The World Senior Championships will not be played this year. Apparently the FIDE Council decided this in late June, but only recently have the organisers changed their website, announcing that it will be played in Assisi, Italy, in 2021. See our Seniors news page for more information.
The European Senior Individual Championship is probably also off, but the European Chess Union and the Polish organisers have yet to announce it officially. The original April date was changed to October but the entry lists at chess-results.com have now been deleted.
Much earlier, the Amateur Chess Organisation (ACO) announced the cancellation of its Seniors tournaments which had been scheduled for the Greek island of Crete in October.
Below you will find some details of a few German senior tournaments scheduled for later this year.
As usual, an asterisk beside the listing indicates that it is new or updated.
The German Senior tournaments calendar also has limited information about tournaments listed there whose dates are given below. Some tournaments later this year are mentioned but nothing in the first five months of 2021. That page does not seem to have been updated in recent weeks.
We include those tournaments 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.
We are now going to suspend this service due to lack of activity until Senior tournaments resume, which we hope will be next year. But if you know of further Senior tournaments, or cancellations, 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 1955 (for 65+) and 31 December 1970 (for 50+).
POSTPONED TO NEXT YEAR: 32nd Bavarian Open Senior Championship at Bergen/Chiemgau. Details available from the German calendar.
1-9 October: 14th Open Senior Championship of Schleswig-Holstein at Büsum. Nine rounds. Download PDF details (in German).
CANCELLED: 5-14 October: ACO Senior "World Championships" at the Fodele Beach Resort, Crete, Greece (played in rating groups, not FIDE rated).
13-21 October: 28th Open Saxon Senior Championship at Dresden. Nine rounds. Download PDF details (in German).
* 16-26 October: These are the newly announced dates for the European Senior Individual Championships at Jastrzebia Gora, Poland (on the Baltic Sea). We expect it will not happen.
* CANCELLED: 5-18 November: World Senior Individual Championships 2019 at Assisi. See our news page.
26 November-4 December: African Individual Seniors Championships at Victoria, Seychelles. Is this still going ahead?
* 2-10 December: 20th Mecklenburg-Verpommen Open Senior Championship at Binz. Here is a link to the organisers' website. Binz is a resort town on the Baltic Sea island of Rügen.
* 12-20 June 2021: 32nd Bavarian Open Senior Championship at Bergen/Chiemgau. Details available from the German calendar.
* 23 July-1 August 2021: European Senior Team Championships at Dresden, Germany.
The ECU website also says that the 2021 European Senior Individual Championship has been granted to Italy; no venue or dates yet. Perhaps the Poles will host this instead and the Italians in 2022.
Note the age qualification rules for German-language Senior events vary. It is usually 60+ for men and 50+ or 55+ for women. Check the particular details for any event that interests you.