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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