Senior tournaments in 2020

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Senior tournaments in 2020

Post by Tim Harding » Tue May 26, 2020 5:20 pm

Thanks to Tim Spanton's recent posting in the Congress Diary section, I have been able to update my Seniors calendar at
http://www.chessmail.com/seniors/Seniors-calendar.html
with the Oberfranken tournament in late June/early July which he discovered.
This tournament appears to be the only Senior event now due to go ahead until at least August. The reason I overlooked it is that it is not included in the German chess federation's senior diary. It is open to players born in 1965 or earlier.

So hop on a Eurostar and head for Bavaria if you are brave enough.

At present the European individual championships are set to go ahead in Poland in October and the Worlds in Italy in November.

For those of us who would have to fly, I don't think 2021 can come soon enough.
Tim Harding
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Re: Senior tournaments in 2020

Post by Tim Harding » Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:55 am

http://chessorg.de/bischofsgruen.php?lang=en

The tournament in Bavaria is ongoing with 36 players. The results of the first two rounds have been posted but although round 3 should be on right now, they have not posted the draw online.

For a few Senior tournaments scheduled for later this year in Germany (starting August) and elsewhere in Europe see my Seniors pages:
http://www.chessmail.com/seniors/Seniors-calendar.html

I don't think it is really wise for Senior players in Britain or Ireland to enter anything that involves flying this year. Maybe younger folks can risk it.
Tim Harding
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Author of 'Steinitz in London,' British Chess Literature to 1914', 'Joseph Henry Blackburne: A Chess Biography', and 'Eminent Victorian Chess Players'
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Re: Senior tournaments in 2020

Post by Tim Harding » Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:26 am

The World Senior Individual Championships, scheduled for Assisi, Italy, in November, have been postponed to 2021 according to a brief announcement on the organisers' website.

The European Senior Individuals, scheduled for Poland in October (originally it was to have been in March) is probably not happening either as the chess-results.com page with entry lists has gone, although ECU and the Poles don't seem to have announced a cancellation yet.

Some Senior events may still be held in Germany this year. For more information please see:
http://www.chessmail.com/seniors/Seniors-news.html
and the linked calendar page.

Whether overseas players would be welcomed must be doubtful.

Realistically I don't see any international senior events being held until next summer at earliest.
Tim Harding
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Author of 'Steinitz in London,' British Chess Literature to 1914', 'Joseph Henry Blackburne: A Chess Biography', and 'Eminent Victorian Chess Players'
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Re: Senior tournaments in 2020

Post by Tim Spanton » Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:54 pm

It's looking grim!

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Re: Senior tournaments in 2020

Post by Tim Harding » Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:34 am

If anyone has access to a vaccine trial (!) or is just desperate to play, there will be tournaments at Busum (Schleswig-Holstein) and Dresden in October, another in Binz (a German Baltic resort, hard to get to) in December, after which the next I know of is in next June in Bavaria.

The German Senior Championships are currently in progress in Magdeburg, and they have redesigned their Senior calendar:
https://www.schachbund.de/seniorenschac ... ender.html

Probably they are having discussions this week about other possible tournaments and maybe later they will announce some more for 2021.

See also my website www.chessmail.com
Tim Harding
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Author of 'Steinitz in London,' British Chess Literature to 1914', 'Joseph Henry Blackburne: A Chess Biography', and 'Eminent Victorian Chess Players'
http://www.chessmail.com

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