The WFD Foundation will be organising a series of online tournaments for the winter months of December 2021, January 2022 and February 2022. The tournaments will take place on Lidraughts.org. The first tournament of the series is on Friday 17 December, the last one on Saturday 19 February.
There will be two tournaments each week. One of these (the Friday tournament) will be open to all, the other (the Saturday tournament) will be open to official WFD players only. In order to register as a WFD player, you will have to join the WFD Team on Lidraughts.org. This will only be possible with a username that matches your forename and surname (for example: LiuweWestra, i.e. two capitals, no spaces, underscores, or other symbols). The WFD Team membership requires an annual fee of €10.
The tournaments taking place in the odd weeks are FRYSK! tournaments (from 5 to 6 p.m. CET, time control 3 minutes and 3 seconds [Fischer]), the tournaments in the even weeks are Frisian Classic tournaments (from 5 to 6.30 p.m. CET, time control 5 minutes and 5 seconds [Fischer]).
The prize money for the open tournaments (on Fridays) is as follows.
1st place: €40
2nd place: €20
3rd place: €10
Furthermore, the highest player will get a free 2022 WFD Team membership as a bonus prize. If the highest player has already won this bonus, it will move on to the next player.
The prize money for the official WFD players tournaments (on Saturdays) is as follows.
1st place: €60
2nd place: €30
3rd place: €15
Prize money is only payable either on a bank account in euros within the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA), or on a paypal account, or in person at some later date. Payments by way of an intermediary are at the receiver’s risk.
The winners’ names will be published on the WFD Foundation website.
Any questions? Then please contact the secretary of the WFD Foundation: email@example.com.
Dear draughts friends,
The board of the WFD Foundation is sorry to inform you that in one of the last WFD tournaments, Lidraughts.org has found out a cheater. Everyone playing on Lidraughts.org should realize, that games will be checked on possible cheating. If Lidraughts.org is convinced of cheating, a player will be banned from Lidraughts. Such a ban is final and irrevocable.
In the second place, the organising committee of the WFD tournaments feels obliged to introduce the following additional rule: Of any player, only the first nine (9) games of the tournaments will count for prizes in FRYSK! tournaments and only the first seven (7) games in Frisian Classic tournaments. This rule is meant to prevent quick surrenders in order to avoid strong opponents.
Please find the official results of the tournaments of last Friday and Saturday.
Friday 7 January, Open Frisian Classic:
1 Kanstantsin Nord 14 points
2 Jelle Wiersma 12 points
3 Michael Semianiuk 11 points
Saturday 8 January, Frisian Classic for WFD Players
1 Jelle Wiersma 12 points
2 Ekaterina Kochneva 11 points
3 Tumen Boroev 8 points
Official results of the WFD FRYSK! tournament of 14 January 2022
1. Kanstantsin Nord (15 points out of 9 games)
2. Zhuoyuan Du (15 points out of 9 games; free WFD account for 2022)
3. Ilfat Karimov (14 points out of 9 games)
Liuwe H. Westra
Official results of the WFD FRYSK! tournament of 15 January 2022
1. Michael Semianiuk (13 points)
2. Kanstantsin Nord (13 points)
3. Ruslan Peshcherov (13 points)
Liuwe H. Westra
Official results of the WFD FRYSK! tournament of 21 January 2022
1. Ekaterina Kochneva (14 points)
2. Denis Filatov (14 points)
3. Ilya_Lis06 ? (13 points)
Official results of the WFD FRYSK! tournament of 22 January 2022
1. Michael Semianiuk (11 points)
2. Kanstantsin Nord (10 points)
3. Jelle Wiersma (9 points)
Official results of the WFD FRYSK! tournament of 28 January 2022
1. Denis Filatov (14 points out of 8 games)
2. Kanstantsin Nord (14 points out of 9 games)
3. Michael Semianiuk (12 points out of 9 games)
The official results of the tournament of New Year’s Day 2021, using only the first nine games of any player, are as follows:
Jelle Wiersma 16
Zhuoyuan Du 11
Folkert Groenveld 11
Kanstantsin Nord 11
Because it was New Year’s Day we decided to grant one more € 15 prize for number four this time.
Official results of the WFD FRYSK! tournament of 29 January 2022
1. Michael Semianiuk (13 points out of 8 games)
2. Denis Filatov (11 points out of 9 games)
3. Ilfat Karimov (11 points out of 9 games)