|Picture: Paoleo Faleo from Val d’Aosta, Italy, with a number of his pupils. The most talented of them have registered for the open tournaments on 8, 9 and 10 August.|
The World Championship Frisian Draughts in Leeuwarden, from 3rd through 10th of August, is clearly taking shape. It is confirmed that the tournament can be observed via 360-degree live videostreaming on the internet, as an mature follow up of the experiment at the European Championship for Frisian Draughts in Amsterdam (October 2017). The audience can connect to the tournament server by smartphone or tablet, anywhere in the world. With 360-degree streaming, one can virtually walk through the tournament hall, from one board to another so to speak, to see what is happening!
It is also confirmed that the tournament will be opened by Fryslân's Provincial Executive Council member Michiel Schrier (responsible for sports affairs) on Friday, August 3rd at 9 o'clock. The world champion prize will be awarded on Friday 10th of August by deputy Mayor Hilde Tjeerdema of the municipality of Leeuwarden.
The following open tournaments will take place: Czech Draughts on Wednesday August 8th, Italian Draughts Thursday August 9th , and FRYSK! (i.e. Frisian Draughts with only five men per player) on Friday August 10th.
Both Italian and Czech Republican teams have already registered for these tournaments, and individual registrations are also coming in. Everyone, including other mind sporters, who would like to play in one or more of these tournaments is most welcome! You can register via the website www.frisiandraughts.com ; Participation is possible as an individual or with a team of 3 up to 5 people; prior to the tournaments the specific rules are briefly explained. A low-threshold activity for a wide audience!
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