5th stage of World Cup – International competition “Georgia-2017”

International Draughts Federation (IDF) in accordance with the Calendar of competitions in 2017 holds from 5 to 12 November 2017 in Tbilisi (Georgia)  5th stage of the World Cup 2017 in draughts-64 – International competition “Georgia-2017”. Competitions are held in the hotel “Kalasi”, which successfully hosted European Draughts-64 Championship 2016 among men and women. International grandmaster Dmitry Tsinman won Blitz. International grandmaster Sergei Belosheev won Rapid and Classic program.


Photo       Opening and Blitz      Rapid      Classic     Excursions      Closing

Results       Blitz       Rapid      Classic

Prize-winners of the 5th stage of the World Cup 2017 in draughts-64 

11-11-2017  The classic program of the 5th stage of the World Cup 2017 in draughts-64 is completed. The winner of the classic program with the result of 11 points became International Grandmaster Sergey Belosheev, who already won the Rapid program. Arunas Norvaishas took second place and Vladimir Skrabov is on the third place. He won in the last round youth Ivan Ilyasov and by coefficient broke into the top three.

In women Olga Balukova, Anna Filipenko and Ekaterina Ivanova are in the top three.

11-11-2017  In the 6th round, Sergei Belosheev won from Vladimir Skrabov and with a score of 9 points went to the first place in the table. Arunas Norvaishas, Dmitry Tsinman, who won Dmitry Melnikov, and Andrei Gnelitsky have 9 points. They will fight for the medals in the final round.

10-11-2017  After 5 rounds of the classic program International Grandmasters Arunas Norvaishas, Vladimir Skrabov, Sergei Belosheev and International Master Andrei Gnelitsky lead with the result of 8 points. In women Olga Balukova and Ekaterina Ivanova have 5 points.

09-11-2017  Classic program started. 3 rounds are held today. See current results.

08-11-2017  Today the participants went on excursions around Tbilisi and Georgia.

You can see the sports show on Georgian TV, in which the Vice President of the Draughts Federation of Georgia Zurab Kandelaki talks about the 5th Stage of World Cup in Tbilisi HERE and photo from excursions HERE   

07-11-2017 Rapid program in the Brazilian draughts was held today. See results.

Competitions were held on the Swiss system in 7 rounds. The winner of the Rapid program with the result of 12 points became International Grandmaster Sergei Belosheev. The second and third place with the result of 11 points took International Grandmasters Dmitry Tsinman and Vladimir Skrabov respectively.

In women Olga Balukova, Svetlana Streltsova and Ekaterina Ivanova are in the top three.

Schoolchildren of Tbilisi came to the competitions to watch the game of the leading grandmasters of the world. Grandmaster Nika Leopoldova held a simultaneous game for them.

06-11-2017 International grandmaster Dmitry Tsinman with a score of 13 points became the winner of the Blitz program. International Grandmaster Sergei Belosheev is in second place. He has 12 points. In third place is Vladimir Scrabov, who was in the lead with Dmitry Tsinman before the last round, but unexpectedly losing to multiple Georgian champion Levan Kiknadze. In women with a score of 8 points Olga Balukova, Anna Filipenko and Kseniia Kamyshanskaia are in the top three.

06-11-2017 Today in Tbilisi, at the hotel “Kalasi”, which successfully hosted European Draughts-64 Championship 2016 among men and women, the 5th stage of the World Cup 2017 in draughts-64 started. At the opening of the competition participants welcomed the President of the International Draughts Federation Vladimir Langin, representatives of the Ministry of Sport and the United Draughts Federation of Georgia and the representative of Tbilisi City Hall.

The world champions 2015 Sergey Belosheev (Russia) and Arunas Norvayshas (Lithuania), winners of the World Cups of different years Vladimir Skrabov and Dmitry Tsinman (Russia), winners Stages of the World Cup and major international tournaments, international masters Andrey Gnelitsky, Dmitry Melnikov, Ekaterina Ivanova, the strongest Georgian players, such as Levan Kiknadze, Alexander Beruashvili, Djamber Berishvili take part in the competitions.

Blitz program started at 15.00. See current results.

21-08-2017 Information about competition

International Draughts Federation IDF in accordance with the calendar of the competitions 2017 holds in Tbilisi (Georgia) following events in draughts-64:

– Training events with theparticipation of the strongest players of the world from1st November to 4th November 2017;
– 5th Stage of World Cup 2017 in draughts-64-International competition “Georgia-2017” 5th November (arrival day) to 12th November (departure day) 2017.

5th stage of the World Cup will be held in three programs: Blitz, Rapid and Classic.
Blitz and Classic programs will be held according to the international/Russian version of draughts-64.
Rapid program will be held in Brazilian version.

Tournament fee is 60 euros.
Women, veterans 60 years and older, youth under 27, representatives of Georgia pay a tournament fee of 50 euros.
Participants who paid a tournament fee are allowed to participate in all three programs.

Accommodation of participants is in the hotel “Kalasi”, at the address: Kote Afkhazi str. 25, 0105, Tbilisi (Georgia).

For all questions about participation in competition you need contact with office of International Draughts Federation on e-mail: [email protected]

Applications for participation in competition and booking accommodation must be submitted to the office of International Draughts Federation not later than 6th October 2017.

Participants will not be allowed to competitions by the applications after the deadline.


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World Draughts-64 Championship 2017 among men and women

World Draughts-64 Championship 2017 among men and women is held with the support of the Foundation for Promoting the Development of Draughts Sports “Russian Draughts” from 19th October (arrival day) till 29th October (departure day) 2017 in St. Petersburg (Russia) at the hotel “Moscow ****”. Competitions are held separately for men and women in three program: Blitz, Rapid and Classic. Blitz and Classic program are held in International/Russian version of draughts-64. In Blitz, international grandmasters Gavril Kolesov (Russia) won in men and Elena Scovitina (Moldova) won in women.  In Rapid, international grandmasters Ihar Mikhalchenka (Belarus) won in men and Elena Scovitina (Moldova) won in women. Ihar Mikhalchenka (Belarus) and Zhanna Sarshaeva became a world champions in classic program. (more…)

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Short report of IDF Board meeting

September 20, 2017 in St. Petersburg was held a meeting of the Board IDF. Short report of the IDF Board meeting is HERE. The meeting approved the results of the world championships among teams, youth and veterans, held in Bulgaria from August 23 to September 2, 2017; the issues of preparation for the World Championship 2017 were considered; the preliminary calendar of the competitions for 2018 was approved; approved the newly established African Draughts Confederation as the organization responsible for the development of draughts-64 on the African continent under the aegis of IDF; the issues of the current activity of the federation were considered. According to the results of the competition in 2017: world championships in Bulgaria, national championships and the implementation of norms in the various competitions, new international titles been assigned to the next players: (more…)

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Calendar 2018 published

Preliminary calendar of the International Draughts Federation (IDF) competitions in 2018 is published HERE

All national federations must send their calendars of national championships to the IDF office by November 1, 2017 for inclusion in the general calendar of IDF competitions in 2018. We remind you that the calculation of ratings and assignment of international titles will be made only for tournaments included in the official calendar of the International Draughts Federation (IDF) competitions 2018.

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Russian Championship among men and women

Draughts Federation of Russia traditionally conducted in Loo (Sochi) from September 19 (day of arrival) to October 01, 201 Russian Championship in draughts-64 (Russian draughts) among men and women. Championship was held in three program: classic, rapid and blitz. Detailed information about the competition, photo and current standings see on the site of Draughts Federation of Russia  HERE and HERE   

Representatives of Yakutia Gavril Kolesov and Stepanida Kirillina won Rapid. Oleg Dashkov (Samara Region) and Olga Balukova (Moscow Region) won Blitz and Сlassic program. See results. (more…)

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