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Details of ACO senior team tournament now available

For more information about chess for over-50s, please see our Seniors news and Seniors introduction pages.


The British Senior Championships for 2022 will be played in successive weeks at Torquay next August; see below.

This means that players eligible for the 65+ may play in both senior championships, if they so wish. In previous years the two tournaments were held simultaneously.

There are now definite dates for the twice-postponed World Individual Championships due to be held in Assisi, Italy. These are 15 November (presumed arrival day) to 28 November 2022 (departure day), based on the usual format of 11 rounds with a rest day after five or six rounds.

There are no dates or further information yet on the website of the organisers, Arcoworldchess, about either of the events it is supposed to be running for FIDE next year. Full details for Assisi are unlikely to be available until around March-April next year, but we would expect that they would provide details for the World Senior Teams, which they are also organising, before the end of 2021. Perhaps the Covid-19 situation will make this event difficult to realise.

Newly announced events are added to this page when we find out about them. We do not know of any more senior tournaments in 2021 open to international entries.

For tournaments, such as the British Championships, run on FIDE Senior rules, 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. The qualifying years for the two FIDE age groups in 2022 will be 1957 (for 65+ events) and 1972 (for 50+) but some German senior organisers have different rules.

We are pleased that both the festivals in Marienbad and Bad Wörishofen (each includes a seniors tournament) are scheduled to return early in 2022. See below for details and a link.

The German Senior tournaments calendar has seen a few new entries in recent weeks. We also regularly search on and sometimes find a few events (mostly in Austria) which we add below if relevant.

In our calendar we include only those tournaments which are described as Open, and not events restricted to players from one country.

Tournaments are usually removed from our listings once their start dates are reached, or soon after.

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

An asterisk in the list below indicates new or recently changed information. All tournaments are liable to change/cancellation: