World Seniors Championship

AqualifeKranevo22International Draughts Federation (IDF) in accordance with the calendar of the competitions in 2016 holds from August 24, (arrival day) till September 03, 2016 (departure day) at the Sports Complex «Aqualife», Kranevo (Bulgaria) World Seniors Championship in draughts-64. Yuri Kirillov (Israel) in men and Yulia Kuznetsova (Russia) in women won blitz. In classic program Ion Dosca (Moldova) won in men and Regina Pironen (Latvia) won in women. See results.


Results        Blitz     Classic

Photo          Opening     Blitz, Classic     Closing

Games        Overview of the games, Shapiro   

23-09-2016  The winner of the blitz program, Grandmaster Yuri Kirillov from Israel sent analyzed games of the World Championship among veterans. International Grandmaster Gennady Shapiro from Germany sent an overview of the games.


02-09-2016  Classic program ended with  the victory of international grandmasterd, ex-world champion Ion Dosca (Moldova) in men and Regina Pironen (Latvia) in women.

Prize-winners of Classic program

Medal Men Women
Med 1 Med-2 Med-3 Dosca, Ion (MDA)
Shapunov, Oleg (UKR)
Kirillov, Yury (ISR)
Pironen, Regina (LVA)
Kuznetsova, Yulia (RUS)
Kasyan, Marina (UKR)

27-08-2016  Classic program started.  18 players from 10 countries participated. See current results.

Болгария-2016_значок-125-08-2016  World Draughts-64 Championships 2016 among youth, veterans, people with disabilities and teams started in Kranevo (Bulgaria).

Opening ceremony was held at 12.00. Blitz started at 15.00. Grand Master Yuri Kirillov (Israel) won in men and Master of sport Yulia Kuznetsova (Russia) won in women.



Prize-winners of Blitz

Medal Men Women
Med 1 Med-2 Med-3 Kirillov, Yury (ISR)
Shapunov, Oleg (UKR)
Shapiro, Gennadiy (GER)
Kuznetsova, Yulia (RUS)
Aleksandrova, Zinaida (ISR)
Pironen, Regina (LVA)

25-01-2016   Tournament regulations

Championship is held among men 1966-57 years born, men 1956 years born and older; women 1966 years born and older in Russian version of draughts-64 by the system of micro-matches consist of two games in the two types of programs:
Classic program – with time control 45 minutes till the end of the game plus 10 seconds per move;
Blitz – with time control 3 minutes till the end of the game plus 2 seconds per move.

All types of the program will be played with draw according to the official tables moves and positions.

System of competition is Swiss or Round robin, depending on the number of participants.

Requirements for participants

All participants claimed by national federations are allowed to participate in World Seniors Championship-2016.
Participants must comply with the dress code.
Participants must to be on opening and closing ceremony of the competition. In case of absence the closing ceremony, participants lose all official awards. Awards will not be sent or transferred.

Tournament fees

Each participant of the competitions should pay organizational tournament fee at the day of arrival: 40 euros for participating in the classic and blitz program.

Accommodation and meals

Hotel accommodation is in 2-3 bed rooms with facilities in the room. Rooms will be booked in the order of receipt of applications. All participants and accompanying must residence in Sports Complex “Aqua Life” from August 24, till September 03, 2016. In case of violation of this paragraph penalties will be applied.

Sports Complex “Aqua Life” is closed and guarded territory. Peoples, who do not live in the complex, will not be allowed to the territory.

Packages for accommodation and 3 meals a day (buffet) from 24 August to 3 September (10 days):

Housing Aqualife (mostly triple occupancy) – 250 euros per person.
Housing Aqualife Sports – building, where competitions are held (triple occupancy) – 300 euros per person.
Housing Aqualife Active (double occupancy) – 300 euros per person.
Payment for additional days for the earlier arrival and later departure – for further application.

All costs for participation in competitions are paid by sending organizations.


You can get different types of transport to Varna.
From airport of Varna to the bus station Varna by bus number 409 (the frequency of flights of about 20 minutes).
Bus service or by bus line Varna – Kranevo, Varna – Albena and Varna – Balchik, which also come in Kranevo. Bus timetable from the bus station of Varna
Taxi from the airport in Kranevo (Taxi available at the airport)
Transfer can be arranged by Sports Complex “Aqua Life”.


Applications for participation in the Championship must be submitted from national Federations to the office of International Draughts Federation not later than July 24 on e-mail: [email protected], with copy [email protected].

Applications for obtaining visas only with letter of guarantee from the national federation about accommodation in the sports complex “Aqua Life” (up to July 20) and booking accommodation (up to July 24) must be submitted to Langina Antonina, tel. +7 921 7777231, e-mail: [email protected]. Application form published on the site.

Applications for transfer to the competition and back must be submitted Stankova Svetlana, e-mail: [email protected]. Copies of applications you need to send to the office of International Draughts Federation on e-mail: [email protected], [email protected]

International Draughts Federation: office, e-mail: [email protected]
Langin Vladimir, e-mail: [email protected], mob +7 921 9562001

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