ESTCC Triple Champions!

England’s seniors dominated the European Senior Team Chess Championships at Terme Catez, Slovenia, winning three team golds in the Open 50+ and 65+ as well as the Women’s Over 50 European Senior Team Championship. England’s 50+ 1st team won the gold medals for the third year running.

England’s 65+ 1st team won their championship for the first time, ensuring England took three of the four titles and are triple European Senior Chess Team Champions!

This success mirrors the achievement in 2022 when England were triple World Senior Team Chess Champions.

Malcolm Pein, Director of International Chess commented: England’s success reflects the golden age of the 1980s and 90s when we were second only to the USSR in world chess. This generation continue to play at a high level and John Nunn and Michael Adams also hold the world individual titles.  We look forward to more medals at the World Senior Team Championships in July. Our thanks to the Department of Culture Media and Sport for supporting our leading players.