International Draughts Federation together with Portuguese Draughts Federation in accordance with the calendar of the competitions 2017 conducted from 3rd June (arrival day) to 10 June (departure day) 2017 in Albufeira (Portugal) 1st Stage of World Cup 2017 in draughts-64-International competition “Portugal-2017”. Match Portugal against the whole world won the team of the world. Tiago Manuel won Rapid. Dmitry Tsinman won Blitz. Arunas Norvaisas won Classic program. See results. An interview of International Grandmaster Dmitry Tsinman on the results of the first stage of the World Cup published.
On June 4, for the first time, in Gulu was held the National Draughts Championship, organized by the Uganda Draughts Federation (UDF). 38 players from 4 regions took part in the competitions. Competitions were held on a Swiss system in 7 rounds with a time control of 5 minutes + 3 seconds per move. The winner of the tournament became participant of the World Championship 2013 Sam Senoga. Bronze medalist of the Rapid program of African championship 2016 Isaac Bafaki took second place and George William Omaya took third place. (more…)
International Grandmasters Andrey Valyuk and Darya Fedorovich became champions among men and women. (more…)
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.
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…)