Sunday, 22 March 2020

Chess and COVID-19

The Rugby Workers Club has closed its doors in line with the governmental recommendations for tackling Covid-19. Both leagues in which we compete had already cancelled further matches and the league AGM arrangements are on standby until we know more. Other clubs (including Coventry Chess Club - which was due to start its summer tournament at end of March) are closed for now.

For juniors the news about the 2020 UK Chess Challenge is that this will now no longer happen in May and is likely to happen (at earliest) in September. You can find out more and sign up for email alerts on the deLancey website (LINK).

These are vary uncertain times and I hope that every one of our members, their families, members of other clubs and Rugby Workers Club staff and members can stay healthy. I will keep in touch by email when there is any news and hope that we might find some amusement in online chess until we can meet in person again.

Rugby Chess Club cancelled our last meeting (16th March) and you should assume that unless you hear otherwise via the Rugby Chess email list, meetings in April and May will not now go ahead. Hope to see you again soon and STAY SAFE PLEASE.