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European Blitz Champions – Alexander Shvartsman and Natalia Shestakova


The new European Champions on Blitz Alexander Shvartsman (RUS) and Natalia Shestakova (RUS).

TOP 3 on men’s tournament:

1. Alexander Shvartsman (RUS)

2. Guntis Valneris (LAT)

3. Alexander Getmanski (RUS)

Women TOP 3:

1. Natalia Shestakova (RUS)

2. Viktoriya Motrichko (UKR)

3. Anna Chuprova (RUS)

Full results can be found here.

EDC Calendar 2017


The calendar of EDC competitions for 2017 is approved on EDC board meeting on January 14 in Vilnius. The calendar includes also preliminary Calendar of 2018. The calendar can be found here (updated February 02, 2017).  

European Team Championship is finished in Tallinn


In Tallinn, Estonia ended European Team Championships.

On men’s tournament The Netherlands (R. Boomstra, A. Baliakin, J. Groenendijk) after the draw in classical game on final with Russia (M. Amrillaev, A.Shaibakov, I. Trofimov, A.Getmanski), won the rapid match 5:1 and became the European Team Champions. The Nedherlands and Russia were followed by Ukraine (A. Ivanov, Y.Anikeev, D.Shkatula), who won Lithuania after draw in classical and rapid programs in Blitz!

On womens tournament Russian Federation won the barrage over Ukraine after draws in Classical and Rapid programs, on Blitz (3:1).  The third on Women’s tournament was Belarus.

On evening of October 4 the European Team Blitz Championship was played. The top 3 on mens tournament.



2. Ukraine

3. Latvia


1. Poland

2. Ukraine

3. Latvia

Full results on European Team Championship 2016 and games can be found here.

EC 2016 site is open


EC 2016 site is open on


EYC 2016 website


European Youth Championship 2016 site is open on


Calendar 2016 updated


The draft of 2016 calendar can be found here. (updated March 10)

European Rapid Champions – Alexander Shvartsman and Natalia Sadowska


On October 22 in Bacoli, Italy the new European Blitz Champions took place. On men’s tournament the best was Alexander Shvartsman (RUS) and on womens tournament Natalia Sadowska (POL).

The second place on EC Rapid men’s tournament went to Guntis Valneris from Latvia and third place to Alexander Georgiev from Russia.

The full results of EC Rapid Men tournament can be found here.

On Women tournament Sadowska was followed by  Darya Tkachenko and third place Zoja Golubeva (LAT).

The full results of EC Rapid Women tournament can be found here.

You can follow also the gallery from Bacoli here.

Edvard Buzinskij – European Veteran Champion 2015


In Sunny Beach Varna (Bulgaria) was good tournament for Edvard Buzinskij (LIT) who won both tournaments for veterans – European Veterans Blitz Championship and European Veterans Championship.

The tournaments in Varna was successful for Lithuanian players. On both tournaments the best women title also went to Lithunia, to Romualda Shidlauskiene.

Your can see all European Veteran Championship tournament result here and European Veteran Blitz Championship results here.

EC teams and EC Students&Youth up to 26 cancelled


Decision of EDC Board: due to a few applications for EC team and EC Students&Youth up to 26 these tournaments have cancelled.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

For the future a new EDC board will work with the regulations in order to avoid that such things will not happen again.

Janek Mäggi re-elected as President of European Draughts Confederation for the third term


In the European Draughts Confederation general meeting taken place today in Tallinn Chess House. Janek Mäggi, who has been the head of the Confederation since 2007, was re-elected as the President of European Draughts Confederation for a third term. The headquarters of the EDC will remain in Tallinn until 2019.


 “Tallinn has become one of the most important centres for draughts in Europe, where several international championships take place each year,” said Harry Otten, the President of the World Draughts Federation. “Janek Mäggi along with his team has made a lot happen in enlivening the European draught life. Not only Estonian, but the whole European mindsport has won from it.”

 European Draughts Confederation newly elected board members are also: Youry Lipnitsky (Belarus), Juri Chertok (Russia), Jan Zioltkowski (Germany), Ingrida Drukteinyte (Lithuania) Vitali Aniska (Belarus), Isig Eskiižmirli (Turkey) and Aare Harak (Estonia).

 “The headquarters of the European Draughts Confederation staying in Estonia is a recognition to 8 years of work that we can be thankful for to the city of Tallinn, Ministry of Culture, the Government and sponsors that have supporter our work in a great way,” said Janek Mäggi, the President of the European Draughts Confederation. “The keywords for the next four years are going to be high level organization of all European championships and overall promotion of draughts in all of Europe – including countries where draughts is played a little or not at all.”


Ladies and gentleman, let the games begin!