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Rules of Official competitions in draughts-64

Approved by the Board of the International Draughts Federation (IDF) 10.12.2015 with amendments and additions from 05.05.2016

1.The International Draughts Federation (IDF), hereinafter – International Draughts Federation, organized and conducts all official competitions in draughts-64.

2.The immediate holding of all competitions are assigned to the national federations, organizations in draughts-64 and the Organizing Committee on the basis of competitive procedures and decisions of the Board of International Draughts Federation. Conditions of the International Draughts Federation official competitions and application form are approved by the Board of International Draughts Federation 10.12.2015 and published on the official website www.idf64.org

3.All competitions are conducted at the expenses of the organizing authority, sponsors of competitions, tournament fees and sending organizations.

4.International Draughts Federation provides overall management of the competition, communication with the Organizing Committee and the federations, an invitation of the participants and awarding of winners by official awards.

5.In all official competitions only representatives of national federations – the members of the International Draughts Federation (IDF) are eligible to participate. Representatives of other federations may be invited to the participation as an exception.

6.All championships are conducted in accordance with the Rules of competitions and the Rules of the game in draughts-64.

7.Nominations of Main referees are approved by the Board of International Draughts Federation on submission of the Technical Committee. Nominations of the referees are approved by the representative of International Draughts Federation, which is appointed on the tournament by the Board of International Draughts Federation.

8.The Official competitions in draughts-64.

8.1. World Men Championship
8.2. World Women Championship
8.3. World Team Championship
8.4. World Youth Championship among juniors 23 year and younger
8.5. Personal-team World Youth Championship among juniors 19 year and younger, cadets 16 year and younger, mini-cadets 13 year and younger, hopes 10 year and younger
8.6. World Youth Championship among youth hopes 8 year and younger
8.7. World Veterans Championship
8.8. World Championship for people with disabilities
8.9. Matches for the world title
8.10. World Cup
8.11. Olympiad in draughts-64
8.12. Youth Olympiad in draughts-64
8.13. European Men Championship
8.14. European Women Championship
8.15. European Team Championship
8.16. European Youth Championship among juniors 23 year and younger
8.17. Personal-team European Youth Championship among juniors 19 year and younger, cadets 16 year and younger, mini-cadets 13 year and younger, hopes 10 year and younger
8.18. European Youth Championship among youth hopes 8 year and younger
8.19. European Veteran’s Championship
8.20. European Championship for people with disabilities
8.21. Championships of Asia, America, Africa (Rules are determined by continental confederations)
8.22. International competitions under auspices of the International Draughts Federation included in the official calendar of events

9.Official titles.

9.1. The winners of the Championships are awarded the titles: “World champion in draughts-64”, “European champion in draughts-64”, “Asian champion in draughts-64”, “Champion of Africa in draughts – 64”, “Champion of America in draughts-64”

9.2. The winner of World Cup is awarded the title: “Winner of World Cup in draughts-64”

9.3. The winner of World Cup among women is awarded the title of “Winner of World Cup in draughts-64 among women”

9.4. The winner of World Cup among juniors 19 years and younger is awarded the title of “Winner of World Cup in draughts -64 among juniors”

9.5. The winner of World Cup Blitz is awarded the title of «Winner of World Cup Blitz 2016 in draughts-64″

9.6. The winner of World Cup Blitz among women is awarded the title of “Winner of World Cup Blitz 2016 in draughts-64 among women”

9.7. The winner of World Cup among juniors 19 years and younger is awarded the title of “Winner of World Cup Blitz 2016 in draughts-64 among juniors”

9.8. The winner of Olympiad is awarded the title of “Champion of the Olympiad in draughts-64”

10.Types of competition and time control.

10.1. Competitions are conducted on three programs: with the classic time control, rapid game and blitz game.

10.2. Time control.
10.2.1. In competition with the classic time control can be used up next time control:
– 60 minutes till the end of the game
– 45 minutes till the end of the game plus 30 seconds per move
– 45 minutes till the end of the game plus 15 seconds per move
– 45 minutes till the end of the game plus 10 seconds per move
– 25 minutes till the end of the game plus 10 seconds per move
– 25 minutes till the end of the game plus 05 seconds per move
– 20 minutes till the end of the game plus 10 seconds per move

10.2.2. In the competition for a rapid game:
– 15 minutes till the end of the game
– 10 minutes till the end of the game
– 10 minutes till the end of the game plus 3 or 5 seconds per move
– 07 minutes till the end of the game plus 3 or 5 seconds per move
– 06 minutes till the end of the game plus 3 or 5 seconds per move
– 05 minutes till the end of the game plus 3 or 5 seconds per move

10.2.3. In the competition for blitz game:
– 3 minutes till the end of the game
– 3 minutes till the end of the game plus 2 or 3 seconds per move.

By decision of the Board of International Draughts Federation other time control in each program may define according to separate regulations.

11. The system of holding.

11.1. All competitions are held by the system of micro-match which consists from two games in each round.

11.2. The drawing is held before the beginning of the first game of micro-match. The drawing is binding on both games of micro-match (the drawing are not carried out in the competition for players 13 years and younger).
The following drawing can be used:
– Initial moves and positions according to the table, approved on 14.09.2008
– Moves and positions by the system of Kondrachenko
– The first move of white and black
– The first move of white

Other variants of drawing may be applied by the decision of the Board of International Draughts Federation by the separate rules.

11.3. All personal championships are conducted by the Swiss system. The number of rounds must be at least 7-9 rounds.

11.4. Competitions may be held on a two-stage mixed system on separate regulations.

11.5. It is allowed for a small number of participants to hold competitions by round robin system or with a smaller number of rounds.

12.Participants.

12.1. All personal competitions are held separately for men and women (boys and girls) in the following age groups:

Men and women – no age limit
Juniors – 23 years and younger
Juniors – 19 years and younger
Cadets – 16 years and younger
Mini-cadets – 13 years and younger
Hopes – 10 years and younger
Youth hopes – 8 years and younger
Veteran’s men – 50 years and older
Veteran’s men – 60 years and older
Veteran’s women – 50 years and older

12.2. To participate in the personal World Championships for men and women are allowed:
– Winners of the previous World Championship (classic game)
– Winners of the World Cup of the year preceding the Championship (classic game)
– 1-6 place of European Championship, qualifying for the World Championship
– Winners of the other continental championships, qualifying for the World Championship
– Other winners of qualifying tournaments for the World Championship
– Players declared by national federations – not more than three participants from country
– 2 players from sponsors
– 2 players on the decision of the Board of International Draughts Federation.
– Additional players to the organizers by the decision of the Board of International Draughts Federation.

12.3. To participate in the personal European Championships for men and women are allowed winners of the previous European Championship, winners of the World Cup of the year preceding the Championship, players declared by the national federations.

12.4. To participate in the personal World (European) Championships among juniors, cadets, mini-cadets, hopes and youth hopes are allowed: winners of previous championship, players declared by the national federations.

12.5. To participate in the World (European) Championships among veterans are allowed players declared by the national federations.

12.6. In team competitions the team consists from:
– Men: 3 persons + 3 extra players
– Women: 2 persons + 2 extra players
Only one invited player can to be in a composition of men’s or women’s team.

12.7. In the competitions among national teams only one team from the country are allowed. The host country has the right to put a second team.

12.8. Olympiads in draughts-64, World Cup, World Championships for people with disabilities are held on separate rules.

12.9. Matches for the world title are held on separate rules. Participants of the match are in order of priority:
12.9.1. Previous world champion invites on match the current world champion.
12.9.2. Silver medalist at the last World Championship invites on match the current world champion.
12.9.3. Free call. Any player from the top-50 invites on the match the current world champion.

12.10. According to the decision of the Board of the International Draughts Federation may be held other events on separate rules.

13.Requirements for participants.

13.1. Participants are required to observe decision of the Board of the International Draughts Federation, Rules and Regulations of the competition.

13.2. Participants are obliged to comply with the dress code – have a sports form during the competition, or clothing appropriate to the rank of the competition; as well as clothing for formal events (suit and light shirt for men, dress or pantsuit for women).

13.3. Participants are required to accommodate in official places provided by the organizers the entire period of the competition.

13.4. Participants who are not registered for the participation in the competition in time according to the Regulations of the competition can be applied sanctions.

13.5. Participants, spectators and coaches are required to turn off their mobile phones in the games room, in case of phone call participant loses micro-match.

13.6. Participant who is late to the game is booked. If the participant was late by more than the first time control in the first game of micro-match, he gets 0 points in the micro-match. Repeated lateness of the game may be penalized up to expulsion from the tournament.

13.7. Participant who allowed incorrect behavior gets caution or a warning. Warning from the Main referee or the chairman of the Jury of Appeal entails a fine ranging from 0 to 100% of prize money promised to participants or other sanctions.

13.8. Participants are required to attend at the opening and closing ceremony in compliance with the dress code.  In case of absence the closing ceremony they will be deprived all official awards. Awards not sent and not transmitted.

13.9. Protests are served to the panel of judges for half an hour after the end of the round, if the regulations of the competition do not provide  another; when filing the protest a deposit in the amount of 100 euros is given, in case the protest is upheld the deposit is returned. After this period the protests are not accepted and are not considered. Any protest after the deadline are considered as incorrect behavior with the use of sanctions.

14. Determination of winners.

14.1. Place in individual competition determined by the maximum amount of points scored by the participants. For the victory given 2 points, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for a loss.

14.2. In case of a tie score of two or more participants their place defined by the following criteria:
14.2.1. In the Swiss system, depending of pairing program:

Pairing program Tournament manager:

For even number of participants:
– the amount of points scored by all competitors (Buchholz coefficient);
– the amount of points scored by opponents minus the lowest result (truncated Solkoff coefficient);
– the amount of points scored by opponents, excluding the 2 lowest results, 3 lowest results, etc.
– in case of equality of all criteria – match before the first victory with shortened time control (special regulations).

For an odd number of participants:
– the amount of points scored by opponents minus the lowest result (truncated Solkoff coefficient);
– the amount of points scored by all competitors (Buchholz coefficient);
– the amount of points scored by opponents, excluding 2 lowest results, 3 lowest results, etc.
– in case of equality of all criteria – match before the first victory with shortened time control (special regulations).

Pairing program Chess Arbiter for draughts:

For even number of participants:
– the amount of points scored by all competitors (Buchholz coefficient);
– the amount of points scored by opponents, excluding the lowest result, 2 lowest results, 3 lowest results, etc.
– in case of equality of all criteria – match before the first victory with shortened time control (special regulations).

For an odd number of participants:
– the amount of points scored by opponents, excluding the lowest result, 2 lowest results, 3 lowest results, etc.
– in case of equality of all criteria – match before the first victory with shortened time control (special regulations).

14.2.2. In round robin system:
– Sonnenborn-Berger or Shmulyan coefficient;
– the result of a personal game;
– best results with other participants in the order of their places;
– in case of equality of all criteria – match before the first victory with shortened time control (special regulations).

14.3. In personal-team youth competitions places of the teams are determined:
14.3.1. By the most amount of points scored 8 best participants (one from each age group 19, 16, 13, 10 year and younger among boys and girls) in the classic program.
14.3.2. In the team qualification separately for boys and girls by the most amount of points scored by 4 best participants (one from each age group 19, 16, 13, 10 year and younger among boys or girls) in the classic program.
14.3.3. In the case of equality of points places of teams defined by the lowest amount of places occupied by members of the team.

14.4. In personal-team competitions for men and women places of teams are determined:
14.4.1. By the maximum amount of points scored by 3 best players from the country in men (the team must have at least 2 players); 2 best players from the country in women.
14.4.2. In the case of equality of points of two or more teams, team places are determined by the highest place occupied by the best player of the team.

14.5. In team competitions are given 2 points for a win in the match, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for a loss. Places are determined by the maximum amount of points.
14.5.1. In the case of equality of points places of teams determined by:
1. the biggest amount of points scored by all team members
2. according 14.2.1 for the competition on the Swiss system
3. according 14.2.2 for round robin competition.
14.5.2. The team that won all the games, but has 2nd place by points, is entitled to an additional match for the 1st place. In the case of a draw in this match the team with the most points in the main tournament is awarded for the 1st place.

15.Awards

15.1. Winners of personal championships are awarded by official medals and diplomas, cups from the organizers.

15.2. In personal-team youth competitions: teams – prize winners in overall team classification (four boys plus 4 girls) are awarded cups and diplomas, members of the teams – diplomas. Teams – prize winners in the team classification for boys and girls, as well as members of these teams are awarded diplomas.

15.3. In personal -team competitions for men and women: teams – prize winners as well as members of these teams are awarded diplomas.

15.4. In team competition: teams – prize winners are awarded cups and diplomas, members of the teams – medals and diplomas.

16.Financial conditions.

16.1. All official competitions of the International Draughts Federation are held with the payment of tournament fee for participation.

16.2. Established the size of tournament fees for each participant.

16.2.1. World Championship.

Age category Fee, Euro; Program Remark
Classic Rapid Blitz
Men 200 players on item 12.2. except point – two players on the decision of the IDF Board
300 two players on the decision of the IDF Board
Women 160 players on item 12.2.
Junior 23 year and younger 80 players on item 12.4.
Boys and girls  19, 16, 13, 10 year and younger 100 3 players from country on item 12.4.
150 other players on item 12.4. (for World Championship 2016)
Youth hopes 8 year and younger 80 players on item 12.4.
Teams 45 30 for the men’s team on item 12.6.
30 20 for the women’s team on item 12.6.
Veterans 30 15 players on item 12.5

16.2.2. European Championship

Age category

Fee, Euro; Program

Remark
Classic Rapid Blitz
Men 120 3 players from country on item 12.3.
200 other players on item 12.3.
Women 120 players on item 12.3.
Junior 23 year and younger 80 players on item 12.4.
Boys and girls  19, 16, 13, 10 year and younger 80 3 players from country on item 12.4.
120 other players on item 12.4.
Youth hopes 8 year and younger 60 players on item 12.4.
Teams 45 30 for the men’s team on item 12.6.
30 20 for the women’s team on item 12.6.
Veterans 40 players on item 12.5

16.2.3.  Other official events

Age category Fee for participation in stage, Euro
(total for all program)
Remark
World Cup
(stages)
60 Men
50 Women, veterans 60+, youth 23 year and younger

17.The fee for the right to host.
Organizers have to pay before the event to the International Draughts Federation fee for the right to host:
– World Championships for men and women, the match for the world title – 5000 euros
– European Championship for men and women – 3000 euros
– World Cup – 200 euros
– Other World Championships – 200 euros
– International tournaments under the auspices of IDF – 50 euros

18.The costs of hosting of competition and reception of participants – in accordance with Conditions of the official competition of the International Draughts Federation (IDF) in 2016-2018 approved by the Board of the International Draughts Federation 10.12.2015 with amendments and additions from 05.05.2016.

Payment of expenses for reception of participants (accommodation and meals) available only for participants of national organizations – members of International Draughts Federation.

The exception may be made only on an individual basis by a special decision of the Board of International Draughts Federation.

19.Application.

19.1. Applications for participation in official competitions are served to the office of the International Draughts Federation on e-mail: [email protected] by national federations only within the time specified in the Competition Rules. Applications from national federations submitted late will not be considered.

19.2. Applications from individuals are not considered.

20. Any changes to these rules shall be permitted only by the General Assembly or by the Board of the International Draughts Federation.