Dear Chess Friends,
It is unfortunate that the global Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic situation has hardly improved and that several countries have yet to open their borders therefore is no guarantee that it will be possible to come to Estonia to participate in the 17th Deaf Individual World Chess Championships this November 2020.
Taking into account this situation and also worrying about the health of the participants at the World Chess Championship (chess players, coaches, officials), the Presidium ICCD at their meeting of 17 June 2020 have decided to cancel the 17th World Individual Deaf Chess Championship and the 35th ICCD Congress.
We hope that 3rd Individual European Deaf Chess Championship and 25th European Open Club Deaf Championship will be held in Amsterdam (Netherlands) at the scheduled time (6-12 June 2021).
Please take care of yourself and stay safe!
Yours in chess