William Chinzewe became the new Zambia champion!

Zambia Draughts Federation held on 15th to 17th April 2022 in Olympic Youth Development Centre of Lusaka, capital of Zambia, the Tentani D. Mwanzah Individual Draughts-64 National championship in honor of ZDF Founding President Mr. Tentani D. Mwanzah.

15-old William, Chinzewe became the new Zambia champion and received the title of IDF master!

Elijah, Chanda took 2nd place, international grandmaster and African champion 2016 Richard, Mwamba took 3rd place. (more…)

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Match Israel-Portugal

For the first time in history, a delegation of Portuguese draughts players came to Israel and took part in several competitions. It should be noted that this event became possible largely thanks to the International Draughts Federation (IDF) and its leadership, who did a lot for the development of draughts in Portugal.

The events were held with the cooperation of the draughts federations of Israel and Portugal, and the municipalities of the cities of Kiryat Gat and Karnei Shomron, as well as draughts activists, grandmasters Yuri Kirillov, Dmitry Ganopolsky and Nuno Viera from the Portuguese side. (more…)

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Competitions in Turkey postponed

Attention! The IDF calendar has been updated.

Due to the situation in Ukraine and in order to ensure the safety of players, coaches and representatives, it was decided to postpone the competitions scheduled in Turkey in April 2022:

1). European Youth Draughts-64 Championship, scheduled from April 23 to May 1, is postponed to October-November 2022. Сompetitions will be held in Turkey.

2) World Cup, scheduled from 23 to 29 April, will be held in the capital of Uzbekistan, Tashkent, from 6 to 14 May 2022. Regulations will be published soon. (more…)

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Official statement of IDF Board

Official statement of IDF Board

As part of the world draughts community, which unites players, coaches and all fans of our game regardless of skin color, religion, nationality and political views, the International Draughts Federation (IDF) considers it necessary to express its position in connection with the situation in Ukraine: (more…)

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IDF and FMJD have signed a long-term cooperation agreement

Dear national federations, draughts players, coaches, organizers and all draughts fans!

We inform you that the International Draughts Federation (IDF) and the World Draughts Federation (FMJD) have signed a long-term cooperation agreement.

For the development of draughts-64 all over the world, the parties unite under the FMJD brand and delimit the areas of activity. (more…)

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IDF news and new international titles

According to the results of the competitions in 2021 and results of previous years, the following athletes were fulfilled according by norms and awarded international titles:

International Master
Tikhonov Artem and Nikalayeva Viktoryia (both Belarus)

IDF Master
Banevicius Rokas, Domarkas Andrius, Golubaev Valentin (all Lithuania), Kamilli Famil (Azerbaijan), Shybakou Zakhar (Belarus), Azoyan Marika (Estonia), Krapivina Anna and Malakhovska Nela Kristine (Latvia). (more…)

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News from Malawi

In an effort to continue promoting draughts sport in Malawi and Africa at large The Association of Draughts in Malawi (ADMA) invites Zambia youth talented player William Chizewe to Marathon games that will take place from 12 January to 18 January 2022 in Blantyre and Lilongwe.

While in Malawi, young rising African star William Chizewe won intermational masters Enock Banda and Moses Winesi; and drew with IDF master Madalitso Thom.

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New ratings on January 1, 2022 published

In the athletes / ratings section, new ratings for men and for women for January 1, 2022 are published. See new ratings HERE

Ihar Mikhalchenka (Belarus) and Elena Scovitina (Moldova) are the first in the world ranking for 2022.

International Grandmaster, World Champion 2019 and European Champion 2021 Ihar Mikhalchenka (Belarus) is on the first line of the world ranking among men. (more…)

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