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CATAN World Championship

2018 - Cologne / Germany

On November 24th and 25th, 2018, the best CATAN players in the world met in Cologne to host the world championship. Board game strategists from 46 countries competed for the title. Quetzal Hernandez from Mexico prevailed against the international competition and took the coveted first place.

In the final, the German Markus Heinze (29) from Berlin, Quetzal Hernandez (34) from Mexico, Jan Christoph Hajek (38) from Denmark and José Miguel Ferrario Parrado (32) from Colombia faced each other. Silver went to Colombia, bronze went to Germany. The final was a neck-and-neck race in which people settled, traded and built for an hour and a half.

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CATAN World Championship 2018 Cologne Winner

World Championship 2018 - Final Results

Nation Rankings
Rank Country Points
1 Mexico 40
2 Colombia 35
3 Germany 32
4 Denmark 30
5 Latvia 28
6 China 27
7 Poland 26
8 Slovenia 25
9 Portugal 24
10 Moldova 23
11 Romania 22
12 Japan 21
13 Netherlands 20
14 Canada 19
15 Czech Republic 18
16 Spain 17
17 Lithuania 16
18 Bulgaria 15
19 Finland 14
20 Argentina 13
21 Bulgaria 12
22 United States of America 11
23 Estonia 10
24 Greece 9
25 Turkey 8
26 Lebanon 7
27 Great Britain 6
28 Vietnam 5
29 Russia 4
30 France 3
31 Israel 2
32 Sweden 1
Player Rankings
Rank Name Country
1 Quetzal Hernandez Mexico
2 José Miguel Ferrario Parrado Colombia
3 Markus Heinze Germany
4 Jan Christoph Hajek Denmark
5 Kristofers Ritovs Latvia
6 Chan Chi Wai China
7 Mateusz Gusciora Poland
8  Matjaz Kozamernik Slovenia
9 Ricardo Jorge Gomes Portugal
10 Andrian Coșciuc Moldova
11 Maxim Daniel Romania
12 Ryotaro Inutsuka Japan
13 Julius de Jong Netherlands
14 Alan Cole Canada
15 Jakub Vaňátko Czech Republic
16 Jordi Baraut Spain
17 Žilvinas Speteliūnas Lithuania
18 Todor Petrov Bulgaria
19 Tiina Vesala Finland
20 Damian Medvedofsky Argentina
21  Georgi Georgien Bulgaria
22 Jerry Tong United States of America
23 Fanny-Dhelia Pajuste Estonia
24 Sergejs Gorškovs Latvia
25 Ho Man Lam China
26 Tomáš Uhl Czech Republic
27 Pedro Miguel Camões da Silva Santos Portugal
28 Andreas Stavrou Greece
29 İbrahim Haras Turkey
30 Tarek Kanaan Lebanon
31 Will Cavaretta United States of America
32 Parminder Thindal Great Britain
33 Phúc Đào Thanh Vietnam
34 Dmitrii Pliusnin Russia
35 Jacques Servais France
36 Niv Heled Israel
37 David Nordlundh Sweden
38 Chaiwat Lertcumpeesil Thailand
39 Tomas Milašauskas Lithuania
40 Lech Olczak Poland
41 Rune R. Petersen  Denmark
42 Gerrit Mes South Africa
43 Sebastián Andrés Berrios Donoso Chile
44 Joe Williams Great Britain
45 Corinne Gasser Switzerland
46 Evaldas Rutkauskas Lithuania
47 Lorenzo Tedone Italy
48 Angel Estrada Mexico
49 Oscar Brenes Costa Rica
50 Erik Peinar Estonia
51 Marko Pokrajac Serbia
52 Wesley Stroop Belgium
53 Pavel Mishanov Russia
54 Michaela Wolff Germany
55 Martin Dijkhuijsen Netherlands
56 Karl Verheyden Belgium
57 Rozzana Loaiza Flower Peru
58 Balazs Gyongyosi Hungary
59 Andreas Hainy Austria
60 Christian Giroud France
61 Torstein Aase Johnsen Norway
62 Tatar Adrian Romania
63 Vincent Daccache Lebanon
64 William Spear United States of America
65 Nathan Johns Australia
66 Symeon Panagiotoglou Greece
67 Ting-Wei Zhuang Taiwan
68 Zainab Tahir United Arab Emirates
69 Nathan McCarthy Canada
70 Simon Engmalm Sweden
71 Jesus Gayoso Cuesta Spain
72 Joshua Chong Kah Leong Malaysia
73 Carly Matthews-Lynch Ireland
74 David Cordover Australia
75 Vujadin Jankovic Serbia
76 Dorottya Mohacsi Hungary