Craig, you will probably have the opportunity in Katerini to express your views concerning the World 60+ Championship with which, by the way, I concur. I did think of Mick Norris's solution, but never took it further. I also suggested 75+ this year, 76+ 2015. 77+ 2016 and so on, at least until I stopped playing. This was laughed at.
The World Senior Chess Championships take place in the Mediterranean Village, Katerini, Greece 24 October to 4 November. Further details http://worldseniors2014.fide.com/en/players
. Play is daily at 16.00 local time. Total of 168 players.
The 50+ section has 49 players
1. John Nunn GM 2602
2. Mark Hebden GM 2540
8. Keith Arkell GM 2450
14. Terry Chapman FM 2304
65+ 93 players
40. Stewart Reuben CM 2081
61. Ian Reynolds 2006
65. John Robinson 1983
92. Joseph Rozewicz 1576
Women combined 50+ and 65+ 26 players
12. Ingrid Lauterbach WIM 2095
People are welcome to add the other British Isles players to the lists. I concentrated on ENG as that is what I am responsible for.
Next February the Third World Senior Team Championship will take place in Dresden. We were disappointed to gain only silver this year in Vilnius in th 50+ and intend to win in Germany. We could mount a second team of GMs if funding is available.