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Marienbad and Bad Wörishofen festivals back in the New Year

For more information about chess for over-50s, please see our Seniors news and Seniors introduction pages.


The English Chess Federation will hold over-the-board British Championships in October. The men's and women's championships will be played in Hull; the juniors and seniors at Milton Keynes. See below for dates and a link.

For tournaments, like these, 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 1956 (for 65+) and 31 December 1971 (for 50+).

We are pleased to hear that both the festivals in Marienbadd Bad Wörishofen (each includes a seniors tournament) are scheduled to return early in 2022. See below for details and a link.

The German Senior tournaments calendar has seen very few new entries in recent weeks. We also regularly search on and sometimes find a few events (mostly in Austria) which we add below if relevant. In our calendar we include only those tournaments which are described as Open, and not events restricted to players from one country.

Tournaments are usually removed from our listings once their start dates are reached, or soon after.

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

An asterisk in the list below indicates new or recently changed information. All tournaments are liable to change/cancellation: