World Draughts Federation

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World Draughts Federation
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SportDraughts
JurisdictionInternational
Founded1947
HeadquartersNetherlands Amsterdam, Netherlands
PresidentEstonia Janek Mäggi

The Fédération Mondiale du Jeu de Dames (FMJD, World Draughts Federation) is the international body uniting national draughts federations. It was founded in 1947 by four Federations: France, the Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland.[1]

Members[edit]

Currently, the FMJD has more than 70 national federation members in 2021. Recently the FMJD has become a member of the Global Association of International Sports Federations and strives for Olympic recognition. The FMJD memberships is part of a more general movement toward integration of Mind Sports in the regular sports arena, a development that, in the vision of the FMJD, is to be lauded.

The FMJD is member of the:

Presidents[edit]

  1. 1947: J. H. Willems,  Netherlands
  2. 1968: Beppino Rizzi,  Italy
  3. 1975: Huib van de Vreugde,  Netherlands
  4. 1978: Piet Roozenburg,  Netherlands
  5. 1980: Wim Jurg,  Netherlands
  6. 1984: Vadim Bairamov,  Soviet Union
  7. 1985: Piet Roozenburg,  Netherlands (interim)
  8. 1986: Piet Roozenburg,  Netherlands
  9. 1990: Vadim Bairamov,  Soviet Union
  10. 1991: Chr. H. ten Haaf,  Netherlands
  11. 1992: Gaetano Mazzilli,  Italy (interim)
  12. 1992: Wouter van Beek,  Netherlands
  13. 2003: Ivan Shovkoplias,  Ukraine
  14. 2005: Vladimir Ptitsyn,  Russia
  15. 2009: Harry Otten,  Netherlands
  16. 2017: Janek Mäggi,  Estonia

Disciplines[edit]

International draughts at 100 squares, Russian and Brazilian 64 and checkers:[2]

Global Championships[edit]

Regional Championships[edit]

Regions[edit]

Members[edit]

In June 2021 have 77 members:[11][12][13][14][15]

Africa (17) / Americas (14) / Asia (12) / Oceania (2) / Europe (32)

Members in 2014:

Africa (16)[edit]

  • Benin – Fédération Béninoise de Jeu de Dames (FEBEJED)
  • Burkina Faso – Federation Burkinabe du Jeu de Dames
  • Cameroon – Federation Camerounaise de Jeu de Dames
  • Republic of the Congo – Federation Congolaise du Jeu de Dames FNDA
  • Ivory Coast – Federation Ivoirienne du Jeu de Dames
  • The Gambia – Gambian National Draughts Federation
  • Guinea – Federation Guinéenne du Jeu de Dames et des Echecs
  • Mali – Federation Malienne du Jeu de Dames
  • Mauritania – Federation Mauritanienne du Jeu de Dames
  • Niger – Association Nigérienne du jeu de Dames
  • Senegal – Federation Senegalaise du Jeu de Dames
  • Somalia – Somali Draughts Sport Association
  • South AfricaMind Sports South Africa
  • Togo – Association du jeu de Dames Togo
  • Uganda – Uganda Draughts Federation

Americas (13)[edit]

  • Barbados – Barbados Draughts Association
  • Brazil – Confederacao Brasileira de Jogo de Damas
  • Canada – Federation Canadienne du jeu de Dames
  • Costa Rica – Asociacion Costarricense del Juego de Damas
  • Curaçao – Curaçaose Dambond
  • Dominican Republic – Federacion Dominicana de Juego de Damas
  • Grenada – Grenada Draughts Association
  • Haiti – Federation Haitienne du Jeu de Dames
  • Jamaica – Jamaica Board Games Foundation
  • Panama – Asociacion Panamena de Juego de Damas
  • Suriname – Surinaamse Dambond
  • Trinidad and Tobago – Trinidad and Tobago Draughts Association
  • United States – International Checkers Association of North America / The American Checker Federation / American Pool Checker Association

Asia (8)[edit]

  • China – Chinese Draughts Association
  • India – Draughts Federation of India
  • Japan – Japanese draughts association
  • Kazakhstan – Draughts Federation of Kazachstan
  • Mongolia – Mongolian Federation of Draughts
  • Pakistan – Pak Draughts Federation
  • Turkmenistan – Draughts Federation of Turkmenistan
  • Uzbekistan – Uzbekistan Draughts Federation

Oceania (1)[edit]

Europe (27)[edit]

  • Armenia – Armenian Draughts Federation
  • Azerbaijan – Azerbaijan Draughts Federation
  • Belarus – Belarus Draughts Federation
  • Belgium – Koninklijke Belgische Dambond
  • Bulgaria – Bulgarian Draughts Federation
  • Croatia – Croatian Draughts Federation
  • Czech Republic – Ceska Federace Damy
  • England – English Draughts Association
  • Estonia – Estonian Draughts Federation
  • France – Federation francaise du jeu de dames
  • Georgia (country) – Georgian Draughts Federation
  • Germany – Interessengemeinschaft Damespiel in Deutschland
  • Hungary – Hungary Draughts Federation
  • Israel – Israeli Draughts Federation
  • Italy – Federazione Italiana Dama
  • Latvia – Latvian Draughts Union
  • Lithuania – Lithuanian Draughts Federation
  • Moldavia – Draughts Federation of Moldavia
  • Netherlands – Koninklijke Nederlandse Dambond
  • Poland – Polish Draughts Federation
  • Portugal – Federação Portuguesa de Damas
  • Russia – The Draughts Federation of Russia
  • Slovenia – Slovene Draughts Federation
  • Switzerland – Federation Suisse du Jeu de Dames
  • Turkey – Türkiye Dama Federation
  • Ukraine – Ukrainian Draughts Federation
  • Wales – Cymdeithas Draffts Cymru

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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