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Some 2021 events announced

There is little more to look forward to this year with the Covid-19 second wave in full swing in many countries and even the few European senior events still scheduled this year must be in doubt. However, optimistic organisers in Germany have announced some attractive tournaments for next year.

See also our Seniors news page.

The German Senior tournaments calendar has recently been redesigned and updated. We are in contact with Wolfgang Block who organises it. We include only those tournaments which are described as Open, but not events restricted to German players.

There is one more tournament planned for this year in Germany, in December, and before that a small tournament in Lucerne, Switzerland.

In the first quarter of next year, the Chess festival at the German spa of Bad Wörishofen is going ahead again, including the usual Senior tournament.

Then the midsummer festival at Bad Neuenahr includes a 75+ tournament. I hope we shall see more of these after Covid-19 vaccines become generally available.

If you know of further tournaments, or cancellations, please inform us and we shall include them.

For tournaments run on FIDE Senior rules, you do not have to wait for your birthday; you are qualified from 1 January in the year in which you reach the qualifying age. The qualifying dates for the two FIDE age groups this year are 31 December 1955 (for 65+) and 31 December 1970 (for 50+). For next year's events the qualifying years become 1956 and 1971.

Tournaments in 2020