Lishui Open 2019 starts

Today in Chinese city of Lishui the 7th “Xingqiu Cup” China Open Tournament started with 109 players from 9 national federations. There are 16 and 8 international men & women grandmasters respectively. Some well-known players like Georgiev Alexander (Russia), Valneris Guntis (Latvia), Tansykkuzhina Tamara (Russia), Tkachenko Daria (Russia) and Sadowska Natalia (Poland) as world champions. Asian champions Dul Erdenebileg, Ganbaatar Ganjargal (both from Mongolia), Zhou Wei, Pan Yiming, Zhao Hanqing and Ala Tenghua (all from China) are also competing for the prize fund totally around US$ 50,000.

Distinguished guests are presented at the Opening Ceremony. Mr. Bat-Erdene Chimeddorj, ADC President was among them as the official guest representing World Draughts Federation (FMJD) and Asian Confederation.

Tournament Website

Tournament Results

Medals in 100-draughts

After Classic and Blitz events, Mongolia, China, and Uzbekistan had won the same number of gold medals as each has 7. By the number of silver medals, Mongolia is standing at the highest point at this moment. Tomorrow’s Rapid event will a decisive step for them.

Medal standings are follows:

1China1310932
2Uzbekistan1061127
3Mongolia9181239
4Kazakhstan42612
TOTAL363638110

ADC General Meeting

On 30 June 2019, during the Asian championship in Tashkent Asian Draughts Confederation had its General meeting at 10.00am in the hotel Le Grande Plaza.

Full members as China, Japan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, and Uzbekistan together with a candidate member Afghanistan joined at the meeting. Delegates from members discussed the report of ADC President and the future events and development activities. The championship as a united biggest event will go to Kazakhstan in 2021 while 2020 is not decided yet.

Following was the agenda of the meeting:

  • Opening Speech & Presentation of Delegates
  • Report on activities (Championships)
  • Election of Executive Committee members for 2019-2023
  • Planning & Discussion of Future Championships & Activities
  • Lunch (by Uzbekistan Federation & ADC)
The composition of Executive Committee for 2019-2023

ADC ExCo

 NAMEPOSITIONNATIONALITYFLAG
Chimeddorj Bat-Erdene PresidentMongolia
Amindjonov Yunus1st Vice PresidentUzbekistan
Ryngach YuliaVice PresidentKazakhstan
Vice PresidentChina
Ganbaatar GanjargalSecretary GeneralMongolia
Hiroshi KawaguchiMemberJapan
Alisher ArtikovMemberUzbekistan
Zhandos UsenovMemberKazakhstan
Maurizio De LeoMemberSingapore
Dr. Palphol RodloytukMemberThailand
Morikawa HironobuMemberJapan

A surprise win from Uzbek player

In the 5th round of men’s category, MFF Kalanov Samandar (Uzbekistan) beat Mongolian Grandmaster Dul Erdenebileg who was in the leading group. This makes significant changes in the tournament standing as putting to the lead two Chinese players.

In women’s category, MFF Bayar Misheel (Mongolia) won MIF Sai Ya (China) and kept her leading position in the results table.

Below some photos of the 5th round. FULL RESULTS