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Senior tournaments calendar

This page, which we update from time to time, lists Senior tournaments in 2018 and 2019 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 this year

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 prizes for 50+ Seniors in the European Individual Championships, yet very few Senior players tend to enter because the tournaments are so strong. Entries close tomorow for the 2018 championship to be played at Batumi, Georgia, between 16-29 March. Israel has an option for 2019.

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.