World Team Championship

AqualifeKranevo22International Draughts Federation (IDF) in accordance with the Calendar of the competitions in 2016 holds at the Sports Complex «Aqualife», Kranevo, Bulgaria, from August 24, (arrival day) till September 03, 2016 (departure day) World Team’s Championship in draughts-64.

In Blitz program Belarus teams won in men and in women. In Classic program team of Russia (CFO) won in men and team of Belarus won in women.

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Tournament regulations

Tournament regulations

Competitions are held separately among men’s and women’s teams.
The composition of teams: men – 3 man + 3 reserve players, women – 2 women + 2 reserve players.

Competitions are held in the Russian version of draughts-64 by the system of micro-matches consist of two games in the two types of programs: classic and blitz.

All types of the program will be played with the draw of the moves according to the official tables for the first and second men’s boards and the first move of the white for the third men’s board. Women play with the draw of the moves according to the official table (150 positions) on the first board and  with the draw of the first move of the white on the second board.

Requirements for participants

Teams from countries, for Russia – teams from federal districts, cities Moscow and St. Petersburg, declared by national federation, are allowed to participate in the competition. Only one invited player can play in each men’s and women’s team.

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 team should pay organizational tournament fee at the day of arrival:
Classic program: 45 euro for men’s team, 30 euro for women’s team.
Blitz: 45 euro for men’s team, 30 euro for women’s team.

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, coaches and accompanying must residence from August 24, till September 03, 2016 in Sports Complex “Aqua Life”. In case of violation of this paragraph penalties can 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 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 of teams in competitions are paid by their 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 «Aqualife». The cost is 40 euros per car for 4 people.


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

PHOTO – Blitz, Classic           Closing

Results:           Blitz       Men       Women             Classic       Men      Women

87615509-09-2016 Interviews with international grandmaster Evgeny Kondrachenko published HERE

04-09-2016 International grandmaster Evgeny Kondrachenko sent an overview of interesting ideas in games of World team championship. See review HERE

Feedback from participants:

Dmitry Ganopolsky (Israel): I first participated in competitions in Kranevo, and they made a very positive impression, namely, wide geography of participants, good organization of the competition, especially the spectacular opening and closing ceremonies of tournaments, excellent food.

I wish the organizers do not stop there and continue in their explicitly chosen the right direction.

01-09-2016  Classic program ended. Team of Russia (CFO) won in men and team of Belarus won in women.

In the last round world champion Igor Mihalchenko sensationally lost in both games of micro-match to representative team of Russia (SZFO) grandmaster Mikhail Goryunov. Losing of Belarus team dropped its only on 6 th place.



Teams – prize-winners of Classic program

Medal Men Women
Med 1 Med-2 Med-3 Russia (CFO)
Russia (Moscow)
Russia (St. Petersburg)
Israel (Simterra)

28-08-2016   Classic program started. 12 teams in men and in women take part in competition. See current results.

Болгария-2016_значок-127-08-2016  World Team’s Championship in draughts-64 started. Teams from Belarus, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Latvia, Israel, France, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan take part in the competition. 12 teams in men and in women took to the start in the Blitz program. World champions Igor Mihalchenko, Arunas Norvayshas, Elena Skovitina and Sophia Morozova played in teams.

Closing blitz-m


Teams – prize-winners of Blitz program

Medal Men Women
Med-2Med 1Med-3 Belarus
Russia (St. Petersburg)
Russia (SZFO)

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