The European Senior Chess Championship 2020 was scheduled for 17th to 27th of April in Jastrzebia Gora, Poland.
The event involve the travel and presence of about 200 players and others at the venue. Given the current health with the declared pandemic of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), instruction of WHO, sports and National Health authorities for people over age 60 to avoid travels and crowed places, as also concerns expressed by many participants, European Chess Union and Polish Chess Federation set as priority the protection of the public health.
In view of the above, Polish Chess Federation and Adolf Anderssen Foundation after consultation with ECU have decided the event to be postponed. New dates will be announced.
Bookings have been already made and deposits will be transferred to the new dates and in case that participants will not be able to attend will be fully refunded for their hotel bookings and registration fees by the organisers.
For any new information please follow the official website: http://senior-chess.eu
We would like to note that due to the fact that the reason for the postponement is force majeure due to pandemic,neither Polish Chess Federation and organizers, neither ECU can be responsible for other expenses incurred by participants, including travel expenses and air tickets. Many companies have decided to redirect to new dates/destinations or refund tickets that canceled due to the global threat of (COVID-19).
For the European Championships Open and Women scheduled for May 17th in Slovenia and May 31st in Romania the final evaluation will be made in the beginning of April monitoring daily the situation internationally and locally. ECU strongly advices participants to refrain for making air-ticket bookings till then or to make bookings for refundable or re-routing tickets.