The “Neon” Café hosted again a major event of the Patras Stratego Team, the Student Tournament held for the fourth consecutive year. At this year’s event, students-players fought in a series of 5 rounds of racing, under the rules of the World Federation (ISF).
It all started on Monday, December 17, when, after the necessary clarification on the regulations, all the players sat on the battle tables. The first round was “devoted” to the favorites, as there was no surprise and the fights of the second round would be fatal. So the pairs Dimakopoulos-Loulakis and Kosmopoulos-Tripanakostopoulos stood out, where in the first Loulakis overturned his initial handicap to win. In the other pair Kosmopoulos managed to keep away from him, the forces of Trypanakostopoulos, and to prevent the draw.
With the one-day break, the meeting for the third round brought Lulaki with Trypanakostopoulos and Dimakopoulos with Kosmopoulos. Lulakis managed very well his lightweight advantage and Kosmopoulos was not troubled by Dimakopoulos’ aggressive dispositions and won the victories in their games. On the other hand, Kosmadakis gained ground in the overall classification.
The fourth round had the big derby between Kosmopoulos and Loulakis. Kosmopoulos, again, managed to get the tie in a match that needed strong nerves. Reaching the fifth and final round, Lulakis needed a win as a big favorite from Sturnaar. Kosmopoulos and Kosmadakis claimed their first place in the event of a loss of points by Lulakis. Dimakopoulos and Trypanakostopoulos wanted only a victory to find the medals in their own fight.
Lulakis won the tournament in a professional way with the tournament trophy. Kosmopoulos was forced into the match and was second, leaving Kosmadakis fourth, after Dimakopoulos was not hurt by the attacks of Trypanakostopoulos and won the third place and the bronze medal.
At the same time Apostolopoulos became the most valuable player of the tournament and won a wonderful “marshal LopiX”, our team mascot. Sphountouris and Stournaras in their first official tournament filled experiences and heated their passion for the Stratego, awaiting the next major events.
For the organization, they contributed significantly to the café “Neon”, the bookstore “To Donti” and the photocopying center “copy25”.
Communication sponsors are “SUPER B”, “Wave97.4”, “Quartet”, “Match Achaia”, “Tempo24.gr”, “VPRESS”, “imerisios.gr”, “dytikosaxonas. gr”, “DytikaNea.gr” and “happyweek.gr “.
The year is over and Patras Stratego Team greets the successful 2018 racing and organizing with nostalgia. The team’s plans are also great for 2019, beginning with the 1st Patras Championship and after the renowned Patras Battles International Tournament, with the participation of Champions from Stratego’s largest forces in the world.
1. Loulakis Theocharis – Mathematics of the University of Patras
2. Kosmopoulos Dimitrios – Economic Sciences Patron
3. Dimakopoulos Panagiotis – Computer Engineer University of Patras
4. Kosmadakis Ioannis – Electrical Engineer of the University of Patras
5. Trypanakostopoulos Georgios – Mechanical Engineer & Air Engineer Mach. University of Patras
6. Sfountouris Loukas – Economic Sciences University Patron
7. Apostolopoulos Marios – Business Administration of the University of Patras
8. Stournaras Theodoros – Philology of the University of Patras