Having consulted with the regional representatives and looked at the current Tier 2 and 3 restrictions in operation, I have decided to defer the Champions Final currently scheduled for 14th/15th November until the new year. I understand that this is a further disappointment for those that have qualified but many people are simply unable to attend and therefore we will look to hold this in early 2021.
Looking ahead, I would like to share the current draft timetable for 2021. I stress this is draft at the moment as we will coordinate with other MGA shows proactively, accommodate the key shows we were unable to run in 2020 (eg Home Internationals) but this way at least we can share the current thinking and placeholders. These dates will be discussed and confirmed shortly at the next MGA GB Committee meeting. Work continues to secure the best venues for all.
17-18 April English Championships
24-25 April Spring Championships
29-31 May UK Masters
12-13 June British Individuals
26-27 June Southern Champs
3-4 July Future Stars
11-18 July European Team & Individuals
19-21 July Royal Welsh
31 July – 1 Aug John Scott Championships
2-8 Aug World Team Championships run by Scotland MGA
11-16 Aug World Pairs run by MGAGB
18-24 Aug World Individuals run by Wales MGA
22-23 Aug Southern Pairs & Individuals
27-30 Aug Inter Counties
3-5 Sept Chatsworth External Show
11-12 Sept 2021 Champions Final
18-19 Sept British Pairs
25-26 Sept End of Season
To be Arranged 2020 Champions Final
2020 Home Internationals
The focus for the past couple of weeks has been to make the immediate decisions needed in terms of the final shows of 2020 and to work through the various outstanding tasks given the recent changes within MGA GB. There is still plenty to do including confirming League placings, annual award winners etc
However, I think it is also important to look forward. I have already reached out to a number of people within MGA to get their views on how to improve the future and I would like to thank those that have done that proactively. I want though to go further, in addition to discussions already had with the general committee, STRUK and others, I would like to offer everyone the opportunity to give their view. MGA GB prospers when it has a vibrant engaged membership. More of how we will do this to follow in the coming weeks as we build the plans for MGA GB 2021.