The new world governing body of checkers / draughts, the World Checkers and Draughts Federation, met at the International Festival of Draughts in Cookstown, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, on October 26 and 28, 2003. The first officers of the WCDF were elected, with Charles Walker of the International Hall of Fame selected as WCDF President.
Serious efforts were made during the conference to unify world checker organizations and to establish statutes to govern the pathway to the world title. A new WCDF website will be available soon. Read more about the WCDF.