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.