International Chess Federation
Saturday, 27 Jun 2020 15:25
Asian Senior Championship to be held in mid-July on

The Asian Chess Federation invites all National Chess Federations to participate in the Asian Seniors Online Chess Championships in over 50 and over 65 years old categories. The event will take place over July 13-21, 2020 on

The competition is open to all players, regardless of rating or title who reach the age of 50 and 65 by  December 31, 2020, and are members of National Chess Federations in FIDE Zones from 3.1 to 3.7. There is no limit to the number of participants per federation. All the participants should have a valid FIDE ID number. The deadline for registration is July 6, 2020.

Zonal tournaments shall be 7-round Swiss System events held every day. The over-65 category may be round-robin of 7 rounds or shall be merged if there are few players. All players should complete their respective tournaments.

Top 3 men and best women qualify for the Finals. The Finals will be 9-round Swiss System events for over-50 and over-65 categories.

The time control in all the tournaments is 10 minutes + 2-second increment per move.

Top three winners of each category will receive Gold, Silver and Bronze Certificates for the Zonals and Finals. A total of $3,000 will be distributed as follows. Money prizes are not shared.

Prize fund distribution:

Over 50

Over 65

Best women

1st – $500

1st – $350

Over 50 – $300

2nd – $400

2nd – $200

Over 65 – $100

3rd – $300

3rd – $150


4th – $200

4th – $100


5th – $150

5th – $100


6th – $150



Strict fair-play rules will be applied throughout the event. All players will be monitored via Zoom and may not leave seats during the game.

Regulations for Asian Senior Online Championship (pdf)

Registration form (pdf)