International Draughts Federation IDF in accordance with the Calendar of the competitions in 2017 conducted from 2nd December (day of arrival) to 10th December (departure day), 2017 in St. Petersburg (Russia) Final of World Cup 2017 in draughts-64 – International competitions memory Vasily Sokov. Competitions were held with the support of the Foundation for Assistance for development of Draughts Sports “Russian Draughts.” International grandmaster Sergei Belosheev won Blitz. Dmitry Tsinman won classic program. See results of the World Cup Final and Youth tournament. (more…)
2nd stage of the World Cup 2018 will be held in the capital of Uzbekistan Tashkent from March 24 (arrival day) to April 1 (departure day). Uzbekistan is one of the most developed countries in the world in the field of draughts sport, has a large number of players that show high international results, conducts many draughts tournaments, including high-level Asian championships. Given the high level of development of draughts in the country, the International Draughts Federation entrusted the Uzbekistan Draughts Federation holding the 2nd stage of the World Cup 2018.
The World Cup in draughts-64 will be held in Asia for the first time and will be a great impetus in the development and promotion of draughts-64 in this region. The updated calendar 2018 see HERE
The calendar of events for 2018 updated and published HERE. The European Championship among boys and girls will be held from April 30 (arrival day) to May 9 (departure day) in the city of Orsha, Belarus. World Cup 2018 will be held in 6 stages. World Cup stages will be held in Jamaica, Italy, Estonia, Portugal, Georgia. Applications for the holding of the free stage of the World Cup are accepted until December 15. Conditions of holding competitions are published in the Documents section HERE
We remind you that all national federations urgently need to send to the IDF office (not later than December 15) their calendars of national championships for inclusion in the general calendar of IDF competitions for 2018. Calculation of ratings and assignment of international titles will be made only for tournaments included in the official calendar of the (IDF) competitions for 2018.
Following Draughts tournaments was held in Saarbrücken (Germany) from the 17th to the 19th November 2017:
a) International Draughts-100
12th Saarbrücken–Open Tournament (17th- 18th November)
b) Draughts-64 (Brazilian Version)
8th Open German Championship, dedicated to the memory of the famous coach Vladimir Waisser (18th- 19th November). International grandmaster Gennady Shapiro (Germany) won championship. (more…)
In the classic program (points are summed up with Rapid program), international grandmaster Vladimir Skrabov leads with a score of 257 points. International grandmasters Dmitry Tsinman (243 points) and Arunas Norvaishas (236 points) are a stubborn fight with him for the World Cup 2017. In Blitz program, Dmitry Tsinman leads with a score of 101 points. Vladimir Skrabov has 96 points, and Arunas Norvaishas has 78 points.
The final 6th stage of the World Cup starts in St. Petersburg on December 2. See detailed information on the standings in the World Cup 2017 after 5 stages HERE