International Chess Federation
Thursday, 23 May 2024 17:27
FIDE World Senior Championships 2024: Registration is open

FIDE and the Portuguese Chess Federation invite all FIDE member federations to participate in the World Senior Chess Championships 2024. The competitions will be held in Porto Santo Island, Portugal, from November 16 (arrival) to 29 (departure) 2024.

The participants will compete in four categories: age 50+ and 65+, Open and Women.

All players shall have reached the ages of 50 and 65 (by December 31 of the year in which the tournament will commence).

The top 3 players from each category of the previous World Senior Championships will have personal right to participate. In addition, the top 3 players from each category of the previous year's Continental Senior Championships are qualified with personal rights and cannot be substituted.

The total prize fund of the Championships amounts to 42,500 euros.

The deadline for the registration is September 16, 2024.

There will be several options to reach Porto Santo Island (43 km northeast of Madeira): direct flights from Lisbon and some other European cities (operated by Easyjet). Additionally, there are two daily direct flights from Funchal, Madeira Island and a ferry from Funchal Madeira Island to Porto Santo. 

Official website:


Invitation letter (pdf)

Regulations (pdf)

Press release in English (docx)

Press release in Portuguese (docx)