Due to the fact that national draughts federations are very concerned about the situation in the world’s draughts-64, the IDF leadership sent a letter to the national federations explaining the situation and IDF position. Obviously, two organizations should not hold competitions in the same sport. This conflict of interest can have the most serious consequences for draughts around the world. IDF, specially created to develop draughts-64 in the world and to protect their interests, will continue to actively promote and develop draughts-64 and will not stop or curtail its activities. Efforts of IDF with the support of its member-countries and all interested parties will lead to the prosperity of draughts-64 on all continents! The letter of IDF and letters of the national federations on this issue can be found below. (more…)
5th Online Tournament in draughts-64 (Brazilian draughts) was held in Brazil from 19/02/2018 to 16/03/2018. 112 players from various regions of Brazil and 5 players from other countries took part in competition. As far as we know, this was the biggest online tournament ever realized in Brazil. There were 9 rounds over 1 month of competition after that the top 16 players disputed the Qualifiers in 1/8 finals, 1/4 finals, 1/2 finals and final.
8-time Brazilian champion, International Master Augusto Amilcar Carvalho won tournament. See results. (more…)
Moldova’s championships among boys and girls U8, U10, U13 finished in the capital of Moldova, Chisinau. Competitions were held in three programs: classic, Rapid and Blitz. More than 70 players from different regions of Moldova took part in the competition. See the results.
Lithuanian Men Championship on Russian draughts was held in Lithuanian capital Vilnius from 13 to 18 March. International Grandmaster Andrius Kybartas became Lithuanian Champion. International Grandmaster Aleksej Domcev took second place and International Master Domantas Norkus was third. 12 players took part in the competition, which was held on a round robin system. See the results. (more…)
From 1 to 7 March 2018 in the city of Samarkand (Uzbekistan) the country championships were held among men, women, juniors (boys and girls) up to 24 years. Competitions were held in three programs: classic, Blitz and Rapid.
Champions of Uzbekistan among men became: International grandmaster Samandar Kalanov in Blitz and Rapid program, Hudoynazarov Ramazon in Classic program. International master Tursunmurotova Shahzoda won championship of Uzbekistan among women in all programs. See the results. (more…)