The Bishop Auckland Bribar 2-star event on Sunday September 30 will no longer be a open to spectators. Due to a change in circumstances, everyone entering the premises will need an event pass.

Matt Porter, tournament organiser, said: “We have consulted with Table Tennis England Events department and the sports centre to ensure the event may continue with as little disruption as possible without breaking any regulations. Players and parents will need to print out the passes provided with the entry information and everything will seem as normal as possible.”

All players will now have been sent player and parent passes which will be needed to acess the facility as an external security firm will be policing the doors and will not be giving access to anyone without a pass.

Any players not received the passes should get in touch with the club ASAP.