Event Cancellation

List of cancelled events due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Simon Rogers
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Re: Event Cancellation

Post by Simon Rogers » Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:37 pm

It's been announced on the Chess Direct website
12th to 14th June Huddersfield Congress
at the University of Huddersfield has been cancelled.

David Sedgwick
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Re: Event Cancellation

Post by David Sedgwick » Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:07 pm

The Gibraltar Junior Chess Festival 2020, scheduled to take place from19th to 25th August, has been cancelled.

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Re: Event Cancellation

Post by Roger de Coverly » Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:58 pm

David Sedgwick wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:07 pm
The Gibraltar Junior Chess Festival 2020, scheduled to take place from19th to 25th August, has been cancelled.
Gibraltar is somewhere we haven't heard much if anything being reported. On paper it could seal itself off, but is there too much dependence on people commuting to and from Spain?

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Re: Event Cancellation

Post by Michael Farthing » Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:25 pm

Gibralter currently has had 176 cases, 174 recoveries and no deaths. 2 cases are outstanding. It has tested about 30% of its population.
It seems the vicinity of Spain has not wreaked too much disaster.

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Re: Event Cancellation

Post by David Sedgwick » Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:13 pm

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:58 pm
Gibraltar is somewhere we haven't heard much if anything being reported. On paper it could seal itself off, but is there too much dependence on people commuting to and from Spain?
The border has been closed, but it reopened last week.

https://www.chronicle.gi/residents-of-g ... nto-spain/

Simon Rogers
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Re: Event Cancellation

Post by Simon Rogers » Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:55 am

I'm afraid I have a load more Event Cancellations to share with you.
These are CANCELLED according to the ECF calendar.
Here they are:
26th to 28th June Whitby Chess Congress in Whitby, North Yorkshire.

5th July Martlesham Heath Chess Open in Martlesham Heath, Suffolk.

18th July, 22nd August and 05th September
Poplar Rapid Chess Tournaments. Poplar, London.

25th July Kingston Rapidplay

21st to 23rd August Steve Boniface Memorial in Bristol.

According to the Calendar on the Chess Scotland website one of the biggest tournaments north of the border which attracted 145 entries last year.
Which is:
16th to 18th October Dundee Congress in Dundee also cancelled.

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Re: Event Cancellation

Post by Alex McFarlane » Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:56 pm

Scarborough Chess Congress

Unfortunately, the Organising Committee of the Scarborough Congress has been forced to admit defeat in its efforts to hold the event this year.

We have been informed that the local authority will not make a decision on allowing venues like the Spa Centre to open before 1st October. The company in charge of the Centre will then have to confirm the financial viability of staging events before 2021, many users having already cancelled. That is almost certain to cause a further delay to an already tight schedule, even if it will be possible to stage the Congress.

With that timescale, and the many other uncertainties surrounding the event, it has been decided that it is in the best interests of all concerned that the decision to cancel is made now.

We apologise to our many regulars but circumstances are beyond our control. We look forward to returning in 2021.

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Re: Event Cancellation

Post by Mick Norris » Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:27 pm

British Rapidplay
Due to covid 19 restrictions which will not expire before vaccine take-up exceeds 80% of the population,there will be no tournament in 2020.

The same venue as detailed below has been rebooked for 2021 on the same weekend in November, see above dates.

We are sorry it has come to this but these truly are circumstances beyond anyone’s control.

I expect the following to happen:

A vaccine will be approved by the end of 2020

As 60,000,000 people need vaccinating, in this country alone, it will take time to manufacture and distribute available stocks.

Medical professionals and high risk groups will have priority. It’s likely that these groups will require a 2nd dose.

Roll out to everyone will take months.
Any postings on here represent my personal views and should not be taken as representative of the Manchester Chess Federation www.manchesterchess.co.uk

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Re: Event Cancellation

Post by NickFaulks » Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:37 pm

Do we know the identity of this well informed commentator?

David Sedgwick
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Re: Event Cancellation

Post by David Sedgwick » Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:35 pm

NickFaulks wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:37 pm
Do we know the identity of this well informed commentator?
Brent Kitson must be a good bet.

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Re: Event Cancellation

Post by Simon Rogers » Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:20 pm

Here are some more cancellations
According to the Chess Scotland Calendar:
4th to 6th September Inverness Congress in Inverness.
According to the ECF Calendar:
30th October to 1st November 2nd Hull 4NCL International Congress in Hull, East Yorkshire.
Both cancelled.

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Re: Event Cancellation

Post by Tim Harding » Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:21 am

The World Senior Individual Championships (scheduled for November in Italy) are cancelled. For those affected, see a longer posting I'm about to make on the Seniors thread.
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