Updated 20 Jan 2020, 15:10 UK


24th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress - completed

 

 

Friday 17 - Sunday 19 January 2020 at the The Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate.

 

Three sections; FIDE Open, FIDE U2000 and U135 | More here

 

Pairings and Results: Open | Major | Minor | Prizewinners | Entries


2nd 4NCL Easter Congress 

 

 

Thursday 9 - Monday 13 April 2020, Holiday Inn Kenilworth-Warwick, Kenilworth.

 

Four sections; FIDE Open, FIDE U2050, FIDE U1825 and ECF U120 | More here

 

 

 


3rd 4NCL Spring Bank Holiday Congress

 

 

Friday 22 - Monday 25 May 2020, Basingstoke Country Hotel, Basingstoke.

 

Four sections: FIDE Open, FIDE U2050, FIDE U1825 and ECF U120 | More here

 

 

 


Junior 4NCL 

Weekend 1: 5-6 October 2019: Basingstoke Country Hotel

Weekend 2: 18-19 January 2020: Holiday Inn South Normanton | Pairings & Results here

Weekend 3: 15-16 February 2020: Mercure Daventry Court Hotel and Spa

 

Entry guidelines 19-20 | Competition Rules 19-20 | Tie-Break Rules| Teams 19-20


Dominant Guildford face new British chess league challengers - Leonard Barden

 
   
 

13.1.20 - Britainís 4NCL (Four Nations Chess League) has been monopolised by a single team for almost a decade now.

 

Guildford last lost a match in 2012, since when the Surrey players have won 79 encounters and drawn just two. They often score at least 7-1 over eight boards, and even single game defeats are rare.

 

They had just one game loss in the entire 2018-19 season, and in last weekendís matches, which launched the 2019-20 fixtures, Guildford crushed Cambridge University by 8-0, then Barbican, the City of London team, by 7-1.

 

Read more ...


World chess championís firm gets on board to help Yorkshire team target title

10.1.20 - The north's strongest chess team start their campaign for glory in the gameís equivalent of the Premier League this weekend after catching the eye of world champion Magnus Carlsen.

 

 

Yorkshire-based White Rose has received backing from one of the Norwegian starís companies and is now expecting a sudden influx of world-class grandmasters for the new season.

 

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Weekend 2 - Divs 1 & 2 [Daventry], Divs 3s & 4s [Maidenhead/Windsor], Div 3n [Bolton]

 

Results Round 3 Sat 11 January

     

Division 1 Pool A

Division 2 Pool A

Division 3N

Division 3A

Division 4S

Division 1 Pool B

Division 2 Pool B

 

Division 3B

 

Results Round 4 Sun 12 January

     

Division 1 Pool A

Division 2 Pool A

Division 3N

Division 3A

Division 4S

Division 1 Pool B

Division 2 Pool B

 

Division 3B

 

 

 

     

All Tables

PGNs & Replays

     

Note: The rate of play for all divisions was 40 moves in 1 hour 40 minutes plus 30 seconds per move, followed by the rest of the game in 50 minutes plus 30 seconds per move | See Rules Governing Play

 

The 4NCL Anti-Cheating Policy applied to this event.


World chess championís firm gets on board to help Yorkshire team target title

10.1.20 - The north's strongest chess team start their campaign for glory in the gameís equivalent of the Premier League this weekend after catching the eye of world champion Magnus Carlsen.

 

 

Yorkshire-based White Rose has received backing from one of the Norwegian starís companies and is now expecting a sudden influx of world-class grandmasters for the new season.

 

Read more here ...


Hull International Congress Report

12.11.19 - GM Danny Gormally has published a detailed annotated report of two of his games, played in rounds 1 and 2 of the FIDE Open.


Pairings 2019-20 

Pairings for the first stage all-play-all pools and for the first weekend of division three North, and the first round of division four are published. The pairings for round two of division four will be published once round 1 is complete - with thanks to Dave Thomas, Chief Arbiter.

 

Tables: all the tables are now available on a single page here.


Main 4NCL 2019-20

a) 2019-20 Rules | view or download the new rules & tracked version

 

Main Changes (from 2018-19)

 

Rule 1.3:   Date of birth for eligibility as a junior updated.
Rule 3.1:  

There are now financial penalties for late submission of team registration lists (submission deadline 11 October).

Rule 9.4:  

Changes to team lists can still be made without penalty until midnight of the day before the fixture, but they should be made online or by email (in other words, do not rely on arbiters staying up late).

Rules 11.9 & 11.10:  

Amended to discourage the practice of teams in Swiss divisions attending for only part of a weekend.

Rule 12.1:  

Starting time on the middle day of a three-day weekend will be 12 noon and not 13.00.

Rule 13.3:  

Corrects last seasonís rulesí rather odd failure to mention explicitly that four teams will be relegated from Division 3 South.

     

b) Runners & Riders: The final list is here. Thank you to all concerned for the information.

c) Entry Guidelines: These are published with fees due and important dates.

d) Venues and dates: These are now arranged and agreed for the forthcoming season.


South Normanton, 23rd Congress Game Report

08.10.19 - GM Keith Arkell provides a detailed annotated report of his game from rd2 of the FIDE Open.


23rd 4NCL Congress

Friday 4 - Sunday 6 October 2019, Holiday Inn South Normanton, Derbyshire.

 

3 sections; Open, U2000, U135. Results: Open | U2000 | U135 | Games | Prizewinners | Entries | Info


Junior 4NCL, Weekend 1

04.10.19 - The first 2019-20 weekend took place Sat 5 & Sun 6 October at Basingstoke Country Hotel. Click for links to the pairings, results and tables.

 

Also available: Information & entry | Competition rules | List of teams | Dates 19-20


Weekend 1 Guidelines

25.9.19 - The guidelines are intended to advise team captains on the interpretation of Rule 8 which will be applied to the first weekend of the 2019-20 season. Please read more here - Dave Thomas, Chief Arbiter.


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