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EuroChamp_Tbilisi_2016_1 copyInternational Draughts Federation (IDF) in accordance with the Calendar of the competitions in 2016  together with the Draughts Federation of Georgia holds from 11th November (arrival day) till 20th November (departure day) 2016 in Tbilisi (Georgia) European Draughts-64 Championships among men and women.  Competitions are qualifying for the World Championship 2017.

Competitions are held with the support of the Foundation for Assistance for development of Draughts Sports “Russian Draughts.”

Invitation        Regulations


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Site of the championship


Photo       Opening       Blitz       Rapid       Excursion
Classic    Day 1     Day 2     Day 3-4     Day 5-6      Closing
Articles and publications in the press in the Press section HERE

Results
Blitz       Preliminary stage        Men  | Women        Final standings    Men | Women
Rapid    Preliminary stage        Men | Women         Final standings    Men | Women
Classic  Preliminary stage        Men | Women         Final standings    Мen | Women
Play off   Men  | Women
Protocol 1/4 Final       Men | Women      Protocol 1/2 Final  Men | Women      
Protocol Final              Men Women 

Games  in Games section  HERE    

22-11-2016  Silver medalist of the European championship in the classic game Eugeny Kondrachenko sent a report on the Championship with an overview of interesting games. See the report  HERE

Games section updated  HERE


19-11-2016  Closing ceremony was held at 19.00.  Representatives of of Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs of Georgia, press, invited guests took part in closing ceremony.  Goodbye, Georgia!

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19-11-2016 Today are held finals and 9th round for players who took 17th place and below.

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Nikolay Struchkov (Russia) won in final Evgeny Kondrachenko and become European Champion among men!
Evgeny Kondrachenko (Belarus) took 2nd place. Vladimir Egorov took 3rd place. He won in final Nikolay Gulyaev.

Zhanna Sarshaeva (Russia) won in final Darya Fedarovich and become European Champion among women!
Darya Fedarovich (Belarus) took 2nd place. Yulia Makarenkova (Ukraine)  won Vera Khvashchynskaya and took 3rd place.


18-11-2016 Today are held 1/4, 1/2 finals and 8th round for players who took 17th place and below.

In the 1/2 finals won Evgeny Kondrachenko and Nikolay Struchkov. They will play in the final for 1-2 places. Nikolay Gulyaev and Vladimir Yegorov will meet in the match for 3-4 places.

In women in the 1/2 finals will play Daria Fedarovich and Zhanna Sarshaeva. Tomorrow they will play in the finals for 1-2 places. Yulia Makarenkova and Vera Khvaschinskaya will compete for 3-4 places.


18-11-2016  In the 1/4 finals in the first eight group won Evgeny Kondrachenko, Vladimir Yegorov, Nikolay Struchkov and Nikolay Gulyaev. They will continue the fight in the 1/2 finals for 1-4 places.

In women in a bitter struggle in the first eight group won and continue the fight for 1-4 places Daria Fedarovich, Zhanna Sarshaeva, Yulia Makarenkova and Vera Khvaschinskaya.


17-11-2016 Preliminary stage of the European Championship in draughts-64 among men and women completed. The winners of the preliminary stage are Denis Shkatula (Ukraine) in men and Fedarovich Daria (Belarus) in women.

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The sensation of the Men Championship was the fact that the current world champion Sergey Belosheev did not even make the top 16 players who will play the medals and prizes.

According the regulations after preliminary stage the first 16 players divided into two groups with 8 players. It is played 3 rounds: ¼ finals, ½ finals; the final. In the butt games, the game goes to a victory. In case of a tie additional matches played. Participants, who took 17th place and below play additional 2 rounds by the Swiss system in men and the play-offs in women.

See draws of 1/4 finals and 8 rounds for men do not fall in the top 16    Men | Women


17-11-2016 Today are held final two rounds of the preliminary stage. After the sixth round with a score of 9 points still leads the International Master Denis Shkatula (Ukraine). Seven participants have 8 points. These players are likely to get into the top eight, which will play the championship medals. The following 9 players have 7 points. They have to win To have a chance to get into the top eight. The last round of the preliminary stage expected to be very difficult.


16-11-2016   4th and 5th rounds of preliminary stage was held today. See games of men (5 rounds) and women (4 rounds). Updated section Press HERE

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After five rounds in men with 8 points alone lead International master Denis Shkatula (Ukraine). In the 4th round he won Gennady Shapiro (Germany). It allowed him to lead the standings. Denis pursues a group of seven international grandmasters. Tomorrow will be the final two rounds of the preliminary stage, by which results the first 16 players in the two groups from eight players will continue to fight for the medals and prizes. Places of the remaining participants will determinated in two additional rounds of Swiss.

In women in the 5th round Sarshaeva Zhanna (Russia) won the leader of tournament Elena Korotkaya (Ukraine), and Hvaschinskaya Vera (Belarus) won the representative of Lithuania Milda Jocaite. After five rounds with a score of 8 points they both are leading in the tournament and tomorrow in the 6th round will play each other.


15-11-2016  2nd and 3rd rounds of preliminary stage was held today.

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After three rounds with 5 points from 6 in men leading 5 players – Gennnady Shapiro, Nikolay Gulyaev, Vladimir Egorov, Aleksandr Getmansky and Denis Shkatula.

In women also 5 players have 5 points from 6. There are Elena Korotkaya, Zhanna Sarshaeva, Darya Fedarovich, Iulia Zhuravskaya and Khvaschynskaya Vera.

Ahead still 4 rounds of the preliminary stage.


14-11-2016 European Championship in classic game started today at 10:00. Live broadcast is available HERE in the Online Section.  See current results and photo.

After lunch, the participants had the opportunity to see the capital of Georgia, Tbilisi, a city with a long history, which celebrated 1550 years in 2008. See photo HERE


13-11-2016 Rapid in brazilian draughts started at 10:00. Live broadcast is available HERE in the Online Section. See results.

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International Grandmaster Igor Mikhalchenko (Belarus) become European Draughts-64 champion among men in Rapid! He won Nikolay Struchkov in the semifinal and Sergei Belosheev in the final.

International Grandmaster Zhanna Sarshaeva (Russia) become European Draughts-64 champion among women in Rapid! She had a draw with Vera Khaschinskaya (Belarus) in the semifinal and won Sofia Morozova (Russia) in the final.

Medal  Men Women
Med 1 Med-2 Med-3 Igor Mikhalchenko (Belarus)
Sergei Belosheev (Russia)
Gavril Kolesov (Russia)
Zhanna Sarshaeva (Russia)
Sofia Morozova (Russia)
Vera Khvaschinskaya (Belarus)

12-11-2016  Blitz started at 15:00. Live broadcast is available HERE in the Online Section. See results.

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International Grandmaster Igor Mikhalchenko (Belarus) become European Draughts-64 champion among men in Blitz! He won Nikolay Gulyaev in the semifinal and Sergei Belosheev in the final.

International Grandmaster Elena Korotkaya (Ukraine) become European Draughts-64 champion among women in Blitz! She won Cristina Zaruba (Moldova) in the semifinal and Vera Khvaschinskaya (Belarus) in the final.

Medal  Men Women
Med 1 Med-2 Med-3 Igor Mikhalchenko (Belarus)
Sergei Belosheev (Russia)
Nikolay Gulyaev (Russia)
Elena Korotkaya (Ukraine)
Vera Khvaschinskaya (Belarus)
Sofia Morozova (Russia)

openingOpening ceremony of the competition was held at 12.00. Participants were welcomed by:
President of the International Draughts Federation Vladimir Langin
Head of Section of Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs of Georgia Zurab Bakradze
Multiple world champion in draughts-100 Harm Wiersma (Netherlands), which visited the European Draughts-64 Championship with a private visit
Director of Hotel Calasi Liliana Shonija
Vice-president of the Draughts Federation of Georgia Zurab Kandelaki

first-moveHead of Section of Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs of Georgia Zurab Bakradze and multiple world champion Harm Wiersma made a symbolic first move, after which the European Championship is declared open.


11-11-2016 Tomorrow in the capital of Georgia Tbilisi starts the European championship in draughts-64 among men and women. 60 players from 18 countries will take part in the competition.

Almost all strongest players of Europe gathered in Tbilisi. In men, there are current world champions Sergey Belosheev (Russia), Igor Mikhalchenko (Belarus) and Arunas Norvayshas (Lithuania), champions and winners of the world championships in different years, international grandmasters Gavril Kolesov, Nikolay Struchkov, Murod Amrillaev, Vladimir Yegorov, Nikolay Gulyaev (Russia ),  Ion Dosca (Moldova), Valeriy Grebenkin (Ukraine), Arno Uutma (Estonia), Andrius Kibartas (Lithuania), Eugene Kondrachenko (Belarus), Gennady Shapiro (Germany); winner of the 2016 World Cup Vladimir Skrabov (Russia), world champion among veterans Yuri Kirillov (Israel).

In women: champions and winners of the World and European championships in different years Zhanna Sarshaeva and Sofia Morozova (Russia), Elena Korotkaya and Julia Makarenkova (Ukraine), Daria Fedorovich and Vera Khvaschinskaya (Belarus).

Ambitious talented young players will compete with the venerable grandmasters. Among them Bogdan Panchenkov, Denis Shkatula, Tatyana Zaytseva (Ukraine), Dmitri Abarinov, Dmitri Melnikov, Yulia Zhuravskaya, Ekaterina Ivanova (Russia), Aslan Aslanli and Camilli Famil (Azerbaijan), other strongest players from different countries.

Opening ceremony will take place at 12.00. European Blitz Championship will start at 15.00.


04-11-2016 In the capital of Georgia Tbilisi on 11th November start European Draughts-64 Championships among men and women.

Following Championships will be held:

International Version:
European Draughts-64 Blitz Championship
European Draughts-64  Championship

Brazilian version:
European Draughts-64 Rapid Championship

List of participants will be published soon.


21-06-2016 International Draughts Federation (IDF) in accordance with the Calendar of the competitions in 2016 together with the Draughts Federation of Georgia holds from 11th November (arrival day) till 20th November (departure day) 2016 in Tbilisi (Georgia) European Draughts-64 Championships among men and women.  Competitions are qualifying for the World Championship 2017.

Competitions are held with the support of the Foundation for Assistance for development of Draughts Sports “Russian Draughts.”
The prize money of 30 000 dollars.
There are 15 prizes in men, 12 prizes in women, the IDF special prizes.


tbilisi_4508-01-2016  European Draughts-64 Championship 2016 among men and women will be held from 11th (arrival day) to 20th November (departure day) 2016 in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Accommodation of participants and venue – Kalas hotel, located in the old Tbilisi.

The site of the Kalas hotel  www.hotelkalasi.ge
Hotel accommodation is in 2 and 3 bed rooms.

Admission of participants is according to the official rules of competition in draughts-64 and conditions of the official competition of the International Draughts Federation in 2016-2018.

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