Final of Lithuanian Championship in draughts-64 among men was held in Vilnius from 11 to 16 February 2017. 10 players participated in the competition, among them 3 International Grandmasters and 4 International Masters. Champion of Lithuania became world champion 2015 in Rapid, an international grandmaster Arunas Norvaishas. (more…)
General Secretary of Association of Draughts of Malawi (ADMA) Suzgo Alpha Nkhoma sent information on organization and holding of the Malawi National Draughts-64 Championship in 2016-2017.
Calendar of national championships 2017 published in Section Events. See calendar HERE
We ask federations whose national championships were not included in the published calendar, urgently send a list of its events with dates and venues. Remember that competitions, that are not included in the IDF calendar 2017, will not be taken into account for calculating of rankings and norms of international titles.
Estonian Championships in draughts-64 among men and women was held from 26 to 29 January 2017. Competitions was held with the control time 45’+ 30″on the Swiss system in 8 rounds in men and on the round robin in women. After eight rounds of Swiss three people: Rist Raivo, Uutma Arno and Väärtnõu Urmas scored 11 points. Winner was determined by additional blitz-tournament with time control 3′ + 2 “. As a result of the additional tournament champion of Estonia 2017 among men became an international grandmaster Uutma Arno and the champion of Estonia among women became International Master Vainonen Kaari.
New ratings on January 1, 2017 published HERE
Russians – international grand masters, world champion 2015 Sergei Belosheev in men and European champion 2016 Zhanna Sarshaeva in women are leaders in the world rankings. (more…)