Latvia’s youth championships completed

Latvia’s youth championships in draughts-64 among boys and girls in the age groups U-8, U-10, U-13, U-16, U-19 were held in Riga from 8th to 11th February.

The competitions were held in three programs: Classic, Blitz and Rapid. 100 of Latvia’s best players from different regions of the country took part in competitions. Detailed information you can see on the website of the Latvian Draughts Union HERE  See results and photo. (more…)

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Rules of official IDF competitions updated

In the Documents – Rules and Regulations section, have been published updated regulatory documents – Rules and Conditions for the Official IDF Competitions in draughts-64 for 2018 with the amendments and additions of 04.12.2017.

See updated regulatory documents:
Rules for the official IDF competitions in draughts-64 HERE
Conditions for the official IDF competitions in draughts-64 HERE

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European Youth Championship will be held in Bulgaria

The calendar of IDF events for 2018 has been updated. See the calendar in the Events section HERE

European Youth Championship in 6 age groups will be held in Sport complex “Aqualife”, Kranevo (Bulgaria) from April 29 to May 8, 2018. For the first time for youth competitions, six players from each IDF member country (one participant in the age groups up to 27, 20, 17, 14, 11, 9 years old – a boy or girl) will be provided with accommodation and meals. Reduced the amount of tournament fees – 50 euros for three players from the country for participation in all three programs. Prices for accommodation and meals for participants (buffet) in the building “Sport” per person per day will be 27 euros in a double room and 25 euros in a triple room. Sport complex “Aqualife” will provide for the participants of the European Championship with two paths in the professional sports pool with heating and fitness room. Invitation for the competition will be published in the near future.

African Championship will be held in Blantyre (Malawi) on 8 – 14 July.

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Championships of Belarus among men and women

Championships of the Republic of Belarus in draughts-64 among men and women (the highest league) are held from 22 to 31 January 2018 in Minsk, at the Chess School FIDE (Minsk, Independence Ave. 49, 4th floor).
International Grandmaster Andrey Valiuk became the champion of the Republic of Belarus among men, International Master Vera Khvaschinskaya became a champion among women.

See the results. (more…)

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Estonian Championships took place in Saaremaa

The 70th Estonian Men’s Draughts-64 Championship and the 62nd Estonian Women’s Draughts-64 Championship took place from 25 to 28 January on the island of Saaremaa, located in the Baltic Sea.
International Grandmaster Uutma Arno became Estonian Champion among men. Master of Sports Tull Andrus took 2nd place and Väärtnõu Urmas was on the third place.
For women, 16-year-old Jalg Merilii first time became Estonian Champion among women. She bypassed experienced players Wiirma Piret, who took 2nd place, and the multiple champion of Estonia Vainonen Kaari, who took only third place. (more…)

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Regulations of the World Cup 2018 published

Regulations of the World Cup 2018 in draughts-64 published HERE

The World Cup 2018 will be held in six stages. Within the framework of the World Cup competitions on various versions of draughts-64: international/Russian, Brazilian, Portuguese and pool checkers will be held. The final stage of the World Cup 2018 will be held in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, in November 2018.

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Calendar 2018 updated

Calendar of the International Draughts Federation (IDF) competitions in 2018 has been updated. Updated calendar published HERE
The dates of the 4th stage of the World Cup in Jõgeva (Estonia) are shifted by one day. Competitions will be held from July 30 (arrival day) to August 7 (departure day).
The 2nd African Championship will be held from 9 to 14 July in Malawi.
Two new tournaments were added:
The International Tournament among boys and girls up to 14, 11, 9 years on the prizes of the President of Uzbekistan Draughts Federation Yunus Amindjonov will be held together with 2nd stage of the World Cup from March 24 (arrival day) to April 1 (departure day) in Tashkent (Uzbekistan) .
International Draughts-64 Tournament will be held for the first time in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, from May 27 (arrival day) to June 3 (departure day).

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4th Online Tournament was held in Brazil

4th Online Tournament in draughts-64 (Brazilian draughts) was held in Brazil from 05/12/2017 to 05/01/2018.

116 players from various regions of Brazil and 2 players from other countries (Juma Rashid from Tanzania and Brahin from Algeria) took part in competition.

As far as we know, this was the biggest Online Tournament ever realized in Brazil. (more…)

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New ratings on January 1, 2018 published

New ratings on January 1, 2018 published HERE

Russians international grand masters are in the lead. 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 n the world rankings among women. (more…)

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