2023 World Seniors Team Championships North Macedonia

The team representing Wales in the Over 65s comprises the following players:

Peter Varley
John Fletcher
Lee Davis
John Waterfield
Anthony Hughes

The team representing Wales in the Over 50s comprises the following players:

Sven Zeidler
Mark Adams
Lee Davis
David Perrett
Gary Thomas


Their progress can be followed here

We wish them well.

In the Over 50s, Wales were seeded 17th out of 22 teams. They finished 13th out of 22.

Individual results were:
Sven Zeidler 6/8, Mark Adams 3/7, Lee Davis 2/5, Dave Perrett 4/8 and Gary Thomas 3/8.

In the Over 65s, Wales were seeded 21st out of 26 teams. They finished 21st out of 26.

Individual results were:
Peter Varley 4/8, John Fletcher 5/8, Lee Davis 0/3, John Waterfield 1.5/8 and Anthony Hughes 5/9.

Photos courtesy of 2023 World Senior Team Championships

World Seniors Team Championship Round 9 video can be found here.

World Senior Team Championships 2024 O50s and O65s.

These events are now confirmed as being hosted in Krakow, Poland from July 1st – 12th at the 4* Galaxy Hotel. Located right next to the medieval quarter, it looks like a very good venue. I’ve already had expressions of interest. I’ll be starting the registration process in early January, so that gives you plenty of time to consider playing. If you could let me know by the end of December if you want to play, that would be most helpful. The only requirements are the age limits and that you are a member of the WCU and registered as WLS with FIDE. Feel free to arrange your own team. Ideally you want 5 players. Keep me in the loop if you do this. Sometimes the organisers want to be paid via federation officials. Let me know if you have any questions about this event.