It is with great reluctance that the ECF is forced to announce that the British Chess Championships will not be held at Torquay this July. This is in response to the Covid-19 outbreak. Whether the Championships are cancelled, or are held later in the year, will depend on how the outbreak progresses in the next few months. All entry fees will be refunded.
— Mike Truran, ECF Chief Executive; Adrian Elwin, ECF Director of Home Chess; Kevin Staveley, British Chess Championships Manager