Hao Tianyi is the new Correspondence Renju World Champion 2018

Congratulations to Hao Tianyi for successfully defending his title! Also, congratulations to Dmitry Epifanov on the 2nd place and Vladimir Filinov for the 3rd place!

Here are the results of the competition (top 5 will keep their place in HL):
Group cwc2018_s8a, High League

1Hao TianyiChinawind23
2Epifanov DmitryRussiaowen
3Filinov VladimirRussiarenjubase
4Oll AivoEstoniaaivo
5Sushkov VladimirRussiavpsushkov
6Potapov AlexeyRussiabeerliker
7Nikonov KonstantinRussiavanalaud
8Andersson TordSwedentord
9Golosov VictorRussiagvu
10Qiu WeifuChinaxiaosa

Group cwc2018_s8b, First League 
Name Country Nickname 
1. Wang Qichao China heihei 
2. Laibinis Linas Lithuania lince001 

3. Mesila Villem Estonia villem 
4. Tao Tao China chugaev 
5. Makarov Pavel Russia urss 
6. Magdeev Igor Russia giocatore 
7. Bobkov Eugene Russia bobkove 
8. Tamura Kazumasa Japan seabird 

9. Yang Seongmo Korea mathwjdtjr00 
10. Park Sang-hyeon Korea genius92 
11. Nyberg Bengt Sweden bnyberg 
12. Kurochkin Viktor Russia boor 
Top 2 will get a place in HL. Places 3 to 8 will retain their right to play in FL. 
Group cwc2018_s8c, First League 
1. Lee Jinsu Korea sherlockno1 
2. Wu Xiaoning China yizimiao 

3. Zukowski Michal Poland zukowski 
4. Fedorkin Oleg Russia ofedorkin 
5. Yamamoto Mitsuo Japan yamamoto 
6. Volkov Sergey Russia almond 
7. Saarenpää Samuli Finland samsite 
8. Mikhaylov Alexey Russia sailor_knot 

9. Danilin Ivan Russia ivan.danilin 
10. Kozlov Igor Russia gosha 
11. Rahumägi Brenet Estonia parool 
DQ Hyun Gyeon Sik Korea caropen. 
Group cwc2018_s8d, Second League 
Name Country Nickname 
1. Yi Xiong China rnaase 
2. Lavrik-Karmazin Maksim Russia lavrik_karmazin 
3. Kang Hong Chul Korea findfind 
4. Litvinenko Dmitry Russia dm_litv 
5. Lim Woobin Korea maylulu 
6. Marín Millán Jose Antonio Spain torckman 
7. Sonin Sergey Russia ssergey 
8. Umantsiv Roman Ukraine rum 
9. Chentsov Alexander Russia chentz 
10. Saik Aleksei Ukraine saik 
11. Kvitka Nikolay Ukraine nikolay.kvitka 
12. Uspenskiy Valentin Ukraine uspenskiy 
DQ Chen Ying-Chen Chinese Taipei sina312 
DQ Guo Cheng China tingliu 
Top 2 will get a place in FL. 
The registration for this year´s tournament will start soon. The ratings will be calculated and published on the world rating page before the new tournament starts.

Best regards, 
Aivo Oll 
Chief Referee of Correspondence World Championship