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Traditional draughts tournament “V. A. Sokov Memorial” started in St. Petersburg

From November 30 (arrival day) to December 8 (departure day) 2019 in St. Petersburg (Russia), a traditional open draughts-64 tournament in memory of the legendary St. Petersburg draughts player Vasily Sokov “V. A. Sokov Memorial” is held. As part of the competition, all-Russian competitions are held among men and women, as well as among boys and girls in age groups up to 17, 14, 11 and 9 years old.

International Grandmaster Sergey Belosheev won the classic program of V. Sokov Memorial. See the results. (more…)

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Results of the Lithuanian Team Championship and the Lithuanian Blitz Championship

The Lithuanian Team Draughts-64 Championship and Lithuanian Blitz Championship were held from November 22-24 in Bačkonys (Lithuania).

The champion of Lithuania 2019 became the team ŠK “Vitražas” (Vilnius). International Grandmaster Andrei Valiuk (Belarus) became the winner of the Lithuanian Blitz Championship. International Grandmaster Arunas Norvaishas became the champion of Lithuania 2019 in Blitz. (more…)

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New IDF Competitions

New competitions are included to the official calendar of the International Draughts Federation (IDF).

In Miami, Florida (USA) from April 3 to 6, 2020 the first ever international draughts-64 competition “Miami-open” will be held. The competition will include tournaments in pool checkers and the international/Russian version of draughts-64.

In Lisbon (Portugal) from October 1 to 7, 2020 the VII TAFISA World Sports Games will be held. As part of the games, tournaments in three types of draughts-64 will be held: Portuguese, Brazilian and Russian. Competitions in draughts-64 will have the status of the Stage of the World Cup 2020.

Updated calendar published HERE

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Tournaments in Saarbrücken, Germany

Following Draughts tournaments was held in Saarbrücken (Germany) from 15th to 17th November 2019:
Draughts-64 (Brazilian version): 10th Open German Draughts-64 Championship (15th – 17th November 2019).
Draughts-100: 14th Saarbrücken Open Draughts-100 Tournament (16th November 2019).

International master Philip Vasilevsky (Russia) became the winner of the 10th Open German Draughts-64 Championship. IDF master Alexander Bleicher became the champion of Germany 2019.
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3rd French Draughts-64 Open Championship completed

3rd French Open Draughts-64 Championship (Russian version) was held from 9th to 11th November 2019 in Toulouse (France). Competitions were held according to the Swiss system in 7 rounds with a time control of 25 minutes + 5 seconds per move.

The international master Philip Vasilevsky (Russia) became the winner of the 3rd French Open Draughts-64 Championship. IDF master Pierre Monet became the champion of France 2019.
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