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World Championship among men and women will be held in Sveti Vlas, Bulgaria

World Draughts-64 Championship among men and women 2019 will be held in Bulgaria, in the city of Sveti Vlas. The championship will be held at the Hotel “Macon”, from September 1 (arrival day) to September 10 (departure day), 2019. The prize fund of the World Championship will be more than 30,000 US dollars.

Regulations on the World Championship published.


Regulations on the World Championship 2019

Preliminary application for participation

Application for visa for Europe      Application for visa for other countries


01-05-2019 The Regulation on the World Championship published. National federations need to send a preliminary application for participation before June 1, 2019. Application form published.

A free transfer will be organized from the sports complex Aqualife, Kranevo to the Macon Hotel for participants of the World Championship among men and women who in August will take part in the World Championships for youth, teams and veterans in Kranevo.

Due to the difficulty for some countries of obtaining visas to Bulgaria, please apply for visa support as soon as possible:
for European countries and some Asian countries that already received visas to Bulgaria – no later than July 15, 2019
for countries of Asia, Africa and Pan America – no later than May 20, 2019.
In the application for visas, you must specify the date of arrival and departure, status (player, coach, accompanying) last name, first name as in the passport, date of birth, number of passport, date of issue, date of expiry. For countries of Africa and Pan America, you must additionally send a scan of passports.


28-04-2019 World Draughts-64 Championship among men and women 2019 will be held in Bulgaria, in the city of Sveti Vlas. The championship will be held at the Hotel “Macon”, from September 1 (arrival day) to September 10 (departure day), 2019.

The prize fund of the World Cup will be more than 30,000 US dollars.

Sveti Vlas, Bulgaria is beautiful cozy town on the Black Sea coast and is located in the northern part of the bay, directly opposite the ancient town of Nessebar, which is included in the list of specially protected UNESCO sites.

In the central part of the bay is the famous Bulgarian resort – Sunny Beach, the northern outskirts of which smoothly passes into the first buildings of St. Vlas.

The proximity to Bourgas airport, a developed tourist infrastructure, a mild climate, sandy beaches that deserved the “Blue Flag” award, and financial accessibility have made Saint Vlas a popular resort in Bulgaria.

Hotel Macon, who hospitably provided its sites for the World Championship is one of the most modern hotels on the coast of St. Vlas.

The complex is focused primarily on professional athletes and has a unique sports infrastructure, which has no analogues in the nearby resorts. The hotel has a SPA center.

Initially, the World Championship was planned to be held in St. Petersburg (Russia). The prize fund of the tournament would be about $ 50,000, international representation – more than 40 countries.

In response to a request to the FSHR to hold the championship in St. Petersburg, people listed simultaneously on the Presidium of the FSHR and the surrogate “FMJD Section of Russian draughts” proposed to hold the championship under the auspices of this section or at the same time under the auspices of the section and IDF, without expressing a desire to participate in the financing of the Championship. It is completely incomprehensible for what reason St. Petersburg and IDF should sponsor the personal PR of these people. Especially in view of the fact that Shonin and Dashkov have recently become the “fifth column” of Russian draughts.

Unfortunately, now key decisions in FMJD are accepted by the “war party”, ideologues of which, FMJD board members Pawlicki and Chertok, have long and hard tried to deprive draughts-64 of the status of an international game. Shonin and Dashkov from the FSHR, imitating the activities of the “FMJD Section of Russian draughts”, provoke a crisis in the world of draughts-64, create the impression of motion blur and lack of organization of our sport, which means they directly create the image of draughts-64 as a non-serious local discipline.

Let me remind you that the countries developing draughts-64, at their General Assembly, supported the decision to withdraw from FMJD precisely because its leadership tried to illegally divide the Russian/Brazilian section and consolidate the status of second-class discipline in it new charter. We are always ready for a constructive dialogue with FMJD – but as an equal partner. We will not betray the interests of draughts-64 and will not agree to their division and second-rate, which Pawlicki and Chertok still try to impose on us, and now with the help of Shonin, Dashkov and Nikitin.

Yes, at present, their activities are detrimental to draughts-64, Russian players and players from other countries of the world. Nevertheless, the IDF confidently continues its progressive development, and the Russian players will sooner or later settle their internal problems and return to the world draughts family.

See you in Bulgaria!

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