Not necessarily an excuse. There's no doubt that COVID-19 resulted in the cancellation of the Italian and Portsmouth ACWS events and imposed a great deal of inconvenience to the Challengers in restricting what they can do. For ACE, Mayo&Calder were specifically charged with securing sponsors and licensing to top up the needed funding for the event, including broadcasting agreements. I suspect they have not been able to deliver any significant sponsors and additional funding in these uncertain times in the middle of a world-wide pandemic, with big corporates tightening their belts as economies contract. Ferwer ACWS events would have made the broadcast deal a tough sell...Hawke said:That's going to be the universal excuse for the failure to deliver anything for a while to come. Regardless if it is true or not!