In consultation with the chairman of the International Military Chess Committee, the Belgian Military Chess Club vzw has decided that the 31st edition of the NATO Chess Championship cannot take place in October 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The International Military Chess Committee has accepted the proposal to postpone the Belgian organization of this tournament to 2021.
Despite our hearts asking for NATO chess games in the second half of the year, no online version of the NATO Chess Championship will be organized due to the different time zones within the countries.
By analogy with the online version of the Belgian Military Chess Event 2020, Belgium will examine which additional online chess initiatives can be taken.
As soon as the new period has been determined and it is clear which online chess activities can be organized, guidelines will be sent in this regard.