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Seniors calendar: please send us your information!

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

Tournament organisers, please send us your announcements in good time. We know from talking to players at this year's World Seniors that these pages are widely read but we don't have much time to research events.

We recently added to our calendar tournaments in Berlin and Bremen scheduled for January and the 2023 Bodensee Seniors; see below. We have not learned of any new developments while in Assisi.

The big open questions for 2023 remain when and where will the FIDE and ECU senior championships be held. So far only one of the four has definite dates and a venue. Sochi, in Russia, is surely an unacceptable location and at the Assisi opening ceremony the FIDE President said it would probably be changed.


Newly announced events are added to this page when we find out about them. Please inform us if you know of an international senior tournament that is not mentioned. In our calendar we include only those tournaments which are described as Open and FIDE-rated, and we omit events restricted to players from one country.

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 are 1957 (for 65+ events) and 1972 (for 50+) but some German senior organisers have different rules. Note that the eligibility rules for German-language Senior events vary. It is usually 60+ for men and sometimes 50+ or 55+ for women. Check the particular details for any event that interests you.

The German Senior tournaments calendar now includes tournaments which they list as privately organised (i.e., not by the German federation). As annual 2022 events are played, we usually find the dates for next year's event are released and some can be seen below. We also regularly search on and sometimes find a few events (mostly in Austria) which we add below if relevant.

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

** A double asterisk in the list below indicates new or recently changed information.