December 21-22

History of Blitz Titles

The World Championship Blitz Draughts is still a young event. The first edition was organized in 1999 on the initiative of Dutch draughts promotor Theo Dijkstra. In it's first decade, the Championship had an irregular and modest frequency, but since 2011 it is being organized every year. 

 


#

Year

Champion

Medalists

Venue

Remarks

7

2012

A.Schwarzman

2. A.Getmański

3. R.Boomstra

Lille

22.08.2012

swiss 
(part of 2nd IMSA-WMSG)

6

2011

A.Schwarzman

2. A.Georgiev

3. G.Kolesov

Ufa

16-17.07.2011

round-robin

5

2009

A.Schwarzman

2. G.Valneris

3. A.Georgiev

Berlin

28-29.12.2009

swiss, followed by play-offs

4

2007

G.Valneris

2. A.Schwarzman

3. I.Kirzner

Nazareth - Ilit

08-10.10.2007

round-robin, 
followed by play-offs

3

2000

A.Schwarzman

2. G.Valneris

3. Y.Koyfman

Tel Aviv

7-9.09.2000

round-robin,

followed by semifinal and final

2

1999

G.Valneris

2. E.Prosman

3. A.Georgiev

London

27-29.08.1999

part of Mind Sports Olympiad

1

1998

A.Schwarzman

2.E.Prosman

3.V.Virny&W.Tratielovich

Den Haag

3-4.08.1998

play-offs