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Senior chess is growing!

This section of our website is for older players who are qualified to play in Senior over-the-board tournaments. These pages are updated monthly or whenever a major news item comes in.

We have just returned from the 2018 World Senior Individual Championships held at Bled, Slovenia, 18-29 November. We met many old friends and previous opponents there. A report has just been added, replacing the reports on the 2017 championship and the last senior team championship.

A major rescheduling of FIDE's 2019 senior tournaments has just been announced. See our Senior news and Senior calendar pages for details. Only the World Individual championships are unaffected by these changes.

Please note that the next Senior tournament we know of will be played in Dublin from 2-6 January 2019. We just added to our calendar details of some more upcoming senior tournaments.

Illustrated report on the 2018 World Senior Individual Championships held in Ble, November 2018.

Some senior tournaments (especially in Germany) are still run on the 60+ age group rule, but FIDE events are organised in two age categories, based on your age at 31 December in the year concerned.

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