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France

Interesting facts about France

French people have the highest female and third highest male life expectancy in the European Union.

French language is spoken by 270 million people worldwide (almost as much as the population of the USA), of which 120 million are native or fluent. There are less than 60 million of White Caucasian native speakers of standard French worldwide.

Famous French inventions include the adding machine, the hot air balloon, the airship, the parachute, the submarine, the ambulance service, photography, animation and cinema.

There are over 300 kinds of cheese made in France.

More tourists visit France each year than any other country in the world, with 67 million annual tourist arrivals (more than the country’s population).

 

Federation francaise du jeu de dames

Official Website

President of federation: Jacques Hannachi

E-mail: president@ffjd.fr

Tel: +33 (0) 5 62 79 28 33

327 route de Villemur

06.20.32.09.61.

31340 Mirepoix sur Tarn

 

General Secretary of federation: Arnaud Bouyrie

E-mail: secretaire@ffjd.fr

Tel: +33 (0) 6.08.66.09.39.

 

Best rated players  Arnaud Cordier, Kevin Machtelinck, Oscar Lognon
Best rated women’s players Daniella Pigeon, Anaïs Bonnetot, Sophie Almanza

News

  • EDC Executive Board Meeting 3/2022 – minutes

    07.11.2022

    Dear Friends,here below, attached, in English and French version (soon also Russian and Ukrainian ones), the EDC Executive Board Meeting 2/2022 – minutes, held on 17th September 2022. A friendly draughts embrace to all of you.Carlo A. BordiniFR_EDC EB Meeting 3_2022 …

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  • European Champions Blitz and Rapid 2022

    03.11.2022

    Hijken (Netherlands), 22nd-23rd October, 2022.Wouter Sipma (NED) 🇳🇱 is the European Champion Rapid 2022! On the podium also Artem Ivanov (UKR) 🇺🇦 and Guntis Valneris (LAT) 🇱🇻 . Natalia Sadowska (POL) 🇵🇱  is the European Champion of Women; Silver Medal to …

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  • Natalia Sadowska & Jan Groenendijk European Championship Women & Men 2022

    30.10.2022

    Kortrijk (Belgium), 3rd-9th October.European Draughts Championship 2022 Open and Women (Qualifiers WC 2023). Jan Groenendijk Netherlands 🇳🇱 won EC Men, followed by Jitse Slump 🇳🇱 and Roel Boomstra 🇳🇱. Natalia Sadowska 🇵🇱  won Title Women, followed by Marta Bankowska 🇵🇱  and …

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  • European Championships Veteran and Under 27

    12.10.2022

    European Draughts Championships Under 27 and Veterans 2022. Osio Sotto (BG), Italy – 19th-25th September, 2022 EC Under 27: Alessio Scaggiante (Italy)  is the Champion Under 27; 2nd Paul Robin (France), 3rd Domantas Norkus (Lithuania).  Vira Popruha (Ukraine) won Women …

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  • Deadline for ECs Rapid and Blitz extended till October 15th.

    03.10.2022

    To all the Draughts Federations of EuropeThe last day for the subscriptions of European Championships Rapid and Blitz is extended till October 15th. Please remember that player application have to come (or confirmed) by their National Federation, that is Federations for …

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Ladies and gentleman, let the games begin!