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European Individual Seniors will be played in Sardinia

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


We are now awaiting further information about the European Individual Seniors Championship, recently announced by the ECU, but the venue has been named.

We also await confirmation about the World Seniors for which the organisers have stated new dates on their website. We hope these tournaments can be successfully held.

The FIDE calendar continues to show information which we believe is incorrect.

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 1956 (for 65+) and 31 December 1971 (for 50+).

The German Senior tournaments calendar was redesigned and updated during 2020. We are occasionally in contact with Wolfgang Block who organises it. In our calendar we include only those tournaments which are described as Open, and not events restricted to German players.

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: