Following a meeting of the Caplin Hastings International Chess Congress on 22nd August 2020, the 2020/2021 Caplin Hastings International Chess Congress will regrettably not take place in its usual form. The Covid 19 regulations make this impossible in relation to social distancing and number of competitors that could be accommodated. International travel, at best, will be problematic. The event could also face cancellation should a second Covid wave arise, which would make it difficult to rearrange in the first six months of 2021. However Caplin Systems and the organisers of the Congress will run an alternative small event in 2020-2021. Details of this will be announced in the near future.
— Marc A. Bryant, Chairman, Hastings International Chess Congress