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Senior tournament calendar: some new 2025 dates

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

 

Some new events were added in the past two weeks for 2025 including both FIDE World Senior events. There is much more comment about this on our news page.

We note once again that the German Senior tournaments calendar, which we check weekly, continues to show the wrong dates for the European individual senior championships in Italy. They evidently need a new volunteer to edit it.

 

New or updated tournament announcements are indicated, as usual, by ** at the start of the listing.

We concentrate here on European events, but also note that the U.S. Chess Federation announced details of their Open and Closed senior championships, both to be held in July (see below) just after the World Senior Team Championships conclude. Both the U.S. events are 50+; we have no details of 65+ tournaments (if any) in America.

Tournament organisers, please send us your announcements in good time. We know that these pages are widely read but we don't have much time to research events.

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 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 2024 are 1959 (for 65+ events) and 1974 (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.

Always check the particular details for any event that interests you.

We also regularly search on chess-results.com and sometimes find a few events (mostly in Austria) which we add below if relevant.

 

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Tournament listings for this year