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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