Event Cancellation

List of cancelled events due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Kevin Thurlow
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Re: Event Cancellation

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Sun May 16, 2021 12:03 am

"Peter Rowe has resigned as tournament organiser"

Peter did an absolutely fantastic job over many years and deserves to have a rest. This year was always in doubt of course. Maybe someone else will take on all the work, but they probably know how much he did and don't fancy it.

Ronnie Burton
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Re: Event Cancellation

Post by Ronnie Burton » Sun May 23, 2021 10:47 pm

Yes he did a terrific job and his company gave fantastic support. The tournament was the best 7 days tournament
i every played in since 1984 meeting friends every year.

Simon Rogers
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Re: Event Cancellation

Post by Simon Rogers » Tue May 25, 2021 7:31 pm

I never played in the tournament. I wish I had.

Ronnie Burton
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Re: Event Cancellation

Post by Ronnie Burton » Sun Jul 04, 2021 9:52 pm

I shall miss playing in Guernsey, was my top tournament and meeting friends from Holland each year. I do hope someone will come forward for 2022

Simon Rogers
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Re: Event Cancellation

Post by Simon Rogers » Mon Jul 05, 2021 3:26 pm

I'm afraid the Gold Coast Open 2021, that was due to take place from the 1st to 4th July in South-east Queensland, Australia was cancelled at short notice.
It was due to a local lockdown because of Covid-19.

Ronnie Burton
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Re: Event Cancellation

Post by Ronnie Burton » Tue Jul 06, 2021 11:16 pm

You are taking about a tournamrnt thats already finished, Very strange for putting this on this board

Ronnie Burton
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Re: Event Cancellation

Post by Ronnie Burton » Tue Jul 06, 2021 11:17 pm

Correction not started

Ronnie Burton
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Re: Event Cancellation

Post by Ronnie Burton » Tue Jul 06, 2021 11:21 pm

Don't understand your posts about tournaments that have already been cancelled and you advise on this

Simon Rogers
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Re: Event Cancellation

Post by Simon Rogers » Thu Jul 08, 2021 9:47 am

Sorry Ronnie. Not my finest moment. I had a backlog of news to report to the forum. My phone ran out of data allowance. Anyway I am up and running again.
I have some good news to report about more clubs that reopened a few weeks ago and a couple of venue changes.
Sadly I have some you know whats to report in the Category that is two below.

Colin Purdon
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Re: Event Cancellation

Post by Colin Purdon » Thu Jul 08, 2021 11:23 am

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Sun May 16, 2021 12:03 am
"Peter Rowe has resigned as tournament organiser"

Peter did an absolutely fantastic job over many years and deserves to have a rest. This year was always in doubt of course. Maybe someone else will take on all the work, but they probably know how much he did and don't fancy it.
I somehow managed to miss this news when it was first posted.

I don't have much to add to what Kevin and others have already said, but I will add my thanks to Peter Rowe (and previously Fred Hamperl) for all the hard work they did in making the tournament happen. I do hope it continues in 2022.

Mark Taylor
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Re: Event Cancellation

Post by Mark Taylor » Fri Jul 09, 2021 10:08 am

I'm just adding my voice to the others. I've always enjoyed playing in the Guernsey Chess Festival, not least because of the sterling efforts of Peter Rowe and Fred Hamperl. I too hope this isn't the end of a wonderful tournament.

Ronnie Burton
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Re: Event Cancellation

Post by Ronnie Burton » Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:12 pm

Hi Mark

Totally agree with your comments on being a wonderful tournament. I do hope someome comes forward for 2022 Congress.

Simon Rogers
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Re: Event Cancellation

Post by Simon Rogers » Thu Aug 12, 2021 11:33 pm

I'm afraid the Bradford Chess Congress which normally takes place in mid September has been cancelled like last year.
This was posted on the website:
"Unfortunately due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2021 Bradford Chess Congress is unable to take place. We do expect the congress to be back up and running in 2022, so please keep an eye on the website for details."

Ronnie Burton
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Re: Event Cancellation

Post by Ronnie Burton » Sat Aug 14, 2021 8:51 pm

The Torbay Chess Congress
Welcome to the website of the annual Torbay Chess Congress.

Covid-19 Update

With deep regret the 2021 Congress has been cancelled because of the ongoing implications of the Covid-19 pandemic.

On a positive note, we are planning to hold the 2022 Congress on Armistice weekend (11th - 13th November) at the Toorak Hotel, Torquay. We hope to start accepting entries for the 2022 Congress around the middle of 2022.

Simon Rogers
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Re: Event Cancellation

Post by Simon Rogers » Sat Aug 21, 2021 12:26 am

Sad news.
The British Rapidplay Chess Championships scheduled for 27th-28th November 2021 at Leeds Trinity University in Horsforth, Leeds, has been cancelled.
This was posted on their website:
"The same venue has been rebooked for 2022 on the same weekend in November (26th-27th November 2022). We are sorry it has come to this but there truly are circumstances beyond anyone's control."

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