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Pieter Hildering passed away

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Former Executive Vice President of the FMJD Pieter Hildering passed away. Saturday, 13 january 2018 he died after long ilness. For many years Pieter was one of the most important sponsors and organizers of draughts sport. In the difficult for the FMJD time he became the Executive Vice President of the FMJD and helped to restore the order. During 4 years (2003-2007) Hildering was practically leading the main activities of the FMJD. The World Championship 2005 in Amsterdam and many other draughts evenements were supported by Pieter organizationally and financially. He managed to help many players (also from Africa and Russia) personally while remained always almost invisible. The draughts world will miss this big person and important supporter and promotor. In Memoriam When I took my farewell of the FMJD presidency in 2003, I was very gratified to learn that Pieter Hildering would be my successor. His stature are an astute businessman with a great heart for sports, and his outgoing and friendly personality seemed to me to be the ideal combination for a leader of the draughts movement. And so it proved to be. In an astonishingly short time Hildering mastered the complexities of the FMJD organization and stood out as a linchpin figure in the world of draughts, someone who united the competing factions and diverging interests that mark any International Federation. As a true team player he managed to inspire his board members as well as the top draughts players, and thus took the organization of the FMJD to a next level. In doing so he encountered the inevitable opposition from individuals less committed to the common cause, a situation that clashed with his penchant for harmony and cooperation. As former president I had the rather unique opportunity after my term to stay on in his board as Vice-President representing Africa, a rather strange situation which he handled expertly. For me this was a choice opportunity to witness his administrative acumen and sportive drive, but above all his dedication to draughts and great personality. His untimely death is a devastating blow for all near to him, and a severe loss for all of us who worked with him. The world of draughts will not forget Pieter Hildering. Wouter van Beek ‘Président d’honneur’ FMJD



Women's World Title match will be held in december in Riga

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Both Federations (Latvian and Polish) agreed that the match Z.Golubeva - N.Sadowska will be held in in Riga with 9 games and system like the last match in Karpacz: 12:0 classic victory, 8:4 rapid, 7:5 blitz 6:6 if 3 draw. The only change to compare with previous rules - if we have a draw after 9 days (54:54) then on 17th the barrage will be played. With 4 games in rapid control but till the first win and if still draw than blitz control till the first win. The schedule 5th December: arriving day; 6th – 8th: 1-3 rounds; 9th rest day; 10th – 12th: 4-6 rounds; 13th rest day; 14th- 16th: 7-9 rounds; 17thL barrage if needed, closing ceremony, departure.



Accepted proposals of the GA in Tallinn

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ENGLISH RUSSIAN



Concept of the Minutes of the GA in Tallinn

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https://fmjd.org/downloads/news/1090/20171007_minutes_GA_concept.pdf



Update of Draughts Arbiter software

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Please download the latest version (4.41) which has importnat improvemenets. Also if you couldn't register yourself at https://fmjd.org/forms/da/ or didn't receive your licence after 3 days please drop a mail to ratings@fmjd.org or try to register again.