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IDF Calendar 2019

Preliminary calendar of the International Draughts Federation (IDF) competitions in 2019 published HERE

The IDF Rules of the official competitions for 2019 will be published soon. New in the rules for the next year – in the World Team Championship points in each round will be calculated on the amount of points scored by all team members; participants will be admitted to the World Veterans Championship not by year of birth, but by date of birth, i.e. the onset of the required age at the beginning of the competition.

All national federations are requested to send calendars of national championships to the IDF office by December 15, 2018 to form the general calendar of IDF competitions in 2019. We remind you that the calculation of ratings and assignment of international titles will be made only for tournaments included to the IDF official calendar of competitions.

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Final of World Cup 2018 – International competition “Georgia-2018”

International Draughts Federation (IDF) in accordance with the Calendar of competitions in 2018 held from 17th to 25th November 2018 in Tbilisi (Georgia) Final of World Cup 2018 in draughts-64 – International competition “Georgia-2018”. Competitions were held in three programs: Blitz, Rapid and Classic.

International grandmaster Andrei Valiuk (Belarus) won Blitz and Rapid program. International grandmaster Arunas Norvaishas (Lithuania) won Classic program. See results.

Results of the overall standings of the World Cup 2018 were summarized and awarding the winners was held at the closing ceremony of the Final of World Cup for all categories in accordance with the Regulations of the World Cup 2018.  (more…)

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Tournaments in Saarbrücken (Germany)

Following Draughts tournaments were held in Saarbrücken (Germany) from the 16th to the 18th November 2018:
Draughts-64 (Brazilian version): 9th Open German Draughts-64 Championship ( 16- 17 November 2018)
Draughts-100: Saarbrücken–Open Draughts-100 Tournament (17 – 18 November 2018)
International grandmaster Gennady Shapiro (Germany) won 9th Open German Draughts-64 Championship.
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Armenian Draughts-64 Championship-2018

On November 10, in the Yerevan Sports School of Sports and Logic Games, the Armenian Draughts-64 Rapid Championship 2018 in Russian draughts among men was held (time control 7 ‘+ 3”). The strongest Armenian draughts players took part in the championship. It was 18 participants from Yerevan, Gegharkunik, Tavush and Syunik. The championship was held in a very tense struggle on the Swiss system in 6 rounds. The IDF master Nshan Alaverdyan took the first place with 11 points. This year he also became the champion of Armenia in the Blitz program (Russian draughts) and have the bronze medal of the international tournament “Armenia 2018”. (more…)

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Estonian Blitz and Rapid Championships

Estonian Blitz and Rapid Championships among men and women  was held 13th and 14th October 2018 in the city of Paide linn. In Men Championships international grandmaster Arno Uutma won Rapid and Arvo Rist won Blitz. Youth Jalg Triinu won Rapid and Marika Azojan won Blitz in Women Championships. See results. (more…)

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