Championships of Belarus among men and women

Championships of Belarus in draughts-64 among men and women (final) were held from 22 till 30 May 2017 in the Republican Center of Olympic training for chess and draughts (Minsk, str. of Marks, 10).

International Grandmasters Andrey Valyuk and Darya Fedorovich became champions among men and women. (more…)

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Draughts events in Loo (Sochi)

Several major draughts events traditionally are held in the period from May 28 to June 9  in the boarding house “Akvaloo” (Krasnodar Region, Sochi):

1. Russian Youth Championship in Russian draughts among school teams «Miracle draughts». Final.
Two teams from each region of the Russian Federation may participate in competitions. The team consists of five people: three boys and one girl under the age of 14 years (2003 year born and younger) from one secondary school and one representative of the team. 32 teams from 25 regions of Russia participated.

The competitions have a long history and are held since 1966. More information HERE  and  HERE (more…)

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4th National Championship of Malawi

4th National Championship of Malawi was held at Chisale Motel, Nchesi Township in the capital city of Malawi, Lilongwe. 32 players who qualified from all regions of Malawi including two Masters Moses Winesi and Enock Makoka Banda participated in the championship. (more…)

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Short report of IDF Board meeting

May 15, 2017 in St. Petersburg was held a meeting of the IDF Board. Short report of the IDF Board meeting see HERE. The rules of the World Team Championship were approved, the preparations for the World Championship 2017 and World Cup stages in Portugal and Italy were discussed, the results of the Asian Championships and the European Youth Championship were approved. Issues of the current activity of the federation, contacts with international organizations were considered.

According to the results of the competition in 2017: the Asian Championship in Tashkent, the European Youth Championship in Orel and the implementation of norms in the various competitions, new international titles been assigned to the next players and arbiters: (more…)

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Elias Munkondia won Zambian Rapid Championship

The National Rapid Championship of Zambia (pool checkers) was held in the capital of Zambia, Lusaka from 12 to 14 May. 21 player took part in the competition. Players were divided into 3 subgroups A, B and C, then they were distributed according to occupied places in the preliminary stage and continued the struggle for victory in the championship.

Champion of Zambia 2017 in Rapid became the silver prize-winner of the first African championship 2016 in Rapid Elias Munkondia. Kennedy Phiri took second place and Peter Mulenga is on the third place. (more…)

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Lithuanian Team Championship

Lithuanian Team Championship  in draughts-64 was held in Alutis from 13 to 14 May. Six teams took part in the competition. Competitions were held with a draw of moves and positions (table for 745 positions).

The first place took team “Verdene” (Vilnius), which won all the matches. Team was headed by world champion in Rapid, international grandmaster Arunas Norvayshas. The composition of the team included such well-known players as international master Vilius Alekhnavicius and IDF master Anri Plaksij. (more…)

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Isaac Bafaki won Uganda National Championship

The Uganda National Individual Open Championship (Brazilian draughts) took place on 7th May 2017 in Giraffe View, Fort Portal. 18 players from different regions of the country took part in the competition. It was Rapid with a time control of 5 min + 3 sec. The winner of the tournament became the bronze medalist of the African championship 2016 in the rapid Isaac Bafaki. Baker Nyanzi took second place. Last year’s champion Patrick Umala was on the third line of the standings. The first five players received cash prizes.

According to the information of Dan Isabirye, Technical Director of the Uganda Draughts Federation, the first Uganda Women’s Championship will be held on May 21 in preparation for the World Championship 2017. (more…)

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European Disabilities Championship

From 29 April to 7 May 2017 in Gomel (Belarus) under auspices of the International Draughts Federation (IDF) were held next competitions:
2nd European Draughts-64 Disabilities Championship (Men, women).
2nd European Draughts-64 Disabilities Championship (Boys and girls U23 – 1994 year born and younger).
1st European Draughts-64 Disabilities Championship. Rapid (Men, women, boys and girls U23). (more…)

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European Youth Championship

International Draughts Federation (IDF) in accordance with the Calendar of the competitions in 2017 holds from April 30 (arrival day) to May 8 (departure day), 2017 in Orel (Russia) personal-team European Youth Championship in draughts-64. (more…)

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Championship of France in draughts-64

The first French championship in the international (Russian) version of draughts-64 was held 29th and 30th April in the city of ROCHEFORT-sur-Mer. The championship was the qualifier for the European Championship 2018. Champion of France became the master of sports Félix VERBOUK. The IDF master Franck LAURENT took second place and Gilles TAILLANDIER is on third place. Guillaume BERTRAND is the best youth.

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