Welcome to the English Draughts Association website!!

What is Draughts?
English draughts (British English) or checkers (American English) is a form of the strategy board game draughts. It is played on an 8×8 chequered Board with 12 pieces per side. The pieces move and capture diagonally forward, until they reach the opposite end of the board, when they are crowned and can thereafter move and capture both backward and forward.




What is the EDA (English Draughts Association)?
The English Draughts Association was formed in 1896 to promote the game of Draughts in the UK region of the world and has done so for over 120 years with members from England, Scotland, Wales, Republic of Ireland, Australia, Russia, Czech Republic, Northern Ireland, USA and Denmark.   The EDA runs the prestigious English Open and the British Open on alternative years along with many other events.