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Information about the 2022 World Cup

Due to covid-19 restrictions in 2021, significant problems with crossing borders and entering some countries, many players were unable to participate in the 2021 World Cup stages, some of the competitions were cancelled. In connection with this and the requests of the national federations, the IDF Board on 10/03/2022 decided to sum up the results of the 2021 World Cup …

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Draughts-64 are presented in the MSO Grand Prix 2022 online competition

The MSO Grand Prix 2022 is a brand-new online Mind Sports competition, which will take place from April 15 to May 29, 2022 on various online venues across seven game categories. This will be a separate event within the MSO Mind Sports Olympiad. The Olympiad itself, if circumstances permit, will return to its traditional face-to-face format in 2022. Attention! See registration …

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William Chinzewe became the new Zambia champion!

Zambia Draughts Federation held on 15th to 17th April 2022 in Olympic Youth Development Centre of Lusaka, capital of Zambia, the Tentani D. Mwanzah Individual Draughts-64 National championship in honor of ZDF Founding President Mr. Tentani D. Mwanzah. 15-old William, Chinzewe became the new Zambia champion and received the title of IDF master! Elijah, Chanda took 2nd place, international grandmaster …

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Match Israel-Portugal

For the first time in history, a delegation of Portuguese draughts players came to Israel and took part in several competitions. It should be noted that this event became possible largely thanks to the International Draughts Federation (IDF) and its leadership, who did a lot for the development of draughts in Portugal. The events were held with the cooperation of …

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Competitions in Turkey postponed

Attention! The IDF calendar has been updated. Due to the situation in Ukraine and in order to ensure the safety of players, coaches and representatives, it was decided to postpone the competitions scheduled in Turkey in April 2022: 1). European Youth Draughts-64 Championship, scheduled from April 23 to May 1, is postponed to October-November 2022. Сompetitions will be held in …

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Official statement of IDF Board

Official statement of IDF Board As part of the world draughts community, which unites players, coaches and all fans of our game regardless of skin color, religion, nationality and political views, the International Draughts Federation (IDF) considers it necessary to express its position in connection with the situation in Ukraine:

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IDF news and new international titles

According to the results of the competitions in 2021 and results of previous years, the following athletes were fulfilled according by norms and awarded international titles: International Master Tikhonov Artem and Nikalayeva Viktoryia (both Belarus) IDF Master Banevicius Rokas, Domarkas Andrius, Golubaev Valentin (all Lithuania), Kamilli Famil (Azerbaijan), Shybakou Zakhar (Belarus), Azoyan Marika (Estonia), Krapivina Anna and Malakhovska Nela Kristine …

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News from Malawi

In an effort to continue promoting draughts sport in Malawi and Africa at large The Association of Draughts in Malawi (ADMA) invites Zambia youth talented player William Chizewe to Marathon games that will take place from 12 January to 18 January 2022 in Blantyre and Lilongwe. While in Malawi, young rising African star William Chizewe won intermational masters Enock Banda …

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