About the World Othello Federation

The World Othello Federation (WOF) is a federation of countries that seek to promote the game of Othello.

The World Othello Federation arranges the World Othello Championship every year, provides the WOF rating list, helps nations arrange tournaments and, if needed, contacts sponsors.

The main gathering of the World Othello Federation is the WOF annual meeting, which  is held at the same time as the World Othello Championship.

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WOF History

The first Othello tournament was the Japan Othello Championship in 1973. Four years later, in 1977, the first World Othello Championship (WOC) was held. There were only five nations at the first WOC. In 2005 the World Othello Federation was founded in Reykjavik, Iceland. Twenty-two nations founded the World Othello Federation (WOF). By the 2016 annual meeting in Tokyo, the World Othello Federation had almost 70 member nations!