Juni 23, 2024

European Senior Team Chess Championship 2024 starts in Terme Catez, Slovenia

The European Senior Team Chess Championship 2024 starts tomorrow in Terme Catez, Slovenia, and will be held from 7-16 May.

The event is played in two age categories: 50+ and 65+, and each team consists of four players plus one reserve player. The Championships are played in 9 rounds, swiss system, with the time control of 90 minutes for 40 moves + 30 minutes for the rest of the game + 30 seconds increment for every move played.

The official venue of the event and the official hotel will be ****Terme Catez Hotel.

52 teams coming from 20 European federations registered for the event and the top seeds in the 50+ category are: Italy (2440, average rating of players), England 1 (2436, average rating of players), and Iceland (2394, average rating of players).

Among the top-rated players who participate in the event are: GM Alberto David (ITA, 2525), GM Stuart Conquest (ENG, 2510), GM Johann Hjartarson (ISL, 2460), GM John Emms (ENG, 2451), and GM Michele Godena (ITA, 2440).

Photo from European Senior Team Chess Championship 2023 in Swidnica, Poland

The top-seeded teams in the 65+ section are Slovenia 1 (2387, average rating of players), England 1 (2354, average rating of players), and Slovakia 2 (2294, average rating of players). The top rated players in the field are GM John Nunn (ENG, 2552), GM Alexander Beliavsky (SLO, 2475), GM Rainer Knaak (GER, 2450), GM Adrian Mikhalchishin (SLO, 2441), and GM Lubomir Ftacnik (SVK, 2438).

Photos from European Senior Teams Chess Championship 2023 in Swidnica, Poland

The Opening ceremony of the event will take place shortly before the 1st round, which is scheduled for Tuesday 7th of May, 15:00 CEST.

Detailed information, regulations, link to the live games can be found on the official website.