Congresses Going Ahead

Details of upcoming UK events, please provide working links if possible.
Tim Spanton
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Congresses Going Ahead

Post by Tim Spanton » Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:43 am


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Re: Congresses Going Ahead

Post by Ian Thompson » Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:40 am

If the ECF and FIDE Calendars are to be believed then most events are going ahead.

Of course, I realise the reality is that many events probably haven't updated their entry to say their event is cancelled, which is disappointing.

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Re: Congresses Going Ahead

Post by Tim Spanton » Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:44 am

That coincides with what I am finding; one usually has to go to an event's website to discover the correct status.
For what it is worth, there is a similar experience with Ramblers' walks.

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Re: Congresses Going Ahead

Post by John McKenna » Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:35 am

From the organiser -

The 51st Thanet Chess Congress website is now up and running

https://www.thanetchesscongress.co.uk/

This year’s congress is to take place between 21st -23rd August 2020, at our now established venue...
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Re: Congresses Going Ahead

Post by Roger de Coverly » Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:26 pm

Ian Thompson wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:40 am
If the ECF and FIDE Calendars are to be believed then most events are going ahead.
That includes the English Seniors, the 4NCL end May near Basingstoke and the 4NCL summer near Crewe.

Those plus the British in Torquay and the Olympiad in Moscow would seem in doubt.

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Re: Congresses Going Ahead

Post by Nick Grey » Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:05 pm

Ramblers' walks is now walking in isolation.
Keswick seems to be cancelled.
Forget about London.
Try Scotland Walks?

Simon Rogers
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Re: Congresses Going Ahead

Post by Simon Rogers » Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:27 pm

Thanet has been cancelled.
But the Northumberland Chess Congress in North Shields from the 25th to 27th September is definitely going ahead with a limited entry of 120.

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Re: Congresses Going Ahead

Post by Simon Rogers » Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:13 pm

Hopefully Northumberland Chess Congress will go ahead.
Then Harrogate Chess Congress 23rd to 25th October.
Is there any other OTB congresses going ahead?

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Re: Congresses Going Ahead

Post by Wadih Khoury » Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:40 pm

Sadly no congresses yet in the south :cry:

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Re: Congresses Going Ahead

Post by Mick Norris » Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:02 pm

Wadih Khoury wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:40 pm
Sadly no congresses yet in the south :cry:
It's grim down south :lol:

Especially when there's a test match scheduled :wink:
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Re: Congresses Going Ahead

Post by Simon Rogers » Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:08 pm

I've had a look at Chess Scotland, Welsh Chess Union and Ulster Chess Union websites and Calendars.
There seems to be no OTB chess tournaments going ahead this year so far.

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Re: Congresses Going Ahead

Post by Matt Bridgeman » Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:16 pm

The City of Dublin Championship has a couple of FIDE sections and will take English entries 25th-27th September. Ryanair has cheap flights!
https://www.icu.ie/events/1349

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Re: Congresses Going Ahead

Post by Tim Spanton » Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:20 pm

Matt Bridgeman wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:16 pm
The City of Dublin Championship has a couple of FIDE sections and will take English entries 25th-27th September. Ryanair has cheap flights!
https://www.icu.ie/events/1349
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Re: Congresses Going Ahead

Post by Paul Cooksey » Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:23 pm

I think Ireland is asking visitors to quarantine for 14 days

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Re: Congresses Going Ahead

Post by NickFaulks » Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:24 pm

Mick Norris wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:02 pm
It's grim down south :lol:
Chess may be banned, but we're actually being paid to enjoy the attractions of pubs and restaurants. I'm pleased to say that evening life is very lively ( and in fact starts at lunchtime since nobody is going to work ).

I'm sure this is all based on the soundest possible scientific and economic advice.
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