The Estonian Blitz and Rapid Championships were held in Tallinn (Estonia) on October 10 and 11

The Estonian Blitz and Rapid Championships among men and women were held in the capital of Estonia Tallinn on October 10 and 11.

On October 10, the Estonian Blitz Championships were held. 25 men and 6 women participated. The competitions were held according to the Russian version of draughts-64, round robin system, time control 3’+ 2″, in the women’s championship – in two circles. (more…)

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A number of significant draughts events took place in Portugal in September-October

A number of significant draughts events took place in Portugal in September-October 2020.

From September 12 to 20, 2020 Inatel – Luso hosted the 40th Portuguese National Individual Championship in Classic Draughts, the Portuguese Youth Championship and the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Portuguese Draughts Federation.

The winners of the 40th National Individual Championship were: (more…)

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Baltic Cup 2020 in draughts-64 was held in Jõgeva (Estonia)

From 11 to 13 September, the Baltic Cup in draughts-64 was held in Jõgeva (Estonia). 27 best players from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania took part in the competition. Among them are six of the world’s strongest grandmasters and five international masters.

International grandmasters from Lithuania became the winners and prize-winners of this prestigious competition among men:


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Traditional tournaments in Saarbrücken, Germany

From 20 to 22 November 2020 in Saarbrücken (Germany) the following traditional draughts competitions will be held:
a) 11th German Open Championship (November 21 – 22, 2020), Brazilian draughts.
b) 15th International Saarbrücken – Open 100 Draughts Tournament (November 20 – 21, 2020).

The regulations on the competitions published. (more…)

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News online tournaments in Africa

The African Draughts Federation (ADF) is actively involved to host online tournaments for the athletes from African countries.

The African Draughts Federation (ADF) Exclusive Committee at its meeting on 23 August 2020 discussed a number of issues and decided to hold the following online tournaments:

1. The date for African Open Online Championship has been shifted to 11 October 2020. This was done to allow ADF to discuss with potential sponsors the possibility of holding the event at a higher level.

2. ADF has approved a proposal to host the first African Individual Draughts Online League (AIDOL). The rules of the event have been published. The competition will start on September 9th. Registration deadline is September 6th. (more…)

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Online Draughts-64 Tournaments within the framework of the Mind Sports Olympiad 2020 (MSO)

The International Draughts Federation (IDF) held 9 and 16 August 2020 at the online Gambler platform Online Draughts-64 Tournaments within the framework of the Mind Sports Olympiad 2020 (MSO).
For the first time, Draughts-64 were presented at the famous Mind Sports Olympiad 2020 (MSO), which has been held in London since 1997. This year, in connection with the coronavirus the Olympiad was held online.
As part of the Olympiad, 4 online Draughts-64 Tournaments were held: open tournaments and tournaments among boys and girls up to 17 years in Russian and Brazilian draughts with offset by age groups.
The participation of draughts-64 in such a significant and famous Mind Sports Olympiad is very prestigious and will become another step in the promotion of draughts-64 in the world. Results of tournaments within the 2020 Mind Sports Olympiad (MSO) have been published. (more…)

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Cancellation and postponement of the draughts-64 competitions

Dear friends!

The International Draughts Federation (IDF) informs you that given the current problems and uncertainties facing the whole world in connection with COVID-19, the difficult epidemiological situation in many countries, government restrictions and lack of communication between countries, the International Draughts Federation (IDF) made a decision:

A) To cancel the following competitions in draughts-64 in Bulgaria in August 2020: (more…)

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The First online African Draughts-64 Championship was held 27 June 2020

The African Draughts Federation (ADF) together with the International Draughts Federation (IDF) will host the first online African Draughts-64 Championship on 27 June 2020.

The first online African Draughts-64 Championship is completed. This historic Championship was held on the PlayOk online platform and brought together 60 players.

Clifford Tsamba (Zimbabwe) became the champion of Africa! Congratulations!


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Latvian Youth Draughts-64 Championship was held in Riga

From June 17 to 21, the first competition after the break in connection with the coronavirus was held in Latvia – the Latvian Youth Draughts-64 Championship among boys and girls in the age groups U8, U10, U13, U16 and U19/U26.

Competitions were qualifying for the youth World and European championships. 90 best young players, representing all the strongest players of Latvia, fought for the titles of champions in Classic program and over 140 players in the Blitz program.

The championship was organized by the Draughts School “Domatprieks” together with the Latvian Draughts Federation (LDF) (more…)

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