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Organisation’s history

The idea of founding the European Draughts Confederation emerged in the mid-1990s.

The main reason was the willingness to organize club games in Europe. First unofficial meetings of the members of European Draughts Confederation took place in October 1997 in Poland during Women’s World Championship and in December 1997 in Stadskanaal, the Netherlands during Challenge Mondial.

After these initial talks, actions were taken to put the plans into practice. On 13 August 1998 in Tallinn, Estonia representatives of 12 European federations met and brought EDC into existence officially.

Jacek Pawlicki was elected first President of the European Draughts Confederation. Already next year the official draughts calendar was considerably widened.

Beside European Championships, which already had their tradition, Women’s European Championships were started. European Club Championships, which are held regularly, always bring together the greatest draughts players.

EDC did not forget about the youth. In 1999, the first Youth European Championships were held with 98 draughts players. During the last few years, the number of competitors has been around 200 and the number is increasing year by year.


  • V. Motrichko double gold in Israel


    The Rapid and Blitz European Championships ended in Netanya (Israel)Blitz Open:   1. Alexander Shvartsman (Russia), 2.  Y. Anikeev (Ukraine), 3.  I. Kirzner (Ukraine)Blitz – Women: 1. Viktoriya Motrichko (Ukraine) 2. O. Fedorovich (Belarus) 3. T. Fedorova (Russia)Rapid – Open: 1. …

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  • Minutes of the EDC Executive Board Meeting n. 1 – 2019


    The EDC Executive Board Meeting n. 1 – 2019 (of the Executive Board elected on 03.08.2019) Rome, 28th September 2019, in the headquarters of the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI), in Largo Lauro de Bosis n. 15, the first Meeting …

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  • Minutes of EDC General Assembly of 3rd August 2019


    During the 1st Meeting of EDC Executive Board (EB), the EB has ratified unanimously the protocol (minutes of General Assembly) edited by Jan Zioltkowski and Ingrida Drukteynite. Here attached. 2019-08-03_EDC_GA_minutes

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  • 18th European Veteran Championships


    18th European Veteran Championships have been held in Korbach (Ger) from 31st August to 7th September 2019. The Championships have been organized by the Germany Interessengemeinschaft Damespiel in Deutschland, leaded from its President, Jan Zioltkowski, member of EDC Executive Board, …

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  • European Teams Championships 2019


    European Teams Championships 2019 – Chianciano Terme (ITA) 2nd – 7th September 2019 On Saturday 7th September, the 2019 European Team Championships organized by the Italian Draughts Federation under the auspices of the European Damaging Confederation (EDC) were concluded. The …

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Ladies and gentleman, let the games begin!