The decision was made on the basis of the recommendations from the Danish Prime Minister and DIF (The Danish Sport Federation) regarding COVID-19.

The Danish Prime Minister, Mette Frederiksen, presented new guidelines regarding COVID-19 (corona) at a press conference on Friday, March 6. The Danish Health Authority advice that all events with more than 1,000 participants or events with a high risk of disease spreading are cancelled or postponed. And with 20 teams from different countries the Qufora Egmont Open is in the latter of the two categories. The new guidelines are introduced to contain and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The Qufora Egmont Open organization naturally follows the guidelines of the authorities in respect of the safety of the players, staff, officials and volunteers.

We are sad and very sorry that we must postpone the tournament to 2021 as we have spent countless of hours in planning this event. In order to make sure the hours are not spent in vain, we have therefore already booked the Egmont Folk school for 2021 😊

We hope that many of the teams who were planning on attending the 2020 edition will sign up for the 2021 version.

We will be reaching out to all teams who have already paid the tournament fee and explain how we will refund the fee.

Qufora Egmont Open 2021

Tournament will be in March 2021 and new invitations will be sent out before summer.

 

More information about the corona virus can be found here:

http://iwrf.com/?page=iwrf_news&id=844

Article from: www.iwrf.com
The Danish rugby club Århus Kørestolsrugby (Århus Wheelchair Rugby) celebrated its 10 year anniversary by hosting Egmont Open on the 6th-8th of April, and the tournament was without a doubt the biggest event in its history as 12 clubs and national teams from most of Europe competed.

The teams were split into two different groups according to strength. The English teams dominated at the very top. The West Coast Crash team who had several players from the English national team won the tournament, with the London Wheelchair Rugby Club coming in at a second place. In the second group Viborg with the Finnish national team players Mauri and Tuuka won against Århus.

Egmont Open Again in 2020

The Egmont Open was as usual held at the Egmont Folk Highschool in Hou in Denmark, which offers world class facilities.

– The teams were very impressed by the facilities at the highschool, where all rooms are wheelchair accessible, said Torben Hahn Nygaard from Århus Kørestolsrugby.

– We are very proud of the fact that so many players, volunteers, and officials wanted to come to Denmark and we can already now promise that the tournament will be held again in 2020, where even more teams have indicated that they will participate, continues Torben who is both a former player and coach for the Danish national team.

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