Event Cancellation

List of cancelled events due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Roger de Coverly
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Re: Event Cancellation

Post by Roger de Coverly » Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:25 pm

The Easter WECU Congress at Exmouth announced cancellation a few days ago.

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Re: Event Cancellation

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:06 am

South Lakes Congress, due in June, has been postponed pending further developments.
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Re: Event Cancellation

Post by Neil Graham » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:05 am

4NCL Congresses cancelled

4NCL Easter Congress on Thursday 9 – Monday 13 April 2020 at Holiday Inn, Kenilworth;

4NCL Spring Bank Holiday Congress on Friday 22 - Monday 25 May 2020 at Basingstoke Country Hotel.

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Re: Event Cancellation

Post by David Sedgwick » Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:11 am

Altibox Norway Chess 2020 has been postponed until 3rd to 17th October.

https://norwaychess.no/en/2020/03/27/al ... l-october/.

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Re: Event Cancellation

Post by Mick Norris » Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:42 am

Women's Grand Prix stage 4 postponed

Have we reached the point where everything is cancelled/postponed (or are they still playing chess as well as football in Belarus)?
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Re: Event Cancellation

Post by David Sedgwick » Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:54 am

Mick Norris wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:42 am
... (or are they still playing chess as well as football in Belarus)?
Neil G requested that this NOT become a discussion thread, so I shall limit my response to answering Mick's question.

No events have been registered by Belarus beyond the end of March.

https://ratings.fide.com/rated_tourname ... ountry=BLR.

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Re: Event Cancellation

Post by Paul Cooksey » Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:01 pm

Maybe we can now say "everything" and move on?

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Re: Event Cancellation

Post by Ian Thompson » Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:19 pm

Paul Cooksey wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:01 pm
Maybe we can now say "everything" and move on?
Until when, though? Looking at a couple I've played in before, the Rhein-Main open (10 - 14 June) say they hope things will be sufficiently back to normal that it can go ahead and Biel (18 - 29 July) say nothing at all either way.

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Re: Event Cancellation

Post by David Sedgwick » Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:19 pm

The Grand Chess Tour 2020 has been cancelled, although the St Louis Rapid & Blitz and the Sinquefield Cup may possibly survive.

https://grandchesstour.org/news-press-r ... e-covid-19

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Re: Event Cancellation

Post by Tim Harding » Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:35 pm

The European Senior Team Championship (scheduled for Wroclaw, Poland) in late June/July is now marked "postponed" on the European Chess Union Calendar.

The European senior individual championshipss, which should have been on this month in Jastrzebia Gora, Poland, have been rescheduled 16-26 October.
My impression is that this event is somewhat more likely than most other Senior tournaments to happen. Before the virus crisis, John Nunn was hot favourite to win the 65+ championship.

I suspect that the team event will not happen this year.
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Re: Event Cancellation

Post by Simon Rogers » Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:08 pm

According to the Chess Scotland website, the Scottish Chess Championships 4th to 12th July in Edinburgh have been cancelled.
Also according to the Welsh Chess Union the following events have been cancelled
8th to 10th May Rhyl Chess Congress
26th to 28th June North Wales Open in Llandudno
4th to 9th July South Wales International in Cardiff

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Re: Event Cancellation

Post by Adam Raoof » Sun May 03, 2020 11:04 pm

If anyone wants to have an online version of their congress, with sections and proper swiss pairings with fixed round times, longer time controls, please contact me. All players would ideally have to be on camera throughout.

This is proving a reasonable alternative to having no chess at all!

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Simon Rogers
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Re: Event Cancellation

Post by Simon Rogers » Mon May 04, 2020 10:06 pm

According to the English Chess Federation Calendar, the following events have been cancelled
15th-17th May Frome Chess Congress
16th-17th May Calderdale Chess Congress
17th May Crewe Rapidplay
5th-7th June South Lakes Congress in Kendal.

According to the Welsh Chess Union Calendar the South Wales Blitz on the 14th June has been cancelled.

In Northern Ireland, according to the Ulster Chess Union website, a statement has been made by Tournament Director Brendan Jamison saying that all Ulster Chess Union tournaments and chess talks for May and June have been cancelled.

In the Republic of Ireland, according to the chess website, the Ennis Congress, 15th to 17th May, has been postponed. Also the Irish Chess Championships has been provisionally rearranged for the beginning of August.

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Re: Event Cancellation

Post by Ronnie Burton » Wed May 13, 2020 5:50 pm

Due to the Covid 19 virus the Guernsey Chess Federation very much regrets to confirm the cancellation of the 46th Guernsey International Chess Festival. We very much hope that all our chess friends will understand that in making this decision we consider the safety of players to be of paramount importance. We hope to see you again in the future.

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Re: Event Cancellation

Post by Simon Rogers » Thu May 14, 2020 10:42 am

The Cotswold Chess Congress scheduled for the 23rd to 25th May in Gloucester has been cancelled.

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