Senior chess opportunities in 2016

Please note — you have to be at least the minimum age by 31st December for all the events

4th – 8th April – English 60+ Championship at Harrow High School, Gayton Road
This is part of the CCCCC, the Colin Crouch Celebration Chess Congress. Play is from 2.15pm daily. You may prefer to play in the Masters 2-10 April. The full entry form will appear shortly.

18th – 27th April – European 50+ 65+ Team Championships
Anthemus Sea Resort, 95km Thessalonika. £830 single, £590 pp double b&b. £25 entry fee pp. £150 deposit pp. This venue received good reviews last year.

25th May – 5th June – European 50+ 65+ Individual Championships

26th June – 4th July – World  50+ 65+ Team Championships
Radisson Blu, about 10km from Dresden. The climate is good at this time of year.The hotel is better than the one we have been to before |

23rd July – 6th August – British Championships in Bournemouth
65+ 24th – 30th July, 50+ 30th July – 5th August. Both are seven round events and do overlap.

18th November – 1st December – World 50+ 65+ Individual Championship
Marianske Lazne, Czech Republic.

Several people have already expressed interest in the two team championships. I very much doubt we will have adequate funds to send really strong teams to both 50+ events. We do have substantial support for the World 50+ Team Championship in Dresden already. If you would like us to have the very best team that can be raised, then you should make a donation to the ECF, making it clear it is for this purpose, and copying me in.

If you are thinking of playing in either or both team tournaments, please let me know. Teams are of 4 or 5 players. If you are willing to play in either, that makes it far more flexible. It is also possible to organise a team of specific players, perhaps, for example, from the same club.

Players should usually be at least 140 / 1700 strength. All entrants must be at least Gold members of the ECF

— Stewart Reuben Email: