Updated 15 Jan 2019, 09:02 UK

4NCL FIDE Rated Tournaments

Full details of the 21st congress in January (The Old Swan, Harrogate), the Easter 2019 Congress (Holiday Inn Stevenage) and the Bank Holiday Congress in May are below and also here. Or click the tab to the right or top menu links for more information.

21st 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress



Friday 18 - Sunday 20 January 2019 at the The Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate.


Entry is open to three sections; FIDE Open, FIDE U2000 and U135 | More here




4NCL Easter FIDE Rated Congress



Friday 19 - Monday 22 April 2019 at the Holiday Inn Stevenage, Hertfordshire.


Entry is open to 4 sections; FIDE Open, FIDE U2050, FIDE U1825 and U120 | More here




Spring Bank Holiday 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress



Friday 25 - Monday 28 May 2019 at the Basingstoke Country Hotel, Basingstoke.


Entry is open to 4 sections; FIDE Open, FIDE U2050, FIDE U1825 and ECF U120 | More




Arbiter Application

28.12.18 - The 4NCL is seeking arbiters to work at the Easter 2019 FIDE Rated Congress 19-22 April in support of the Chief Arbiter. The Congress will provide an opportunity to achieve arbiter norms or give established arbiters an opportunity to increase their current portfolio of events.


Further details and application form here. Please note applications close on Monday 4 February 2019.


For all 2018-19 Weekends: Players are recommended to confirm parking arrangements with the hotel either before arrival or at reception on arrival. Some of our hotels employ third party contractors, and parking penalties may be levied if vehicle details are not provided to the hotel.

4NCL Anti-Cheating Regulations

FIDE's Anti-Cheating Commission have set out regulations that will shortly come into force.


In anticipation of this, the 4NCL have been required to slightly amend its procedures and hope that these changes can be introduced with a minimum of inconvenience to all involved with the League. Consequently, the following regulations shall be in force during the 4NCL.

4NCL Privacy Notice

17.11.18 - For players, team managers and officials. We are committed to respecting your privacy. We explain the use of personal information collected before, during and after [your membership] with us. The privacy notice also explains how we comply with the law | Full privacy notice

Main Rules

22.7.18 - Available here together with a copy of the tracked changes. There are several amends from last season and Captains and Managers are asked to make themselves and their team colleagues familiar with them as soon as possible - particular thanks to Dave Thomas, the Arbiter team and Mike Truran.

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