Event Cancellation

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

Post by Simon Rogers » Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:39 pm

It was announced on the Essex Chess Association website on the 29th December 2020, that the Southend Easter Congress 2021 has been cancelled.

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Matt Mackenzie
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Re: Event Cancellation

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:05 am

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:38 pm
Unlikely to surprise anyone, but the 2021 East Devon in the Exeter Corn Exchange has been formally cancelled. Usually it's late February or early March and the 2020 event was one of the last English events held.
Blackpool was the last major one, I think? Doubt if enough people will get vaccinated in time for it this year.
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Re: Event Cancellation

Post by NickFaulks » Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:34 am

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:05 am
Doubt if enough people will get vaccinated in time for it this year.
Can someone explain the mechanism by which that will make a difference? I don't understand.
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Re: Event Cancellation

Post by Roger de Coverly » Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:07 pm

NickFaulks wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:34 am
Can someone explain the mechanism by which that will make a difference? I don't understand.
SAGE or similar prophets of doom will decree that until there's near 100% vaccination or 0% infection, that large gatherings have to be banned. One of them was recently talking about restrictions next winter.

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Paul Robert Jackson
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Re: Event Cancellation

Post by Paul Robert Jackson » Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:28 pm

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:05 am
Roger de Coverly wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:38 pm
Unlikely to surprise anyone, but the 2021 East Devon in the Exeter Corn Exchange has been formally cancelled. Usually it's late February or early March and the 2020 event was one of the last English events held.
Blackpool was the last major one, I think? Doubt if enough people will get vaccinated in time for it this year.
Will be very surprised if Blackpool Chess Conference 2021 takes place.
.....lets see if the website gets updated.
www.blackpoolchess.org.uk
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Simon Rogers
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Re: Event Cancellation

Post by Simon Rogers » Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:39 pm

Not likely. The Lancashire website, has not been updated since mid April last year.

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Re: Event Cancellation

Post by NickFaulks » Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:15 pm

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:07 pm
One of them was recently talking about restrictions next winter.
All we need now is for the PM to promise that this will certainly not happen, so that we can plan ahead with total confidence.
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