Why is this tournament cancelled this year? Is it due to a lack of sponsorship?
It shouldn't be lacking of sponsorship. Its field last year was so incredibly strong. I think due to Chase shifting from New York to Munich, therefore few players wanted to play Philadelphia as it was on a different continent, so it is cancelled. Is that right?
Does any one know the real reason behind it?
Oct 15th, 2001, 01:53 PM
moved cos the End of year Champs was moved to Munich.
so there was little point playing in N.America for 1 event .
Oct 15th, 2001, 01:56 PM
They shortened the season and Philly was left out. <IMG SRC="smilies/sad.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/firey.gif" border="0">
They sent the Philly tournament to Nice, France, to be played in the spring. but now I believe it is moving somewhere else.
It is a big loss -- that tournament was only a half-hour from my house!! <IMG SRC="smilies/sad.gif" border="0">
Oct 15th, 2001, 02:02 PM
Ok, so I was partly right <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">
Anyway, why has it shifted to France? Shouldn't it stay around in the US? And janie, sorry to hear about you losing that great tourny in your backyard. Maybe it'll come back if Chase is held in New York again next year.
Oct 15th, 2001, 02:03 PM
No, the Munich contract is for at least 2 years. <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0">
Oct 15th, 2001, 03:00 PM
Hmm, why did they even shift it in the first place?
Oct 15th, 2001, 03:06 PM
It was held in Nice this year but due to lack of sponsors it will move to Antwerp next week and will be played in February.