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World Checkers/Draughts Championship

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. 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.

Men

Year Winner Nationality
1840 - 1844 Andrew Anderson Scotland
1844 - 1847 James Wyllie Scotland
1847 - 1849 Andrew Anderson Scotland
1849 - 1859 James Wyllie Scotland
1859 - 1864 Robert Martins Scotland
1864 - 1876 James Wyllie Scotland
1876 - 1878 Robert D. Yates United States
1878 - 1894 James Wyllie Scotland
1894 - 1896 James Ferrie Scotland
1896 - 1903 Richard Jordan Scotland
1903 - 1912 James Ferrie Scotland
1912 - 1917 Alfred Jordan England
1917 - 1922 Newell Banks United States
1922 - 1933 Robert Stewart Scotland
1933 - 1934 Newell Banks United States
1934 - 1948 Asa Long United States
1948 - 1955 Walter Hellman United States
1955 - 1958 Marion Tinsley United States
1958 - 1975 Walter Hellman United States
1975 - 1991 Marion Tinsley United States
1991 - 1994 Derek Oldbury England
GAYP
Year Winner Nationality
1994 - 2014 Ron King Barbados
2014 - Sergio Scarpetta Italy
3-Move
Year Winner Nationality
1994 - 2002 Ron King Barbados
2003 - 2013 Alex Moiseyev United States
2013 - Michele Borghetti Italy

Women

GAYP
Year Winner Nationality
2006 - 2012 Amangul Durdyyeva Turkmenistan
2013 - Nadiya Chyzhevska Ukraine
3-Move
Year Winner Nationality
1993 - 2007 Patricia Breen Ireland
2007 - 2012 Amangul Durdyyeva Turkmenistan
2012 - Nadiya Chyzhevska Ukraine
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