2nd Stage of World Cup – International competition “Rimini-2019”

International Draughts Federation (IDF) in accordance with the calendar of the competitions 2019 held in Rimini (Italy) from 15 June (arrival day) to 22 June 2019 2nd Stage of World Cup 2019 in draughts-64-International competition “Rimini-2019”. Competitions were held in the three types of programs: Blitz, Rapid and Classic.

International grandmaster Aleksej Domcev (Lithuania) won Blitz and Rapid. International master Dmitrii Melnikov won Classic program. In women Maryna Kasian (Ukraine) won Blitz, Anna Filipenko (Russia) won Rapid and Svetlana Streltsova (Russia) won Classic program.  (more…)

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Asian championships in draughts-64 in Tashkent completed

Asian Championships in draughts-64, Turkish draughts and draughts-100 are held in Tashkent (Uzbekistan) from June 19 to July 2, 2019. The Asian Draughts-64 Championship was held from 19 to 25 June under the auspices of the International Draughts Federation IDF and was qualifying for the World Draughts-64 Championship 2019 among men and women, which will be held in Sveti Vlas (Bulgaria) from September 1 to 10. Competitions in draughts-64 were held in the age categories: veterans 60 years and older; men and women; juniors and youths (boys and girls) up to 20, 17, 14, 11, 9 years. Competitions were held in the three programs: Blitz, Rapid and Classic. See results. (more…)

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European Youth Championship 2019 completed

International Draughts Federation (IDF)  in accordance with the Calendar of the competitions in 2019 held from April 26 (arrival day) to May 05, 2019 (departure day) at the Sports Complex “Aqua Life” in Kranevo (Bulgaria) personal-team European Youth Draughts-64 Championship 2019. Championship was held separately for boys and girls in the three types of program: Blitz, Rapid and Classic. Representatives from 12 countries took part in the competition. Championship completed. See the results. (more…)

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News from Malawi

The Association of Draughts in Malawi ADMA successfully conducted from 26 to 29 April, 2019 the most important national events 2019 in the city of Mzuzu at Mphatso Motel as planned.

Finally 40 players went into a strong 6th Malawi National Championship in which top 5 was identified to represent Malawi in the forthcoming World Championship. International Master Moses Winesi won championship.

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8th Championship of France in draughts-64

The 8th French Draughts-64 Championship (Brazilian version) was held on April 14 in the city of Octeville sur Mer. 12 people played the title of champion of France 2019 in 2 stages. 1st stage was held according to the Swiss system in 5 rounds. Further, in accordance with the places occupied at the 1st stage, players under the Olympic system played places from 1 to 12.
The champion of France 2019 became the IDF master MONNET, Pierre. The IDF master VERBOUK, Félix took 2nd place. The famous international master in draughts-100 MOSTOVOY Georges took 3rd place. See results. (more…)

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Estonian men’s and women’s championships completed

From April 4 to 7, 2019 in the city of Tartu (Estonia), the 71st Estonian Championship among men and the 63rd Estonian Championship among women in Russian draughts were held. The men’s championship was open. Except for Estonians two representatives of Russia took part in it. The winner of the men’s championship was an international master from Russia Kalachnikov Andrey. The international grandmaster Uutma Arno became the Estonian men’s champion. Master of Sports Unnuk Argo took 2nd place, Väärtnõu Urmas was the third.
In women, the experienced Wiirma Piret became the Estonian women’s champion. She won an additional match against Kuusik Karmen, who finished on 2nd place. Two players took third place – multiple Estonian champion Vainonen Kaari and young Estonian champion of last year Jalg Merilii. (more…)

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For the first time the International tournament in draughts-64 was held in Finland

International Draughts Federation (IDF) together with the Finnish Draughts Association «Tammipelin ystävät ry» in accordance with the calendar of the IDF competitions 2019 for the first time held in Helsinki, the capital of Finland, International competition in draughts-64 “Helsinki-2019”. Competitions were held at the Russian Center for Science and Culture in Helsinki. International master Anton Smirnov won the competitions.  See results. (more…)

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Men Championship of Moldova

In Moldova’s capital, Chisinau from March 22 to 30, 2019 the Moldovan Men’s Championship was held. The championship was held in three programs: Classic, Blitz and Rapid.

The champion of the country in classic and rapid programs became international master Denis Dudco. Ex-world champion, international grandmaster Ion Dosca won blitz.  See results. (more…)

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