MSO 2004

After the quote from the Olympiad News 2003, here the continuation taken from the Olympiad News 2004:

And then there was one

MSO archivists like to keep a close eye out for perennial MSO medal winners. At least five people won a medal in each of MSO 1 to MSO 5: Pentamind specialists Demis Hassabis and Dario De Toffoli, mental calculator Rober Fountain, speed reader Anne Jones and backgammon star John Clark.

Demis was too busy running his software company to attend MSO 6; Anne Jones had her event there cancelled when she was the only entrant. John Clark wasn’t at MSO 7 here in Manchester and we hear that unfortunately Robert Fountain has had to reluctantly cancel his scheduled appearance at MSO 8 due to ill health. (The entire MSO team wishes you all the best for a swift recovery, Robert). This means that we believe there’s only one person who has won a medal at every event from MSO 1 to MSO 8: Dario De Toffoli. We salute you, Dario!


Backgammon – Weekend
1 Connor Dickinson
2 Uldis Lapikens
3 Dario De Toffoli

Carcassonne – Olympiad Championship
1 Stephen Pickles
2 Piero Zama
3 Benedict Sharrock

Dominoes – 5s & 3s Singles
1 Piero Zama
2 Kenneth Ho
3 Bernard Morgan

Mastermind – Olympiad Championship
1 Piero Zama
2 Dario De Toffoli
3 David Pearce

Oware – Olympiad Championship
1 Dario De Toffoli
2 Paul Smith
3 Hana Kvapilova

Pentamind – World Championship
1 Alain Dekker
2 Demis Hassabis
3 Dario De Toffoli

Poker – Seven Card Stud
1 David Levy
2 Dario De Toffoli
3 Andrew M. Smith

Poker – Seven Card Stud 2
1 Mathew Cordell
2 Alexander Baron
3 Piero Zama