From November 30 (arrival day) to December 8 (departure day) 2019 in St. Petersburg (Russia), a traditional open draughts tournament in memory of the legendary St. Petersburg draughts player Vasily Sokov “V. A. Sokov Memorial” is held. As part of the competition, all-Russian competitions are held among men and women, as well as among boys and girls in age groups 2003-2005, 2006-2008, 2009-2010, 2011 and younger. In youth competitions a team classification is established. Team composition is 3 boys and 1 girl. Invitation published.
19-10-2019 From November 30 (arrival day) to December 8 (departure day) 2019 in St. Petersburg (Russia), in the premises of the school for chess and draughts at the address: St. Petersburg, st. Bolshaya Konyushennaya d. 25 (Gostiny Dvor metro station, exit to Nevsky Prospekt), a traditional open draughts tournament in memory of the legendary St. Petersburg draughts player Vasily Sokov “V. A. Sokov Memorial” is held.
As part of the competition, two separate all-Russian competitions are held:
1. Competitions among men and women.
2. Youth competitions in age groups:
– boys and girls up to 17 years old (2003-2005);
– boys and girls under 14 years old (2006-2008);
– boys and girls under 11 years old (born in 2009-2010);
– boys and girls up to 9 years old (born in 2011 and younger)
In youth competitions a team classification is established. Team composition is 3 boys and 1 girl.
Russian participants are allowed to participate in the competitions in accordance with the Regulation of Interregional and All-Russian Official Sports Draughts Competitions for 2019 and foreign participants, regardless of gender, age and rating, who timely submitted an application for participation, registered on time and paid the tournament fee.
All competitions are held in two programs: classic and Blitz. In each program, the system is Swiss, 7-9 rounds, according to the system of micro-matches from two games.
Blitz program – 3 minutes + 2 sec / per move for each participant;
Classic program – 40 minutes +10 sec / per move for each participant, a break between games of 5 minutes, recording of moves is required until the end of the game.
Competitions among men and women are held with the draw of moves and positions according to the official table (745 positions), mandatory in both games of the micro-match.
In each program for men and women, winners and prize-winners are determined among men, women, veterans 60 years and older (born 1959 and older) and juniors under 20 years old (born 2000 and younger).
The norms of international titles are established.
The prize fund of competitions is not less than 150 000 Russian rubles (~2000 Euro).
Competitions among boys and girls are held in classic Russian draughts with the determination of winners and prize winners among boys and girls in age groups 2003-2005, 2006-2008, 2009-2010, 2011 and younger.
In the team standings, the places of teams are determined by the highest total points scored by all team members. In case of equality of points for two or more teams, the places of teams are determined by the smallest sum of places occupied by all team members.
Vasily Sokov, champion of the USSR 1938-41′s, was born December 26, 1912 in Yaroslavl region, died March 3, 1944 in the Battle near Narva (Estonia). Most of his life he lived in Leningrad. Vasily Sokov was a very strong player, magician of draughts, the founder of the progressive Soviet school of draughts art, consummate theorist and innovator, humble and helpful people – so he will remain forever in the hearts of lovers of our folk game.
Draughts tournament memory Vasily Sokov for many years are held in St. Petersburg as a tribute to the memory of a champion.
More information about Vasily Sokov HERE