World Checkers/Draughts Championship

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World Checkers/Draughts Championship is the championship of the World Checkers/Draughts Federation. The competition is in English draughts and as that is called "Checkers" or "Straight checkers" in many nations the name reflects the variant having two names. Noted world champions include Andrew Anderson James Wyllie, Robert Martins, Robert D. Yates, James Ferrie, Alfred Jordan, Newell W. Banks, Robert Stewart, Asa Long, Walter Hellman, Marion Tinsley, Derek Oldbury, Ron King, Michele Borghetti, Alex Moiseyev, Patricia Breen, and Amangul Durdyyeva.[1] As the men's version dates to the 1840s it predates the men's Draughts World Championship, the championship for men in International draughts, by several decades. The winners in men's have been from the United Kingdom, United States, Barbados, and most recently Italy in the 3-Move division. However the woman's championship is more recent than the woman's championship in International draughts and started in 1993. On the women's side the winners have been from Ireland, Turkmenistan, and the Ukraine.