Under the auspices of the International Draughts Federation (IDF), in partnership with the Olympic Youth Development Centre (OYDC), the Zambia Draughts Federation will play host in Lusaka from 22 (arrival day) to 27 July (departure day) 2016 to the First African Draughts-64 Championship qualifier for the world championships to be held in 2017 in Russia. For more information about the championship, click on the hyperlink below ;
The national team to represent Zambia in the historical draughts-64 championship slated for July 22-27 has finally been selected through a tournament which started on Thursday 19 to Sunday 22 May at Heroes Lodge in Lusaka.
Kennedy Phiri, who is believed by many Lusaka draughts enthusiats as the most rated draughts player in Zambia won the tournament with unbeaten record amassing a total of 20 points before locking horns with Mwaaza Sakala who had accumulated 18 points in the finals. Kennedy defeated Mwaaza in the finals 1-0-2 to win the tournament. Richard Mwamba took the third place after defeating Obed Muluba.
Below is the final standing of the selected top 10 after all the stages.
1. Kennedy Phiri
2. Mwaaza Sakala
3. Richard Mwamba
4. Obed Muluba
5. Perry Kampamba
6. Edwin Simtami ... Read more »
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From 19-22 May 2016 the next Zambian national draughts tournament will be held. We
hope you will be there to participate! In a tournament of four days the new champion of
Zambia will be determined, and the national team of Zambia will be selected. This team
will consist of the ten best players who will thereby qualify to participate in the African
championship on the 8x8 board, which Zambia will host from 22-27 July 2016. Take this
great opportunity to show your skills on the draughtsboard and represent your country!
On Sunday 22 May the tournament will immediately be followed by the AGM of
the Zambian Draughts Federation. We hope you will participate there as well and help
us to build this great sport in our nation!
The venue for the tournament and the AGM will be Heroes Lodge along the Great
North Road in Lusaka. The participation fee is K 100.- which includes lunch on the first
three days. For those from outside Lusaka there is some accommodation available at
Heroes Lodge as well, for the reduced price of K 100.- per night based on sharing.
On Thursday 19 May at 10:00 hrs exactly we will start with an open tournament ... Read more »
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Belosheyev Sergey of Russia won classical program among men. Elena Scovitina won classical program in the women's category. All participants in the classical program were awarded with diplomas and most interestingly Enock Makoka Banda of Malawi commonly known as Enonge in draughts fraternity received an award as the African best player ! Others who received such an awards were Marcelo Francisco of Brazil and Samandar Kalanov of Uzbekistan.
See more details of other winners' categories here
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The Zambia Draughts Federation staged a National Draughts-64 Open Tournament at Olympic Youth Development Centre (OYDC) which started on the Independence day Friday 24th October and ended on 25th October 2014.
Mwaaza "Saks" Sakala won the tournament with 14 points, seconded by Albert Shamuwele with 12 points and Lukanga "Dox" Mambwe came third with 11 points.
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Pool Checkers National Individual Championship 2014
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The Provincial league which is participated by 12 clubs within Lusaka started last week on the 15th June, 2014. Below you see a photo showing Chilenje players playing against Kanayama "B".
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The Zambia Draughts Federation Vice President Bornwell Mweemba and Tournament Director Mwaaza Sakala recently visited Muchinga and Northern Province mobilizing players in readiness for the provincial tournaments.
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