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  • 19th EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP VETERANS

    06.09.2020 - 15.09.2020

    9th EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP VETERANSNof Hagalil Nazareth, IsraelSeptember 06th – 15th 2020The championship will be held on September, 06th – 15th 2020 (arriving day September 06th; departure September, 14th – 15th) in Nof Hagalil (Nazareth – Ilit).Official hotel: Hotel “Plaza”(5*****).Here below …

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  • European Draughts Championship 2020 Classic, Rapid, Blitz – Antalya (Turkey)

    04.10.2020 - 14.10.2020

    EC 2020 Turkey Antalya_Regulations_v6Prize money: XXI European Championship: 6.000€; X European Women Championship 4.000€; IX European Championship Rapid: 360€ (at least*); IX European Women Championship Rapid: 240€ (at least*); XV European Championship Blitz: 360€ (at least*); XIII European Women Championship …

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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.

News

  • Statement on Coronavirus and European Championships Youth 2020

    26.03.2020

    EDC Executive Board Statement on Coronavirus (Covid-19) and European Championships Youth 2020Here below attached in English, Russian and French versions14_2020 EDC EB Statement on Coronavirus & EC Youth 2020 ENG14_2020 EDC EB Statement on Coronavirus & EC Youth 2020 RUS14_2020 …

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  • Martijn van IJzendoorn and Viktoriya Motrichko won the Turkish Open 2020

    19.03.2020

    Turkish Open World Cup 2020, Antalya, 7th-14th March.  Martijn van IJzendoorn (Netherlands) won the tournament (13 pts), followed by Jan Groenendijk (Netherlands), Guntis Valneris (Latvia) and Alexander Getmanski (12 pts).Among the Women, it won Viktoriya Motrichko (Ukraine), 2nd Natalia Sadowska …

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  • V. Motrichko double gold in Israel

    30.11.2019

    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

    05.10.2019

    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

    04.10.2019

    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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Ladies and gentleman, let the games begin!