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…)
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.
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…)
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…)
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…)