Seniors events and dates for 2024

Here are the latest details and dates for the main Seniors events in 2024. Please note that qualification for most Seniors events states that you must reach the age requirement within the calendar year of the event eg to play in a 50+ event you must be aged 50 by the end of that calendar year and likewise for the 65+ age group. In date order, the main Seniors events are as follows:

European Senior Team Chess Championships (ESTCC)
6-16 May, Terme Catez, Slovenia. View the official invitation at https://www.europechess.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/Regulations_ESTCC24_FIN.pdf
The registration deadline is 6th April 2024, so anyone interested in playing in one of the England teams should register their interest with Nigel Povah at nigel.povah52@gmail.com

English Seniors Chess Championships
The English Seniors Championships takes place between Friday 24th May and Tuesday 28th May 2024 at the Holiday Inn Kenilworth-Warwick, 212 Abbey End, Kenilworth CV8 1ED. Further details can be found at https://www.englishchess.org.uk/english-seniors-championships-2024/

World Senior Team Chess Championships (WSTCC)
1-12 July, Krakow, Poland. This has now being confirmed and will take place at the Galaxy Hotel – see the official invitation at https://doc.fide.com/docs/CALENDAR/2024/World_Senior_Team_Championship_2024_Invitation.pdf. The registration deadline is 10th May 2024, so anyone interested in playing in one of the England teams should register their interest with Nigel Povah as soon as possible at nigel.povah52@gmail.com

British Seniors Chess Championships
The British Chess Championships are scheduled to take place in Hull from 24th  July to 4th August, with the two 7-round Seniors events (50+ and 65+)  running from 29th July to 4th August  – see the following link for further details: https://www.britishchesschampionships.co.uk/

European Senior Chess Championships (ESCC)
18-29 October, Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy. No further details are available at this stage.  Lignano Sabbiadorro is a resort in north-east Italy, about 30km from Trieste, or 66km from Venice airports. 

World Senior Chess Championships (WSCC)
No details are available at this stage, although it is likely to be in late autumn 2024.