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3rd 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress

We are holding our third FIDE rated congress for individuals at Holiday Inn, Birmingham Airport over the weekend of 17-19 July 2015. You can find all the details you need in the ‘3rd FIDE Rated Congress’ menus at the top right of this homepage.

 

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This is our second visit to the Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport this year and if the congress proves successful we intend to hold further events.

 


Grandmaster Improver Chess Holidays 2015

   
 
   

Chess & Bridge and the 4NCL are delighted to collaborate with our friends at Guaranteed Events and Bridge Overseas to bring you top quality chess weekend breaks at four star hotels carefully selected for the excellent facilities and friendly atmosphere.

 

Join us for a full weekend of chess activities, including not only a five round rapidplay tournament but also lectures, coaching and a simultaneous display provided by Grandmaster Simon Williams. Your game is bound to improve!

 

Our first two weekends are scheduled for Fri-Sun 29-31 May at the Holiday Inn in Peterborough West and Fri-Sun 14-16 August at Hellidon Lakes Hotel Spa & Golf Club .

 

We look forward to seeing you there! | More information here | Contact us on 08000 346 246 or 01656 747 700.


The Ups and Downs of 2014-15

 

10.5.15 - After another exciting season congratulations go to the following prize-winners:

Div 1: Championship Pool: Guildford 1 (1st), Guildford 2 (2nd), Cheddleton 1 (3rd).

Div 2: Promotion Pool: 3Cs (1st), Sussex Martlets 1 (2nd), Spirit of Atticus A (3rd).

Div 3: Winners: North East England 1 (1st), Celtic Tigers 1 (2nd), Downend & Fishponds (3rd).

 

The following teams were promoted/relegated:

Div 1: Relegated: South Wales Dragons, Hackney 1, Warwickshire Select 1, The AD's.

Div 2: Promoted: 3C's; Sussex Martlets 1; Spirit of Atticus A; White Rose 2.

Div 2: Relegated: BCM Dragons, Rhyfelwyr Essyllwg 1, MK Phoenix 1, Wessex.

Div 3: Promoted: North East England 1, Celtic Tigers 1, Downend & Fishponds, e2e4.org.uk 2.


Div 2c & Div 3 Team Reports

08.5.15 - Many thanks to John Carleton and Andy Mort (Spirit of Atticus A & B) for two wonderful team reports about the final weekend at Hinckley and Daventry.


New Team from Scotland

08.5.15 - We are delighted to be able to announce that a team from Scotland has now definitely confirmed its entry for next season's 4NCL. Division 3 North teams - look to your laurels! - Mike Truran.


Weekend 5, 2-4 May

 

   
 
   

Pairings & Results

Day

Time

Div 1

Div 2

Div 3

Sat, 2 May

14.00

Ch'p Pool

Dem Pool

Rd9

Rd9

Ch'p Pool

Dem Pool

Rd9

Rd9

Div 3 Rd9

Sun, 3 May

13.00

Ch'p Pool

Dem Pool

Rd10

Rd10

Ch'p Pool

Dem Pool

Rd10

Rd10

Div 3 Rd10

Mon, 4 May

11.00

Ch'p Pool

Dem Pool

Rd11

Rd11

Ch'p Pool  

Dem Pool

Rd11

Rd11

Div 3 Rd11

Final Tables

Ch'p Pool

Dem Pool

Ch'p Pool

Dem Pool

Combined

 

Games weekend 5

           

All games, all divisions in PGN (3287 games - corrected 14.5.15)

Rounds 9, 10 & 11 (Weekend 5)

         

Division 1

(c)

Round 09 PGN

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Division 2

(c)

Round 09 PGN

Replay

(d)

Round 09 PGN

Replay

(d)

Round 09 PGN

Replay

(c)

Round 10 PGN

Replay

(c)

Round 10 PGN

Replay

(d)

Round 10 PGN

Replay

(d)

Round 10 PGN

Replay

(c)

Round 11 PGN

Replay

(c)

Round 11 PGN

Replay

(d)

Round 11 PGN

Replay

(d)

Round 11 PGN

Replay

Division 3

Round 09 PGN

Replay

Round 10 PGN

Replay

Round 11 PGN

Replay


Simon Williams too fired up in 4NCL - Malcolm Pein

01.5.15 - Simon Williams is a fantastically creative player, but is sometimes too creative for his own good - here is a good example .

 

 

As mentioned, second-placed Cheddleton won both matches in the March 4NCL weekend, although they could only manage 4½-3½ against relegation candidates Hackney. David Howell was held by the Hungarian GM and London resident Tamas Fodor. More 4NCL articles by Telegraph chess correspondent Malcolm Pein here.


Division 3 repairings

24.4.15 - There have been further withdrawals from the final weekend for division three. The revised pairings are here.


Reminder: Start Times

24.4.15 - Final weekend, Saturday 2nd May 14:00, Sunday 3rd 13:00, Monday 4th 11:00. Applies to all divisions, rounds 9-11 and both venues, Hinckley and Daventry. More match arrangement information here.


2nd 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress

21.4.15 - The roadshow went north! Following the success of our first FIDE rated congress in Birmingham, we held our second FIDE rated congress at the Cedar Court Hotel in Wakefield on 17-19 April.

 

Results & Standings: Open | Major (U175) | Minor (U135) | PGN / Replay | Prizewinners |


Title Norms

12.4.15 - Anyone who thinks they are in with a chance of a 9-round norm from the 4NCL should contact by email and he will perform the calculations.


Lavishly backed Guildford expected to cruise to 4NCL league title - Leonard Barden

 

10.4.15 - Britain’s 4NCL league heads for its final weekend next month with Guildford set to win by a distance. The battle at the top has always been partly financial, as backers of rival teams fly in grandmasters from across Europe for key matches.

 

But this season Guildford are way ahead in the sponsorship stakes, a Chelsea or Manchester City equivalent facing moderately bankrolled rivals. The effect was highlighted in last Saturday’s Guildford v Oxford match, where the Surrey club’s rating average of 2533, middling GM level, was around 360 points higher than the mixture of academics, juniors and locals who took to the board for the Dark Blues. Read more ...


Weekend 5: Division 3 Round 9

09.4.15 - Round 9 pairings are now published for the Division 3 matches at Daventry Court Hotel, Sat 2 May. Apologies for the lateness but they were delayed due to the Easter break. Because of the probability of changes, please note the pairings are provisional - with thanks to Dave Thomas.


3rd 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress

 

02.4.15 - We will be holding our third FIDE rated congress for individuals at the Holiday Inn, Birmingham Airport over the weekend of 17-19 July 2015. Further details and entry details available soon - Mike Truran.

 

 


Photos from Weekend 4

02.4.15 - A few more photos for you from weekend 4 Divisions 1&2. Div 3 to follow.


Div 2 Team Report

01.4.15 - Many thanks to John Carleton (Spirit of Atticus A) for his detailed team report about the fourth weekend at the Holiday Inn, Birmingham.


Weekend 4, 28-29 March, Divisions 1&2 ~ Birmingham

Rd7 28.3.15 | Results

Division 1 Pool A | Rd7 | Division 2 Pool A | Rd7 |
Division 1 Pool B | Rd7 | Division 2 Pool B | Rd7 |

Rd8 29.3.15 | Results

Division 1 Chmp | Rd8 | Division 2 Chmp | Rd8 |
Division 1 Dem | Rd8 | Division 2 Dem | Rd8 |

 

Weekend 4, Tables

Division 1 Pool A | Division 2 Pool A | Division 3 |
Division 1 Pool B | Division 2 Pool B |  
Division 1 Chmp | Division 2 Chmp |
Division 1 Dem | Division 2 Dem |  

You might need to press F5 (refresh) on your keyboard to view updated results & tables.

 


Games (Weekend 4)

           

Rounds 7 & 8 (Weekend 4)

           

Division 1

(a)

Round 07 PGN

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Division 2

(a)

Round 07 PGN

Replay

(b)

Round 07 PGN

Replay

(b)

Round 07 PGN

Replay

(c)

Round 08 PGN

Replay

(c)

Round 08 PGN

Replay

(d)

Round 08 PGN

Replay

(d)

Round 08 PGN

Replay

Division 3

Round 07 PGN

Replay

Round 08 PGN

Replay


Div 3 Team Report

25.3.15 - Many thanks to Andy Mort (Spirit of Atticus B) for his insightful team report about the fourth weekend at Daventry, Northamptonshire.


Weekend 4, 21-22 March, Division 3 ~ Daventry

 

PGNs

Round 07 PGN

Replay

Round 08 PGN

Replay

You might need to press F5 (refresh) on your keyboard to view updated results & tables.


Division 3 repairings

21.3.15 - Unfortunately e2e4.org.uk are unable to raise a fifth team for this weekend so there has been a repairing. The revised round 7 match ups are highlighted here. The triangular match was no longer required - with thanks to Dave Thomas.


Weekend 4: Division 3

02.3.15 - Round 7 pairings are now published for the combined Division 3 matches at Daventry Court Hotel, 21-22 March. Because of the probability of changes, please note these pairings are provisional - with thanks to Dave Thomas.


4NCL: Guildford und Guildford in Führung

26.2.15 - The Chessbase German site have featured an excellent pictorial report about weekend 3 in Birmingham.


Weekend 3 report

19.2.15 - A report round-up with selected annotated games from Weekend 3 is now online - with thanks to John Saunders.


PGNs & replays

18.2.15 - All games from weekend 3 are now available for download or replay - with many thanks to the inputter team.


Div 2b & 3n Team Reports

17.2.15 - Many thanks again to John Carleton and Andy Mort (Spirit of Atticus A & B) for two excellent team reports about the third weekend at Holiday Inn, Birmingham and Buxton.


Weekend 3, Birmingham (Divs 1&2) ~ Daventry (Div 3s) ~ Buxton (Div 3n)

Rd5 14.2.15 | Results

Division 1 Pool A | Rd5 | Division 2 Pool A | Rd5 | Division 3s | Rd5 |
Division 1 Pool B | Rd5 | Division 2 Pool B | Rd5 | Division 3n | Rd5 |

Rd6 15.2.15 | Results

Division 1 Pool A | Rd6 | Division 2 Pool A | Rd6 | Division 3s | Rd6 |
Division 1 Pool B | Rd6 | Division 2 Pool B | Rd6 | Division 3n | Rd6 |

Weekend 3, Tables

Division 1 Pool A | Division 2 Pool A | Division 3s |
Division 1 Pool B | Division 2 Pool B | Division 3n |

You might need to press F5 (refresh) on your keyboard to view updated results & tables.


Weekend 3, Games

Rounds 5 & 6

           

Division 1

(a)

Round 05 PGN

Replay

Division 2

(a)

Round 05 PGN

Replay

(b)

Round 05 PGN

Replay

(b)

Round 05 PGN

Replay

(a)

Round 06 PGN

Replay

(a)

Round 06 PGN

Replay

(b)

Round 06 PGN

Replay

(b)

Round 06 PGN

Replay

Division 3s

Round 05 PGN

Replay

Division 3n

Round 05 PGN

Replay

Round 06 PGN

Replay

Round 06 PGN

Replay


Division 3s re-pairing (2)

13.2.15 - Following the withdrawal from weekend 3 (div3s) of e2e4.org.uk 5 there has been yet another re-pairing http://bit.ly/1Cd0Z4F. Check Us Out will now play BCM Hippos (reverting to the original pairing), and Barnet Knights 2 will play BCM Rhinos. First team has white on odd in both cases - with thanks to Dave Thomas.


Division 3s re-pairing (1)

9.2.15 - Anglian Avengers 3 and West is Best 3 have both withdrawn from the third weekend of Div3s and there have been some necessary re-pairings (West is Best 3 have withdrawn from the remainder of the season). The revised pairings are here with amendments highlighted - with thanks to Dave Thomas.


 

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