Handbook ::  D. Regulations for Specific Competitions

D.IV.03. FIDE World Veteran & Senior Championships

FIDE WORLD SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

Approved by the 1990 General Assembly and amended by the 1992 General Assembly and the 1995 Presidential Board. Amended by 2011 Executive Board.

General Regulations & Rules

1.

The Championships shall be governed by the General Regulations for FIDE Competitions and these Rules.

Participation

2.

There shall be two categories; age 50 and age 65 with separate events for women.

3.

The player must have reached the required age during the year of Competition.

4.

There shall be separate Women's Championships if there are at least ten players from at least two continents. 

5.

The Championships are open tournaments for players registered by their federation. FIDE member federations shall have the right to send as many players as they wish.

6.

The top 3 players from the previous edition shall have personal rights to participate.

7.

In addition, the top 3 players from each Continental Senior Championship of the year preceding this edition are qualified with personal rights and their places cannot be substituted.

Financial Regulations

8.

The Organizing Committee shall provide free board and lodging (single rooms with bath and/or shower) for players mentioned in Rules 6 & 7 above and the defending champion.

Schedule and System

9.

There shall be a minimum of 11 rounds except for Rule 4 above.

Prizes

10.

The total prize fund shall be at least 15,000 Euros.

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