Renjuplayers in the world - 19. Peter Jonsson
Your name, your nationality, your age, male or female.
Jonsson. Swedish, 42 years old, male.
When did you start to play renju and how did you learn it?
learned to play Renju in 1981. Some friends told me about the Jönköping club
and I went there and started to like the game.
Do you play in a club? In which clubs have you played?
play in KFUM Luffarschack Jonkoping, a city of 80 000 citizens situated in south
Sweden. During my years at the university of Linkoping I founded a club for
Which are your best results in national and international tournaments (Usual
tournaments and e-mail tournaments). Which is your international rating for the
I got third prize in the Swedish Championship of Renju. 1988 I won the Challenge
Cup, where all the strongest Swedish players took part. My current rating is
2124 (171:st place).
Which is the best player you have met?
Can you explain why you enjoy renju?
of all it is an interesting game. Second thing is that Renju seems to attract
interesting people, both in Sweden and abroad. The most important thing is that
renju brought me and my lovely wife together.
Which are your plans for the future as a player?
(the last eleven years) I did not have so much time for practising the game. But
maybe in the future it must be some “Old Boys Championships”, so you can
count on me in the year 2022 when I will retire and get my pension.
If you have anything else interesting to tell that you think that I
should have asked for, please, do it as answer no 8.
work as a school teacher in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. One of my goals
in life is to get a Number 1 in the British Music Charts (I play in a pop band
I am the President of the Swedish Renju Federation. Our federation consists of nine clubs, from Malmoe in the south to Arjeplog in the north. The total number of members is about 100. Every autumn KFUM Luffarschack Jonkoping is host for an international tournament called “Wettercupen”. In the summer of 2000 Arjeplog Renju Club will be the organizer of the World Youth Championship together with a big international tournament.
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