Senior Championships to be held in Prague

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2/4/2020 – For the first time, the World Senior Team Chess Championship will be held in the Czech Republic. Four-member teams with one reserve player can participate in categories 50+ or 65+ of age. Women's teams will be ranked separately. The prize fund of the whole event is 10,000 EUR. | Official site

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One month until the Senior Team Champs

The 2020 World Team Championship for Seniors will take place from March 5th to 15th at the Hotel Olympik (Prague, Czech Republic). The event is intended for teams of four with a substitute player and is held in the two age groups: over 50 and over 65 years (men and women separately). The total prize fund for all categories combined is EUR €10,000.

In recent years, this event has been held in Germany and Greece. The number of participating teams was 50-60 (Greece) and 100-120 (Germany). As of the end of January, there were 117 teams and 524 players from 32 countries registered (among them, 42 GMs, 50 IMs, 66 FMs, 10 WGMs, 12 WIMs and 14 WFMs).

These tournaments offer amateur players a chance to play alongside the likes of Sveshnikov, Balashov, Hort, Vaisser, Shabalov, Jusupov, Ehlvest, Short, Nunn, Speelman, Schlosser, Boensch, Jansa and more greats. A wonder experience for all chess fans.

This World Senior Teams also take place in one of the most beautiful cities in the world — Prague and one which is easily accessible from anywhere in Europe by train or car.

Anyone can participate. A team can be set up by clubs, cities, regions, countries or associations. There are only two eligibility requirements: the minimum age, and the fact that players must be from the national chess federations on your team.

It's a unique opportunity, come to Prague to represent your club, city, region or country!

As with the 2016 Senior World Championship in Marienbad, the organizers strive to create a pleasant, friendly and pleasant atmosphere.

Registrations and further information to: j.mazuch@avekont.cz

A list of registrations, the call for tenders and links to Prague attractions, etc. can be found on the official site.

50+ Team starting rank (top 20)

No.   FED Team RtgAvg
1
 
USA USA 2536
2
 
GER LASKER SCHACHSTIFTUNG GK 2510
3
 
GEO GEORGIA 2500
4
 
ENG ENGLAND 1 2459
5
 
ITA ITALIA 2458
6
 
CZE CZECH REPUBLIC 1 2457
7
 
SVK SLOVAKIA 2404
8
 
RUS YAMAL 2360
9
 
CZE CZECH REPUBLIC 2 2346
10
 
GER GERMANY 1 2285
11
 
CZE 1960-61 2268
12
 
SCO SCOTLAND 1 2265
13
 
USA USA TOO 2239
14
 
CAN CANADA 2214
15
 
AUT AUSTRIA 2201
16
 
RUS RUSSIA WOMEN 2184
17
 
CHN CHINA - WOMEN 2184
18
 
CZE SK ZIKUDA TURNOV 2183
19
 
GER TU MAGDEBURG 2179
20
 
FIN FINLAND 2160

65+ Team starting rank (top 20)

No.   FED Team RtgAvg
1
 
RUS RUSSIA 2452
2
 
GER GERMANY 1 2390
3
 
CZE CZECH REPUBLIC 1 2373
4
 
FRA FRANCE 2332
5
 
ENG ENGLAND 1 2328
6
 
ISR ISRAEL 2320
7
 
GER GERMANY 2 2273
8
 
CZE CZECH REPUBLIC 2 2267
9
 
GER GERMANY 3 2249
10
 
NOR OSS1 2248
11
 
SWE SWEDEN 1 2235
12
 
GER BERLIN 2216
13
 
GER DIE FRANKEN 2189
14
 
GER SCHACHFREUNDE LEIPZIG 2186
15
 
GER EPPINGEN 2171
16
 
GER DEUTSCHE BAHN BSW I 2170
17
 
SCO SCOTLAND 2160
18
 
BEL BELGIUM A 2148
19
 
AUT AUSTRIA 1 2140
20
 
CRC COSTA RICA 2136

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