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Senior tournaments calendar

This page, which we update periodically, lists upcoming Senior tournaments of which we aware, with links where available. The regulations for the 2020 World Senior Team Championships are now available (see below).

Early in January 2020, the annual Irish 50+ and 65+ Championship is open to all (see below), although only Irish registered players can win the titles.

The German Senior tournaments calendar has been updated and we advise you to go there for information about tournaments listed there whose dates are given below. We include those which are described as Open, and are listed below, you will find links to further information on the German calendar. We do not include events which appear to be restricted to German players. A few German events listed below are not on that calendar, perhaps because they do not follow the standard German age-group rules.

We hope to add dates of other senior tournaments as they become available. Details of other continental Seniors will probably be listed later on the calendar of chess-results.com (mostly, but not only, Austrian tournaments). So far we found only the atractive Bodensee event in May.

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

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. For tournaments this year the qualifying dates for the two FIDE age groups are 31 December 1954 (for 65+) and 31 December 1969 (for 50+). For 2020 they are one year later: 1955 and 1970.

Tournaments in 2020