World Checkers/Draughts Championship

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The World Checkers/Draughts Championship is the tournament of English draughts (also known as "American checkers" or "straight checkers") which determines the world champion. It is organised by the World Checkers/Draughts Federation. The first edition of the men's championship was held in the 1840s, [1] predating the men's Draughts World Championship by several decades. The women's championship has been held since 1993. There are championships held in two versions. One is 3-Move, where players don't begin their game in the starting position but a position three moves in the game (often drawn randomly from all positions, excluding positions already losing a piece). The other is GAYP (Go as you please), where players start from the very beginning.

English draughts board game draughts

English draughts or checkers, also called American checkers or straight checkers, is a form of the strategy board game draughts. It is played on an 8×8 chequered board with 12 pieces per side. The pieces move and capture diagonally forward, until they reach the opposite end of the board, when they are crowned and can thereafter move and capture both backward and forward.

The Draughts World Championship is the world championship in international draughts and is held every two years. In the even year following the tournament, the World Title match takes place. The men's championship began in 1885 in France and since 1948 it's organised by the World Draughts Federation (FMJD). The men's championship has had winners from the Netherlands, Canada, the Soviet Union, Senegal, Latvia, and Russia.

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Men

YearWinnerNationality
1840–1844 Andrew Anderson Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
1844–1847 James Wyllie Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
1847–1849 Andrew Anderson Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
1849–1859 James Wyllie Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
1859–1864 Robert Martins Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
1864–1876 James Wyllie Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
1876–1878 Robert D. Yates Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1878–1894 James Wyllie Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
1894–1896 James Ferrie Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
1896–1903 Richard Jordan Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
1903–1912 James Ferrie Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
1912–1917 Alfred Jordan Flag of England.svg  England
1917–1922 Newell Banks Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1922–1933 Robert Stewart Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
1933–1934 Newell Banks Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1934–1948 Asa Long Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1948–1955 Walter Hellman Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1955–1958 Marion Tinsley Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1958–1975 Walter Hellman Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1975–1991 Marion Tinsley Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1991–1994 Derek Oldbury Flag of England.svg  England
GAYP
YearWinnerNationality
1994–2014 Ron King Flag of Barbados.svg  Barbados
2014–2016 Sergio Scarpetta Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
2016–2018 Michele Borghetti Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
2018– Lubabalo Kondlo Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa
3-Move
YearWinnerNationality
1994–2002 Ron King Flag of Barbados.svg  Barbados
2003–2013 Alex Moiseyev Flag of the United States.svg  United States
2013–2017 Michele Borghetti Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
2017 [2] Sergio Scarpetta Flag of Italy.svg  Italy

Women

GAYP
YearWinnerNationality
2006–2012 Amangul Durdyyeva Flag of Turkmenistan.svg  Turkmenistan
2013 [3] –2015 Nadiya Chyzhevska Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
2015–2017 Amangul Durdyyeva Flag of Turkmenistan.svg  Turkmenistan
2017– Nadiya Chyzhevska Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
3-Move
YearWinnerNationality
1993–2007 Patricia Breen Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland
2007–2012 Amangul Durdyyeva Flag of Turkmenistan.svg  Turkmenistan
2012–2016 Nadiya Chyzhevska Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
2016 [4] Amangul Durdyyeva Flag of Turkmenistan.svg  Turkmenistan

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