Hoofdbeeld WK Fries Dammen

WK Fries Dammen

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The idiosyncrasy of the Frisians is certainly reflected in what has been called the queen of mind sports – Frisian draughts. Frisian draughts is a variant recognised by the International Draughts Federation and is played in many places throughout the world. The main difference from other variants is that you can move straight ahead, across and diagonally. This offers more options and that’s why this variant is more difficult.

The first Frisian draughts World Championship will take place in Leeuwarden in 2018. Over the course of a week, the 16 best national and international players will compete against each other. They will have qualified during international qualifying games across Europe.

In the autumn of 2017, qualifying …

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The idiosyncrasy of the Frisians is certainly reflected in what has been called the queen of mind sports – Frisian draughts. Frisian draughts is a variant recognised by the International Draughts Federation and is played in many places throughout the world. The main difference from other variants is that you can move straight ahead, across and diagonally. This offers more options and that’s why this variant is more difficult.

The first Frisian draughts World Championship will take place in Leeuwarden in 2018. Over the course of a week, the 16 best national and international players will compete against each other. They will have qualified during international qualifying games across Europe.

In the autumn of 2017, qualifying matches will be played in Italy and the Czech Republic, countries where Frisian draughts is quite popular. The important Frisian draughts European championship will take place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, the city where the game has been written about since 1700. From January 2018, the qualifying matches will move to Friesland, the birthplace of this particular game.

The event has an extensive youth programme to encourage young people to become involved in this old Frisian sport and to provide the opportunity to play competitively. Additional activities will be organised at all tournaments to promote Frisian draughts: clinics, FRYSK! tournaments and exciting simultaneous matches. There is a special app to already start practising: friesdammen.

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