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4th Stage of World Cup – International competition “Jogeva-2018”

International Draughts Federation (IDF) in accordance with the Calendar of the competitions in 2018 from July 30  to August 7, 2018 holds in Kuremaa, Jõgeva region (Estonia) 4th Stage of World Cup 2018 in draughts-64- International competition “Jogeva-2018”. Competitions are held in the three types of programs: Blitz, Rapid and Classic.

Invitation published.

Information about competition

Information about competition

Regulations of the competition

Place, date

Competitions are held in the castle of Kuremaa at the address: Lossi 2, Kuremaa, Jõgeva region (Estonia) from July 30 (arrival day) to August 7, 2018 (departure day).

Credentials Committee works in the castle of Kuremaa on July 30 from 3 pm to 9 pm.
Opening of the competition is on July 31 at 10.30 am.


The organizer of competition is Jõgeva Draughts Club (www.jogevakabeklubi.ee) in cooperation with the Estonian Draughts Union and the International Draughts Federation (IDF).

The main arbiter is Villem Lüüs (Tallinn).

All participants regardless of gender, age and rating are allowed to participate in the competition, which timely filed an application for participation, registered in accordance with this regulation and paid the tournament fee. The number of participants representing the country is not limited.

Participants must comply with the dress code.
Participants must to be on the 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 regulations

Competitions are held on the official rules of the IDF.
Competitions are held in the three types of programs: Blitz, Rapid and Classic.
In each program, there is a single open tournament for men and women, Swiss system, by the system of micro-matches consist of two games with the drawing according to the official table (745 positions), obligatory in both games of micro-match.

Time control:
Blitz (Brazilian draughts) – 3 minutes till the end of the game + 2 seconds per move;
Rapid (Russian draughts) – 10 minutes till the end of the game + 2 seconds per move;
Classic game (Russian draughts) – 45 minutes till the end of the game + 30 seconds per move. Break between games is 5 minutes. Record of the game is obligatory for all participants before the end of the game.

Determination of the winners

Places of players in each program are determined by the biggest amounts of points. In case of equal points of two or more participants the additional criteria are established by the panel of arbiters according to the regulations of the competition.

>In each program winners among men, women, veterans (60+) and juniors up to 20 year (born in 1999 and younger) are determined.

Participants of 4th Stage of World Cup get points in the overall standing of the World Cup in accordance with the Regulations of the World Cup 2018 in draughts-64.

In each program, winners among men, women, veterans and juniors are awarded cups, medals and diplomas. Participants who took 2nd and 3rd place in each category are awarded with medals and diplomas.
The norms of international titles are established.
Winner of the 4th Stage of the World Cup in classic program automatically receives the international title “International Master”. Participants, who took 2nd and 3rd place, receive the international title  “IDF Master”.
The prize fund of 4th Stage of World Cup is not less than 2 000 euro.
In addition, participants are awarded material prizes.


All costs of participants paid by sending organizations or yourself.
The costs for organizing the competition and paid by the Organizing Committee.

Tournament fees

Tournament fee is 30 euros, for players from Estonia – 20 euros.
Participants who paid a tournament fee are allowed to participate in all three programs.
The tournament fee must be transferred before July 1, 2018 to the bank account of the Jõgeva Draughts Club:

Bank details
Beneficiary: Jõgeva Kabeklubi MTÜ
Address: Tähe 4-52, 48307 Jõgeva, Estonia

Bank: SEB Pank
Bank`s address: Tornimäe 2, 15010 Tallinn, Estonia;
Swift code: EEUHEE2X
IBAN account No: EE191010220122665012

or by prior arrangement, pay to the credentials committee in cash.

Accommodation and meals

Accommodation is in a guest house Kuremaa Külalistemaja, if you wish – in another place.
The cost of accommodation per day is:
Single room 20 € (there are 4 rooms)
Double room 40 € (20 € per person)
Booking must be made in advance with the registration before July 01, 2018.
Meals are possible in café near the guest house.


Departure of buses from Jõgeva to Kuremaa:

It is possible to take a taxi near Jõgeva bus station.
If you need a transfer from Jõgeva to Kuremaa it is necessary to inform in advance together with the registration. One-way cost is 5 €/person
Info and booking: Ülar Poom [email protected]

Applications and contacts

Applications for participation are submitted to the organizers no later than July 1, 2018:
Ülar Pom
e-mail: [email protected]; tel +372 505 8239
Uno Plakk
e-mail: [email protected]
For participation in competitions, booking accommodation, travel to the venue of the competition and visa support, please contact with Ülar Poom [email protected]


30.07.     15.00 – 21.00 Arrival, registration of participants
31.07.     10.30 Opening ceremony
11.15 Rapid program
01.08.      9.00 Round I
14.30 Round II
02.08.     9.00 Round III
14.30 Round IV
03.08.      9.00 V round
14.30 Round VI
04.08.     9.00 Round 7
14.00 Excursion
05.08.     9.00 VIII round
14.30 IX round
06.08.     9.00 Blitz program
14.00 Closing
07.08.     Departure of participants

General Issues

All issues not covered in this regulation are governed by the IDF Rules of the game and competitions or are decided by the Main Arbiter of the tournament and the Jõgeva Draughts Club.


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