Updated 17 Nov 2019, 07:55 UK


David Welch (1945-2019)

 

 
 
   

David's funeral will take place at Landican Crematorium, Arrowe Park Rd, Woodchurch, Wirral, CH49 5LW at 12 noon on Friday 6th December.

 

Afterwards there will be a wake and substantial buffet at the Grove House Hotel, Grove Road, Wallasey, CH44 4BT.

 

If you're going to the Grove House Hotel please let Peter Purland know by 1st December along with any special dietary requirements.

 

   
     

It would be great to see as many as possible there to give David a good send off, but distance and other commitments could make that impossible.

 

Transport

1.

 

If you're travelling by train to Liverpool Lime Street, take the Wirral Line to Hamilton Square. Then the 471 bus to Heswall and alight at Landican or take bus 471 or 472 from Liverpool, Sir Thomas Street to Heswall and alight at Landican. Journey time approx 1 hour. Journey Planner help here.

2.

 

Local Wirral taxis: (0151) 512 5222, (0151) 201 1111, (0151) 630 2020, (0151) 639 6666.

     

From Landican Crematorium lifts to the Grove House Hotel can be arranged.

 

Obituaries: CAA website | FIDE Website | Dave Thomas, Alex McFarlane, Peter Purland & John Saunders


24th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 


Weekend 1 - Divs 3s & 4s, Maidenhead/Windsor & Div 3n, Doncaster

 

Rnd 1 Saturday 9 November: 14.00

Division 3N

Division 3A

Division 4S

 

Division 3B

 

Rnd 2 Sunday 10 November: 11.00

Division 3N

Division 3A

Division 4S

 

Division 3B

 

All Tables 2019-20

 PGN & Replays

Refresh your display to view updated results (press F5).


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.


Junior 4NCL 

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

Weekend 2: 18-19 January 2020: Holiday Inn South Normanton

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 - updated 29 Sept


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 season’s rules’ 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.


Hull 4NCL International Congress - & incorporated a 10-player GM Norm Event

 

Friday 1 - Sunday 3 Nov 2019 at the Royal Hotel Hull.

 

Three sections; FIDE Open, Major (U2000) and Minor (U135) | More Here

 

Congress: Open | Major | Minor | Prizewinners | Entrants | Replay | Photos

 

GM Norm Event: Pairings & Results | Chess Results.com | Replay | PGN

 

GM Event Final Crosstable

 

Rk.  

Name

Rtg 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pts.   
1 GM

Plat, Vojtech 

2573   0 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 ½ 1 6½  
2 GM

Turner, Matthew J 

2519 1   ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 0 1 5½  
3 IM

Greet, Andrew N 

2414 0 ½   ½ 0 1 ½ ½ 1 1 5  
4 GM

Gonda, Laszlo 

2541 ½ ½ ½   ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 4½  
  FM

Harvey, Marcus R *

2405 ½ ½ 1 ½   0 ½ ½ 0 1 4½  
6 IM

Eggleston, David J 

2394 0 0 0 ½ 1   ½ 1 1 ½ 4½  
  IM

Haria, Ravi 

2463 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½   ½ ½ 1 4½  
8 IM

Roberson, Peter T 

2437 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½   1 ½ 4  
9 IM

Merry, Alan B 

2426 ½ 1 0 ½ 1 0 ½ 0   0 3½  
10 IM

Palliser, Richard J D 

2413 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ 1   2½  
                             

* FM Marcus Harvey obtained IM norm.

 

We're indebted to the John Robinson Youth Chess Trust for their financial support on the junior side, and to Hull & District Chess Association, Hull Culture & Leisure, Friends of Chess and the ECF for their financial support for the GM norm tournament.

             
     

Women's League - 1st Weekend

 

This took place Sat 12 - Sun 13 Oct 2019, Holiday Inn Kenilworth-Warwick, Kenilworth.

Results Round 1

Results Round 2

Results Round 4

Results Round 4

Table | Replay Games/PGNs | Photos

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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