From the 7th to the 15th of July 2018, the chess world will be looking at Radebeul near Dresden 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 top seeded England with GM 1.Nigel D Short, 2. GM John D M Nunn 3. GM Jon S Speelman 4. GM John M Emms 5. GM Mark L Hebden , and teams 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.
Saturday, 2018-07-07 10:00 a.m. captains’ meeting
02:00 p.m. opening ceremony and round 1
Sunday, 2018-07-08 09:30 a.m. round 2
Monday, 2018-07-09 09:30 a.m. round 3
Tuesday, 2018-07-10 09:30 a.m. round 4
Wednesday, 2018-07-11 09:30 a.m. round 5
Thursday, 2018-07-12 09:30 a.m. round 6
Friday, 2018-07-13 09:30 a.m. round 7
Saturday, 2018-07-14 09:30 a.m. round 8
Sunday, 2018-07-15 09:30 a.m. round 9
Closing ceremony short time after the end of round 9
Swiss system in 9 rounds with teams of five (4 board players + 1 optional reserve player).
Time: 90 min/40 moves + 30 minutes for the rest of the game + 30 sec for each move from the first
The default time at the start of all rounds is 30 minutes.
The tournament will be an Open one. If teams which consist of only women take part, we will organize
for these teams (women teams) a special ranking.
Teams from all FIDE federations have the right to participate. They may represent a national
federation or any regional structure of a national federation. All players must come from the same
federation (same FIDE identification, i.e.: GER, NED, RUS, ENG, etc.).
Each team shall consist of four players, and in addition one reserve player may be nominated. The
substitute is only allowed to play board 4.
A provisional naming of the players and the substitute has to be submitted together with the
registration of the team. Changes in the team can be made until the captains’ meeting takes place.
Section 50+: Open-Tournament for teams with players aged 50+, born in 1968 or earlier
Section 65+: Open-Tournament for teams with players aged 65+, born in 1953 or earlier
Section Women 50+: Tournament for women’s teams with players aged 50+, born in 1968 or earlier
Section Women 65+: Tournament for women’s teams with players aged 65+, born in 1953 or earlier
Further information can be found under the following link: http://schachfestival.de/world-team-championship-50-65-2018-en.html.