In the Latvian capital, Riga, the finals of the Latvian championships in draughts-64 among men and women completed. For men, competitions were held from February 21 to 24, and for women, from February 22 to 24. International grandmaster Guntis Valneris for men and international master Antra Valnere for women became champions of Latvia. See the results. (more…)
Youth Championships of Republic of Belarus in draughts-64 among juniors and boys and girls in the age groups up to 11, 14, 17, 20 and 27 years were held from 18 to 24 February 2019 at the Chess and Draughts Sports School in the capital of Belarus, Minsk. 139 players from all regions of Belarus took part in the competitions. See the results. (more…)
The Championship of Moldova among women in draughts-64 was held in the capital of Moldova, Chisinau from 8 to 17 February 2019. The competitions were held in three programs: classic, Rapid and Blitz. Champion of Moldova in Claccis program become the international master Cristina Zaruba. Champion of Moldova in Blitz and Rapid programs become the International Grandmaster Elena Scovitina. See the results and photo. (more…)
IDF calendar 2019 updated. Updated calendar posted HERE
The 2019 World Cup Final will be held in Portimão (Portugal), which received in 2019 the status of European city of sport.
The International Draughts-64 Tournament will take place in the capital of Japan, Tokyo, from 13 (day of arrival) to 18 (day of departure) November 2019.
The World Draughts-64 Championship among men and women is scheduled for September 2019 with a large prize fund. (more…)
In the section Events – World Cup 2019 – Regulations published Regulations of the World Cup 2019 in draughts-64. New in the World Cup 2019 – there will be a separate summing up in three nominations: classic, blitz and rapid. While 5 stages are planned. It is possible to include additional stages. You can see the World Cup 2019 Regulations HERE.
In the section Events – Calendar 2019 the updated calendar of competitions for 2019 is published. Added one more stage of the World Cup, which will be held in August 2019 during the World Championships among youth, veterans and teams in Bulgaria. Years of birth for the admission of participants in the World Championship among veterans changed. Now, the admission of participants will be not by year of birth, but by date of birth, i.e. the onset of the required age at the beginning of the tournament. See updated calendar HERE
The world ranking is headed by the Russians. International grandmasters, bronze medalist of the world championship 2017 Vladimir Egorov is the leader n the world rankings among men and world champion 2017 Zhanna Sarshaeva is the leader in the world rankings among women. (more…)
World Cup 2018 in draughts-64 completed. In 2018, 6 stages were held, which took place in Jamaica, Uzbekistan, Italy, Estonia, Portugal and Georgia. At the closing ceremony of the World Cup final in Georgia, the results of World Cup 2018 were summed up and the prize winners in all nominations were awarded in accordance with the 2018 World Cup Regulations.
In the Events section – World Cup 2018 – Final standings, the final standings of the World Cup 2018 published. You can see information about the World Cup 2018, the results and download the tables HERE
Traditional Open Draughts Tournament memory of the legendary draughts player Vasily Sokov and competitions among boys and girls in the age groups 2002-2004, 2005-2007, 2008-2009, 2010 and younger, having the status of All-Russian competitions are held in St. Petersburg (Russia) from December 1 (arrival day) to December 9 (departure day) 2018. Team classification is provided in the youth tournament. Team composition is 3 boys and 1 girl.
International grandmaster Evgenii Kondrachenko (Belarus) won Blitz. IDF master Nikita Volkov won classic program of the traditional open tournament memory V. Sokov. See results. (more…)
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.