Event Cancellation

List of cancelled events due to the coronavirus pandemic.
David Sedgwick
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Re: Event Cancellation

Post by David Sedgwick » Thu Sep 16, 2021 12:12 am

Ronnie Burton wrote:
Wed Sep 15, 2021 9:53 pm
Dear Chess Player

I am sad to inform you that as organisers of the Torbay Chess Congress we have decided to cancel the 2021 Congress.

There is clearly an ongoing risk from the Covid virus. In our judgement we cannot ensure player safety during the Congress.

On a positive note, we are planning to hold the 2022 Congress on Armistice weekend (11th - 13th November) at the Toorak Hotel.

If you won a trophy at the 2019 Congress please feel free to hold on to it for another year. If you are moving away from the area or would simply like to return it, please let me know and I will arrange to pay for the carriage.

Kind regards

Ken Alexander
Congress Organiser
Ronnie, I thought that I had read this before somewhere.

You yourself announced it a month ago on Page 7 of this thread.

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Re: Event Cancellation

Post by Brendan O'Gorman » Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:59 am

The proposed move to the Toorak Hotel is new and welcome.

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Re: Event Cancellation

Post by Ronnie Burton » Thu Sep 16, 2021 5:48 pm

Hopefully Toorak Hotel could also be venue for Paignton Congress in September. Only problem with lack of space for entries of over 100 plus.

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Re: Event Cancellation

Post by LawrenceCooper » Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:15 pm

David Sedgwick wrote:
Thu Sep 16, 2021 12:12 am

Ronnie, I thought that I had read this before somewhere.

You yourself announced it a month ago on Page 7 of this thread.
If he does it again will you claim threefold repetition?

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Re: Event Cancellation

Post by Ronnie Burton » Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:16 pm

Very good Lawrence.

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Re: Event Cancellation

Post by Paul Cooksey » Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:21 pm

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:15 pm
David Sedgwick wrote:
Thu Sep 16, 2021 12:12 am

Ronnie, I thought that I had read this before somewhere.

You yourself announced it a month ago on Page 7 of this thread.
If he does it again will you claim threefold repetition?
I don't expect David to make such an error. Everyone knows the arbiter only steps in after fivefold repetition.

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Re: Event Cancellation

Post by Alex McFarlane » Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:44 pm

Personally, I would step in after fourfold repetition!
Why would an arbiter wait for the position to occur 6 times?

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Re: Event Cancellation

Post by David Sedgwick » Thu Sep 16, 2021 11:44 pm

Paul Cooksey wrote:
Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:21 pm
I don't expect David to make such an error. Everyone knows the arbiter only steps in after fivefold repetition.
Very good Paul
Alex McFarlane wrote:
Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:44 pm
Personally, I would step in after fourfold repetition!
Why would an arbiter wait for the position to occur 6 times?
Get thee to the Pedants United thread.

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Re: Event Cancellation

Post by Simon Rogers » Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:13 pm

Don't worry Ronnie, I'll add the Torbay Congress again in my list of Events taking place in 2022 in the Congress Diary Category.

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Re: Event Cancellation

Post by Ronnie Burton » Tue Sep 21, 2021 10:25 pm

Hope to see you play at Torquay in 2022 Simom. Well organised tournament

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Re: Event Cancellation

Post by Simon Rogers » Mon Sep 27, 2021 12:52 am

Ronnie Burton wrote:
Tue Sep 21, 2021 10:25 pm
Hope to see you play at Torquay in 2022 Simom. Well organised tournament
Yeah. I'm hoping to play in it, if I can get the time off work. I've heard a lot of good reports about the tournament.

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Re: Event Cancellation

Post by Simon Rogers » Fri Oct 01, 2021 10:53 am

NickFaulks wrote:
Sat Aug 21, 2021 4:18 pm
I expect the following to happen:
"I" is presumably the British Rapidplay's in-house epidemiologist. Do we have a name?
Hi Nick.
Something you might not like has appeared on the Yorkshire Chess Association website regards to the cancellation of the British Rapidplay. Worth a read.
Steve Mann has backed Brent Kitson on the cancellation and posted his strong views aswell including about a coach holiday to Dunoon.

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Re: Event Cancellation

Post by Roger de Coverly » Fri Oct 01, 2021 11:10 am

Simon Rogers wrote:
Fri Oct 01, 2021 10:53 am
Something you might not like has appeared on the Yorkshire Chess Association website regards to the cancellation of the British Rapidplay. Worth a read.
There is however the empirical evidence of the various tournaments that have already taken place, which are not rumoured to have been spreaders of disease.

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Re: Event Cancellation

Post by Simon Rogers » Fri Oct 01, 2021 11:35 am

Roger de Coverly wrote:
Fri Oct 01, 2021 11:10 am
Simon Rogers wrote:
Fri Oct 01, 2021 10:53 am
Something you might not like has appeared on the Yorkshire Chess Association website regards to the cancellation of the British Rapidplay. Worth a read.
There is however the empirical evidence of the various tournaments that have already taken place, which are not rumoured to have been spreaders of disease.
Yeah. I can't believe Steve Mann has written that, backing Brent Kitson.
Each to their own I suppose.
One thing, I have learnt by posting so many Deaths and Obituaries is that only 3 were Covid-19 including my friend Geoff Robinson and even then he was in hospital with serious underlying health issues.
I just need to pop out to post my entry for the Scarborough Congress and buy a Blackpool Gazette.
Back soon with some sad news.

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Re: Event Cancellation

Post by Adam Raoof » Fri Oct 01, 2021 11:40 am

If the ECF gave me the funding, I would run this event at Golders Green over two weekends, with 100 players at the venue each time.
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