United Kingdom Simon Bouton [8][9]
2001 Denver  United States United States David Hood
2002 Chapel Hill  United States United States Morgan Gurley
2003 Washington  United States United States Edward Hawthorne
2004 Portland  United States United States Ken Lemere
2005 At Sea  United States
 Mexico
 Belize
United States Rick Desper [10]
2006 Charlottesville  United States United States Hohn Cho
2007 Vancouver  Canada United States Doug Moore [8]
2008 Tysons Corner[11]  United States United States Chris Martin [12]
2009 Columbus  United States Australia Andrew Goff [8][13]
2010 San Francisco  United States United States Eric Mead
2011 Fairlee  United States United States Chris Martin
2012 Chicago  United States United States Michael A. Binder [8]
2013 Silver Spring  United States United States Nate Cockerill
2014 Seattle  United States United Kingdom Dan Lester [14]
2015 Philadelphia  United States United States Chris Martin
2016 Chicago  United States Canada United Kingdom Chris Brand

North American Grand Prix[edit]

The winner of each Grand Prix:

Year Steps Players Winner
1999 7 58 United States Chris Martin
2000 14 125 United States Matt Shields
2001 34 166 United States Jerry Fest
2002 17 171 United States Andy Bartalone
2003 16 213 United States Edward Hawthorne
2004 14 305 United States Doug Moore
2005 13 234 United States Andrew Neumann
2006 12 200 United States Jim O'Kelley
2007 12 270 United States Doug Moore
2008 15 275 United States Thomas Haver
2009 10 182 United States Adam Sigal
2010 10 220 United States Peter Yeargin
2011 9 143 United States Chris Martin
2012 11 202 United States Michael A. Binder
2013 8 136 United States Graham Woodring
2014 8 188 United Kingdom Dan Lester

Europe[edit]

EuroDipCon[edit]

The winner of each EuroDipCon tournament:

Year Host City Host Country European Champion Notes
1993 Paris  France France Samy Malki
1994 Linköping  Sweden France Xavier Blanchot
1995 Cirencester  Great Britain Norway Inge Kjøl
1996 Oslo  Norway Norway Inge Kjøl
1997 Namur  Belgium France Cyrille Sevin
1998 Bedford  Great Britain United Kingdom Toby Harris
1999 Turku  Finland United Kingdom Simon Bouton
2000 Paris  France Sweden Leif Bergman
2001 Dublin  Ireland Republic of Ireland Paraic Reddington
2002 Malmö  Sweden Norway Frank Johansen
2003 Dogana  San Marino France Yann Clouet
2004 Darmstadt  Germany United States Edi Birsan [15]
2005 Utrecht  Netherlands United Kingdom Simon Bouton
2006 Cheshunt  Great Britain France Benjamin Pouillès-Duplaix
2007 Marseille  France France Fabien Grellier
2008 Brunate  Italy Italy Luca Pazzaglia
2009 Bonn  Germany Germany André Ilievics
2010 Paris  France Germany Fabian Straub
2011 Derby  Great Britain France Gwen Maggi
2012 Serravalle  San Marino France Nicolas Sahuguet
2013 Namur  Belgium France Gwen Maggi
2014 Rome  Italy Australia Peter McNamara [16]
2015 Leicester  Great Britain France Cyrille Sevin
2016 Paris  France France Gwen Maggi
2017 Milan  Italy France Gwen Maggi

European Grand Prix[edit]

The winner of each Grand Prix:

Year Nb of steps Nb of players Winner
2002 10 283 France William Attia
2003 11 349 France Yann Clouet
2004 15 472 France Yann Clouet
2005 13 364 France Gwen Maggi
2006 14 340 France Gwen Maggi
2007 14 272 France Gwen Maggi
2008 11 207 France Emmanuel du Pontavice
2009 11 175 France Gwen Maggi
2010 8 172 France Gwen Maggi
2011 6 108 France Gwen Maggi
2012 5 76 United Kingdom Dave Simpson
2013 7 112 France Gwen Maggi
2014 6 81 France Gwen Maggi

Australia and New Zealand[edit]

Bismark Cup[edit]

The National Tournaments Championship – comprising the perpetual trophy known as the Bismark Cup – is awarded for the best aggregate tournament results at Diplomacy tournaments held during the calendar year. It is an annual (short term) ranking. The exact number of points depends on the size of the tournament and the person's placing in that tournament.

The winner of each Bismark Cup:

Year Nbr of steps Nbr of players Winner
1989 Australia Robert Wessels
1990 Australia Harry Kolotas
1991 3 75 Australia Robert Wessels
1992 5 123 Australia Steve Gould
1993 6 93 Australia Harry Kolotas
1994 Australia Craig Sedgwick
1995 Australia Rob Stephenson
1996 5 65 Australia Craig Sedgwick
1997 5 74 Australia Bill Brown
1998 7 92 Australia Rob Stephenson
1999 8 117 New Zealand Brandon Clarke
2000 9 111 Australia Rob Stephenson
2001 10 104 Australia Tristan Lee
2002 7 84 Germany New Zealand Rob Schöne
2003 6 52 Australia Geoff Kerr
2004 8 56 New Zealand Grant Steel
2005 8 65 Australia Tony Collins
2006 10 76 Australia Sean Colman
2007 Not organised
2008 7 58 Australia Andrew Goff
2009 7 69 Australia Shane Cubis
2010 7 69 Australia Thorin Munro
2011 5 49 New Zealand Grant Steel
2012 Not organised

Origins of the Bismark Cup[edit]

In the early 1980s the Diplomacy scene in Australia was built around several PBM Diplomacy magazines, of which the most significant titles were Rumplestiltskin, The Go Between, Beowulf, Victoriana, The Journal of Australian Diplomacy, and The Envoy. Most of the tournament players were subscribers, players and editors of these magazines. The Envoy, which was published between 1986 and 1991, ran a series of articles which were both popular and influential. Purportedly written by Arthur von Bismark and styled as lecture transcripts, the character of Arthur von Bismark became celebrated among the contemporary Diplomacy subculture in Australia.

The articles were popular at a time when tournament play in Australia had become more organized, with well-attended tournaments in Adelaide, Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney. Rating systems at the time were being hotly debated and many players desired a way to assess the best player in the tournament scene for a calendar year, as a way of overcoming the perceived inconsistencies of rating systems within one event. The annual trophy concept was accepted among the then-principle organizers of these tournaments and the title Arthur Bismark Cup was suggested by The Envoy's then-editor Mathew Gibson.

The real author of these Arthur von Bismark articles was never announced publicly, but was suspected as being either Harry Kolotas, Marion Ashworth, Neil Ashworth or Luke Clutterbuck.

Diplomacy National World Cup[edit]

More prestigious web tournament. The third edition begins in 2013.

Edition World Champion Second Third
2007–2009  France  Italy  Argentina
2010–2012  Ireland  United States  France
2013-____      
Edition Members of the World champion team Members of second team Members of third team
2007–2009 France
France Emmanuel du Pontavice
France Fabrice Essner
France Jean-Luc Granier
France Fabien Grellier
France Michel Lacroix
France Gwen Maggi
France Jean-Pierre Maulion
France Nicolas Sahuguet
France Spain Rubén Sanchez García Luengo de Madrid
France Cyrille Sevin
Italy
Italy Enrico Agamennone
Italy United States Alessio Cei
Italy Giovanni Cesarini
Italy Davide Cleopadre
Italy Marco Noseda Pedraglio
Italy Luca Pazzaglia
Italy Roberto Perego
Italy Leonardo Quirini
Italy Andrea Ziffer
Argentina
Argentina Leonardo Colangelo
Argentina Pablo Echevarría
Argentina Mike Goldfeld
Argentina Martin Kaplan
Argentina Marcelo Larroque
Uruguay Ismael Puga
Chile Felipe Sanchez
Argentina Ariel Max Sanchez Romero
2010–2012 Ireland
Republic of Ireland Mike Cosgrave
Republic of Ireland Brian Dennehy
Republic of Ireland Aidan Duggan
Republic of Ireland Conor Kostick
Republic of Ireland Cian O'Rathaille
Republic of Ireland Nigel Phillips
United Kingdom Rick Powell
United States
United States Kevin Dietz
United States Jim Green
United States Melinda Holley
United States Brian McCain
United States Pete Marinaro
United States Charles Mullin
United States Kyra Olson
India Yashwant Parmar
United States Eric Sorenson
France
France Frédéric Coste
France Fabrice Essner
France Gwen Maggi
France Jean-Pierre Maulion
France Jean-François Mougard
France Reynald Nicod
France Vincent Reulet
France Nicolas Sahuguet
France Spain Rubén Sanchez García Luengo de Madrid
France Cyrille Sevin
2013-____      

See also[edit]

Diplomacy List of world championships in mind sports

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Originally scheduled to be in Hunt Valley, but moved when the original host convention moved from Hunt Valley to Lancaster.
  2. ^ DipCon I held in Youngstown, and hosted by John Koning in his home, 31 August 1666.
  3. ^ DipCon II held in Youngstown, because "...we had so much fun last time, let's do it again."
  4. ^ Held as part of Origins, which was in San Mateo, but held in a separate hotel because of space limitations
  5. ^ We can see in Diplomacy World 35 that the name of the winner is Joyce Singer.
  6. ^ The best North American player, United States Marc Hurwitz, finished 2nd.
  7. ^ Hohn Cho won the 1989 DipCon Diplomacy tournament, but that year's "DipCon Champion" was decided by a number of events.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g This year, the DipCon was the WorldDipCon.
  9. ^ The best North American player, United States Matthew Shields, finished 3rd.
  10. ^ Played during a cruise from Galveston United States and with several stops: Progreso Mexico, Cozumel Mexico and Belize City Belize.
  11. ^ DipCon status was removed from the Bangor event by the NADF on 30 July 2008.
  12. ^ Results Disputed. Under normal hobby practice, the Tournament Director is ineligible for prizes due to real or perceived conflicts of interest. David Webster acted as TD, but still declared himself the winner.
  13. ^ The best North American player, United States Jim O'Kelley, finished 3rd.
  14. ^ The best North American player, United States Chris Martin, finished 2nd.
  15. ^ First European: United Kingdom Gihan Bandaranaike (second of the tournament).
  16. ^ First European: Italy Filippo Lonardo (second of the tournament).

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