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Senior tournaments calendar

This page, which we update occasionally, lists Senior tournaments in 2019 (and later) of which we aware, with links where available.

We have added some more details recently, in particular the confirmed venue for the 2020 European Senior Individual Championships.

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 chess-results.com. (Mostly but not only Austrian tournaments.)

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

For tournaments in 2019 the qualifying dates for the two FIDE age groups are 31 December 1954 (for 65+) and 31 December 1969 (for 50+). 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.

International Senior tournaments in 2019