For first time Slovenia is hosting the World Senior Chess Championship. The city of Bled (nearly 6.000 inhabitants) in northern Slovenia, situated between Jesenice and the capital Ljubljana, is hosting this important tournament.
In 1930s, dr. Milan Vidmar, a great son of Slovenian nation, wished to thank the chess world for all hospitality he received on his travels over the globe. He wanted to welcome his fellow players in Slovenia and be the best host ever seen. Knocking on many doors and writing a myriad of requests, he obtained what is the most important - money. Then he said: «We will play in Bled; the world should see how beautiful is our Slovenia! I will invite the best of the best; I will organize the tournament for all eternity! »
The registration for the 28th World Senior Chess Championship is closed. Additional changes are possible only with special permission of the Organizing committee and are linked with higher participation fees.
Until now 340 players from 59 different countries and all continents are registered: Europe, America, Asia, Africa and Oceania. Among them are 33 grandmasters and women grandmasters.
The players are divided by groups as follows:
Women 50 – 65 years old: 25 participants
Women above 65 years old: 20 participants
Men 50 – 65 years old: 114 participants
Men above 65 years old: 181 participants.
You can find all the details about the registered players on the following website: