Catan World Championship at Wildenstein Castle: The Title Goes to the Netherlands!
From September 17 - 19, the world's best Catan players competed at Wildenstein Castle for the coveted World Champion title.
52 participants from 28 countries competed for the 8th "The Settlers of Catan" world championship title. On the first day of the tournament, preliminaries took place to determine the 16 best players. These players then participated in the four semifinal games on the last day to decide who would participate in the final.
In the semifinals, Maris Logins from Latvia, Mauri Sahlberg from Finland, Peter Jähne from Germany, and Erwin Pauelsen from the Netherlands prevailed at their respective tables. An exciting final followed, whose main highlight was the duel between Maris Logins and Erwin Pauelsen.