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World Team Championship 50+ & 65+ 2018

Registrations at a record high for the World Team Championship 50+ & 65+ 2018

DSC 0823 Alle Sieger 2016On the official deadline (further registrations only upon request) of the 6th World Team Championship 50+ & 65+, on the 7th of May 2018, the wires ran hot.

In a few weeks, more precisely from the 7th to the 15th of July 2018, the chess world will be looking at Radebeul in Germany.

The 6th World Team Championship 50+ & 65+ will take place at the Radisson Blu Parkhotel, Nizzastraße 55.

We can proudly announce a new participation record. Never before have there been so many teams registered for this kind of tournament.

Over 580 chess players in 127 teams will compete against each other to obtain the title “World Champion” in the categories 50+, 65+ and in the women's section.

They will be traveling to Radebeul from 25 countries on 4 continents.

Covering the furthest distance will be the players from Canada, the US, South Africa, Singapore and Iraque.

Of course the defending champions – the Russian Women, Russia 65+ and the team Saint Petersburg in the category 50+ – will be in attendance.

The toughest competition in the 50+ category for Russia will be the teams England, Germany, the US and Armenia.

In the 65+ category Russia leads the field, narrowly followed by the opponents from France and Germany.

Many teams from the hosting nation, Germany, are registered for the tournament as well. That is the beauty of chess – ambitious amateur teams can compete with world class teams in one and the same tournament.

We invite all interested players to kibitz the games. Beginning of rounds is 9:30 am every day and the admission to the tournament hall, as well as the 64 live broadcasted games, is free.

Further information can be found under the following link: http://schachfestival.de/world-team-championship-50-65-2018-en.html.

100 days until the opening ceremony of the World Team Championship 50+ & 65+ in Germany

It is a great pleasure that 35 teams have definitively registered for the World Team Championship 50+ & 65+ - 100 days before the start of the tournament.

The event will be taking place from the 7th until the 15th of July 2018 in the beautiful city of Radebeul near Dresden and over 100 teams from all over the world are to be expected.

Two teams from Singapore hold the record for the registration encompassing the longest distance (approx. 10.120 km), “closely followed” by the Canadian team (approx. 6.750 km). Alongside the Singaporean and Canadian players teams from Austria, Belgium and Germany have confirmed their participation in the championship.

The list of contestants is led by the team “Lasker Gesellschaft Schachstiftung GK“, made up of 4 grand masters from Germany, with an ELO average of 2519.

Further details can be found on the organizer’s website: www.schachfestival.de

We invite all players, years 50 and up, to join us in the wine metropolis of Radebeul in the summer of 2018.


Blick in den Saal WTC5065 2016Tournament hotel of the world Team Championship 50 65 2018 Radisson Blu Parkhotel Radebeul

Official Invitation and Regulations of the World Team Championship 50+, 65+ 2018

Official FIDE logoIn accordance to the FIDE Handbook 01. General Regulations for FIDE Competitions Organization 11. the ZMDI Schachfestival Dresden is now publishing the official invitation and regulations for the World Team Championship 50+, 65+ in 2018.

Please find the invitation and regulations under the following link:

pdf  Invitation and Regulations World Team Championship 50+, 65+


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