Rules & Regulations
1) The organization of the European Draughts Championship 2022 has been allotted by the EDC to the Belgian Draughts Federation (KBDB-FRBJD) and will take place from Monday, October 3th till Sunday, October 9th.
2) Organizing committee:
Bordini Carlo President of EDC
Demasure Johan Vice-President Vicary EDC
Tulva Tarmo Tournament Director EDC
Libbrecht Alex President of KBDB
Jennes Luc Treasurer FRBJD
3) Following events will be played:
a) XXI European Championship
b) XI European Women Championship
4) General schedule
a) 02-10-2022 (Sunday)
21:00 Technical meeting in the venue (checking players list)
b) 03-10-2022 till 09-10-2022
EC with closing ceremony on 09th late afternoon
c) 10-10-2022 (Monday)
Tournament is open for each European player who accepts these rules & regulations and make the registration through his federation.
6) Playing room:
Passionistenlaan 1, 8500 Kortrijk
7) Official titles:
a) European Champion
b) Women’s European Champion
c) European Champion National Teams
d) Women’s European Champion National Teams.
8) Qualifiers for WC 2023
a) Men : 5 places (max. 2/country)
b) Women: 6 places (max. 2/country)
9) System of competitions:
a) European Championship – classic games
Game rate: New FMJD system of 90’ for 45 moves followed by 30’ fisher +30”/move
Tournament will be played in Swiss system (on Solkoff Truncated), 9 rounds.
b) General Rules for all European Championships.
i) Final classification according FMJD Annex-III.
ii) In case of all criteria of challengers for 1st 3 places will be equal; a tie break should be played with 2 blitz games followed by superblitz if necessary.
iii) All rules concerning games and rights – duties of players/referees described in FMJD annexes are valid.
Sunday, October 2nd
19:00 Checking players list
21:00 technical meeting
Monday, October 3rd
09:00 Round I
15:00 Round II
Tuesday, October 4th
15:00 Round III
Wednesday, October 5th
09:00 Round IV
15:00 Round V
Thursday, October 6th
15:00 Round VI
Friday, October 7th
09:00 Round VII
15:00 Guided visit of the city
Saturday, October 8th
09:00 Round VIII
Sunday, October 9th
09:00 Round IX
16:00 Closing ceremony
Monday, October 10th
11) National teams’ classification.
a) Before the tournament each federation can announce up to 5 players as a member of national team (4 for women).
b) Team classification will be settled up based on results of 3 best members (2 for women) of national team:
a. Lowest sum of places
b. if equal – highest sum of points
c. if equal – higher place of best team player decides
c) For teams with less than 3 (2 for women) players N+1 to the score will be added for absent players, where N=number of participants in the tournament.
12) Competition fees (to be paid into the KBDB bank account or in cash):
a) Entrance fee is 100€ for the first 3 players from the federation. If more players, then for each next (4-…) entrance fee is 200€.
b) In case the federation wants to pay in cash, it must be requested with the subscription and will cost 10€ extra per person. No debts at the start of the competition.
c) Paying the fee is a federation duty, so the amount of fee from Federations will be counted not based on the players present in Kortrijk but based on the number of players in the applications. Without full participation fee paid by a federation, it is impossible for any player from that federation to play. In case of an extraordinary situation, a federation should inform EDC in written about changes. Only in this case fee for not-coming players can be reduced:
i) 100% if resignation before September 15th
ii) 50% if resignation before September 20th
iii) 0% if resignation after September 20th
There is no official hotel. Players have to make reservations by themselves.
A list with hotels and possible reductions can be found in addition and will be regularly updated on the official website of the championship: www.ec22.be
The organization has a limited number of low budget rooms available in the Youth Hostel Groeninge at a distance of 50 m from the venue. These double rooms must be booked only by reservation to the local organization!!
The European champions men and women Moscow 2018 will be hosted for free by the organization as far as they are allowed to participate by FMJD.
14) Application by national federations to the EDC office: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org with a deadline September 10th .
15) With any questions concerning visa, hotels etc please contact Mr. Johan Demasure
e-mail : email@example.com
16) Prize money:
a) XXI European Championship 6.000€
1st place 1.700€
2nd place 1.300€
3rd place 900€
4th place 700€
5th place 500€
6th place 400€
7th place 300€
8th place 200€
b) XI European Women Championship 3.100€
1st place 1100€
2nd place 700€
3rd place 500€
4th place 350€
5th place 250€
6th place 200€
c) Teams 900 €
1st place 200€ 2x
2nd place 150€ 2x
3rd place 100€ 2x
17) Any protest to Jury d'Appel should be given in written form (in English) to the main referee not later than 10 minutes after the game. Each protest is valid only after paying a deposit of 100 euro. The deposit will be returned only if a protest will be accepted.
18) Official web: https://www.ec22.be
19) Bank account KBDB
The national federations have to pay all registration fee and accommodations for the Groeninge Youth Hostel to the account of “KBDB” (Royal Belgian Draughts Federation) at the latest September 10th, 2021:
Beneficiary: Royal Belgian Draughts Federation
Address: Elfde Julistraat, 175 – 8530 Harelbeke
IBAN account nr: BE68 6529 7050 9334
BIC (Swift code): BBRUBEBB
20) A player who is not present during the closing ceremony will not receive cash prizes.
21) In the case of something not being clear in the FMJD regulations or in this regulation, the decision will be made by the main referee in consultation with the organization and the EDC tournament director.