Congresses Going Ahead

Details of upcoming UK events, please provide working links if possible.
NickFaulks
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Re: Congresses Going Ahead

Post by NickFaulks » Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:26 pm

Paul Cooksey wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:23 pm
I think Ireland is asking visitors to quarantine for 14 days
Are we doing that to them or are they getting their retaliation in first?
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Simon Rogers
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Re: Congresses Going Ahead

Post by Simon Rogers » Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:31 pm

According to the Irish Chess Union Calendar:
24th to 26th October Limerick Open
27th to 29th November Kilkenny Open
Both still going ahead.

J T Melsom
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Re: Congresses Going Ahead

Post by J T Melsom » Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:49 pm

The pub I've frequented most often in the last twenty years hasn't re-opened as it draws a significant proportion of revenue from being a live music venue. This makes visits to the pub a bit of an unknown quantity in terms of decent beer and company. And whilst government policy may be driving some of us to drink, Rishi certainly isn't paying my bar bills.

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Re: Congresses Going Ahead

Post by David Gilbert » Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:27 pm

Mick Norris wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:02 pm
Wadih Khoury wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:40 pm
Sadly no congresses yet in the south :cry:
It's grim down south :lol:
Not so fast. Fareham is on at the moment. 25th-27th September 2020 http://www.castlechess.co.uk/Events/?ID=99

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Re: Congresses Going Ahead

Post by Simon Rogers » Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:52 am

David Gilbert wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:27 pm
Mick Norris wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:02 pm
Wadih Khoury wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:40 pm
Sadly no congresses yet in the south :cry:
It's grim down south :lol:
Not so fast. Fareham is on at the moment. 25th-27th September 2020 http://www.castlechess.co.uk/Events/?ID=99
I rang Tony Corfe who runs Fareham Congress and other Castle Chess tournaments this morning and he has informed me that Fareham Congress is going ahead.
However Dudley Congress scheduled for 16th to 18th October has been cancelled.
There are no more Castle Chess tournaments planned for the rest of 2020 after that.

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Re: Congresses Going Ahead

Post by Simon Rogers » Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:37 pm

Simon Rogers wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:31 pm
According to the Irish Chess Union Calendar:
24th to 26th October Limerick Open
27th to 29th November Kilkenny Open
Both still going ahead.
Sadly the Kilkenny Open has been cancelled.
However there is the Manx Championship in Douglas, Isle of Man from Friday 9th October to Sunday 11th October.

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Re: Congresses Going Ahead

Post by Simon Rogers » Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:30 pm

Entries for the Manx Chess Championship have opened today and will be open until 2nd October.

Kevin Thurlow
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Re: Congresses Going Ahead

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:51 pm

"The registration deadline for the CZECH OPEN 2020 festival without an extra fee for the late enrolment has been prolonged by 10th September 2020.

Let us invite you most cordially to this year´s upcoming tournaments held within the frame of 20th CZECH TOUR 2020/2021 Series."

http://czechtour.net/hradec-kralove-open/

http://czechtour.net/brno-open/

Upcoming festivals arranged within the frame of CZECH TOUR 2020 / 2021:

26. 12. 2020 – 1. 1. 2021 21st LITOMYSL OPEN
15. - 22. 1. 2021 20th PRAGUE OPEN
23. - 30. 1. 2021 20th MARIENBAD OPEN
20. - 27. 2. 2021 21st LIBEREC OPEN
Other festivals:

11. - 19. 2. 2021 3rd PRAGUE INTERNATIONAL CHESS FESTIVAL DON GIOVANNI
Detailed regulations will be published in October 2020.

We look forward to your participation.

team AVE-KONTAKT"

Tim Spanton
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Re: Congresses Going Ahead

Post by Tim Spanton » Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:17 pm

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:51 pm
"The registration deadline for the CZECH OPEN 2020 festival without an extra fee for the late enrolment has been prolonged by 10th September 2020.

Let us invite you most cordially to this year´s upcoming tournaments held within the frame of 20th CZECH TOUR 2020/2021 Series."

http://czechtour.net/hradec-kralove-open/

http://czechtour.net/brno-open/

Upcoming festivals arranged within the frame of CZECH TOUR 2020 / 2021:

26. 12. 2020 – 1. 1. 2021 21st LITOMYSL OPEN
15. - 22. 1. 2021 20th PRAGUE OPEN
23. - 30. 1. 2021 20th MARIENBAD OPEN
20. - 27. 2. 2021 21st LIBEREC OPEN
Other festivals:

11. - 19. 2. 2021 3rd PRAGUE INTERNATIONAL CHESS FESTIVAL DON GIOVANNI
Detailed regulations will be published in October 2020.

We look forward to your participation.

team AVE-KONTAKT"
BBC News:

The Czech Republic has seen a record numbers of new Covid-19 cases for the third day in a row. Thursday's tally of 680 took the number of infections to nearly 26,500 with 426 deaths.

Radio Prague says the country has the highest rate of infections of all its neighbours. But officials say the low number of people needing hospital treatment shows that facilities are not in danger of being overwhelmed.

However, the virus is impacting all aspects of Czech life. The chief public health officer has tested positive for the virus and a number of ministers, including the health minister, are self-isolating. Sports events have been cancelled because team members have tested positive, and schools are under threat of closure having just reopened.

Face masks will be mandatory again in all shops and shopping centres in the capital, Prague, from Wednesday. People across the country already have to wear the coverings in public spaces and on public transport. Bars and clubs in Prague will also have to close between midnight and 06:00.

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Re: Congresses Going Ahead

Post by Ian Thompson » Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:29 pm

If it proves impossible to attend the Czech Open there's a tournament in Munich which starts a few days later. I can't find any information on coronavirus precautions, but it does still appear to be going ahead. The list of entrants was updated earlier this week.

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Re: Congresses Going Ahead

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:45 pm

I should clarify that I only pass on adverts for information purposes - I can bear no responsibility for public safety either at the venue, or travel to and from the venue...

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Re: Congresses Going Ahead

Post by Simon Rogers » Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:51 pm

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:45 pm
I should clarify that I only pass on adverts for information purposes - I can bear no responsibility for public safety either at the venue, or travel to and from the venue...
I'm with Kevin.
I'm the same as regards to posting information of Congresses coming up.
Me and Kevin go out of our way spending a lot of our own time and expense visiting various websites gathering information about Congresses coming up. Nationally and Internationally.
Not for our benefit but for other forum members.

Simon Rogers
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Re: Congresses Going Ahead

Post by Simon Rogers » Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:39 pm

Apologies that my last post sounded a bit self- righteous.
It wasn't intended that way.
As mentioned in other threads, I can only post from my phone and I browse the internet from my phone only which takes me above my data allownce which is why it costs me a lot of money.
Regrettably the next a few days I need to post 5 Deaths and Obituaries
All the organisers for tournaments whether online, OTB, or 4NCL need our support.
For example through advertising.

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Re: Congresses Going Ahead - carona virus info

Post by David Pardoe » Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:32 pm

Can I say that the Northumberland congress merits your support and is keen to see a full house (reduced to 120 players this year due to the carona Virus factors -- see separate thread (below) for details. This includes a piece on the requirements for the Carona virus which might be helpful to others thinking of running a congress . Click on the website address for the entry form details and then click on the highlighted section regarding the Carona virus features/ considerations.
Note that the Northumberland event takes place on the w/e of 25th /27th September so its only 3 weeks away and, as of today, there are 43 entries declared and they`d like to fill the remaining 80 or so, slots. Please pass this on to fellow players who might be interested.
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Tim Spanton
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Re: Congresses Going Ahead

Post by Tim Spanton » Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:37 am

Simon Rogers wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:51 pm
Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:45 pm
I should clarify that I only pass on adverts for information purposes - I can bear no responsibility for public safety either at the venue, or travel to and from the venue...
I'm with Kevin.
I'm the same as regards to posting information of Congresses coming up.
Me and Kevin go out of our way spending a lot of our own time and expense visiting various websites gathering information about Congresses coming up. Nationally and Internationally.
Not for our benefit but for other forum members.
Kevin was joking.
He was joking in response to my joke.
He did not go out of his way spending a lot of his own time and expense visiting various websites gathering information about congresses coming up - he was sent an email by CzechTour.

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