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Senior tournaments calendar

This page, which we update from time to time, lists Senior tournaments in 2018 and 2019 of which we aware, with links where available. Note that the dates of the 2019 World Seniors Individual and 2020 World Senior Team Championships have now been announced.

If you know of other Senior tournaments, please inform us and we shall include them.

For tournaments in 2018 the qualifying dates for the two FIDE age groups are 31 December 1953 (for 65+) and 31 December 1968 (for 50+). NOTE: 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.

International Senior tournaments this year

The German Senior tournaments calendar has disappeared but they still have some Seniors pages. Note the age qualification rule for German Senior events is usually 60+ for men and 55+ for women, but they may be changing to the international rules soon. So check the particular details for any event that interests you.

International Senior tournaments in 2019 and 2020

Also there have been provisional announcements for future years as follows. It is quite likely that some of these will change.