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MONOPOLY Tournament Info

This page lists all of the known info for the 2009 MONOPOLY World Championships, and various country and regional championships from around the world. Click on a link below to jump to the section for your country. If you know info that isn't listed here, please email info@monopolydocumentary.com.

No details have been announced yet regarding the next MONOPOLY World Championship, but it's looking like it won't happen in 2013. In the meantime, you can join the World MONOPOLY Association at WorldMonopolyAssociation.com!

World Championship

USA    Canada     Mexico     Brazil     Chile

Pogo Online Champion

Australia    New Zealand

Austria   Belgium   Croatia   Czech Republic   Denmark
Estonia   Finland    France   Germany   Greece
Hungary   Israel   Italy   Latvia   Lithuania
Malta   Netherlands   Norway   Poland   Portugal
Russia   Serbia   Slovakia    Spain   Sweden
Switzerland   Turkey   Ukraine    United Kingdom

China    Japan    Taiwan    Singapore    Hong Kong

2009 MONOPOLY World Championship
October 21 & 22, 2009
Caesar's Palace
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Congratulations to all those who competed in the 2009 MONOPOLY World Championship. To find out who won, see Under the Boardwalk in theaters in Fall 2010.

United States - Monopoly.com
US MONOPOLY Championship - April 14 & 15, 2009
Union Station
Washington, D.C.
Winner - Rick Marinaccio

For information on other US MONOPOLY tournaments not related to the 2009 US Championship, please visit MonopolyTournaments.com.

Canada - MonopolyCanada.ca
Canada MONOPOLY Championship - May 28-30, 2009
Montréal Science Center
Montréal, Québec, Canada
Winner - Will Lusby

Mexico - MonopolyLoQuieroTodo.com
Mexico MONOPOLY Championship - March 21, 2009
Acapulco, Mexico
Winner - Juan Carlos Larios

Brazil - CampeonatoMonopoly.com.br
Brazil MONOPOLY Championship - March 22, 2009
Citibank Hall, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Winner - Luiz Henrique Baliani

Chile
Chile MONOPOLY Championship - July 4, 2009
Winner - Angel Niccodemi

Pogo.com Online Championship
Pogo.com MONOPOLY Championship - September 3 & 4, 2009
Winner - Fay Whistler, UK

Australia - Monopoly.com.au/champs/
Australia MONOPOLY Championship - March 4, 2009
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Winner - Leon Hechtman

Australia Regionals
The 6 state champions competed along with the 2004 Australian Monopoly champion and a wild card entrant for the title of 2009 Australia Monopoly Champion.

  • New South Wales - January 10, 2009
      Winner - Christopher Harrison
  • Queensland - January 11, 2009
      Winner - Anthony Jucha
  • Western Australia - January 17, 2009
      Winner - Graham Mason
  • South Australia - January 18, 2009
      Winner - Alexander Jenner-O’Shea
  • Victoria - January 31, 2009
      Winner - Timothy Hawes
  • ACT - February 1, 2009
      Winner - Gerry Abideen
  • 2004 Australian Champion - Leon Hechtman
  • Wildcard Competitor - Kelly Altair

New Zealand - MonopolyChamps.co.nz
New Zealand MONOPOLY Championship - April 18, 2009
Museum of Transport and Technology
Auckland, New Zealand
Winner - Geoff Christopher

New Zealand Regionals
The winner from each of the New Zealand Regionals along with a wild card competitor will compete for the New Zealand Championship. The wild card competitor will determined randomly from everyone who buys a Monopoly game in February or March from Whitcoulls.

  • Auckland - February 15, 2009
      Winner - Geoff Christopher
  • Wellington - February 21, 2009
      Winner - Martin Weaver
  • Christchurch - February 28, 2009
      Winner - Marina Seager

Austria - Monopoly.at
Austria MONOPOLY Championship - March 2009
Vienna, Austria
Winner - Günther Vavra

Austria Regionals
The Austria Regionals were held in October 2008 in Vorarlberg, Tirol (Tyrol), Kärnten, Steiermark, Niederösterreich, Burgenland, Wien (Vienna), Salzburg, and Oberösterreich.

Belgium
Belgium MONOPOLY Championship - March 21, 2009
Brussels, Belgium
Winner - Bert Jacobs
You can check out Bert's fan page on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Belgian-Monopoly-champion/85529586038.

Croatia
Croatia MONOPOLY Championship - March 2009
Winner - Tonci Restovic
Croatia Regionals were held in February 2009

Czech Republic - Hrajmonopoly.cz
Czech Republic MONOPOLY Championship - March 21, 2009
Prague
Winner - Pavla Kremserová
Runner-Up - Jan Zoder -- He represented Czech Republic in Vegas.

Czech Republic Regionals

  • Brno - March 7, 2009
  • Ostrava - March 14, 2009
  • Prague - March 21, 2009

Denmark
Denmark MONOPOLY Championship - January 31, 2009
Copenhagen, Denmark
Winner - Jan Martin Ibsen

Denmark Regionals
The 6 highest from each regional go the country championship.

  • Copenhagen - January 17, 2009
  • Aarhus - January 24, 2009

Estonia
Estonia MONOPOLY Championship - March 2009
Winner - Aare Klooster

Finland
Finland MONOPOLY Championship - February 28, 2009
Helsinki, Finland
Winner - Mikael Salin

Finland Regionals

  • Turku - February 7, 2009
  • Helsinki - February 12, 2009

France
The French Champion, Louis Palligiano, was determined in a team-style tournament played in November 2007. Louis and his brother, Victor, were the Co-Champions of that tournament.

Germany - Monopoly.de
Germany Championship - April 17 & 18, 2009
Frankfurt, Germany
Winner - Hans-Georg Schellinger
Hans was also the Germany champion in 2004.

Germany Regional Championships
The top three at each regional will then compete in the Germany Championship.

  • Northern Regional Championship - March 14
    Included those qualified at Hamburg, Bremen, Lübeck, Schwerin, & Bielefeld
  • Eastern Regional Championship - March 8
    Included those qualified at Leipzig, Halle, Jena, Chemnitz, & Berlin
  • South Regional Championship - March 14
    Included those qualified at München, Augsburg, Regensburg, Wurzburg, Heidelberg, & Mannheim
  • West Regional Championship - March 14
    Included those qualified at Cologne, Dusseldorf, Aachen, Frankfurt, Münster, and Saarbrücken

Germany City Championships
The top three from each of the Germany City Championships will compete in one of four Germany Regionals.

  • Chemnitz - January 16
      Winner - Jens Wegener
      Regional Qualifiers - Maik Heger, Suzanne Müller, Stefan Otto
  • Jena - January 18
      Winner - Thomas Anderseck
  • Bremen - January 24
      Winner - Ulrich Bielefeld Schremmer
  • Dusseldorf - January 24
      Winner - Horst Bähre
      Regional Qualifiers - Sven Essener Oblau, Cedric Browatzki
  • Cologne - January 24
      Winner - Bernd Reinartz
      Regional Qualifiers - Patricia Speracio, Kristina Clausen, Kim Morawa
  • Hamburg - January 25
      Winner - Tanja Jenisch
  • Schwerin - January 31
      Winner - Fred Przymusinski
      Regional Qualifiers - Bernd Przymusinski, Kathi Irene Lüdtke and Schwass.
  • Aachen - January 31
      Winner - Hendrik Wieland
      Regional Qualifiers - Christopher Linemann, Dominik Kressner
  • Lübeck - February 1
      Winner - Sietas Reiner
      Regional Qualifiers - Jörg Otto, Katrin de Vries, Tina Haase
  • Regensburg - February 7
      Winner - David Fuggesberger
      Regional Qualifiers - Dimitri Gottfried, Werner Schlegl
  • Leipzig - February 7
      Winner - Jana Berthold
  • Hall - February 8
      Winner - Jens Moses
      Regional Qualifiers - Martin Schreiber, Katja Lehmann, Christian Walther
  • Würzburg - February 8
      Winner - Gabor Knapek
      Regional Qualifiers - Henning Düben, Franziska Wiese
  • Heidelberg - February 14
      Winner - Nelson Lucas
      Regional Qualifiers - Obertopp Nina, Jessica Ziegler
  • Munich - February 14
      Winner - Alexander Runschke
      Regional Qualifiers - Rainer Runschke, Mohammed Rasched, Frank Glasow
  • Augsburg - February 15
      Winner - Raimund Murr
      Regional Qualifiers - Alexandra Fischer, Manuela Götz, Manfred Lefmann
  • Mannheim - February 15
      Winner - Christoph Armbrüster
      Regional Qualifiers - Catherine Armbrüster, Jessica Ziegler, Nils Fröhling
  • Bielefeld - February 21
      Winner - Hendrik-Ido Wieland
      Regional Qualifiers - Andreas Diembeck, Thomas Klemme, Florian Gebert
  • Berlin - February 21
      Winner - Tom Segert
      Regional Qualifiers - Katharina Wegener, Petra Bergemann, Andreas Gruner
  • Saarbrücken - February 21
      Winner - Hans Popielas
      Regional Qualifiers - Tony Balazs, Chris Schäfer
  • Münster - February 22
      Winner - Thorsten Ratzke
  • Frankfurt - February 22
      Winner - Spiro Ntougias
      Regional Qualifiers - Dorian Jürgens, Antonio Migliaccio

Greece - MonopolyChampionship.gr
Greece MONOPOLY Championship - May 17, 2009
Winner - Ioannis Proios

Hungary
Hungary MONOPOLY Championship - May 24, 2009
Winner - József Márkus

Israel
Israel MONOPOLY Championship - April 30, 2009
Winner - Yossi Rosenberg

Italy
Italy MONOPOLY Championship - September 26, 2009
Milan, Italy
Winner - Giulio Morini

Latvia - Monopoly.lv
Latvia MONOPOLY Championship - February 21, 2009
Riga, Latvia
Winner - Sandis Krasts

Lithuania
Lithuania MONOPOLY Championship - April 26, 2009
Winner - Dainius Griesius

Malta
Malta MONOPOLY Championship - May 30, 2009
Winner - Chris Caruana Turner
Malta did not end up participating in the 2009 World Championship.

Netherlands
Netherlands MONOPOLY Championship - March 28, 2009
Utrecht
Winner - Tim Wentel

Norway
Norway MONOPOLY Championship - March 28, 2009
Oslo, Norway
Winner - Bjørn Halvard Knappskog

Norway Regionals

  • Bergen - March 14, 2009
  • Oslo - March 21, 2009

Poland
Poland MONOPOLY Championship - March 28, 2009
Warsaw, Poland
Winner - Piotr Sadowski

Poland Regionals
The Poland Regionals were held in late February and March 2009.

  • Gdynia
  • Warsaw
  • Poznan
  • Wroclaw

Portugal
Portugal MONOPOLY Championship - April 4, 2009
Winner - Frederico Camara
Frederico was the youngest competitor at the 2009 World Championships.

Russia
Russia MONOPOLY Championship - April 22, 2009
Winner - Oleg Korostelev

Serbia - MonopolySrbija.rs
Serbia MONOPOLY Championship - April 25, 2009
Belgrade, Serbia
Winner - Ana Kramar
You can check out Ana's fanpage on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ana-Kramar-prvakinja-Srbije-u-MONOPOLY-u/75261028110.

Slovakia
Slovakia MONOPOLY Championship - April 4, 2009
Winner - Barbora Horváthová

Spain
Spain is not having a MONOPOLY Championship this year. They sent Antonio Zafra Fernandez of Spain, the defending World Champion from 2004, to represent them.

Sweden - Hasbro.se
Sweden MONOPOLY Championship - April 4, 2009
Täby Centrum
Stockholm, Sweden
Winner - Henrik Petersson

Sweden Regionals

  • Göteborg - March 22, 2009
  • Stockholm - March 28, 2009

Switzerland
Switzerland MONOPOLY Championship - March 26, 2009
Winner - Martin Junghanns

Turkey - LasVegasagidiyoruz.com
Turkey MONOPOLY Championship - April 19, 2009
Istanbul, Turkey
winner - Selçuk Çaglar

Ukraine
Ukraine MONOPOLY Championship - June 6, 2009
Winner - Boris Kassal
Runner Up - Kateryna Gryniuk - She will be representing Ukraine in Boris' place.

United Kingdom - UKChampionships.Monopoly.com
United Kingdom MONOPOLY Championship - May 26, 2009
The Mayfair Hotel
Winner - John Broomfield

UK Regionals
The Top 4 players from each of the UK Regionals will compete at the UK Championship.

  • Birmingham - August 16, 2008
    1st Place - Anne Connolly
    2nd Place - Duncan Logan
    3rd Place - Micah Ford-Simpson
    4th Place - David Shellis

  • Bournemouth - September 4, 2008
    1st Place - Mike Grabsky
    2nd Place - Graham Simm
    3rd Place - Anthony Marsh
    4th Place - Paul Ford

  • Skegness - October 28, 2008
    1st Place - Phillip Wade
    2nd Place - Samantha Walsh
    3rd Place - David Hudson
    4th Place - John Broomfield

  • Blackpool - October 30, 2008
    1st Place - Alan Farrell
    2nd Place - Gary Brown
    3rd Place - Warren Hendon
    4th Place - Richard Bailey

China - Hasbro.cn/monopoly/chinacompetition/
China MONOPOLY Championship - March 29, 2009
Shanghai, China
Winner - Miss Ya He

China Regionals
The top two scorers from each Regional will qualify for the Finals.

  • Guangzhou - March 7, 2009
  • Beijing - March 14, 2009
  • Chengdu - March 21, 2009
  • Shanghai - March 28, 2009

Japan - Monopoly-Championship.jp
Japan MONOPOLY Grand Championship - July 18-20, 2009
Winner - Takahiro Ishii

Regionals were held in May and June 2009. On July 18th & 19th, a tournament was held in Osaka to determine the 2009 Japan MONOPOLY Champion. The 2009 Japan Champion was Kenji Nago. On July 20th, the 2005 - 2009 Japanese champions competed in a Grand Championship to represent Japan at the 2009 World Championship.

Taiwan - ToysRUs.com/tw/monopoly/
Taiwan MONOPOLY Championship - April 25, 2009
Fu-Chuan Hall of The Grand Hotel in Taipei
Winner - Mr. Pao-Yin Lu

Taiwan Regionals

  • Northern Regional - March 21, 2009
  • Central Regional - March 22, 2009
  • Yuan Shan Club - April 4, 2009
  • Southern Regional - April 14, 2009

Singapore
Singapore MONOPOLY Championship - April 4 & 5, 2009
Winner - Patrick Wee

Hong Kong
Hong Kong MONOPOLY Championship - May 17, 2009
Winner - Lucan Lee Luet-Kan

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