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The IDF Board approved a number of documents for 2020. Among them are the IDF calendar 2020, the Regulation of the World Cup 2020, the Rules of official competitions in draughts-64 and the Regulations for assignment of international titles. Updated documents are published on the site and can be viewed at the links below. New ratings on January 1, 2020 published also. (more…)

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New Year’s greetings of president IDF Vladimir Langin

New Year’s greetings of Vladimir Langin, president of the International Draughts Federation (IDF)

Dear friends!

On behalf of the International Draughts Federation (IDF) and me personally I congratulate draughts players, coaches, organizers, officials and all fans of draughts on the New Year! (more…)

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

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 Classic and Blitz 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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