On the "Open Day" of the WOC 2023 (Wednesday November 1st) 62 players from 18 different nations took part in the 3rd XOT (random openings) World Othello Championship. Seven rounds were played followed by a one game final for the main "open" category, the Senior category (over 60), the Junior category (under 16) and the Ladies category.
Nicky van den Biggelaar of the Netherlands won the open final against his teammate Makoto Suekuni. Makoto was winning over the board but lost on time in the final move!
All the final games in each category can be viewed on LiveOthello