The Russian Senior Championships will be held from 23 September till 3 October 2022 in two leagues.

The Higher League, the Russian Senior Championships among men and women, will be held in Saint Petersburg, while the First League will take place in Olginka, Krasnodar Krai.

The Russian citizens born in 1962 (open) and in 1967 (women) and older are entitled to take part in the events. A total number of participants in the Higher League is limited to 60 players. Any number of eligible players can take part in the First League.

The Championship is a 9-round Swiss event with a total prize fund of 1,500,000 rubles.

The event in Saint Petersburg will be followed by the Russian Senior Rapid (2-5 October) and Blitz (4-6 October) Championships.

The Russian Senior Championships are organised by the Physical Culture and Sports Committee of St. Petersburg, the Chess Federation of Russia and the Sports Chess Federation of St. Petersburg.

The general sponsor of the championship is Gazprom. The CFR general partner is PhosAgro. The tournament's partner is Aeroflot.

About Gazprom

Gazprom is a global energy company focused on exploration, production, transportation, storage, processing and sales of gas, gas condensate and oil, sales of gas as a vehicle fuel, as well as generation and marketing of heat and electric power.

Gazprom holds the world’s largest natural gas reserves being the global leader in gas production. The Company actively implements large-scale gas development projects in the Yamal Peninsula, Eastern Siberia and the Russian Far East, as well as a number of hydrocarbon exploration and production projects abroad. 

Gazprom supplies gas to domestic and foreign consumers. The Company is among the top Russian oil and gas condensate producers and owns large generating assets in Russia.

The Company is committed to supporting public social projects by providing assistance to cultural, scientific and educational activities and promoting healthy lifestyles.