Rating of small invitational tournaments
As official guidance has recently changed, the ABSP is now permitting
invitational events to be rated. This means indoor events will be
sanctioned with a maximum of 6 people, and outdoor events up to 30 people,
though obviously weather may be a factor for those. Any interested
parties must take responsibility for ensuring their compliance with any
appropriate regional or national restrictions.
Larger indoor events are under review pending the updated guidance
in June. If anybody is planning an event after the restrictions are
lifted, I would suggest liaison with the ABSP and potential entrants is
advisable before booking a room, etc. Please be aware that currently
there is no public liability insurance in place as we let the policy
lapse while we were inactive. I have been in contact with the insurers
and will contact club reps to discuss whether they wish to take up the
insurance again from July.
Also, the ABSP have moved the provisional booking of the BMSC forward
another year so we will most probably hold the AGM on Zoom again.
We are still hoping to provide an NSC in Bristol on the second weekend
of October, which was moved from last year.
Fingers crossed, things can get back to normal sooner rather than later.
Last updated: 25 May 2021