European Senior Team Chess Championships 2022 open in Dresden

The 2022 European Senior Team Chess Championships 2022 (categories 50+ and 65+) will be played from 27th October to 5th November 2022 in Dresden, Germany.

The event opens today with the technical meeting and opening ceremony starting at 11:00 CEST, while the first round kicks off at 15:00 CEST.

A record number of 79 teams will take part in the tournament, with more than 370 players representing their federations. Among the top seeded players are GM Rabiega Robert (GER, Berlin 1, 50+ section), GM Emms John (ENG, England 50 1, 50+ section), GM Ftacnik Lubomir (SVK, Slovakia 50+ section), GM Knaak Rainer (GER, Lasker Schachstiftung GK, 65+ section), GM Meister Jakob (GER, Lasker Schachstiftung GK, 65+ section) and GM Kalinitschew Sergey (GER, Lasker Schachstiftung GK, 65+ section).

Starting rank list of teams and players can be found here.

photo by Karsten Wieland

The European Senior Team Chess Championship 2022 will be played in two age categories: 50+ and 65+ with separate prizes for the best ranked Women’s teams. The championships will be played in 9 rounds, Swiss system, with time control of 90 minutes for 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game + 30 seconds per move starting from move 1.

The Winners of the event will receive trophies and medals, and the title of European Senior Team Chess Champions 2022 for the respective category. The total prize fund of the event will be 6.000 EUR.

Official website of the event