European Seniors Team Championship 2016
This note is to alert those interested about the time and place of the 2016 event, which is set to be held in Porto Carras, Chalkidiki, Greece from 18 April to 27 April. We expect further information to become available from the organisers in the next couple of months but if the 2015 format is retained the event will be a nine-round Swiss for teams of four (with a reserve if wished) and federations will effectively be permitted to enter as many teams as they like composed of men over 60 (or women over 50) at the end of the year of the event.
As soon as we have the full details, we will be asking for expressions of interest in taking part in the 2016 event with a view to ensuring as wide a Welsh participation as possible. (In 2015 we fielded two teams Wales Gwent and Wales Dyfed – see the report on pp 46-7 of the WCU Yearbook.)
World Seniors Team Championship 2016
At the moment information about the 2016 World Seniors Team Championship is similarly sparse but we do know it will be held in Dresden from 26 June to 4 July. The format of the 2015 WSTC was similar to that of the 2015 ESTC except that players needed only to be over 50 at the end of the year of the event. The WSTC is a newer event than the ESTC and Wales has not so far fielded a team in it but again our wish is to ensure as wide as possible Welsh participation. Expressions of interest in participating in a Welsh team in the WSTC will also be sought in due course.
Peter Bevan – International Director
Howard Williams – Chairman of Selectors