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Cancellation and postponement of the draughts-64 competitions

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The International Draughts Federation (IDF) informs you that given the current problems and uncertainties facing the whole world in connection with COVID-19, the difficult epidemiological situation in many countries, government restrictions and lack of communication between countries, the International Draughts Federation (IDF) made a decision:

A) To cancel the following competitions in draughts-64 in Bulgaria in August 2020: (more…)

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The First online African Draughts-64 Championship was held 27 June 2020

The African Draughts Federation (ADF) together with the International Draughts Federation (IDF) will host the first online African Draughts-64 Championship on 27 June 2020.

The first online African Draughts-64 Championship is completed. This historic Championship was held on the PlayOk online platform and brought together 60 players.

Clifford Tsamba (Zimbabwe) became the champion of Africa! Congratulations!

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Latvian Youth Draughts-64 Championship was held in Riga

From June 17 to 21, the first competition after the break in connection with the coronavirus was held in Latvia – the Latvian Youth Draughts-64 Championship among boys and girls in the age groups U8, U10, U13, U16 and U19/U26.

Competitions were qualifying for the youth World and European championships. 90 best young players, representing all the strongest players of Latvia, fought for the titles of champions in Classic program and over 140 players in the Blitz program.

The championship was organized by the Draughts School “Domatprieks” together with the Latvian Draughts Federation (LDF) (more…)

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Online Tournament of Friendship in Brazilian draughts was held on June 7

Online Tournament of Friendship in Brazilian draughts was held on June 7, on the online platform PlayOk (website https://www.playok.com/). Tournament was organized by our Brazilian colleagues.
The tournament was held according to the Swiss system in 7 rounds, micro-matches from 2 games, draw of moves and positions, time control 3’+ 2”.

72 players from 10 countries took part in the tournament.

Jonel Eidelman (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) became the winner of the tournament. Olga Beller (Ufa, Russia) was the best among women. See the results.

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Сalendar of online tournaments updated

Сalendar of online tournaments updated. See the updated calendar HERE

For the first time, an online Tournament of Friendship in Brazilian Draughts will be held.

For the first time, the African Online Draughts-64 Championship will be held.

For the first time, Draughts-64 will be presented at the famous Mind Sports Olympiad 2020 (MSO), which has been held in London since 1997. This year, in connection with the coronavirus, the Olympiad will be held online. (more…)

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IDF President Vladimir Langin gave a session of simultaneous game to the Russian Navy

To the 75th anniversary of the Great Victory!

On May 23, in St. Petersburg (Russia), in the building of the Main Admiralty, the main headquarters of the Navy of the Russian Federation (Navy), a session of simultaneous game in Russian draughts, dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the Victory of the Soviet people in the Great Patriotic War, was held.

The session was held on 26 boards: 20 boards in the format of online video conferencing and 6 boards in the offline format. The session was attended by the strongest draughts players of all Navy fleets: the Baltic, Black Sea, Northern, Pacific fleets and the Caspian flotilla. All participants were qualified athletes. Such a draughts event was held at the Navy for the first time. (more…)

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The 7th TAFISA World Sport for All Games postponed to 2021

The Organising Committee of the 7th TAFISA World Sport for All Games 2020 would like to inform you that, given the current challenges and uncertainties that the world is facing related to COVID-19, decision has been made to postpone the event, initially planned on 1 – 7 October 2020, to 2021.

The 7th TAFISA World Sport for All Games will now take place on 18 – 24 June 2021 in Lisbon, Portugal. The entire competition program and conditions for participation remain unchanged. More details  HERE

Thus, the Draughts-64 events included in the program of the 7th TAFISA World Sports for All Games 2020 will be held June 18-24, 2021 in Lisbon, Portugal.

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Online Victory Cup in Draughts-64, dedicated to the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War, completed

The International Draughts Federation (IDF) launches online draughts-64 tournaments on the PlayOk platform (https://www.playok.com/).

The first such online tournament is the Victory Cup in Draughts-64, dedicated to the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War, which is held on May 9 and 10. Competitions are held in close collaboration with the Draughts Federation of St. Petersburg.

Online Victory Cup in Draughts-64, dedicated to the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War, completed. In total, 540! participants from 24 countries took part in all the Victory Cup competitions. See the results.

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European Youth Championship and the 1st stage of the 2020 World Cup postponed

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The International Draughts Federation (IDF) monitors the situation with the coronavirus pandemic in Europe and the world. Now no one can predict how the situation will develop in the near future, but we hope that over the next two to three months the spread of this virus will be significantly reduced in all countries.

We understand that health is the most valuable and most important thing that can be in the life of every person. Therefore, the European Youth Championship and the 1st stage of the 2020 World Cup, scheduled from May 2 to May 9, 2020 in Kobuleti (Georgia), are postponed to a later date. (more…)

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