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    Here is an update from the organisers:

    York Wargames Society have been examining the status of Vapnartak as it is affected by the continuing Covid 19 situation. We have to consider the costs in time and money of setting up a show (for the club and the traders and exhibitors) compared to the show suffering from the impact of Covid 19 regulations and social distancing.

    There are three possible scenarios
    Covid 19 pandemic finishes in good time to set the show up
    Covid 19 has some impact but the show can progress in a limited form
    Covid 19 has a huge impact and the show must be cancelled.

    In these scenarios, 2 or 3 are the most likely.
    The problem is we do not know what would have to be in place to run a show under social distancing rules. The rules will be different in February next year and nobody can foretell what they may be. Rules could change just before the show date. We might enter a period of extra lockdown in the middle of the winter flu season the week before.

    Therefore bearing in mind that:
    We cannot see how we could get 2000 people into the racecourse in a socially distanced manner.
    We do not know what the rules will be.
    We do not want to tell traders/exhibitors that the show is on to then cancel at the last minute (Recognising the investment in time and money made to even turn up with a van of gear)
    We do not know how the attendance might drop due to Covid 19,

    The club committee have come to the conclusion that it will be impossible to run Vapnartak in 2021. The risks to health and the risk to the success and hence reputation of the show are too great. We feel that an earlier decision gives clarity and does not raise false hopes.

    Our intention is to come back in 2022 stronger than ever.

    In the meantime thanks for supporting Vapnartak in the past and we look forward to seeing you in 22.
    See you on the Dark Side......

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    Bloody shame

    I'm learning to fly, but I ain't got wings
    Coming down is the hardest thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by tikkifriend View Post
    Bloody shame
    True, but not at all unexpected.

    It's possible that our first UK show next year could be 'Hammerhead' in March; and maybe not even then.............

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    Or Doncaster in September if this cursed plague is lifted

    I'm learning to fly, but I ain't got wings
    Coming down is the hardest thing

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    Another one bites the dust, gutted, it’s a great show.

    Never Knowingly Undergunned !!

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    For an old giffer like me, I'm now wondering just how many more shows I am going to see?

    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    It is sad but it is better to be on the safe side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Helmut View Post
    True, but not at all unexpected. It's possible that our first UK show next year could be 'Hammerhead' in March; and maybe not even then.............
    Hammerhead is conditional on: if all is back to normal... which is highly unlikely. I can't see anything happening whilst the virus is with us and there is no vaccine, it's too much of a financial risk for organisers let alone the health risk to all in attendance and those they mix with..

    "He is wise who watches"

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    That's why I said "and maybe not even then.........."

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    Yup it’s not looking to clever at the moment....

    Never Knowingly Undergunned !!

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    No surprise there then! Pity as this show normally starts my 'Show Year'. Donner and blitzen!
    Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. Winston S. Churchill

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    Its always a good start to the gaming year....

    Never Knowingly Undergunned !!

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