European Youth Championship

European-Youth-Championship_2016 (1)European Youth Championship in Draughts-64 was held from 20 (arrival day) to 29 (departure day) April 2016 in St. Petersburg, Russia, at hotel “Okhtinskaya”, Bolsheokhtinsky prospekt d. 4. See results.

Invitation and Regulations

Invitation and Regulations

Travel information

Travel information

Travel information to the hotel “Okhtinskaya” from various metro stations and the airport is available on the website of the hotel  HERE

From the hotel to the Vosstaniya Square and back runs a free shuttle bus. Schedule

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About Hotel Okhtinskaya***

About Hotel Okhtinskaya***

«Okhtinskaya» is one of the largest *** hotels in St. Petersburg and in the North of Russia region. The hotel is located in the historical center of St. Petersburg, on the Neva embankment. There is a splendid panoramic view on Neva river, Smolny Convent and three open-bridges from observing desk, room windows, hotel halls.

Hotel complex «Okhtinskaya» favorably is ideally situated. It is located in 10-15 minutes from the centre of St. Petersburg, of railway stations and four subway stations. There is a River pier and stop of Urban water taxi nearby the hotel (50 meters). Hotel « Okhtinskaya » provides comfortable hotel rooms, qualified personnel, high quality of service and a wide range of additional services.

Hotel consists of 293 rooms of categories «Standard», «Business», «Studio», «Suite», with single, double and triple accommodation. Free WiFi and free TV channels movies are in all rooms. Bright and cozy rooms of « Okhtinskaya » are equipped by all necessary things and furniture, depending of the category: noncontact electronical lock keys, furniture, TV, mini-bar, air conditioning, mirror, telephone, shower or bathtub, towels, hair dryer, toiletries, etc.

From the hotel to the Plaza Rebellion runs a free shuttle runs from the hotel to the Plaza Vosstania. Around the hotel is a stop public transport. The nearest metro stations are “Novocherkasskaya”, “Chernyshevskaya”, “Ladoga” – 10 minutes by public transport.


Double (twin) standard:
1The bright, cozy rooms are decorated in Scandinavian style with a view from the window of the Smolny Cathedral, Bolsheokhtinsky bridge or a quiet courtyard. Located from 5th to 8th floor of the hotel. Area: 15 m2. Rooms with two beds (90) or with a single bed (160). The room: bed, bedside tables, wardrobe, desk, chair, TV, mirror, telephone, toilet, shower and toiletries.



Double (twin) superior

2Comfortable rooms with modern and comfortable furniture of two types decorated in delicate shades of pistachio and golden terracotta color. All rooms are equipped with modern LED TVs, wireless Internet access, minibars, hair dryers and satellite TV. Each room has double-glazed windows. On the sunny side mounted air conditioners with individual control. The comfortable bed with a mattress on the basis of the spring block Bonnell can be transformed in double rooms in bed «Kingsize»; curtains, do not let the light (black-out) and hypoallergenic linens. Area: 17 m2.
The room: bed, bedside tables, desk, chair, wardrobe with mirror, telephone, mini-bar, air conditioning (sunny side), toilet, shower, TV, toiletries, hairdryer.

On the floors are installed cooler with drinking water with the possibility of heating. The hotel has a freely available utility room for ironing.








Prices for the participants of the European Youth Draughts-64 Championship

Accommodation and three meals a day from 20 April (Lunch) to 29 April (Breakfast) 2016. Total 9 days

Accommodation in the rooms:
Double “standard” + three meals a day       1700 rubles / person
Triple “standard” + three meals a day       1600 rubles / person
Double “business” + three meals a day       1900 rubles / person

If necessary, single price per room is:
Single “standard” + three meals a day       2150 rubles
Single “business” + three meals a day       2650 rubles

For foreign citizens (including Belarus) requires registration. Price is 150 rubles / person

Three meals a day included in the price for living (Hall Bolsheokhtinsky)

Breakfast       Buffet 7.00-11.00
Lunch           Serving 13.00-15.00
Dinner          Serving 13.00-15.00

Admission the participants is according to the official rules of competition in draughts-64 and conditions of the official competitionof the International Federationin in 2016-2018


Hall “Assembly” – games room
Hall “Forum” – a room for registration of participants, for judges


Closing-128-04-2016  European Youth Championship in Draughts-64 ended.  Closing ceremony was held at 20.00.

PHOTO  and  Video clip  from closing ceremony.   

Winners in all programs and all age groups were awarded with cups, medals and diplomas. The winners of the classic program were awarded with special prizes from the Foundation “Russian Draughts” – tablet computers. Some participants in different categories also received awards from the Foundation “Russian Draughts”

Results of the Classic program
Boys:    В23-19 |  B16 | B13 | B10 | B 8           Girls:   G23-19 | G16 | G13 | G10 | G8           Team standing

Winners of the Classic program

Group Boys Girls
U23 Panchenkov Bogdan (Ukraine) Vera Khvaschinskaya (Belarus)
U19 Vitaly Novikov (Belarus) Yulia Zhuravskaya (Russia)
U16 Mikhail Semenyuk (Belarus) Vera Minina (Russia)
U13 Aleksandr Rzheutskiy (Belarus) Victoria Nikolaeva (Belarus)
U10 Savva Zaika (Russia) Daria Nikiforova (Belarus)
U8 Vladislav Mironov (Russia) Yulia Nikanorova (Russia)

Results of the team classification:

Teams of Belarus became the first in all team standings.

Overall team standing: 1st place Belarus, 2nd place Russia, 3rd place Latvia
Teams of boys: 1st place Belarus, 2nd place Russia, 3rd place Latvia
Teams of girls: 1st place Belarus, 2nd place Russia, 3rd place Ukraine

Classic26-04-2016  European Youth Championship in Draughts-64 coming to an end. Reportages about Championship on the website of Foundation “Russian Draughts”  HERE 
Photos of participants among boys and girls in all age groups see  HERE

After 6 rounds the best players in the age groups are:

Boys B8:   Vladyslav Mironov (Russia)
Girls G8:  Yulia Nikanorova and Victoria Zakharova (both Russia) – 9 points

Boys B10:  Savva Zaika (Russia) – 11 points
Girls G10: Daria Nikiforova (Belarus) – 11 points

Boys B13: Nikita Volkov (Russia), Aleksandr Rzheutskiy (Belarus) – 10 points
Girls G13: Victoria Nikolaeva (Belarus) – 10 points

Boys B16: Mikhail Semenyuk (Belarus) – 11 points
Girls G16: Yana Yakubovich (Belarus) – 9 points

Juniors B23: Bogdan Panchenkov (Ukraine) – 8 points
Juniors G23: Vera Hvaschinskaya, Aleksaandra Spirina, Maria Mironova (all Belarus) and Valeria Denisova (Russia) – 7 points

Belosheyev-123-04-2016  Classic program started.   PHOTO    

World champion Sergey Belosheev arrived at the tournament  to see the game the young talents.
One round for all groups is held today.
The bus tour around the city will take place in the afternoon.


22-04-2016  Rapid was held today.  PHOTO    Reportages on the website of Foundation “Russian Draughts”  HERE

Results of the Rapid

Boys:   В23-19 |  B16 | B13 | B10 | B 8          Girls:   G23-19 | G16 | G13 | G10 | G8

Winners of the Rapid

Group Boys Girls
U23 Panchenkov Bogdan (Ukraine) Vera Khvaschinskaya (Belarus)
U19 Damir Rysaev (Russia) Tatyana Zaytseva (Ukraine)
U16 Daniil Leonidov (Russia) Polina Petruseva (Belarus)
U13 Nikita Volkov (Russia) Olga Balukova (Russia)
U10 Marat Lev (Belarus) Sandaara Aprosimova (Russia)
U8 Artem Tikhonov (Russia) Yulia Nikanorova (Russia)

Opening21-04-2016  Opening ceremony was held at 12.00  PHOTO    
Blitz started at 15.00.   PHOTO
Reportages on the website of Foundation “Russian Draughts”  HERE


Results of the Blitz

Boys:   B23-19 |  B16 | B13 | B10 | B 8        Girls: G23-19 | G16 | G13 | G10 | G8 

Winners of the Blitz

Group Boys Girls
U23 Aleksey Kunitsa (Belarus) Vera Khvaschinskaya (Belarus)
U19 Damir Rysaev (Russia) Valeria Denisova (Russia)
U16 Daniil Leonidov (Russia) Elena Lapenkova (Russia)
U13 Nikita Volkov (Russia) Kristina Vatolina (Russia)
U10 Savva Zaika (Russia) Sandaara Aprosimova (Russia)
U8 Artem Tikhonov (Russia) Zakharova Victoria (Russia)

19-04-2016  201 participants from 15 countries were declared for participation in the European Youth Championship.   List of participants  

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