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International Draughts Competition “Miami-open”

International Draughts Federation (IDF) together with Club “The 54th Street/Esquire Barber shop Checker Players” in accordance with the calendar of the IDF competitions 2020 holds in Miami (USA) International Draughts Competition “Miami-open 2020”. This first ever draughts-64 tournament in America will be held at the premises of the Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terrace Miami, Fl 33137 (USA) from …

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European Youth Championship 2020 will be held in Kobuleti, Georgia

International Draughts Federation (IDF) in accordance with the Calendar of the competitions in 2020 together with Georgian United National Draughts Federation holds from May 2 to May 10, 2020 personal-team European Youth Draughts-64 Championship 2020. Competitions will be held separately for boys and girls in six age groups and in the three types of program: Blitz, Rapid and Classic. Invitation published.

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IDF news

The IDF Board approved a number of documents for 2020. Among them are the IDF calendar 2020, the Regulation of the World Cup 2020, the Rules of official competitions in draughts-64 and the Regulations for assignment of international titles. Updated documents are published on the site and can be viewed at the links below. New ratings on January 1, 2020 …

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New Year’s greetings of president IDF Vladimir Langin

New Year’s greetings of Vladimir Langin, president of the International Draughts Federation (IDF) Dear friends! On behalf of the International Draughts Federation (IDF) and me personally I congratulate draughts players, coaches, organizers, officials and all fans of draughts on the New Year!

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Traditional draughts tournament “V. Sokov Memorial” in St. Petersburg completed

From November 30 (arrival day) to December 8 (departure day) 2019 in St. Petersburg (Russia), a traditional open draughts-64 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 …

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Results of the Lithuanian Team Championship and the Lithuanian Blitz Championship

The Lithuanian Team Draughts-64 Championship and Lithuanian Blitz Championship were held from November 22-24 in Bačkonys (Lithuania). The champion of Lithuania 2019 became the team ŠK “Vitražas” (Vilnius). International Grandmaster Andrei Valiuk (Belarus) became the winner of the Lithuanian Blitz Championship. International Grandmaster Arunas Norvaishas became the champion of Lithuania 2019 in Blitz.

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New IDF Competitions

New competitions are included to the official calendar of the International Draughts Federation (IDF). In Miami, Florida (USA) from April 3 to 6, 2020 the first ever international draughts-64 competition “Miami-open” will be held. The competition will include tournaments in pool checkers and the international/Russian version of draughts-64. In Lisbon (Portugal) from October 1 to 7, 2020 the VII TAFISA …

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Tournaments in Saarbrücken, Germany

Following Draughts tournaments was held in Saarbrücken (Germany) from 15th to 17th November 2019: Draughts-64 (Brazilian version): 10th Open German Draughts-64 Championship (15th – 17th November 2019). Draughts-100: 14th Saarbrücken Open Draughts-100 Tournament (16th November 2019). International master Philip Vasilevsky (Russia) became the winner of the 10th Open German Draughts-64 Championship. IDF master Alexander Bleicher became the champion of Germany 2019.

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3rd French Draughts-64 Open Championship completed

3rd French Open Draughts-64 Championship (Russian version) was held from 9th to 11th November 2019 in Toulouse (France). Competitions were held according to the Swiss system in 7 rounds with a time control of 25 minutes + 5 seconds per move. The international master Philip Vasilevsky (Russia) became the winner of the 3rd French Open Draughts-64 Championship. IDF master Pierre …

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