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International competition “Jogeva-2017”

International competition in draughts-64 “Jogeva-2017” is held from 1 August to 6 August 2017 in Jogeva, Estonia. International grandmaster Andrius Kybartas (Lithuania) won Rapid program, which took place August 1, 2017. International grandmaster Ion Dosca (Moldova) won main tournament.

Detailed information about the tournament you can see on the website of Jõgeva Draughts Club www.jogevakabeklubi.ee 

Information about competition

Information about competition

Regulations of the International competition in draughts-64 “Jogeva-2017” 

1.Goals and objectives

Competition is held for promotion and development of draughts-64, implementation of IDF international titles, strengthening the friendly relations between draughts players of the countries – member of IDF.

2.Organization and leadership of the tournament

Tournament is organized and conducted Jogeva Draughts Club.
Main Arbiter is Ülar Poom (Jogeva), arbiter Villem Lyuis (Tallinn)

3.Time and place

Tournament is held from 1st August to 6th August 2017 in Jogeva, Estonia.
Venue: Jõgeva Sport Center “Vitrus” (Aya str. 40, Jogeva, Estonia).
Rapid is held 1st August, opening at 11.00.
Main tournament is held from 2 to 6 August. Opening is 2nd August at 10.00, closing 6th August at 14.00.

4.Participants, conditions and tournament regulations

Players, who declared until 9th July, are allowed participate.

Tournament fees:
For declared players: Rapid – 5 EUR, main tournament – 10 EUR. Grandmasters play without entry fee.
For not declared players: Rapid – 10 EUR, main tournament – 15 EUR

Tournament fee can be transferred to the bank account of Jõgeva Draughts Club:
Beneficiary:
Jõgeva Kabeklubi MTÜ; Address: Tähe 4-52, 48307 Jõgeva, Estonia
Bank: SEB Bank Address: Tornimäe 2, 15010 Tallinn, Estonia; Swift code: EEUHEE2X
IBAN account no: EE191010220122665012
Or, by agreement, may be paid to the credentials committee.

Applications must be sent until 9th July 2017 to email: [email protected]; [email protected], tel. +372 5058239 (Ülar Poom), or by post: Pargi str. 18-2, 48303 Yogeva, Republic of Estonia, Uno Plakk.

All expenses for travel, meals and accommodation are paid by participants or sending organizations.
For accommodation and visa support you need address to: [email protected]

There are held two overall tournaments in draughts-64 for men and women: Rapid and main tournament.

Rapid is held by Swiss system in 7 rounds with the draw of the initial moves and positions.
Competitions are held on the system of micro-matches from two games. The time control is 10’ to the end of the game + 2” per move for each participant in both games of micro-match.

Main tournament is held by Swiss system in 8 rounds with the draw of the initial moves and positions.
Competitions are held on the system of micro-matches from two games. The time control is 45’ to the end of the game + 30” per move for each participant in both games of micro-match.

Places of participants are determined in the overall standings, among women, players with rating below 2350 (EDF) or 2100 (IDF) and among veterans (60+).

5.Determination of the places

Determination of places and technical issues of the tournament will be fixed in the regulations before the start of the tournament on the spot.

6.Prizes

The prize fund of Rapid is 250 EUR,
The prize fund of main tournament is 1250 EUR.

Prizes in overall standing:
1st place – 400 EUR
2nd place – 200 EUR
3rd place – 150 EUR
4th place – 100 EUR
5th place –  60 EUR

Prizes for players with rating below 2350 (ESF) or 2100 (FMJD):
1st place – 50 EUR
2nd place – 30 EUR
3rd place – 20 EUR

Prizes for women:
1st place – 100 EUR
2nd place –  60 EUR

Prizes for veterans (60 years and older):
1st place –  50 EUR

Prizes for youth (up to 18 years):
1st place –  30 EUR

Winners awarded also diplomas and non-cash prizes.

7.In total

All not specified in these rules and regulations of the tournament positions provides by main arbiter and the Board of Jogeva Draughts Club.

Detailed information about the tournament you can see on the website of Jõgeva Draughts Club www.jogevakabeklubi.ee   

Ülar Poom

President of the Board
of Jõgeva Draughts Club

Regulations      Rules    Website of Jõgeva Draughts Club: www.jogevakabeklubi.ee

Photo         Rapid        Main tournament       Excursions       Closing    

Results       Rapid        Main tournament


06-08-2017 International grandmaster Ion Dosca (Moldova) won in the last round Estonian grandmaster Arno Uutma and won the traditional international tournament in draughts-64 “Jõgeva-2017”. International grandmaster Guntis Valneris (Latvia) took second place. On the third position of the standings is Andrius Kybartas (Lithuania), ahead by the coefficient of Andrey Kalachnikov (Russia).

Antra Valneré (Latvia) is the best among women.

Photo from closing ceremony published.


05-08-2017 International grandmaster Ion Dosca (Moldova) sensationally won in the 8th round the current European champion Nikolay Struchkov (Russia). With the result of 11 points he is single leader before the last round. 10 points have Andrius Kibartas (Lithuania) and Guntis Valneris (Latvia). 9 points have 6 participants.

On August 3 and 4, a large cultural program with fascinating sports competitions and visiting of the famous Peipsi lake was organized for the participants of tournament. See photo.


02-08-2017  Closing of Rapid program was held today. Main tournament started. See current results.


01-08-2017  The traditional International tournament in draughts-64 “Jogeva-2017” started today in the Jõgeva Sports Center Virtus. The tournament started with a Rapid program, in which took part 34 players from 6 countries. Among them are multiple world champion, current European champion, international grandmaster Nikolay Struchkov (Russia), former world champion, international grandmaster Ion Dosca (Moldova), former world champion in draughts-100, international grandmaster Guntis Valneris (Latvia), prize-winners of world championships of different years –  Andrius Kybartas (Lithuania), Arno Uutma (Estonia), national grandmasters Andrey Kalachnikov and Dmitry Melnikov (Russia) and other famous sportsmen. As a result of a stubborn struggle in 7 rounds of the Swiss system, three players scored 11 points each and the coefficient placed them in the following order:

1st place – international grandmaster Andrius Kybartas (Lithuania)
2nd place – international grandmaster Guntis Valneris (Latvia)
3rd place – international grandmaster Nikolai Struchkov (Russia)
Valneri Antra (Latvia) was the best among women


07-04-2017 International competition in draughts-64 “Jogeva-2017” will be held from 1 August to 6 August 2017 in Jogeva, Estonia. Regulations published.

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