December 4, 2017 during the World Cup Final in St. Petersburg, meeting of the IDF Board was held. A number of decisions on the World Cup 2018, tournament fees were adopted, new titles were awarded, other issues of current activities were considered. (more…)
International Draughts Federation IDF in accordance with the Calendar of the competitions in 2017 conducted from 2nd December (day of arrival) to 10th December (departure day), 2017 in St. Petersburg (Russia) Final of World Cup 2017 in draughts-64 – International competitions memory Vasily Sokov. Competitions were held with the support of the Foundation for Assistance for development of Draughts Sports “Russian Draughts.” International grandmaster Sergei Belosheev won Blitz. Dmitry Tsinman won classic program. See results of the World Cup Final and Youth tournament. (more…)
2nd stage of the World Cup 2018 will be held in the capital of Uzbekistan Tashkent from March 24 (arrival day) to April 1 (departure day). Uzbekistan is one of the most developed countries in the world in the field of draughts sport, has a large number of players that show high international results, conducts many draughts tournaments, including high-level Asian championships. Given the high level of development of draughts in the country, the International Draughts Federation entrusted the Uzbekistan Draughts Federation holding the 2nd stage of the World Cup 2018.
The World Cup in draughts-64 will be held in Asia for the first time and will be a great impetus in the development and promotion of draughts-64 in this region. The updated calendar 2018 see HERE
The calendar of events for 2018 updated and published HERE. The European Championship among boys and girls will be held from April 30 (arrival day) to May 9 (departure day) in the city of Orsha, Belarus. World Cup 2018 will be held in 6 stages. World Cup stages will be held in Jamaica, Italy, Estonia, Portugal, Georgia. Applications for the holding of the free stage of the World Cup are accepted until December 15. Conditions of holding competitions are published in the Documents section HERE
We remind you that all national federations urgently need to send to the IDF office (not later than December 15) their calendars of national championships for inclusion in the general calendar of IDF competitions for 2018. Calculation of ratings and assignment of international titles will be made only for tournaments included in the official calendar of the (IDF) competitions for 2018.
Following Draughts tournaments was held in Saarbrücken (Germany) from the 17th to the 19th November 2017:
a) International Draughts-100
12th Saarbrücken–Open Tournament (17th- 18th November)
b) Draughts-64 (Brazilian Version)
8th Open German Championship, dedicated to the memory of the famous coach Vladimir Waisser (18th- 19th November). International grandmaster Gennady Shapiro (Germany) won championship. (more…)
In the classic program (points are summed up with Rapid program), international grandmaster Vladimir Skrabov leads with a score of 257 points. International grandmasters Dmitry Tsinman (243 points) and Arunas Norvaishas (236 points) are a stubborn fight with him for the World Cup 2017. In Blitz program, Dmitry Tsinman leads with a score of 101 points. Vladimir Skrabov has 96 points, and Arunas Norvaishas has 78 points.
The final 6th stage of the World Cup starts in St. Petersburg on December 2. See detailed information on the standings in the World Cup 2017 after 5 stages HERE
International Draughts Federation (IDF) in accordance with the Calendar of competitions in 2017 holds from 5 to 12 November 2017 in Tbilisi (Georgia) 5th stage of the World Cup 2017 in draughts-64 – International competition “Georgia-2017”. Competitions are held in the hotel “Kalasi”, which successfully hosted European Draughts-64 Championship 2016 among men and women. International grandmaster Dmitry Tsinman won Blitz. International grandmaster Sergei Belosheev won Rapid and Classic program. (more…)
World Draughts-64 Championship 2017 among men and women is held with the support of the Foundation for Promoting the Development of Draughts Sports “Russian Draughts” from 19th October (arrival day) till 29th October (departure day) 2017 in St. Petersburg (Russia) at the hotel “Moscow ****”. Competitions are held separately for men and women in three program: Blitz, Rapid and Classic. Blitz and Classic program are held in International/Russian version of draughts-64. In Blitz, international grandmasters Gavril Kolesov (Russia) won in men and Elena Scovitina (Moldova) won in women. In Rapid, international grandmasters Ihar Mikhalchenka (Belarus) won in men and Elena Scovitina (Moldova) won in women. Ihar Mikhalchenka (Belarus) and Zhanna Sarshaeva became a world champions in classic program. (more…)
September 20, 2017 in St. Petersburg was held a meeting of the Board IDF. Short report of the IDF Board meeting is HERE. The meeting approved the results of the world championships among teams, youth and veterans, held in Bulgaria from August 23 to September 2, 2017; the issues of preparation for the World Championship 2017 were considered; the preliminary calendar of the competitions for 2018 was approved; approved the newly established African Draughts Confederation as the organization responsible for the development of draughts-64 on the African continent under the aegis of IDF; the issues of the current activity of the federation were considered. According to the results of the competition in 2017: world championships in Bulgaria, national championships and the implementation of norms in the various competitions, new international titles been assigned to the next players: (more…)
Preliminary calendar of the International Draughts Federation (IDF) competitions in 2018 is published HERE
All national federations must send their calendars of national championships to the IDF office by November 1, 2017 for inclusion in the general calendar of IDF competitions in 2018. We remind you that the calculation of ratings and assignment of international titles will be made only for tournaments included in the official calendar of the International Draughts Federation (IDF) competitions 2018.