The Dutch Championship pull on the 29th and 30th of May 2020 in Loerbeek, int the Netherlands is also cancelled due to the current COVID-19 situation in the Netherlands.
The statement from the organization in Loerbeek:
Dear sponsors, volunteers, participants, audience and last but not least our other sports enthusiasts,
Even if you have an oiled engine that runs like an alarm clock, if there is a bacteria in the fuel, it will sputter. This is also the case now when we are organizing the 30th edition Tractor Pulling (which runs like an oiled machine), a persistent virus comes into play. Then the oiled engine of the organization will also sputter and unfortunately, we have to put our match on the shelf for the time being. Rules are set to stay as healthy as possible for everyone, so we cannot sputter.
Sputtering makes no sense now.
Our competition, which would take place on May 29th and 30th, was already clear to us and almost elaborated on paper, etc., etc., etc. As we heard during the press conference, everything is suspended until after June 1. A lot of work has been done in the past days, weeks, months, by our five-person board, but also by a large number of people who support our sport.
Thank you all for this.
However, we can say what has been arranged, but the date will be adjusted. After the press conference, we immediately got in touch with the events contact person of the Municipality of Montferland, who was very upset and had to make the announcement to us (Harry is not going to take place on 29th and 30th of May). but it is all so understandable that we as an organization have to accept this. No problem, we once survived the FMD crisis and now prefer to see that we survive this virus. We manage as an organization, although it may need to be stepped up. After this violent virus, we pick up the thread again.
A personal note for those concerned. All sponsors will be able to expect a (telephone) contact moment from us in the near future, as soon as we have clear how to proceed with the organization of our jubilee competition. We will also contact the companies that we have quotations and discuss what the future plans will be.
Volunteers, we certainly will not forget you. We say keep calm, observe the rules as they are set and try to make sure you stay healthy and take care of everyone around you.
In this way, we hope to have informed you sufficiently.
The board of Stichting Tractorpulling Loerbeek.
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