World Checkers/Draughts Championship

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.

Men

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

Women

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

See also

References

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