The famous biennial tournament will be staged at Conwy in September next year - as the game's governing body announce that some prestigious tournaments are on the move

The Curtis Cup has been rescheduled for September next year as the R&A announced further changes to their summer programme in the light of the coronavirus pandemic.

The biennial battle between the best women amateurs from Great Britain & Ireland and the United States was due to have been staged at Conwy earlier this month.

It will now be held from September 3-5, 2021, at the Welsh links and should provide a mouthwatering climax to the amateur season. It will also be played on the same week as the Solheim Cup, which will take place in Inverness, Ohio.

This year, the Women’s Amateur Championship has been moved from Kilmarnock (Barassie) and will now be played at West Lancashire from August 25-29. Barassie will host the 2021 event from June 8-12.

The Amateur Championship will be played solely at Royal Birkdale from August 25-30, while the R&A Girls’ Amateur, Boys’ Amateur and Women’s Senior Amateur championships have all been cancelled.

The R&A said the revised schedule would create a “strong run of amateur events”, starting with the Brabazon Trophy (August 18-21), and the English Women’s Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship (August 18-20).

They will be followed by The Amateur and Women’s Amateur Championships and the European Amateur Championship (September 2-5).

The European Amateur Team Championships will be played from September 9 to 12 and the European Ladies’ Amateur from September 30-October 3.

Duncan Weir, the R&A’s executive director of golf development and amateur championships, said:m “We have been working hard to make sure we can deliver The Amateur and Women’s Amateur championships in August in as safe a manner as possible for players and officials.

“With that in mind, we plan to stage both championships at neighbouring venues in the north west of England so we can concentrate our resources in one area.

“We look forward to staging these great championships which will provide an opportunity for the leading players to compete at the highest level and, if eligible, stake their claims for places in the Walker and Curtis cups as well as other international matches next year.

“We are also delighted to confirm the dates for the Curtis Cup match and look forward to welcoming the players of both teams to Conwy in 2021.”

Summer 2020 programme of championships

August 18-21: Brabazon Trophy (Sherwood Forest)

August 18-20: English Women’s Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship (Burnham & Berrow)

August 25-29: Women’s Amateur Championship (West Lancashire)

August 25-30: The Amateur Championship (Royal Birkdale)

September 2-5: European Amateur Championship (Golf du Medoc Resort, France)

September 9-12: European Amateur Team Championships (Hilversumsche, Netherlands)

September 30-October 3: European Ladies Amateur (Cubo Golf Course, Slovenia)

Cancelled: R&A Girls’ Amateur, Boys’ Amateur and Women’s Senior Amateur Championship

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