2022 World Seniors Team Championships Aqui Terme, Italy June 19th-30th


Acqui Terme, Italy 19-30 June 2022

Expressions of interest

Deadline for responses: 30 April 2022

This announcement invites WCU members, registered as Welsh with FIDE, to contact Peter Bevan (internationaldirector@welshchessunion.uk) by 30 April if they are interested in taking part in one or other section of this event.  

As usual the WSTC will be a nine-round Swiss with standard FIDE time limits and one round a day (from 20 to 29 June inclusive).  And there will be separate events for teams of players all over 50 and all over 65 at the end of the calendar year.  Teams of four play in any one round but that team may be chosen from a squad of five.  All the players in a squad must be registered with FIDE as representing the same country but they need not form a national representative team: a squad may represent ‘any regional structure of a federation’ or this time ‘simply 4 friends’.  There is no limit to the number of teams a federation may enter.

The organisers neither meet accommodation nor transport costs.  More details of these costs, the location and its hotels and also the playing rules and timetable are to be found here World Senior Team Chess Championship – Acqui Terme Giugno 2022 (scaccomattissimo.com). Please note the Covid protocol.

Welsh Participation

Players responding to this note should state for which event they would like to be considered and, if they are over 65 (or will be by 31/12/22), in which section they would prefer to play.

As in the past the WCU wish to give as many players as reasonably feasible a chance to participate in these events.  Players in our national representative squad must meet the WCU’s own eligibility rules for international representation but those in club etc squads need only be registered with FIDE as Welsh.

The WCU is unable to contribute to players’ costs of participating in these events.

As of 12/4/22, two teams have expressed an interest in going, one of which still needs a fifth player.