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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New Year’s greetings of president IDF Vladimir Langin

New Year’s greetings of Vladimir Langin, president of the International Draughts Federation (IDF)

Dear friends!

On behalf of the International Draughts Federation (IDF) and me personally I congratulate draughts players, coaches, organizers, officials and all fans of draughts on the New Year!


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Traditional tournaments in Saarbrücken, Germany, completed

From 19 to 21 November 2021 in Saarbrücken (Germany) the following traditional draughts competitions were held:
a) 11th German Open Championship (November 20 – 21, 2021), Brazilian draughts.
b) 15th International Saarbrücken – Open 100 Draughts Tournament (November 19 – 20, 2021).

The winner of both tournaments was the international grandmaster from Lithuania Aleksej Domcev. IDF master Alexander Bleicher became the winner of the 11th German Draughts-64 Championship.

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International competition “Portugal-2021” – stage of the 2021 World Cup in Albufeira completed

The International Draughts Federation (IDF) together with the Portuguese Draughts Federation (PDF) in accordance with the Calendar of the IDF and PDF competitions 2021 held from 20th to 27th November 2021 in Albufeira (Portugal) International competition “Portugal – 2021” – Stage of the World Cup 2021 in draughts-64. Competitions were held in three programs – classic, Blitz and Rapid.
Within the framework of the competition, a match in Portuguese draughts was traditionally held: the national team of Portugal against the team of the world, in which the national team of Portugal won with a score of 13:11.
National Grandmaster Tiago Manuel from Portugal won Rapid program. International Master Georgii Taranin from Russia won Blitz and Classic program. (more…)

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In 2022, the 1st Pergament Foundation International Invitational Tournament in Draughts-64 will be held in Lithuania

The Board of Directors of the Pergament Foundation for Draughts-64 in cooperation with the International Draughts Federation (IDF) and the Lithuanian Draughts Federation holds the 1st Pergament Foundation International Invitational Tournament in Draughts-64 from May 31 to June 10, 2022 at the Vilnius Grand Resort hotel in Vilnius, Lithuania.

24 players on a personal list approved by the Board of Directors of the Foundation will take part in the tournament.

The prize fund of the tournament will be $ 35,000. (more…)

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The 2nd stage of the 2022 World Cup in draughts-64 will be held in Estonia

From June 13 (arrival day) to June 20 (departure day) 2022, the Kuremaa castle, Jõgeva region (Estonia) will host the International competition “Jõgeva 2022”, which has the status of the 2nd stage of the 2022 World Cup in draughts-64.

Kuremaa Castle is well known to draughts players. The European Draughts-64 Championship among men and women in 2021, the stages of the World Cup in 2018 and 2019 were held here at a high level.

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Robert Misans and Maria Magdalena Nereda champions of Latvia 2021

From 8 to 10 October, the finals of the Latvian draughts-64 championships among men and women were held in the cultural center of Bauska. The competition was attended by 9 participants in the women’s competition and 10 participants in the men’s. The tournaments were held in a round robin system, micro-matches of 2 games, time control 25 minutes + 10 seconds. Robert Misans and Marija Magdalena Nereda became the champions of Latvia 2021! (more…)

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The Uzbekistan Youth Team Championship was held in Gulistan

The Uzbekistan Youth Team Championship was held from 8 to 15 October in the city of Gulistan (Uzbekistan). Composition of teams: 5 boys and 5 girls, 1 player in each age category (boys, girls up to 20, 17, 14, 11 and 9 years old).

Competitions were held in two programs: Rapid and Blitz.

8 teams took part in the competition.

See the results. (more…)

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