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Re: Event Cancellation

Posted: Sun May 16, 2021 12:03 am
by Kevin Thurlow
"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.

Re: Event Cancellation

Posted: Sun May 23, 2021 10:47 pm
by Ronnie Burton
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.

Re: Event Cancellation

Posted: Tue May 25, 2021 7:31 pm
by Simon Rogers
I never played in the tournament. I wish I had.

Re: Event Cancellation

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

Re: Event Cancellation

Posted: Mon Jul 05, 2021 3:26 pm
by Simon Rogers
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.

Re: Event Cancellation

Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2021 11:16 pm
by Ronnie Burton
You are taking about a tournamrnt thats already finished, Very strange for putting this on this board

Re: Event Cancellation

Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2021 11:17 pm
by Ronnie Burton
Correction not started

Re: Event Cancellation

Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2021 11:21 pm
by Ronnie Burton
Don't understand your posts about tournaments that have already been cancelled and you advise on this

Re: Event Cancellation

Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2021 9:47 am
by Simon Rogers
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.

Re: Event Cancellation

Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2021 11:23 am
by Colin Purdon
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.

Re: Event Cancellation

Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2021 10:08 am
by Mark Taylor
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.

Re: Event Cancellation

Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:12 pm
by Ronnie Burton
Hi Mark

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