Nottingham Congress March 21st-22nd - cancellation

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Neil Graham
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Nottingham Congress March 21st-22nd - cancellation

Post by Neil Graham » Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:10 pm

The Nottingham Congress due to take place later this week has now been cancelled.

The Nottinghamshire Chess Association has just released the following statement:-

The Nottinghamshire Chess Association has reluctantly cancelled the 45th Annual Nottingham Congress, which was due to take place on 21st--22nd March at Nottingham High School. This is the first interruption to our annual Congress, which began in 1976, and we have not come to this conclusion lightly.

Proposed government restrictions on large gatherings, together with an English Chess Federation announcement suggesting an initial three-week cessation of team chess matches, in conjunction with the rapidly escalating national situation and local circumstances, make this the only reasonable course of action.

Arrangements will be made to refund entry fees to all competitors as soon as possible.

In addition competitors already entered are asked to e-mail the organisers confirming they are aware of the cancellation to save unnecessary phone calls later.

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