A competition held by FIDE and the Italian Chess Federation.

Organizer: Arcoworldchess I.O. Pernici Rigo Cristina and Cordara Michele

The organizer invites all senior Ladies and Gentlemen throughout the world to participate at the 27th Open FIDE World Senior Chess Championship (50+ 65+), which is to be held in Acqui Terme – Piedmont.

All players shall have reached their age of 50 and 65 ( by December 31st of the year in which the tournament will commence).

In accordance with the FIDE tournament rules, the Championship will be played in four categories:  age 50+ (Open and women) – and 65+ (Open and women).

The registration period ends on September  30, 2017

The competition is going to take place in the in the Convention Center of Acqui Terme (AL).

The Championship shall be played in 11 rounds of the Swiss System. The time is 90 minutes for 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an addition of 30 seconds per move starting from move 1.

Default time at the start of all rounds is 30 minutes.

Participation: player who is registered by his/her federation.

Prior to the beginning of the first round an appeals committee shall be elected by the players consisting of three members and two reserve.

Arbiters team will cover the following languages:


The Appeals Committee members will be elected on the technical meeting.

A protest against the decision of an Arbiter must be submitted in writing to the Chief Arbiter, within 30min after the end of the game. A protest fee of 200 Euro shall be payable to FIDE which is refundable if the protest is upheld. The Appeals Committee may also decide to refund the fee if it considers the appeal was not frivolous.


Winner and Senior World Champion 2017 (50+ and 65+) will be the person at the end of the tournament, who has scored the highest number of point. If two or more players are tied the following tiebreak’s shall be used:

  1. a) Result of direct encounters between the tied players (applies only if all tied players have played each other) ,
  2. b) Buchholz Cut 1,
  3. c) Buchholz,
  4. d) The greater number of games played with black,
  5. e) The greater number of wins.

The title of “Grandmaster” will be conferred to the winner of the 27th FIDE World Senior Chess Championship 2017 (50+ and 65+) who will receive Trophy and gold medal. The second place will receive a silver medal, the third place is awarded a bronze medal. The same rules for the medals award are applied to the participating women players, who play separately within their own tournament.


Women’s FIDE World Senior Chess Championship 2017 (50+ and 65+)

The women play their own tournament to determine the Women World Senior Chess Champion 2017 ( 50+ and 65+).

Regarding application, registration, entry fee and announcement with time table, the same condition are valid as mentioned for men.

Because of the possible small number of participations the following conditions have to be made:

  • The minimum of participants has to be 10 women out of 2 Continent, in this case a closed “Round Robin” tournament can be played
  • Between 11 and 30 women 9 rounds are played according to the “Swiss System”.
  • over 30 players there will be 11 rounds.