North Eastern Masters: It is with some regret, albeit anticipated, that we must cancel the North Eastern Masters.
There are so many reasons for taking this decision: No relaxation on mass gatherings; Current guidance re playing Table Tennis; The safety of any venue at this stage (seating, toilets, social distancing etc); Agreed policies on transportation and cleansing of equipment; Unknowns around the impact of easing restrictions. We need to be issuing entry forms now to have any chance of preparing for the event, so we must cancel.
We know that this announcement will be greeted by ‘what a shame’ from some quarters and ‘no brainer’ from others. We will continue to monitor the situation, and ensure we are ready to offer competitive play when safe to do so.
Jan Johns / Shirley Gelder