Teams from all FIDE federations have the right to participate. They may represent a national federation or any regional structure of a national federation. All players must come from the same federation.
The tournament will be an Open one. If teams which consist only of women take part, we will organize for these teams (women teams) a special ranking.
Each team shall consist of four players, and in addition one reserve player may be nominated. The substitute is only allowed to play board 4.
A provisional naming of the players and the substitute has to be submitted together with the registration of the team. Changes in the team can be made until the captains’ meeting takes place.
Section A: Open tournament for teams with players 50+ (by 31st December 2016) no restriction
Section B: Open tournament for teams with players 65+ (by 31st December 2016)
Section C: Tournament for woman teams with players 50+ (by 31st December 2016)
Official Website: http://www.schachfestival.de/world-team-championship-50-65-2016-en.html