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Senior tournaments calendar

This page, which we shall update from time to time, lists Senior tournaments in 2018 of which we aware, with links where available.

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+). The qualifying date for most German events (60+) is usually 31 December 1958 but it may be five years later for women. Check with the organisers.

International Senior tournaments in 2018

Also here is a link to the German Senior tournaments calendar. Note the age qualification rule for German Senior events is usually 60+ for men and 55+ for women, but check the particular details for any event that interests you.

It should also be noted that there are usually prizes for Seniors in the European Individual Championships, yet very few Senior players tend to enter because the tournaments are so strong. The 2018 championship will be played between 16 and 29 March in the Black Sea resort of Batumi, Georgia (venue for the Olympiad later in the year).

International Senior tournaments in 2019

Also there have been provisional announcements for 2019 as follows. It is quite likely that some of these will change.