COVID-19 Update – Sunday 31 May, 2020
Rooty Hill RSL Chess Club will not be resuming over-the-board play in the near future, despite the loosening of restrictions in NSW which come into effect on 1 June.
The NSW Government has not approved any clubs within the Club recommencing play by its members. These include table tennis, chess, snooker and indoor bowls.
Other factors have also been considered to reach this conclusion:
- a general desire to exercise caution and to assess the consequences of the loosening of restrictions, and, in particular, the effect, if any, that this will have on the amount of COVID-19 cases in NSW, before any decision is made to resume in-person meetings.
- the safety and wellbeing of our club members and their families are our greatest priority.
Rooty Hill Chess Club will inform all members as soon as a decision is made to resume over-the-board play again. However, at this stage, we are unable to provide an estimated timeframe.
We understand that this may be disappointing and we want you to continue being involved with the club.
In the meantime, we encourage all our members to participate our weekly Monday & Wednesday evening tournaments which are currently being run on Chess.com https://www.chess.com/live commencing every week at 6.30pm with entries opening at 5:30pm.