Sadly, the Committee has taken the decision to cancel chess for the remainder of 2020, on the basis that there is no reasonable prospect of being able to recommence the activities in the current year. The stage 4 restrictions are in place until mid-September, and the venue is waiting until 100 people can meet before it re-opens, as such even fitting in a club championship over 7 weeks is not possible.
When we are able to meet again, we will do so with our AGM to direct what the club does in 2021.
The club will not be charging any membership fees for 2020. Therefore, players who have paid their 2020 membership will have this credited to the following year. If any player would prefer a refund of the membership, please feel free to contact me with bank details and I’ll arrange the deposit.
Players are welcome to play casual games against each other, I have played a number of members in multiple games and have enjoyed playing, despite it being done remotely.