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Sport Hong Kong Open postponed amid unrest

13:00  20 november  2019
13:00  20 november  2019 Source:   performgroup.com

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The European Tour has postponed next week’s Hong Kong Open due to the ongoing civil unrest in the city.

The 2019 Hong Kong Tennis Open (HKTO) has been postponed after organizers claimed they would be unable to guarantee "a smooth running of the tournament" amid ongoing protests in the city.

a large green field with trees in the background: Hong Kong Golf Club © Getty Images Hong Kong Golf Club

The Hong Kong Open has been postponed due to safety concerns amid the "ongoing level of social unrest", the European Tour has announced.

The tournament – co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour – was set to take place from November 28 to December 1 at the Hong Kong Golf Club, but organisers now hope to schedule it for early next year.

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Keith Pelley, chief executive of the European Tour, said: "The decision has been taken due to the ongoing level of social unrest in Hong Kong.

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Hong Kong [China], Sept 13 (ANI): Hong Kong Tennis Association (HKTA) and Women's Tennis Association (WTA) on Friday announced that the upcoming Hong Kong Open has been postponed due to the prevailing situation in the city. The tournament was scheduled to take place from October 5

(CNN) - The 2019 Hong Kong Tennis Open (HKTO) has been postponed after organizers claimed they would be unable to guarantee "a smooth running of the tournament" amid ongoing protests in the city. Hong Kong has been disrupted for almost 15 weeks by increasingly violent demonstrations

"As the safety of our players, staff, stakeholders and everyone involved in each and every one of our tournaments around the world is our top priority, we feel this is the correct, but unfortunate, course of action.

"The European Tour thanks everyone at the Hong Kong Golf Association, the Hong Kong Golf Club and all persons associated with the Hong Kong Open for their hard work in endeavouring to stage the tournament and we look forward to hopefully returning early next year."

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The event offers a prize fund of $2 million at the event, with 2750 Race to Dubai points awarded to the winner.

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Hong Kong [China], Sept 13 (ANI): Hong Kong Tennis Association (HKTA) and Women's Tennis Association (WTA) on Friday announced that the upcoming Hong Kong Open has been postponed due to the prevailing situation in the city.

Hong Kong [China], Sept 13 (ANI): Hong Kong Tennis Association (HKTA) and Women's Tennis Association (WTA) on Friday announced that the upcoming Hong Kong Open has been postponed due to the prevailing situation in the city.

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Activists handed a petition to a British Consulate official before leaving. Beijing denies torturing Mr Cheng and says he was held for soliciting prostitution during a business trip to mainland China in August. Mr Cheng says he agreed to confess to avoid harsher charges. He says he was hooded, beaten and chained to a metal frame as Chinese secret police sought information on activists involved in the protests and on Britain’s purported role. © Provided by PA Media Protesters outside the British Consulate in Hong Kong (Vincent Thian/AP) Mr Cheng has left the consulate and is in hiding.

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