format for the 2013/2014 season will be as
Divisions 1 and 2 will comprise two
preliminary pools of eight for the first
seven rounds, with the two pools in each
division of broadly equal strength as
determined by the Management Board. The top
four and bottom four teams in each
preliminary pool will form two final
championship/promotion and relegation pools
respectively. With regard to the teams in
each final pool, only matches played between
themselves during the first seven rounds
will be carried forward to the final pools
(i.e. matches played by teams against teams
in the other final pool during the first
seven rounds will not be carried forward).
Dates and venues for the 4NCL’s
2012/2013 season can be found by following the
Hotels page gives further information on the
All entries, whether for existing teams or for
new entrants, need to be received together with
the appropriate entry fee by Monday 30
September 2013. Please either:
Make cheques payable to '4NCL' and send
along with your entry to Mike Truran at The
Old Farmhouse, 7 Church Street, Ducklington,
Witney, Oxon, OX29 7UA.
Confirmed team registration lists should also be
sent to Neville Belinfante by Monday 30
September 2013 (contact details on
the Arbiters page.
Rule 2.3 sets out the information required for
each player. Players registered as ENG should be
ECF Gold or Platinum members at the time the
registration list is submitted.
Entry fees are as follows:
Division 1: £250
Division 2: £200
Division 3: £125
Teams wishing to enter Division 3 North may
claim a £50 discount on their entry fee.
Teams who commit to field at least four juniors
(i.e. under eighteen years old on 1 January
2013) in every match of the season in Division 3
can also claim a £50 discount on their entry
Entry fees entitle teams to nominate up to 16
players (Divisions 1 and 2) and 12 players
(Division 3) in their team lists. Nominated
players taking team lists over 16 (Divisions 1
and 2) or 12 (Division 3) in total will be
subject to the usual registration fee.
Registration fees and wildcard fees are as set
out in sections 3 and 4
of the rules.
The prize fund for the 2013/2014
season will be as follows:
See the latest version of the
4NCL rules here.
Could team captains/managers of
entering teams please check their contact
details in the Team
Captains page and confirm that they are
shown correctly. Please notify the 4NCL
webmaster Steve Connor, of any updates required by using our
Contact Us page.
Alternatively send an email to him at .
entering teams would like a link to their own
website from the 4NCL website, please let Steve
If there are any points that you
wish to discuss further then please get in touch
with Mike Truran, contact details for him can
be found on the
Management Board page.