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Senior tournaments calendar

This page, which we update occasionally, 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).

A German Senior tournaments calendar has been reinstated. For the many listed there 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.

Perhaps the best place to seek other continental Seniors events is on the calendar of (Mostly but not only Austrian tournaments.)

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.

International Senior tournaments in 2019