International Draughts Federation (IDF) in accordance with the calendar of the competitions in 2020 together with Jõgeva Draughts Club and the Estonian Draughts Union holds from September 11 (arrival day) to September 20, 2020 (departure day) in Kuremaa, Jõgeva region (Estonia) personal-team European Draughts-64 Championship among men and women. Competitions are qualifying for the World Championship 2021. Regulations of the Championship published. (more…)
In the section Events – Calendar 2020 the updated calendar of competitions for 2020 published. Added calendar of national championships. We ask the national federations to send to the IDF office to March 15, 2020 a list of national championships that are not included in the current IDF calendar of national championships. We remind you that the ratings and norms of international titles are calculated only for tournaments included in the IDF calendar.
See the updated calendar HERE
From January 23 to 26, 2020 in Rakvere were held:
Championships of Belarus in draughts-64 among men and women (final) were held from January 24 till February 2, 2020 in the Republican Center of Olympic training for chess and draughts (Minsk, str. of Marks, 10).
International Grandmasters Ihar Mikhalchenka and Yana Yakubovich became national champions among men and women. (more…)
International Draughts Federation (IDF) together with Club “The 54th Street/Esquire Barber shop Checker Players” in accordance with the calendar of the IDF competitions 2020 holds in Miami (USA) International Draughts Competition “Miami-open 2020”. This first ever draughts-64 tournament in America will be held at the premises of the Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Terrace Miami, Fl 33137 (USA) from April 2 to 7, 2020. (more…)
The IDF Board approved a number of documents for 2020. Among them are the IDF calendar 2020, the Regulation of the World Cup 2020, the Rules of official competitions in draughts-64 and the Regulations for assignment of international titles. Updated documents are published on the site and can be viewed at the links below. New ratings on January 1, 2020 published also. (more…)
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! (more…)
From November 30 (arrival day) to December 8 (departure day) 2019 in St. Petersburg (Russia), a traditional open draughts-64 tournament in memory of the legendary St. Petersburg draughts player Vasily Sokov “V. A. Sokov Memorial” is held. As part of the competition, all-Russian competitions are held among men and women, as well as among boys and girls in age groups up to 17, 14, 11 and 9 years old.
International Grandmaster Sergey Belosheev won Classic and Blitz program of V. Sokov Memorial. See the results. (more…)
The champion of Lithuania 2019 became the team ŠK “Vitražas” (Vilnius). International Grandmaster Andrei Valiuk (Belarus) became the winner of the Lithuanian Blitz Championship. International Grandmaster Arunas Norvaishas became the champion of Lithuania 2019 in Blitz. (more…)
In Miami, Florida (USA) from April 3 to 6, 2020 the first ever international draughts-64 competition “Miami-open” will be held. The competition will include tournaments in pool checkers and the international/Russian version of draughts-64.
In Lisbon (Portugal) from October 1 to 7, 2020 the VII TAFISA World Sports Games will be held. As part of the games, tournaments in three types of draughts-64 will be held: Portuguese, Brazilian and Russian. Competitions in draughts-64 will have the status of the Stage of the World Cup 2020.
Updated calendar published HERE