Istrska ulica 60h
2000 Maribor / Slovenia

+386 (40) 834 432


IMG 20181117 133716 PANOFor 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! » 


Dear Participants,

We will be awaiting you at the arrivals In Ljubljana airport with “WSCC 2018” branded signage. Every bus waits no longer than 30 minutes (if someone is missing).

Contact phone number in case you can’t find our staff members: +386 40 834 432, Georg Mohr.

Shuttle bus timetable for Saturday, 17 November:

9:10 - 11:00 - 12:00 - 13:45 - 18:45 - 19:30 - 22:35


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:


planinc pic 300

Organizer: European Chess Academy -
When: Saturday, November 24th 2018, 10.00.
Where: GRAND Hotel Toplice, Cesta svobode 12, Bled, Slovenia.
Registration: till 22nd of November:
- email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,
- SMS: +386 40 834 432,
- In the office of the Senior World Championship 2018.
Late entries are possible (till 24th of November, 9.00) = 50% higher entry fee.