Dear National Masters Chair,

As from now all public training facilities have been closed for nearly 4 weeks as a consequence of the COVID-19 spread, the European Masters Committee and the Dutch organizer had to decide to postpone the 2020 European Masters Championships in Den Helder from 16 -23 May to a new date, which will be confirmed in the next days: 5 – 12 December 2020.

We decided to postpone for 2 reasons:

– athletes cannot train anymore and therefore have no way to prepare properly for best performance.

– the late date will give plenty of time for the current situation to calm down and to allow athletes to prepare properly.

– the late date is during the beautiful European Christmas season. Den Helder is not far from Belgium and Germany allowing to enjoy various fantastic Christmas shopping.

– the late date will not interfere with the 2021 European Masters Championships, because due to the 2021 WMG in May, our event will be held later in the year.

 we chose a late date for 2 reasons: 1) anytime before the venue is not available

                                                                   2) not enough volunteers are  available.

BASED ON THIS POSTPONEMENT THE EUROPEAN MASTERS COMMITTEE PROVIDES THE FOLLOWING IN THE BEST INTEREST OF ALL ATHLETES AND THE ORGANIZER:

– The registration will close on 30 March 2020 as scheduled. All registrations received will count as usual and no refund! An additional registration period will be given: 15 August to 15 September 2020.

– All entry fee collected by you shall be send to the European Masters account as scheduled.

– In addition the EUROPEAN QUALIFYING PERIOD WILL BE EXTENDED ALL THE WAY UNTIL 15 SEPTEMBER 2020.

We thank you for your understanding and your cooperation.

Best wishes,

Denise Offermann

EUROPEAN MASTERS GENERAL SECRETARY
2231, Latsia, Nicosia
CYPRUS
Tel.: +357 96 710022
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