European Senior Team Chess Championship 2023 – Official invitation

The City of Świdnica, the Polish Chess Federation, the Adolf Anderssen Foundation, and the European Chess Union (ECU) have the great honour to invite all senior players throughout Europe to participate in the European Senior Team Chess Championship 2023 which will take place from 11th to 21st July 2023 in Swidnica, Poland.

The event will be played in two age categories: 50+ and 65+, Open and Women sections separately. A separate Women’s Championship will be held if there are at least 8 teams in the respective category. Otherwise, the Women’s Championship shall be merged with the respective Open category.

The Championships will be played in a 9-round Swiss system. The time control is 90 minutes for 40 moves + 30 minutes for the rest of the game + 30 seconds increment for every move played.

Each National Federation of the European Chess Union has the right to register an unlimited number of teams in both categories: Open and Women 50+ & 65+. Each team should consist of four (4) players and optionally one (1) reserve player. The teams may represent a National Federation or any regional structure of a National Federation (club teams, city teams, regional teams, national teams, or simply friends, etc. – there is no limitation), but all players must be members of the same federation.

In the 50+ category, players born in 1973 or earlier are entitled to participate. In the 65+ category, players born in 1958 or earlier are entitled to participate.

The Official venue of the event will be Hotel Esperanto Swidnica; Photo:


The Winners of the European Open and Women’s Senior Team Championships 50+ and 65+ will be awarded the title of the European Senior Team Champion 2023 of the respective category. The total prize fund of the event is 6.000 EUR.

Contact information:

Official regulations – European Senior Team Chess Championship 2023
Registration form

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