World Draughts-64 Championship 2017 among men and women will be held from 19th October (arrival day) till 29th October (departure day) 2017 in St. Petersburg (Russia) at the hotel “Moscow ****”. Competitions will be held separately for men and women in three program: Blitz, Rapid and Classic. Blitz and Classic program will be held in International/Russian version of draughts-64. Blitz is held today. See current results.
Blitz started at 15.00. See current results.
Adviser to the Chairman of the Committee for Physical Culture and Sport of St. Petersburg Roman Shumansky; President of the International Draughts Federation (IDF), President of the Draughts Federation of St. Petersburg Vladimir Langin; Vice-President of the International Draughts Federation (IDF) Andrey Agapov; Tournament Director of the International Draughts Federation (IDF), Director of the School for Chess and Draughts Alexander Nikiforov and St. Petersburg Grandmaster of Russia, silver medalist of the World Team Championship 2017 Dmitry Melnikov participated in the press conference.
More information about the press conference HERE
17-10-2017 Preliminary lists of participants of the World Draughts-64 Championship 2017 among men and women published. First participants from Uganda, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Jamaica will arrive at the championship tomorrow.
12-10-2017 The participants and guests of the championship were greeted by the Governor of St. Petersburg Georgiy Poltavchenko. The greeting of the governor is published in the Greetings section of special website for the IDF championships HERE
In the Press section of the website you can find the first responses in the press about the World Draughts-64 Championship in St. Petersburg.
05-10-2017 The page of the World Draughts-64 Championship 2017 started it work on a special website for the IDF championships www.wc64.org Detailed information on the championship, photos, video broadcasts, reports, games will be published HERE
30-09-2017 Rapid program of the World Championship will be held on the Brazilian version of draughts-64. IDF board approved a table for drawing initial moves and positions for Brazilian draughts. Table of draw will be used in the Rapid program of the World Championship 2017 for men and in the official IDF competitions for the Brazilian version of draughts-64.
You can look and download the table of draw HERE
22-09-2017 The International Draughts Federation (IDF) with the support of the Committee for Physical Culture and Sports of St. Petersburg, the city government and the Foundation for Promoting the Development of Draughts Sports “Russian Draughts” holds from 19 to 29 October 2017 in St. Petersburg (Russia) World Draughts-64 Championship 2017 among men and women. Competitions will be held at the premises of the Hotel “Moscow****”, the “Kremlin Hall” conference room, at: St. Petersburg, Russia, Alexander Nevsky Square, 2, site of the hotel www.hotel-moscow.ru
World Draughts-64 Championships are held since 1985. The World Championship in St. Petersburg is the jubilee – the 30th for men and the 15th for women.
It should be noted that in recent years St. Petersburg has become the world center of draughts on a traditional 64-cell board. The city has long-term draughts traditions and a great experience of holding draughts competitions on the highest level, including world championships. World Draughts-64 championships 2011, 2013 and 2015 held at a high level in St. Petersburg, made a great contribution to the history of draughts sport and served as a huge impetus for the development and promotion of draughts on a traditional 64-cell board throughout the world. Draughts-64 became to a new level. Now there are more than 70 countries of the world in the International Draughts Federation (IDF). High-level championships of Europe and Asia, major international tournaments are held regularly. In 2016, the first African championship was held in Zambia, and in 2018 the first championship of Pan America will be held in Jamaica.
Strongest players of the world from forty five countries, representing 4 continents: Europe, Asia, Africa and America, has already confirmed participation in the championship.
The prize fund of the championship is 3 000 000 rubles (about 52 000 US dollars).