This year’s Championship is the twentieth European Championship in a row. It all started in 1999 in Ludow Polski, Poland. That year 98 participants (see photo) from 12 federations played in the categories Juniors (B19/G19), Cadets (B16/G16) and Mini Cadets (B13/G13). Two years later, in 2000, the youngest category, European Hopes (B10/G10) started their European Championships. It is only two years ago that Youth (B26/G26) was introduced.
At this page you can see who was champion in all these years. All rankings look at the website of the European Draughts Confederation or FMJD.