IZMIR – De WK-match dammen tussen wereldkampioen Alexander Georgiev uit Rusland en uitdager Jean-Marc Ndjofang uit Kameroen, die eigenlijk al in 2014 gespeeld had moeten zijn, komt er toch. De Algemene Vergadering van de werelddambond (FMJD) in Izmir heeft zich garant gesteld voor een deel van het prijzengeld dat nodig is om de nummers 1 en 2 van het WK 2013 achter het bord te krijgen. De match wordt eind oktober in Turkije gespeeld.
Harry Otten, President of the World Draughts Federation FMJD
Bennekom, October 2015
It is really fantastic that in these times of budget cuts money was found from different organizations to organize the World Championship draughts in Emmen. This World Championship is the last of more World Championships because in the preceding week in Beilen almost 300 boys and girls play for the titles in different age categories.
While I’m writing this preface there is still a lot of uncertainty about many things. During the General Assembly of FMJD in Didim, Turkey it was decided that FMJD makes some money available to organize a last minute match between World Champion Georgiev and challenger Ndjofang.
EMMEN – Under supervision of officials of the World Draughts Federation, sponsors and the Dutch participants the pairing for the World Championship in Emmen has been made. Many photographers captured how the 5 year old Indian Elephant made the order of playing by rapidly eating 20 apples. The World Championship will take place from the 8th of November till the 25th of November at the Hotel ten Cate in Emmen.
The assigning of the numbers was supposed to be done by two male elephants. However, during the testing the males kept fighting over the apples. That is why they chose to have it done by the youngest one in order to prevent any accidents from happening. The young Indian elephant was actually a bit too fast, because when there were no more apples left, only 18 numbers had been written down. Fortunately because of the amount of photographers, they were able to retrieve the numbers almost immediately and all participants got their number.
Referee Johan Demasure
The international draughts league FMJD (Federation Mondial du Jeu de Dames) has published the reserve list for the Worldchampionship Draughts.
- Alexander Shvartsman, former world champion and leader in the rating classification of the FMJD.
- Artur Tunkevic, Lithuania, junior world champion.
- Guntis Valneris, Latvia, the former world champion. 6th in the rating list.