2007 - The Irish Open 

The 2007 All-Ireland Open will be held at the Inishowen Gateway Hotel, Buncrana, County Donegal, Ireland from Saturday 27th - Wednesday 31st of October, 2007 inclusive.   The World Three Move (Women's) Championship - Patricia Breen of Carlow, Ireland will play against the Challenger - World GAYP (Women's) Champion Amangul Duerdyeva of Turkmanistan will parallel this even.   Patricia Breen will be making her 4th defense of this title she first won in 1993.  This historic Women's Match - Breen vs Duerdyeva 3-Move WCM will be held alongside the Irish Open and same dates.  This will be an eagerly awaited contest between two World Champions who have never played a single game against each other before.  This match will be contested over 20 games with four games scheduled each day.



Amangul Durdyeva is the new World 3-Move Women's Champion by a score of 8W-2L-6D

Submitted by Hugh Devlin


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Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2007 9:42 am    Post subject: Irish Draughts Association Newsletter

Issue 3 of the Irish Draughts Association Newsletter is almost ready and will be in the mail to members of the
Association soon. Some topping and tailing and a final proof reading (always the Editor’s responsibility) and
then it will be “All Systems Go”.

Just to whet your appetite, here is an extract for your delectation and delight:

Inishowen International Festival of Draughts
Calendar of Events:

Women’s World Championship Match
Patricia Breen (Carlow) Vs Amangul Durdyeva (Turkmenistan) - Sat 27th – Wed 31st October 2007

All Ireland “Open” Draughts Championships - Saturday 27th – Wednesday 31st October 2007

“A Night with Alex” - Saturday 27th at 7.30pm

Exhibition Match Alex Moiseyev (World Champion) Vs Hugh Devlin - 28th 29th and 30th October 2007

Irish Draughts Association AGM - Monday 29th 7.30pm

World Checkers Draughts Federation General Assembly - Monday 29th 9.30pm.

World Simultaneous Record Attempt - Wednesday 31st October 2007 at 12 Noon.

2007 All-Ireland Open Draughts
Dates: Saturday 27th Oct to Wednesday 31st Oct 2007.
Venue: The Gateway Hotel, Buncrana, Co. Donegal.

Prize Money: Guaranteed Total €10,000 as follows:-

1st. 2nd. 3rd. 4th. 5th. 6th.

Masters: €1,000 €900 €800 €600 €400 €200

Senior: €800 €700 €600 €400 €200 €100

Inter: €700 €500 €400 €200 €150 €100

Junior: €450 €250 €200 €150 €100

Entry Fees:

Masters: €30.
Senior: €25.
Inter: €20.
Junior: €20.

Indeed the Irish 07 promises to be a wonderful Festival of Draughts. Its great to have Alex coming also and players from all over the checker world.
We are hoping that the Prize Fund will be in the region of £20,000...

A Souvenir of Inishowen will accompany each prize.
(Mustafa Durdyev and Ron King will play in Irish Open)

Useful telephone numbers: Buncrana Tourist Board Office 074 93 62600

Hotels: Inishowen Gateway Hotel 074 93 61144
Lake of Shadows Hotel 074 93 61005 (0. 5 Km from hotel)
Harbour Inn 074 93 21810 (0. 5 Km from hotel)
Bed & Breakfast
Oak Villa 074 93 61315 (beside hotel) Ross N-Ri Ballymacarry 074 93 61271 (0. 5 Km from hotel)
Lissadell 086 221 2400 (beside hotel) Westbrook House 074 93 61067 (1. 5 Km from Hotel)
(bed only)
Caldra Lisnakelly 074 93 63703 (1. 5 Km from Hotel) Main (bed only) 074 93 22777 (Main Street)

2007 Tournament Dates