Handbook ::  D. Regulations for Specific Competitions

10. FIDE World Team Championship 50+ and 65+

Approved by the 2015 FIDE Executive Board


General Regulations & Rules

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


  • There shall be two categories; age 50+ and age 65+ with separate events for women.
  • The player must have reached or reach the required age during the year of competition.
  • There shall be separate Women's Championship(s) if there are at least ten teams from at least two continents. Otherwise women’s teams play in Open competition
  • The Championships are open tournaments for teams registered by their federation. FIDE member federations shall have the right to send as many teams as they wish.
  • The top 3 teams from the previous edition shall have personal rights to participate.


  • The winning team obtains the title “World Team Champion “ age 50+ (or age 65+)”.
  • The best placed women team obtains the title “World Women Team Champion” age 50+ (or age 65+).

Financial Regulations

  • The Organizing Committee is to provide free board and lodging (2 double rooms and one single room with bath and/or shower per team) for the defending champions.
  • It is recommended to invite the Continental Champions (50+, 65+ and 50+w).

Schedule and System

  • There shall be a minimum of 9 rounds Swiss System for teams with 5 players (4 boards + 1 optional reserve).
  • Time: 90 minutes/40 moves + 30 minutes for the rest of the game + 30 sec for each move from the first move.


  • The total prize fund shall be at least 10,000 Euros.
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