The 2nd African Draughts-64 Championship hosted by Malawi in the commercial city of Blantyre attracted 34 strong players from eight  countries.  Zambia was represented by 6 best players who were accompanied by the Zambia Draughts Federation President Mr Bornwell Mweemba and General Secretary Mr Raphael Phiri. The Zambian  players who featured in the tournament were the current national champion Elias Munkondia from Kanyama Draughts Club, Lukanga "Dox" Mambwe from Kaunda Square Draughts Club, Kennedy Phiri, Makina Mathews, Mwaaza Sakala from Mandevu Draughts Club and Perry Kampamba from Mtendere Draughts Club. Lukanga Mambwe of Zambia won the classic program and was awarded the title of International Grandmaster. Enock Makoka Banda from Malawi lost to the champion on additional criteria. He was ranked second and was awarded the title of International Master. Another Malawian player F.M  Madalitso Thoma was third. For more details, click here

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The 2018 Draughts-64 Tournament was held at Justine Kabwe Primary School in Lusaka under the supervision of Mr. Raphael Phiri as Tournament Referee together with the Zambia Draughts Federation Executive Committee. The defending champion - Elias Munkondia won the tournament, Kennedy Phiri came second and GMI Richard Mwamba came third.

The tournament was held in two phases and that is:

– Phase One were all thirty four (34) participating players played Pool Checkers using the Swiss system of 9 rounds and out of which only twelve (12) players qualified and were selected to the final stage.
– Phase Two was the final tournament of twelve (12) players who fully played in Russian Draughts using random openings and on round robin basis (totaling 11 rounds) of which the group winner became Zambia Draughts National Champion for the year 2018 while the other five (5) runners up qualified together with the Champion to the forth-coming African Championship to be held in Malawi from 8th-14th July, 2018.

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The world draughts-64 championship for men and women was held  from 19th October (arrival day) till 29th October (departure day) 2017 in St. Petersburg (Russia) at the hotel “Moscow.  Competitions were held separately for men and women in three categories : Blitz, Rapid and Classic. A Zambian player Lukanga Mambwe who won the Rapid tournament in the first African draughts-64 championship in 2016 also participated in the tournament to showcase his talent at international level. To get the details of the tournament, click here.

On your right, Lukanga Mambwe playing the Russian GMI Tsinman Dmitri

Other African countries which were represented at the 2017 world championship were Ethiopia, Mozambique, Angola, Congo Brazzaville, Congo Dr, Ghana, Malawi, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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Elias Munkondia emerged winner in the 2017 Rapid draughts-64 tournament (Pool Version) which started on Friday 12-14 at Heroes Lodge in Lusaka. 

Interestingly, after the tournament, ZDF also elected new office bearers in an elective AGM for the next three years. Election results are as follows.


1. President : Clement Mphange got 16 votes against Raphael Lesa 13 votes


2. Vice President : Raphael Lesa was again nominated for the V/Presidency and walked away unopposed

2. General Secretary : Raphael Phiri  got 17 votes against Daniel Chipimpa who got 7 votes

3. Treasurer : Lukanga Mambwe was unopposed

4. Tournament Director : Mwaaza Sakala  was unopposed

5. Technical Adviser  : Hermen Kroesbergen - unopposed

6. Publicity & Public Relationa Officer : Daniel Chipimpa got 14 votes against his challenger Abson Phiri who had 13 votes


Trustees selected are Matthews Makina and Abson Phiri

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The Zambia Draughts Federation (ZDF) presents to you the 2017 Annual National Draughts-64 Tournament(Pool Checkers Version) to take place at Heroes Lodge in Lusaka from 12 -14 May, 2017. The winner of this 2017 national tournament will be awarded a Master Federation(MF) Title from the International Draughts Federation (IDF). Places from number 1-7 will also receive money prizes! Participation fee  is K20 only !! 

 Kindly note that on Sunday 14 May at 15:00 hrs, the tournament will immediately be followed by the elective AGM of the Zambia Draughts Federation (ZDF). As usual we invite all draughts enthusiasts to attend so that together we can revive and build this great sport in our nation!!

The selected top 10 players in this 2017 National Tournament will again battle in another  special Round Robin Tournament (Russian Version) in August this year at the Olympic Youth Development Centre (OYDC) in Lusaka. Full international rules in classic program of 45 minutes allotted on each side of the clock will apply. In this tournament, the recording of games by players is compulsory !!


On behalf of the Zambia Draughts Federation (ZDF),

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Lukanga Mambwe from Zambia became the winner of the first African Draughts-64 Championship in Rapid. Richard Mwammba from Congo (DR) become the winner of the first Draughts-64 Championship in Classic.   

Richard Mwaamba

Lukanga Mambwe



Opening      Rapid       Classic     Closing

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Under the auspices of the International Draughts Federation (IDF), in partnership with the Olympic Youth Development Centre (OYDC), the Zambia Draughts Federation will play host in Lusaka from 22 (arrival day) to 27 July (departure day) 2016 to the First African Draughts-64 Championship qualifier for the world championships to be held in 2017 in Russia. For more information about the championship, click on the hyperlink below ;

INVITATION                                   REGULATIONS


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The  national team to represent Zambia in the historical draughts-64 championship slated for July 22-27  has finally been selected through a tournament which started on Thursday 19  to Sunday 22 May at Heroes Lodge in Lusaka.

Kennedy Phiri, who is believed by many Lusaka draughts enthusiats as the most rated draughts player  in Zambia   won the tournament with unbeaten record amassing a total of 20 points before locking horns with Mwaaza Sakala who had accumulated 18 points in the finals.  Kennedy  defeated Mwaaza in the finals 1-0-2 to win the tournament.  Richard Mwamba took the third place after defeating Obed Muluba.

Below is the final standing of the selected top 10 after all the stages.

1. Kennedy Phiri

2. Mwaaza Sakala

3. Richard Mwamba

4. Obed Muluba

5. Perry Kampamba

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       Dear draughts-players,


       From 19-22 May 2016 the next Zambian national draughts tournament will be held. We

hope you will be there to participate! In a tournament of four days the new champion of

Zambia will be determined, and the national team of Zambia will be selected. This team

will consist of the ten best players who will thereby qualify to participate in the African

championship on the 8x8 board, which Zambia will host from 22-27 July 2016. Take this

great opportunity to show your skills on the draughtsboard and represent your country!

On Sunday 22 May the tournament will immediately be followed by the AGM of

the Zambian Draughts Federation. We hope you will participate there as well and help

us to build this great sport in our nation!

The venue for the tournament and the AGM will be Heroes Lodge along the Great

North Road in Lusaka. The participation fee is K 100.- which includes lunch on the first

three days. For those from outside Lusaka there is some accommodation available at

Heroes Lodge as well, for the reduced price of K 100.- per night based on sharing.

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Belosheyev Sergey of Russia won classical program among  men.  Elena Scovitina won classical program in the women's category. All participants in the classical program were awarded with diplomas and most interestingly Enock Makoka Banda of Malawi commonly known as Enonge in draughts fraternity received an award as the African best player ! Others who received such an awards were Marcelo  Francisco of Brazil and Samandar Kalanov of Uzbekistan.

See more details of other winners' categories here


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