3-Move World Champion Michele Borghetti of Livorno, Italy earned right to challenge Sergio Scarpetta for the GAYP World Title in 2016. Michele finished in a 6-way tie for first along with Matteo Bernini, Ron King, Richard Beckwith, Igor Martynov, and Lubabo Kondlo -- this was the Top-6 order of finish by Sonneborn-Berger points. The WCDF GAYP event was held in Knighton, Wales on September 21-24.
For the Women's World Championship, Amangul Berdiyeva (Turkmenistan) regained the women's GAYP world title over Nadiya Chyzhevska (Ukraine), also on a tiebreaker decision. Wilma Branch of Barbados was 3rd.