Second Junior OTB tournament in Oxfordshire

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Re: Second Junior OTB tournament in Oxfordshire

Post by NickFaulks » Tue Dec 22, 2020 5:11 pm

No, the plan is tier 5.
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Re: Second Junior OTB tournament in Oxfordshire

Post by Nick Grey » Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:00 pm

Tier 4 by the end of the week.

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Re: Second Junior OTB tournament in Oxfordshire

Post by Wadih Khoury » Wed Dec 23, 2020 3:23 pm

It seems confirmed now we will also move to T4....
Every time hope rears its head, it is mercilessly trampled on :(

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Re: Second Junior OTB tournament in Oxfordshire

Post by Mick Norris » Wed Dec 23, 2020 3:26 pm

From 00:01 on Boxing Day, Sussex, Oxfordshire, Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire, those parts in Essex not already in tier four, Waverley in Surrey, and Hampshire - including Portsmouth and Southampton but with the exception of the New Forest - will be escalated to tier four.

Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset (including the North Somerset area), Swindon, the Isle of Wight, the New Forest and Northamptonshire, as well as Cheshire and Warrington, will be escalated to tier three.

Cornwall and Herefordshire will be escalated to tier two.
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Re: Second Junior OTB tournament in Oxfordshire

Post by Joseph Conlon » Wed Dec 23, 2020 3:34 pm

As per the government announcements Oxfordshire is moving into tier 4 from Boxing Day. In tier 4 'supervised activities provided for children' can only take place where necessary for parents to work.

This is not the case for a junior chess tournament and as such the tournament is cancelled/postponed until another window appears. As before, once such a window occurs it will be advertised on a notice of a few weeks.

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Re: Second Junior OTB tournament in Oxfordshire

Post by Simon Rogers » Wed Dec 23, 2020 3:35 pm

Wadih Khoury wrote:
Wed Dec 23, 2020 3:23 pm
It seems confirmed now we will also move to T4....
Every time hope rears its head, it is mercilessly trampled on :(
There is always hope.

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Re: Second Junior OTB tournament in Oxfordshire

Post by Martyn Goodger » Wed Dec 23, 2020 5:24 pm

Sorry to hear this news, Joseph. Although we are two and a half hours' drive away (Cambridgeshire), I had been thinking about bringing my 8 year son to play. He plays loads online but, as you say, OTB is something different and something which he is very much missing. Hopefully another time soon.

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Re: Second Junior OTB tournament in Oxfordshire

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Wed Dec 23, 2020 6:18 pm

Simon Rogers wrote:
Wed Dec 23, 2020 3:35 pm
Wadih Khoury wrote:
Wed Dec 23, 2020 3:23 pm
It seems confirmed now we will also move to T4....
Every time hope rears its head, it is mercilessly trampled on :(
There is always hope.
And in this case, hope is vaccination.
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Re: Second Junior OTB tournament in Oxfordshire

Post by Nick Grey » Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:40 pm

Sorry to hear this news, Joseph. Happy to support your work online or OTB. Send me a PM.

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Re: Second Junior OTB tournament in Oxfordshire

Post by Nick Grey » Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:47 pm

Hoping that all children get back to school in January.

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Re: Second Junior OTB tournament in Oxfordshire

Post by Joseph Conlon » Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:23 pm

Yes it's a shame - registrations were looking good with 16 signed up 3 weeks in advance, with a decent top end (6 graded over 120 in old money). I had even thought I had a chance of reaching my capacity of 30. But the best laid plans of mice and men go oft a-Hancock.

However, there will be another window, and by now I have a growing contact list of parents who are willing to be 'early adopters' of the return to OTB when it is allowed.

So when the clouds again look like clearing, I'll try again.

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Re: Second Junior OTB tournament in Oxfordshire

Post by Adam Raoof » Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:11 pm

Joseph and Wadih - well done on your efforts!

Once I've had my vaccination (probably January) I will be ready to travel, if you need an arbiter...
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Re: Second Junior OTB tournament in Oxfordshire

Post by Nick Grey » Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:33 pm

Wadih, Adam PM me too. I want to donate.

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Re: Second Junior OTB tournament in Oxfordshire

Post by Wadih Khoury » Thu Dec 24, 2020 9:48 am

All credit to Jo, he actually did manage to organise an event!
Unlike my projects which stayed on emails and excel sheets! :lol:
(My project require being able to at least have bubbles of 6)

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