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Still no details for World Seniors at Assisi in November

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

The European individual senior championships will be held in Lublin, Poland, during July, and the official regulations can be downloaded from the listings below.

Two senior tournaments previously listed in our calendar (the Bavarian Seniors and the Bodensee Seniors) start this weekend, so are now mentioned on our news page instead.

From now until early September, there will be a senior tournament on somewhere in western Europe nearly every week.

The detailed regulations for the World individual senior championships (at Assisi in November) are not yet available but normally by this time they would have been published.

The Dresden Chess Festival team released the full details in English and German for the European Senior Team Championships they will host late this year. A link for that can be found below.

The World Senior Team Championships will be played in late June. A website for the event is now active (see link below). Arrival and registration is on Sunday 19 June, the first round is on the 20th and the final (9th) round on the 29th, with (unusually for these team events) a rest day after the fifth round. Departure day is Thursday 30 June.

The British Senior Championships for 2022 will be played in successive weeks at Torquay next August; see below.

This means that players eligible for the 65+ may play in both senior championships, if they so wish. In previous years the two tournaments were held simultaneously. These tournaments are open to players from Wales, Scotland and Ireland as well as England.

The dates for the twice-postponed World Individual Championships in Assisi, Italy, are 15 November (presumed arrival day) to 28 November 2022 (departure day), based on the usual format of 11 rounds with a rest day after five or six rounds.

Full details for Assisi are unlikely to be available until around April or later, but perhaps arcoworldchess will have finalised everything in time for the team tournaments in June.

Newly announced events are added to this page when we find out about them.

For tournaments, such as the British Championships, 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 years for the two FIDE age groups in 2022 will be 1957 (for 65+ events) and 1972 (for 50+) but some German senior organisers have different rules.

The German Senior tournaments calendar now includes tournaments which they list as privately organised (i.e., not by the German federation). The Saxon Seniors has now been announced for Dresden in October, immediately preceding the European Senior Team Championships at a different venue in the same city. We also regularly search on chess-results.com 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.

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