Video about the World Championship

Bronze medalist of the World Blitz Championship among women Nika Leopoldova presented a video on the World Championship.

World Draughts-64 Championship 2015 ended

World Draughts-64 Championship 2015 among men and women ended.

The prize fund of the competition amounted to 3.6 million rubles.

All participants in the classical programs were awarded with diplomas.
The best players of continents were awarded by memorable awards:
Asia – Samandar Kalanov (Uzbekistan)
America – Marcelo Francisco (Brazil)
Africa – Yenok Makoko Banda (Malawi)

Classic program of World Draughts-64 Championship ended

World Draughts-64 Championship ended.

Sergey Belosheyev  (Russia) won classic program in men.
Elena Scovitina (Moldova) won in women.

Closing ceremony was held at 18.00.  PHOTO

Winners of the Classic program of World Draughts-64 Championship:

1. Belosheyev Sergey (Russia)
2. Valyuk Andrey (Belarus)
3. Gulyaev Nikolay (Russia)

1. Skovitina Elena (Moldova)
2. Sarshaeva Zhanna (Russia)
3. Makarenkova Yulia (Ukraine)

Press about Championship

Regularly updated section Press about championship, in which you can find interesting articles, videos, TV news.

Classic program of the Championship started

Classic program of the Championship started October 5, at 10.00

Current results      Men      Women

Games and comments


Online broadcasting     HERE

Bus tour of the city took place October 7, at 15.30      PHOTO

World Rapid Championship

World Rapid Championship started on October 4 at 10.00.

Photo        Rapid

Results       Men        Women 

Winners of the World Rapid Championship:

1st place – Arunas Norvayshas (Lithuania)
2nd place – Sergey Belosheyev (Russia)
3rd place – Andrey Fedotov (Russia)

1st place – Sofia Morozova (Russia)
2nd place – Darya Fedorovich (Belarus)
3rd place – Zhanna Sarshaeva (Russia)

World Blitz Championship

World Blitz Championship started on October 3 in 15.00.
Competitions are held in the view halls “Berlin” and “Vienna” on the 18th floor of the hotel “Azimut Hotel Saint-Petersburg”.

Photo        Opening and Blitz

Results       Men        Women

Winners of World Blitz Championship:

1st place – Mikhalchenko Igor (Belarus)
2nd place – Struchkov Nikolay (Russia)
3rd place – Belosheyev Sergey (Russia)

1st place – Skovitina Elena (Moldova)
2nd place – Sarshaeva Zhanna (Russia)
3rd place – Leopoldova Nika (Russia)

Opening ceremony

Opening ceremony of the World Championship was held on October 3 in the great hall “Azimut” at 12.00.
At the opening of the championship participants welcomed:
Deputy Secretary of the Russian Security Council
Evgeny Lukyanov
Member of the Government of St. Petersburg, chairman of the Committee for Physical Culture and Sport
Yuri Avdeev
President of the International Draughts Federation
Vladimir Langin
Chairman of the Organizing Committee, the head of the Foundation for development Draughts Sports “Russian Draughts”
Alexander Gaidukov
President of the Russian Draughts Federation
Anatoly Nikitin

Greetings for participants

Preliminary list of participants

Preliminary list of participants published.        Men        Women

World Draughts-64 Championship starts after a week

World Draughts-64 Championships 2015 among men and women  will be held in St. Petersburg (Russia) from 02 of October (day of arrival) to 11 of October, 2015 (departure day). Organizes of Championship are International Draughts Federation IDF with the support of the Committee for Physical Culture and Sports of St. Petersburg and the Ministry of Sports of Russia.

Strongest players of the world from forty-seven countries representing 4 continents: Europe, Asia, Africa and America will take part in the competition. Continue reading