3rd Stage of World Cup – International competition “Jogeva-2019”

International Draughts Federation (IDF) in accordance with the Calendar of the competitions in 2019 from August 9 to August 16, 2019 held in Kuremaa, Jõgeva region (Estonia) International competition “Jogeva-2019” having status of 3rd Stage of World Cup 2019 in draughts-64. Competitions were held in the two types of programs: Rapid and Classic.

International grandmaster Andrei Valiuk (Belarus) won Rapid. International master Dmitrii Melnikov (Russia) won Classic program. See results.

Invitation      IDF Invitation    

Photo      Opening and Rapid      Classic      Closing

Results      Rapid      Classic

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 August 9 (arrival day) to August 16, 2019 (departure day).
Credentials Committee works in the castle of Kuremaa on August 9, 2019 from 15.00 to 21.00.
Opening of the competition on August 10 at 10.30 am.


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 two programs:
Rapid program – Russian draughts, time control 10 minutes + 2 seconds per move.
Classic program – Russian draughts, time control 45 minutes + 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.

In each program, there is a general open tournament for men and women, Swiss system, micro-matches from two games, with a draw of moves and positions according to the official table (745 positions), obligatory in both games of micro-match.

Determination of the winners

Places of participants 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 2000 and younger) are determined.

Participants of competitions get points in the overall standing of the World Cup in accordance with the Regulations of the World Cup 2019 in draughts-64.


In each program, winner among men, women, veterans and juniors awarded cup, medal and diploma. 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 classic program of competitions automatically receives the international title “International Master”. Participants, who took 2nd and 3rd place, receive the international title “IDF Master”.

The prize fund of competitions is not less than 3 000 euro.
In addition, participants are awarded material prizes.


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

Tournament fees

Tournament fee is 50 euros, for players from Estonia – 20 euros.
Participants who paid a tournament fee are allowed to participate in all programs.

The tournament fee must be transferred before July 10, 2019 to the bank account of the Jõgeva Draughts Club or by prior arrangement, pay to the credentials committee in cash.

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

Accommodation and meals

Accommodation is in a guest house Kuremaa Külalistemaja, if you wish – may be in another place.
Booking must be made in advance with the registration before July 10, 2019.


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 10, 2019:
Ülar Poom
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]

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.

15-08-2019 The classic program of the International competitions “Jogeva-2019” having status of 3rd Stage of World Cup 2019 in draughts-64 completed. The competition was attended by 28 players from 8 countries.


1st place –   IM      Dmitrii Melnikov (Russia)
2nd place – IGM   Andrius Kybartas (Lithuania)
3rd place –  IGM   Andrei Valiuk (Belarus)


1st place –    WFM Elena Tkachenko (Latvia)
2nd place –  Triinu Jalg (Estonia)
3rd place –   WIM Antra Valnere (Latvia)


1st place –   IGM Ion Dosca (Moldova)
2nd place – MF Uno Plakk (Estonia)
3rd place –  IM Boris Druzhinin (Lithuania)


1st place –    Priit Lokotar (Estonia)
2nd place –  Merilii Jalg (Estonia)
3rd place –   WFM Julija Vekovshchina (Russia)

13-08-2019 Today, the 5th round of the classic program took place. Andrei Valiuk, Andrius Kybartas and Anton Smirnov each have 8 points.

After lunch, a bus excursion to the city of Tartu was organized for the participants of competitions. Participants visited the old city, got acquainted with the history of the famous University of Tartu and other attractions.


12-08-2019 3rd and 4th rounds of the classic program were held today. Half the distance has passed. In the evening, the reception of the mayor of Jõgeva Region took place in Kuremaa Castle. After a small concert the mayor of Jõgeva Region, Aare Olgo, thanked the organizers of the tournament and spoke about the development of sports and the cultural life of the region. In an informal setting, the conducting of draughts competitions in the Jõgeva Region, including the 10th anniversary international tournament “Jogeva-2019”, and the prospects for further cooperation were discussed.

11-08-2019 Classic program of the 10th international tournament “Jogeva-2019” has started. Competitions are held according to the Swiss system in 8 rounds, according to the system of micro-matches from two games, with the draw of moves and positions according to the official table (745 positions), with a time control of 45 minutes + 30 seconds for each move.

See current results.

10-08-2019 Rapid program took place after the opening ceremony. Competitions were held according to the Swiss system in 7 rounds, according to the system of micro-matches from two games, with the draw of moves and positions according to the official table (745 positions), with a time control of 10 minutes + 2 seconds for each move.

1st and 2nd place with 11 points and equal criteria were shared by Andrei Valiuk and Arunas Norvaishas. Andrius Kybartas with 10 points and the best coefficient became the third.

International master Antra Valnere from Latvia became the best among women.
IDF master Vekovshchina Julia (Russia) took 2nd place and IDF master Anna Filipenko (Russia) – the third.

International master Boris Druzhinin from Lithuania is the best among veterans,
Maksim Kozlovskii (Russia) – the best among juniors.

10-08-2019 International competition “Jogeva-2019” having status of 3rd Stage of World Cup 2019 in draughts-64 – started today in castle of Kuremaa, Jõgeva region (Estonia).

Opening of the competition took place at 10.30. Mayor of Jõgeva Region Aare Olgo, IDF President Vladimir Langin and representative of the Estonian Draughts Federation Viktoria Lehmets greetings participants of the competitions.

IDF President Vladimir Langin and Mayor of Jõgeva Region Aare Olgo made their first moves on the draughts board and  announced the start of the competition.

Competitions are held in two types of programs: Rapid and Classic. In each program, winners among men, women, veterans (60 years and older) and juniors (2000 and younger) are determinated.

Representatives of 8 countries take part in the competition: Belarus, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, Russia, and Estonia.

Among them are 5 international grandmasters – champions and prize-winners of world championships of different years: Andrei Valiuk (Belarus), Arunas Norvaishas, Andrius Kybartas (both Lithuania), Ion Dosca (Moldova), Arno Uutma (Estonia).


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