World Senior Chess Championship

18 November to 1 December in Marienske Lazne, Czech Republic

These 11 round Swisses for players 50+ and 65+ took place at the same time as the rather smaller World Chess Championship in New York. In all, 468 players competed in the four championships, including 11 English players.

World 50+ Championship – 162 players
1 Giorgi Bagaturov GER 9½/11
2 Alexander Reprintsev RUS 8½
3 Zurab Sturua GEO 8½

Keith Arkell 6½ / Rating 2450 / Performance 2399
Terry Chapman 6½ / 2220 / 2215
Peter Gayson 5½ / 2127 / 2189
Meyrick Shaw 5½ / 1947 / 1871
Brian Hewson 5 / 2083 / 1941

World 65+ Championship – 265 players
1 Anatoly Vaisser FRA 8½ won on tiebreak
2 Vlastimil Jansa CZE 8½
3 Vladimir Zhelnin RUS 8½
4 Clemence Wieren GER 8½

Anthony Stebbings 6½ / 2293 / 2286
Anthony Ashby 6 / 2076 / 2093
Norman Hutchinson 6 / 2062 / 2103
Ian Reynolds 6 / 2042 / 1960
Ivan Myall 5½ / 2040 / 1986
William Ingham 4½ / 1814 / 1944   

Women’s World 50+ Championship – 25 players
Tatiana Bogumil RUS 8/11 first on tiebreak – she was only a WFM!
Elvira Beried LUX 8

Women’s World 65+ Championship – 18 players
Nona Gaprindashvili GEO 8/9
Elena Fatalibekova RUS 7½
Tamar Khmiadashvili GEO 6½

— Stewart Reuben