Here's the official statement sent to anglers via Facebook
To all 2020 TIO Participants,
We regret to inform you that we have had to make the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 TIO.
The city of Kingston has put in place a limit of 100 total participants in the event, which would limit the tournament to 50 boats. This limit would make it entirely unfair for us to prioritize 50 out of the 94 who have registered for the event.
We appreciate all of you and the commitments you've made to fish the event this year and it is with deep regret that we have to cancel. We were very hopeful that the City Of Kingston would allow us to operate however, the regulations mandated by the city and the province do not make it possible for 2020.
All entry fees will be refunded promptly. Janet Eastman (email@example.com) will be in contact with each team during the refund process.