1– 12 JULY 2024


FIDE, the Polish Chess Federation and Malopolska Chess Assosiation invite all FIDE member federations and eligible teams to participate in the FIDE World Senior Team Chess Championship (50+ 65+), which is to be held in Krakow- Poland, from 01.07.2024 arrival day till 12.07.2024 departure day.

Main Market Square in Krakow

Wawel Hill

Qubus**** Hotel Krakow

Hotel Galaxy**** in Krakow


Monday1.07.2024 Arrival Day
Monday1.07.202419:00Opening Ceremony
Tuesday2.07.202410:00Technical Meeting
Tuesday2.07.202415:00Round 1
Wednesday3.07.202415:00Round 2
Thursday4.07.202415:00Round 3
Friday5.07.202415:00Round 4
Saturday6.07.202415:00Round 5
Sunday7.07.202415:00Round 6

Rest day – excursion to the Royal Castle WAWEL and Main Market Square.

Excursion to Auschwitz or the Wieliczka Salt Mine*)

Tuesday9.07.202415:00Round 7
Wednesday10.07.202415:00Round 8
Thursday11.07.202410:00Round 9
Thursday11.07.202419:00Closing Ceremony
Friday12.07.2024 Departure
*) pay extra – details will be announced later on official web site


  • There shall be two categories; Open age 50+ and Open age 65+ with separate events for women.
  • The player must have reached or reach the required age during the year of competition.
  • There shall be separate Women’s Championship(s) if there are at least ten teams from at least two continents. Otherwise women’s teams play in Open competition
  • The Championships are open tournaments for teams registered by their federation. FIDE member federations shall have the right to send as many teams as they wish.
  • Title:
    • The winning team obtains the title “World Team Champion “age 50+ (or age 65+)”.
    • The best placed women team obtains the title “World Women Team Champion” age 50+ (or age 65+).
  • Financial Regulations:
    • The Organizing Committee is to provide free board and lodging (2 double rooms and one single room with bath and/or shower per team) for the defending champions.


  • The deadline for the registration is May 10, 2024.
  • In order to ensure proper tournament standards, FIDE member federations must fully complete the official registration, accommodation & travel form and send it back to the contact person ( before the registration deadline May 10, 2024. Incomplete registrations will not be accepted. Individual applications will not be accepted also.
  • The registration fee is 120 EUR (Euros) for each player and each accompanying official/person. The registration fee is compulsory and represents a confirmation of participation. The Registration fee includes transportation from and to Balice Krakow Airport (on the day of arrivals and departures), accreditation, chess event gadgets, coffee/tea/mineral water during rounds, excursion to the Royal Castle WAWEL and Main Market Square on a rest day (2 hours) and other organization costs.
  • The payment deadline is May 10, 2024 (per registered person: 120 EUR registration fee + 200 EUR advance payment for accommodation, total 320 EUR).
  • All entries shall be confirmed by the Tournament Director and rooms will be booked after a deposit payment, free of bank charges.
  • The amount of 320 EUR must be transferred (free of bank charge) to the following Bank Account:
    Malopolski Zwiazek Szachowy
    Bank Powszechna Kasa Oszczednosci
    IBAN PL 61 1020 2892 0000 5002 0429 6554
  • The remaining balance should be pay upon arrival before the first round directly in play venue at the competition office, payment could be done by bank transfer or in cash in Euro or Polish zloty.
  • After the registration deadline, organizers reserve the right to refuse late registrations.

Visa information


  • Prize Fund (10,000 EUR):
  • Cups for the winners in all categories.
  • Medals for the Places 1-3 in all categories and individual by boards.

Contact information

Kamila Kałużna – Turcza – Tournament Director

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