Junior 4NCL Weekend 2, Sat 21 - Sun 22 January 2017 ~ St Johns Hotel, Solihull

 

Division 1

 

Division 2

 

Pairings and Results

 

Pairings and Results

 

Round 1: Sat 10.30-12.30

Round 2: Sat 14.00-16.00

Round 3: Sat 16.45-18.45

Round 4: Sun 09.30-11.30

Round 5: Sun 13.00-15.00

 

Table Division 1

 

Round 1: Sat 10.30-12.30

Round 2: Sat 14.00-16.00

Round 3: Sat 16.45-18.45

Round 4: Sun 09.30-11.30

Round 5: Sun 13.00-15.00

 

Table Division 2

 

 

Weekends 3 takes place on Sat 22 - Sun 23 April 2017 also at St Johns Hotel, Solihull.


Weekend 2, 14-15 January

Pairings & Results: Please see l/h or top menus for all team pairings & results.

PGNS & Replays: All Games from Weekend 2 will be available here over the next week or so.


Divisions 3 and 4, Weekend 1

20.12.16 - A report round-up about Weekend 1 at Wakefield and Wokefield Park including an annotated 'star game' is now available - with thanks to Steve Burke.


Weekend 2

06.12.16 - Rounds 3 & 4 take place 14-15 January at Park inn Northampton for Divisions 1 & 2, De Vere Wokefield Park for Divisions 3 & 4 South and Mercure Bolton Georgian House for Division 3 North. Matches start 14.00 on the Saturday and 11.00 on the Sunday. Links to all games and replays from weekend 1 are available here.


Div 3n Team Report

30.11.16 - Many thanks to Andy Mort (Spirit of Atticus) for his Division 3n report about the B team's first weekend adventures at the Cedar Court Hotel, Wakefield.


12th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress

 

 

This took place, Friday 6 - Sunday 8 January 2017 at the The Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate.

 

There were three sections; FIDE Open, FIDE U2000 (ECF U175) and U135.

 

Pairings and Results

Open | Major | Minor | PGNs & Replay | Entry Lists | Photos | Prizewinners |

 

 

- with thanks to IA Lara Barnes and IA Alex McFarlane for running another successful event.


Weekend 1, Division 3n (Wakefield), 3s & 4s (Wokefield Park), 26-27 Nov

Sat 26 Nov Sun 27 Nov        
Div 3n Rd1 Div 3n Rd2  

 

Div 3sa Rd1 Div 3sa Rd2
Div 3sb Rd1 Div 3sb Rd2
Div 4s Rd1 Div 4s Rd2
Tables PGNs & Replay  
Div 3n Div 3n  
Div 3sa Div 3sa
Div 3sb Div 3sb
Div 4s Div 4s
Time controls: See rule 12.6

 

You might need to refresh your display to view updated results (press F5).


Div 2d Team Report

24.11.16 - Many thanks to John Carleton (Spirit of Atticus A) for his Division 2d report about the A team and their hard-fought battles during weekend 1 at Wokefield Park.


Photos - Divs 1&2

24.11.16 - A nice gallery of quality photos from weekend 1 at Wokefield is now available - with thanks to Steve Hughes.


Weekend 1 Press Report

22.11.16 - A big thank you to Rhys Cumming for his detailed report about Weekend 1. Download here in PDF format.


Division 4s re-pairing

21.11.16 - Barnet Knights 4 are unable to raise a team for round 1 on Saturday so a fixture repairing has been made and a triangular match is necessary. The revised lists are published with amendments highlighted - with thanks to Dave Thomas.


Weekend 1, Divisions 1&2, 19-20 Nov, Wokefield Park

Results - Rd1 Saturday 19 Nov

Division 1 Pool A Rd1   | Division 2 Pool A Rd1
Division 1 Pool B Rd1   | Division 2 Pool B Rd1

 

Results - Rd2 Sunday 20 Nov

Division 1 Pool A Rd2   | Division 2 Pool A Rd2
Division 1 Pool B Rd2   | Division 2 Pool B Rd2

 

Tables

Division 1 Pool A

| Division 2 Pool A 

Division 1 Pool B | Division 2 Pool B

  

 

You might need to refresh your display to view updated results (press F5).

 

PGNs & Replay

Div 1

(a)

Round 01 PGN

Replay

Div 2

(a)

Round 01 PGN

Replay

(b)

Round 01 PGN

Replay

(b)

Round 01 PGN

Replay

(a)

Round 02 PGN

Replay

(a)

Round 02 PGN

Replay

(b)

Round 02 PGN

Replay

(b)

Round 02 PGN

Replay


Division 3n and 4s pairings

10.11.16 - Now available - Div 3n here, Div4s here. Please note that if amendments to these pairings become necessary due to the withdrawal of teams these will not be made until Friday of next week (18th Nov), following the expiry of deadline for teams to withdraw from the first weekend without penalty - with thanks to David Welch and Dave Thomas.


FIDE Ratings

10.11.16 - The FIDE rating list for November has now been upload to the server, and the published registrations list now therefore correctly reflects the ratings to be used for the first weekend.


Captains Guide 16-17

07.11.16 - An updated version of instructions for use of the online submission system for Team Captains and Managers is available - with thanks to Dave Thomas.


The pairing process for Divisions 3n and 4s

 

Rounds 1 and 2

Rank the existing teams by 4NCL order from the previous season. Separately rank the new teams. Pair two rounds of balanced pairings, with no new team playing another new team.

 

Rounds 3 and 4

Rank all the teams into 4NCL order and then do two rounds of balanced pairings in which no further account is taken of previously earned points.

 

Rounds 5 to 11

The pairings for subsequent rounds will be done, round by round, using the normal principles of a seeded Swiss, using match points to define score levels and game points to act as the main discriminator within a score level.


11th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress

 

 

This took place, Friday 4 - Sunday 6 Nov 2016 - Harben House

 

There were 3 sections; FIDE Open, FIDE U2000 and U135 | More here |

 

Pairings and Results

Open | Major | Minor | Replay Games | Tiebreak Rules | Prizewinners |

 

 

The two British KO Championship Qualifiers are: IM Daniel Fernandez, 2450 and GM Nicholas Pert, 2566.

 

The BKO event will take place during the London Chess Classic from Thurs 8 December to Fri 16 December.

 

   

Because the first round loser prize at the British Knockout Championship amounts to £2,500, players occupying the first two places in the Open section will not be eligible for the prizes on offer at the congress itself. That means of course that any player finishing outside the first two places in the Open section will be eligible for the congress prizes. These are: 1st £500; 2nd £250; 3rd £125.


Pairings 2016-17

22.10.16 - The pairings for Divisions 1, 2, & 3s are now published. Please see the left hand menu tab 'Pairings 16-17' and top menus for further details. Please note: The links for Divisions 3n and 4s are in place but those pairings are not yet available.

 

Links to the respective tables are also on the left hand menu - with thanks to Dave Thomas, David Welch, Alex Holowczak and anyone else involved!


Registrations 2016-17

22.10.16 - The initial registration list for 2016-17 is now available with direct links to teams here.

 

Could captains or managers who have not yet submitted initial registrations please do so as a matter of urgency, and could all other captains or managers please check that the details they have submitted have been entered correctly.

 

Amendments to correct errors and omissions, or for other reasons, should be sent to Dave Thomas and Matt Carr, and can be made without penalty until the close of registrations for the first weekend of divisions 1 & 2 at 24:00 on Thursday 10th November, or later where specific rules permit this.

 

Requests to use a converted ECF grade in preference to a FIDE rating may be made at any time prior to the player first playing in the event.


New season entries

03.10.16 - The 16-17 team lists are now complete. Thank you to all captains, team managers and helpers for providing the required information & fees. Links to the player registrations will be available as soon as possible.


Main Rules 2016-17

Available here. There are several changes from last season and Captains and Managers are asked to make themselves and their team colleagues familiar with them - particular thanks to David Welch, Dave Thomas and Mike Truran.


2016 FIDE Arbiters' Awards Ceremony

 

The 2016 Arbiters' Awards Ceremony took place on 12 September in Fairmont Hotel, Baku, Azerbaijan, during the General Assembly of the FIDE Congress.

 

 
   

Congratulations go to 4NCL Chief Arbiter David Welch (pictured left) who was present in Baku to receive his award from the Chairman of the FIDE Arbiters' Commission Takis Nikolopoulos.

 

Full pictorial report about the ceremony

 

2016 Arbiters' Manual | FIDE Arbiters' system

 

 


4NCL Team and Individual Rapidplay Championships

 

 

Pairings & Results

Team (Sat 1 Oct):

Winner: Barbican 1 GP 14, MP 23 (... 18 teams)

| Full results & rankings

Individual (Sun 2 Oct):

Winner: GM Matthew Turner 6½/7 (... 74 players)

| Full results & rankings

Venue:

Harben House

 


Junior 4NCL Weekend 1, Sat 1 - Sun 2 October 2016

 

Division 1

 

Division 2

 

Pairings and Results

 

Pairings and Results

 

Round 1: Sat 10.30-12.30

Round 2: Sat 14.00-16.00

Round 3: Sat 16.45-18.45

Round 4: Sun 09.30-11.30

Round 5: Sun 13.00-15.00

 

Table Division 1

 

Round 1: Sat 10.30-12.30

Round 2: Sat 14.00-16.00

Round 3: Sat 16.45-18.45

Round 4: Sun 09.30-11.30

Round 5: Sun 13.00-15.00

 

Table Division 2

 

 

Weekend 2 takes place on Sat 21 - Sun 22 January 2017 at St Johns Hotel, Solihull.


10th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress

 

This was held Friday 9 - Sunday 11 Sept 2016 at the Cedar Court Hotel, Wakefield, Yorkshire.

 

There were three sections; FIDE Open, FIDE U2000 (ECF U175) and U135 | More here |

 

Pairings and Results

Open | Major | Minor | Entries | Replay Games | Prizewinners | Photos |

 

 

 

Photos by Lara Barnes  | More here


4NCL in CHESS magazine

 

 

29.5.16 - We are grateful to Malcolm Pein and his team for permission to publish two articles from recent issues of CHESS .

 

Brutal Attacks the fourth weekend featured some crushing defeats.

The Finale - all the action from the final weekend.

 

More about CHESS magazine and how to subscribe.

 

 

Telford, weekend 5 report

09.5.16 - A report round-up with two annotated games from Weekend 5 at Park Inn Telford is now available - with thanks to Steve Burke | Alan Byron - Richard Freeman PGN | Stephen Home - Steven Burke PGN.


Lost property

07.5.16 - A chess book signed by the author was left at the Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport after round 11 on Monday 2 May. If the owner can identify it please contact  and he will arrange for its return.


Div 3n Team Report

07.5.16 - Many thanks to Andy Mort (Spirit of Atticus) for his Division 3n report about the B & C teams during the final weekend at Wychwood Park, Crewe.


Games in PGN & Replay

06.5.16 - Download all 2015-16 games.


Five norms achieved at the 4NCL!

 

 

 

 

 

James Adair (ENG)

 

Yang-Fan Zhou (ENG)

 

James Jackson (ENG)

 

Matthew Wadsworth (ENG)

 

David Fitzsimons (IRL)

06.5.16 - The other day we announced that two norms had been achieved, those of James Adair and Matthew Wadsworth.

 

It has now become apparent that we published based on incomplete information and, in fact, 5 norms were achieved in all. Apologies to those who were left out of the original post! The full list of norms are below:

 

GM Norms

ENG James Adair (White Rose) – 3rd and final GM norm. Rating required.

ENG Yang-Fan Zhou (Guildford) – 2nd GM norm.

 

IM Norms

ENG James Jackson (Barbican) – 2nd IM norm.

ENG Matthew Wadsworth (Guildford) – 1st IM norm.

IRL David Fitzsimons (Wood Green) – 1st IM norm.

 

James Adair achieved his 3rd GM norm and will qualify for the Grandmaster title once his ELO grading reaches 2500. His present Elo is 2474, but given his recent form it is likely he will soon reach 2500 and beyond. Yang-Fan Zhou got his second GM norm which is a great achievement in itself, but even more so given that not only did he have to face strong opposition throughout 4NCL, but he was feeling very unwell during last weekend’s games.

 

Congratulations are also due to James Jackson, who received his 2nd IM norm, and Matthew Wadsworth his first. Both are very promising young players, have a very good chance of achieving the IM title soon and have the potential to build on these successes and be on course for GM results.

 

We also extend our congratulations to David Fitzsimons from Ireland who qualified for his first IM norm.


Div 1d Team Report

05.5.16 - Many thanks to John Carleton (Spirit of Atticus A) for his Division 1d report about the A team and their hard-fought battles during weekend 5 at HIBA.


Weekend 5 Report

03.5.16 - Another big thank you to Rhys Cumming for his report about Weekend 5. Download here in PDF format.


Final Tables

Div 1:

Championship

Div 2:

Promotion

 

Demotion

 

Demotion

Div 3s:

Pool C

Div 3n:

Pool C

 

Pool D

 

Pool D

Div 4s:

Championship

 

 
       

You might need to refresh your display to view updated results (press F5).


Photos

Div 1&2 Rd9, Rd10 & Rd11 by John Saunders

Div 3n by Lara Barnes


Champions, Division 3n

 

Scottish team Alba, proud winners of Division 3n with 12 pts [Table]


Results Rd9 Saturday 30 April

   

Division 1 Pool C

Rd9

Division 2 Pool C

Rd9

Division 1 Pool D

Rd9

Division 2 Pool D

Rd9

Division 3s Pool C

Rd9

Division 3n Pool C

Rd9

Division 3s Pool D

Rd9

Division 3n Pool D

Rd9

Division 4s

Rd9

Results Rd10 Sunday 1 May

   

Division 1 Pool C

Rd10

Division 2 Pool C

Rd10

Division 1 Pool D

Rd10

Division 2 Pool D

Rd10

Division 3s Pool C

Rd10

Division 3n Pool C

Rd10

Division 3s Pool D

Rd10

Division 3n Pool D

Rd10

Division 4s

Rd10

Results Rd11 Monday 2 May

   

Division 1 Pool C

Rd11

Division 2 Pool C

Rd11

Division 1 Pool D

Rd11

Division 2 Pool D

Rd11

Division 3s Pool C

Rd11

Division 3n Pool C

Rd11

Division 3s Pool D

Rd11

Division 3n Pool D

Rd11

Division 4s

Rd11

You might need to refresh your display to view updated results (press F5).


Online results system update

29.4.16 - Although the results server is now working, it has been decided NOT to restore the captain's data entry option this weekend. Therefore requests for submitting team lists should be sent by e-mail to  and  up to midnight of the day before the fixture. All team lists must give full player names in board order. More information here.


Dates and Venues 2016-17

27.4.16 - After several months of difficult negotiations and some let-downs, the venues and dates for the 2016-17 season are now published - with particular thanks to Mike Truran.


Pairings for Division 4 South

23.4.16 - Pairings are now published for Round 9 on Sat 30 April at Park Inn Telford - with thanks to David Welch.


Photos from the 8th Congress

05.4.16 - See a large collection of photos from our FIDE rated congress in Wakefield - with thanks to Brendan O'Gorman.


Room bookings - Final weekend

04.4.16 - Please note that rooms are rapidly filling up and that teams should be securing their rooms now, ready for the fifth 4NCL Weekend, Saturday 30th April to Monday 2nd May - David Welch.

 

Information & Contact: Park Inn Telford Divs 3s & 4s | Wychwood Park Div 3n | Holiday Inn Birmingham Divs 1 & 2 |


Behind the scenes at the 4 Nations Chess League by WIM Fiona Steil-Antoni

 
   
 

30.3.16 - You've probably heard something about the mysterious "4NCL" tournament, but did you know that that British chess league features dozens of teams and over 800 players? WIM Fiona Steil-Antoni is the captain of a team including the likes of David Howell and Simon Williams, and gives us a glimpse behind the scenes of the event before the final weekend of the 2015-16 season.

 

Ever since I made my 4NCL debut in February 2011, this has been one of my favourite events. But before I go any further, let’s start with a bit of history and an introduction to what the 4NCL actually is, as I often get the impression it's one of the lesser-known leagues in Europe. Read more ...


Div 3n Team Report

25.3.16 - Many thanks to Andy Mort (Spirit of Atticus B&C) for his Division 3n report about the B & C teams during weekend 4 at the Cedar Court Hotel, Wakefield.


Weekend 4 Press Report

24.3.16 - A big thank you to Rhys Cumming for his detailed report about Weekend 4. Download here in PDF format.


4NCL in CHESS magazine

 

24.3.16 - We are grateful to Malcolm Pein and his team for permission to publish two articles from a recent issue of CHESS .

 

60 Seconds with ... the ECF's new Chief Executive Mike Truran

4NCL Round-up of the first 3 rounds of the season

Download the 11-page PDF | View online | Replay games from the report

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Telford, weekend 4 report

23.3.16 - A report round-up with an annotated game from Weekend 4 at Park Inn Telford is now available - with thanks to Steve Burke | PGN here |


Div 1 Team Report

23.3.16 - Many thanks to John Carleton (Spirit of Atticus A) for his Division 1a/d report about the A team and their tough weekend 4 at Holiday Inn, Birmingham Airport.


Games and PGNs from weekend 4

Click to see the latest updates from rounds 7 & 8


Rd7 Saturday 19 March: 14.00

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

 

Division 3s Pool A | Rd7 | Division 3n Pool A | Rd7 |
Division 3s Pool B | Rd7 | Division 3n Pool B | Rd7 |

 

Division 4s | Rd7 |  

 

Rd8 Sunday 20 March: 11.00

Division 1 Pool C | Rd8 | Division 2 Pool C | Rd8 |  
Division 1 Pool D | Rd8 | Division 2 Pool D | Rd8 |  

 

Division 3s Pool C | Rd8 | Division 3n Pool C | Rd8 |
Division 3s Pool D | Rd8 | Division 3n Pool D | Rd8 |

 

Division 4s | Rd8 |  

 

You might need to refresh your display to view updated results (press F5).


Junior 4NCL Weekend 3, 12 - 13 March 2016

All the results, pairings and final tables are here.


Telford, weekend 3 report

22.2.16 - A report round-up with an annotated game from Weekend 3 at Park Inn Telford is now available - with thanks to Steve Burke | PGN here |


PGNs and Replays

22.2.16 - All 1625 games from weekends 1-3, divisions 1-4, now available in PGN and replay


Div 1a Team Report

16.2.16 - Many thanks to John Carleton (Spirit of Atticus A) for his Division 1a report about the A team and their endeavours during weekend 3 at Holiday Inn, Birmingham Airport.


Div 3n Team Report

16.2.16 - Many thanks to Andy Mort (Spirit of Atticus B&C) for his Division 3n report about the B & C teams during weekend 3 at the Cedar Court Hotel, Wakefield.


4NCL in Birmingham

 

16.2.16 - André Schulz reports: Last weekend the British Four Nations Chess League met in Birmingham to play rounds five and six of the season 2015-16. Favourites to win the title are the teams from Cheddelton 1 and Guildford 1 ... read more in this large pictorial report.

 


Results and Photos from Weekend 3

Rd5 Saturday 13 Feb

Division 1 Pool A | Rd5 | Division 2 Pool A | Rd5 |  
Division 1 Pool B | Rd5 | Division 2 Pool B | Rd5 |  

 

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

 

Division 4s | Rd5 |  

 

Rd6 Sunday 14 Feb

Division 1 Pool A | Rd6 | Division 2 Pool A | Rd6 |  
Division 1 Pool B | Rd6 | Division 2 Pool B | Rd6 |  

 

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

 

Division 4s | Rd6 |  

 

Photos from Round 3 at Birmingham and Wakefield


Div 1a Team Report

14.2.16 - Many thanks to John Carleton (Spirit of Atticus A) for his report about the A team's brave endeavours during weekend 2 (January).


Pairings for Division 4 South

6.2.16 - Pairings are now published for Round 5 on Sat 13 Feb at Park Inn Telford - with thanks to Dave Thomas.


Telford, weekend 2 report

22.1.16 - A report round-up with a detailed annotated game from Weekend 2 at Park Inn Telford is now available - with thanks to Steve Burke | PGN here |


Weekend 2, 23-24 January, Rds 3-4, Divisions 1-2

Rd3 Saturday 23 Jan

Division 1 Pool A | Rd3 | Division 2 Pool A | Rd3 |
Division 1 Pool B | Rd3 | Division 2 Pool B | Rd3 |

 

Rd4 Sunday 24 Jan

Division 1 Pool A | Rd4 | Division 2 Pool A | Rd4 |
Division 1 Pool B | Rd4 | Division 2 Pool B | Rd4 |

Weekend 2, 16-17 January, Rds 3-4, Divisions 3-4

Park Inn Telford Division 3 & 4 South

De Vere Wychwood Park Division 3 North | Photos from Rd3 |

 

Rd3 Saturday 16 Jan

Division 3s Pool A | Rd3 | Division 3n Pool A | Rd3 |
Division 3s Pool B | Rd3 | Division 3n Pool B | Rd3 |

 

Division 4s | Rd3 |  

 

Rd4 Sunday 17 Jan

Division 3s Pool A | Rd4 | Division 3n Pool A | Rd4 |
Division 3s Pool B | Rd4 | Division 3n Pool B | Rd4 |

 

Division 4s | Rd4 |  

Junior 4NCL Weekend 2, Sat 9 - Sun 10 January 2016 ~ Park Inn, B'hm West

The format for Division 1 will be 8 teams in two pools - 4 teams in each pool.

 

Division 1 Pool A

 

Division 1 Pool B

 

Division 2

 

Pairings and Results

 

Pairings and Results

 

Pairings and Results

Round 1: Sat 10.30-12.30

Round 2: Sat 14.00-16.00

Round 3: Sat 16.45-18.45

Round 4: Sun 09.30-11.30

Round 5: Sun 13.00-15.00

 

Table Rds 1-3 Saturday

Table Rds 4-5 Sunday

 

Round 1: Sat 10.30-12.30

Round 2: Sat 14.00-16.00

Round 3: Sat 16.45-18.45

Round 4: Sun 09.30-11.30

Round 5: Sun 13.00-15.00

 

Table Rds 1-3 Saturday

Table Rds 4-5 Sunday

 

Round 1: Sat 10.30-12.30

Round 2: Sat 14.00-16.00

Round 3: Sat 16.45-18.45

Round 4: Sun 09.30-11.30

Round 5: Sun 13.00-15.00

 

Table after Weekend 2

           

Replay games from Division 1, Weekend 1 | Download PGN | Venue | Location |


7th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress

 

The 7th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress was held over the weekend of Friday 29 - Sunday 31 January 2016 at the Holiday Inn, Birmingham Airport.

 

There were three sections; FIDE Open, FIDE U2000 (ECF U175) and U135

 

Pairings and Results

Open | Major | Minor | Entries received | Prizewinners | Photos |


6th 4NCL FIDE Congress

 

The 6th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress was held over the weekend of Friday 8 - Sunday 10 January at the Mercure Hotel, Wetherby in West Yorkshire.

 

There were three sections; FIDE Open, FIDE U1900 (ECF U160) and U130.

 

Pairings and Results

Open | Major | Minor | Entries received | Prizewinners | Photos |


Yorkshire Team Reports

25.11.15 - Yorkshire Chess have published two nice reports about Pool A and Pool B from the Division 3 North, weekend 1, at Cedar Court Hotel, Wakefield - with thanks to Andrew Bak.


Telford, weekend 1 report

19.11.15 - A report round-up with a precisely annotated game from Weekend 1 at Park Inn Telford is now online - with thanks to Steve Burke.


Div 3n Team Report

17.11.15 - Many thanks to Andy Mort (Spirit of Atticus B&C) for his 3n report about the teams escapades at the Cedar Court Hotel in Wakefield.


Div 1a Team Report

17.11.15 - Many thanks to John Carleton (Spirit of Atticus A) for his report about the A team's adventures during weekend 1 at Birmingham Airport.


Weekend 1, 14-15 Nov, Rds 1&2

Rd2 15 Nov

Division 1 Pool A | Rd2 | Division 2 Pool A | Rd2 |  
Division 1 Pool B | Rd2 | Division 2 Pool B | Rd2 |  

 

Division 3s Pool A | Rd2 | Division 3n Pool A | Rd2 |
Division 3s Pool B | Rd2 | Division 3n Pool B | Rd2 |

 

Division 4s | Rd2 |  

 

Rd1 14 Nov

Division 1 Pool A | Rd1 | Division 2 Pool A | Rd1 |  
Division 1 Pool B | Rd1 | Division 2 Pool B | Rd1 |  

 

Division 3s Pool A | Rd1 | Division 3n Pool A | Rd1 |
Division 3s Pool B | Rd1 | Division 3n Pool B | Rd1 |

 

Division 4s | Rd1 |  

 

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


Games

           

All games, all divisions in PGN (550 games)

Rounds 1 & 2 (Weekend 1)

         

Division 1

(a)

Round 01 PGN

Replay

Division 2

(a)

Round 01 PGN

Replay

(b)

Round 01 PGN

Replay

(b)

Round 01 PGN

Replay

(a)

Round 02 PGN

Replay

(a)

Round 02 PGN

Replay

(b)

Round 02 PGN

Replay

(b)

Round 02 PGN

Replay

Division 3s

(a)

Round 01 PGN

Replay

Division 3n

(a)

Round 01 PGN

Replay

(b)

Round 01 PGN

Replay

(b)

Round 01 PGN

Replay

(a)

Round 02 PGN

Replay

(a)

Round 02 PGN

Replay

(b)

Round 02 PGN

Replay

(b)

Round 02 PGN

Replay

Division 4s

Round 01 PGN

Replay

Round 02 PGN

Replay


4NCL Software Captains Guide

04.11.15 - This is the 3rd Edition and deals with the use of the software for the entry of teams by captains, including the addition of wildcard players to the list. There are separate user guides for the control team and system administrators - Dave Thomas.


Registrations

30.10.15 - All registration lists are now available online and with bookmarked links here. Please notify Dave Thomas or Matt Carr as soon as possible of any errors in the lists - with thanks to Dave Thomas.


Fixtures and pairings

28.10.15 - Pairings are now published for Div1a, Div1b, Div2a, Div2b, Div3s pool A, Div3s pool B, Div3n pool A and Div3n pool B. Pairings for Div4s will be published no later than next weekend - with thanks to Dave Thomas.

 

Links to all 2015-16 fixtures, results and pairings are available in the left hand nested menus.


Main Rules 2015-16

12.9.15 - The rules for 2015-16 are now published. There are several changes from last season. Captains and Managers are asked to make themselves and their team colleagues familiar with them - with thanks to David Welch and Dave Thomas.


4NCL Rapidplay Championships and J4NCL Weekend 1

The 4NCL held its fifth team and individual rapidplay championships for all from all interested teams and players. The championships took place at Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport.

 

Winners will hold the title of 4NCL Team and Individual Rapidplay Champion respectively for 2015-16.

 

The 4NCL team event took place on Saturday 3 October starting at 1.00pm. The Individual Rapidplay took place on Sunday 4 Oct starting at 9.30am. The J4NCL event took place on Saturday and Sunday 3-4 October. All events took place at the Holiday Inn, Birmingham Airport.

 

 
   
Individual RP (4 Oct)   J4NCL Weekend 1: Division 1   J4NCL Weekend 1: Division 2    
             

Pairings and Results

 

Round 1: 09.30
Round 2: 10.30
Round 3: 11.30
(lunch break)
Round 4: 13.00
Round 5: 14.00
Round 6: 15.00
Round 7: 16.00

 

Pairings and Results

 

Round 1: Sat 10.30-12.30

Round 2: Sat 14.00-16.00

Round 3: Sat 16.45-18.45

Round 4: Sun 09.30-11.30

Round 5: Sun 13.00-15.00

 

Div 1 table after Weekend 1

 

Pairings and Results

 

Round 1: Sat 10.30-12.30

Round 2: Sat 14.00-16.00

Round 3: Sat 16.45-18.45

Round 4: Sun 09.30-11.30

Round 5: Sun 13.00-15.00

 

Div 2 table after Weekend 1

 

 


 

Team Rapidplay  
   

Pairings and Results

 

Round 1: 1.00pm

Round 2: 2.00pm

Round 3: 3.00pm

Round 4: 4.00pm

Round 5: 5.00pm

Round 6: 6.00pm

Round 7: 7.00pm

 

Final positions (based on games points in brackets).

 

1. Barbican 1 (25½) 14; 2. Karpacz Kings (19) 11; 3. Barbican 2 (17½) 8; 4. RSJ (17) 10;  5. Leeds University Old Boys A (14) 8; 6. Brown Jack 1 (14) 7; 7. West is Best 1 (13) 8;  8. Oxford (13) 7; 9. Metropolitan Police (12½) 6; 10. Leeds University Old Boys B (12½) 5; 11. Jutes of Kent (12) 7; 12. University of Warwick (11½) 6; 13. West is Best 2 (11½) 4;  14. Millfield (10½) 4; 15. Brown Jack 2 (10½) 4; 16. BCM (10) 3.

 

Final Team Crosstable

 

 

 


4th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress

The roadshow went north to the Mercure Bolton Georgian House Hotel over the weekend, Fri 11 – Sun 13 Sept 2015.

 

Pairings and Results

Open | Major | Minor | Prizewinners | Entries received |


Individual Rapidplay & Blitz Championships

These events are taking place at Park Inn, Birmingham West this bank holiday weekend, 29-31 August 2015.

 

Blitz final standings: 1. IM Ameet Ghasi 17½/20; 2. GM Mark Hebden 14½/20; 3. GM Tamas Fodor Jr. 14/20 ... 46 players.

 

RP final standings: 1. GM Simon Williams 9/10; 2. IM Ameet Ghasi 8/10; 3=. GM Peter Wells  7/10; GM Matthew Turner 7/10; IM Bates Richard 7/10 ... 58 players.

 


Chess in Schools and Communities is recruiting!

 

CSC have tutor vacancies in locations in England.

 

Click here for further information and contact details.

 

 

 


Fantasy Football League

04.8.15 - All of a sudden, or so it seems, it's time to get your head around the Premier Chess Fantasy League which starts on Saturday 8 August. Joining code is 651025-161998. Real names; no pseudonyms! - Neil Graham.


New Team from the Isle of Man

21.7.15 - We are delighted to announce that a team from the Isle of Man will be entering next season's 4NCL in Division 3 (North). Great news and a first for the 4NCL.


Entry Guidelines 2015-16

16.7.15 - Now posted together with fees due and important dates for the new season.


3rd 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress

We held this congress for individuals at Holiday Inn, Birmingham Airport over this weekend 17-19 July 2015.

 

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


 

 

18.6.15 - Chess & Bridge have kindly agreed to let us have copies of their various reports for the 2014/15 season. There are three reports for the first four weekends, two reports for the fifth weekend and a report on our 4NCL FIDE rated congress at Wakefield. Enjoy!

 

 

June 2015

Winning Ways

Danny Gormally enjoyed returning to the winners’ enclosure in the 2nd Congress ...

June 2015

Guildford Dominate

Roger Emerson’s champions made short shrift of the opposition ...

June 2015

Going Places

Matthew Lunn looks at the movers and shakers in the 4NCL’s second tier

May 2015

Crazy Conq

A good, old slugfest between Stuart Conquest and James Cobb ...

April 2015

Back to Brum

After a ten year break the 4NCL returned to Birmingham

January 2015

A New Season

The 4NCL returned to action, but will Guildford simply stroll to another title?

March 2014

Top Four Pull Away

The 4NCL returned in mid-January to its now regular venue of Hinckley Island

 

CHESS magazine - Keep up to date with news, games, analysis, features – delivered to your mailbox!


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

Replay

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

Replay

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.

 

 

J4NCL

9.2.15 - All games from the three recent junior weekends (Oct, Nov 2014 and Jan 2015) are now available for download or replay - with thanks to Lawrence Cooper and Alex Holowczak.


Epic Poem

7.2.15 - Here’s an extract from an excellent poem in the style of Chaucer by Roger Emerson.

The Hinckley Tales (The Prologue)

When April with its sweet and sudden showers

Has filled our southern gardens bright with flowers,

When Richard James delights us with the view

From Richmond or from Twickenham or Kew

And when John Saunders counters tourist bands

By travelling himself to foreign lands,

When fit Steve Giddins journeys to West Humble

And there gets ready with his friends to ramble

Past picnic places famed from Austen's Emma -

In Liverpool they're facing a dilemma:

While David Robertson's in Paradise

His unkempt garden sadly pays the price.

 

   
 

 


New - 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress

In what was a new venture for the 4NCL, we held our first FIDE rated congress for individuals at Holiday Inn, Birmingham Airport over this weekend 30 Jan - 1 Feb 2015 - Mike Truran.

 

Results & Pairings: FIDE Rated Open | U2000 (U175) | ECF Under U135 | Entry lists |

 

Playing Schedule: Games Tables and results
Rd1 Fri 19.00-23.00

Open

 

PGN

Replay

  Prizewinners 2015
Rd2 Sat 10.00-14.00

Major

 

PGN

Replay

  Standings - Open - Major - Minor
Rd3 Sat 15.00-19.00      
Rd4 Sun 10.00-14.00 Photos with thanks to Brendan O'Gorman
Rd5 Sun 15.00-19.00            

 


Registrations updated

1.2.15 - The registrations list has been updated with the February FIDE ratings and the January ECF grades, which will be used for the third weekend of the event - Dave Thomas.


Division 3n pairings

27.1.15 - The pairings for round five of division three north are now available - with thanks to Alex McFarlane, Dave Thomas and David Welch


J4NCL Weekend 3 - Sat 24 & Sun 25 Jan, Hinckley Island Hotel

 

Division 1   Division 2

Round 1: Sat 10.30-12.30

Round 2: Sat 14.00-16.00

Round 3: Sat 16.45-18.45

Round 4: Sun 09.30-11.30

Round 5: Sun 13.00-15.00

 

Crosstable after Weekend 3

 

Round 1: Sat 10.30-12.30

Round 2: Sat 14.00-16.00

Round 3: Sat 16.45-18.45

Round 4: Sun 09.30-11.30

Round 5: Sun 13.00-15.00

 

Crosstable after Weekend 3


Division 3s Pairings

18.1.15 - These are now published for round 5. Round 6 pairings will be published as soon as possible after the conclusion of round 5 on Saturday 14 February - with thanks to Dave Thomas, Matt Carr and David Welch. Please note that the venue for Weekend 3 for Division 3s is still Daventry Court Hotel.


Div 2 & 3n Team Reports

15.1.15 - Many thanks to John Carleton and Andy Mort (Spirit of Atticus A & B) for two detailed team reports about the second weekend at Hinckley Island and Shrigley Hall.


Weekend 2, Hinckley ~ Daventry ~ Shrigley Hall

Rd3 10.1.15

Division 1 Pool A | Rd3 | Division 2 Pool A | Rd3 | Division 3s | Rd3 |
Division 1 Pool B | Rd3 | Division 2 Pool B | Rd3 | Division 3n | Rd3 |

Rd4 11.1.15

Division 1 Pool A | Rd4 | Division 2 Pool A | Rd4 | Division 3s | Rd4 |
Division 1 Pool B | Rd4 | Division 2 Pool B | Rd4 | Division 3n | Rd4 |

Weekend 2, 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 2, Games in PGN/Replay

Division 1

(a)

Round 03 PGN

Replay

Division 2

(a)

Round 03 PGN

Replay

(b)

Round 03 PGN

Replay

(b)

Round 03 PGN

Replay

(a)

Round 04 PGN

Replay

(a)

Round 04 PGN

Replay

(b)

Round 04 PGN

Replay

(b)

Round 04 PGN

Replay

Division 3s

Round 03 PGN

Replay

Division 3n

Round 03 PGN

Replay

Round 04 PGN

Replay

Round 04 PGN

Replay


Division 3n pairings

03.1.15 - The pairings for round three of division three north are now available - with thanks to Dave Thomas.


Division 3s re-pairing

02.1.15 - West is Best 3 are unable to raise a team for the forthcoming weekend, and there has been a fixture repairing. The revised lists are here with amendments highlighted - with thanks to Dave Thomas.


FIDE Congress Entries

02.1.15 - The latest entries for the new FIDE rated congress are now published - with thanks to Dave Thomas and Alex Holowczak. The congress will be taking place from 30 Jan - 1 Feb 2015 at the Holiday Inn, Birmingham Airport.


Division 3s Pairings

20.12.14 - These are now published for round 3. Round 4 will be published as soon as possible after the conclusion of round 3 on Saturday 10 January. Please note that the venue for Weekend 2 for Division 3s is Daventry Court Hotel - with thanks to Dave Thomas.


4NCL: February and March 2015 weekends

 

After their sterling efforts in trying to impose unacceptable operational and financial terms on us and in unilaterally cancelling our provisional May bank holiday reservations at Hinckley Island and Daventry for the 2015/2016 season, The Hotel Collection have now excelled themselves by arranging major renovation/refurbishment works at Hinckley Island over the weekends of 14-15 February & 21-22 March 2015. Unbelievable. Read more here ...

 


Weekend 1 report

02.12.14 - A pictorial report round-up with selected annotated games from Weekend 1 is now online - with thanks to John Saunders.


J4NCL Weekend 2 - Sat 22 & Sun 23 Nov, Hinckley Island Hotel

Division 1   Division 2

Round 1: Sat 10.30-12.30

Round 2: Sat 14.00-16.00

Round 3: Sat 16.45-18.45

Round 4: Sun 09.30-11.30

Round 5: Sun 13.00-15.00

 

Crosstable after Weekend 2

 

Round 1: Sat 10.30-12.30

Round 2: Sat 14.00-16.00

Round 3: Sat 16.45-18.45

Round 4: Sun 09.30-11.30

Round 5: Sun 13.00-15.00

 

Crosstable after Weekend 2


Div 2 & 3n Team Reports

19.11.14 - Many thanks to John Carleton and Andy Mort (Spirit of Atticus A & B) for two detailed team reports about the first weekend at Hinckley Island and Redworth Hall.


Weekend 1, Hinckley ~ Daventry ~ Redworth Hall

Rd1 15.11.14

Division 1 Pool A | Rd1 | Division 2 Pool A | Rd1 | Division 3s | Rd1 |
Division 1 Pool B | Rd1 | Division 2 Pool B | Rd1 | Division 3n | Rd1 |

Rd2 16.11.14

Division 1 Pool A | Rd2 | Division 2 Pool A | Rd2 | Division 3s | Rd2 |
Division 1 Pool B | Rd2 | Division 2 Pool B | Rd2 | Division 3n | Rd2 |

Weekend 1 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.


Games in PGN/Replay, Weekend 1

Division 1

(a)

Round 01 PGN

Replay

Division 2

(a)

Round 01 PGN

Replay

(b)

Round 01 PGN

Replay

(b)

Round 01 PGN

Replay

(a)

Round 02 PGN

Replay

(a)

Round 02 PGN

Replay

(b)

Round 02 PGN

Replay

(b)

Round 02 PGN

Replay

Division 3s

Round 01 PGN

Replay

Division 3n

Round 01 PGN

Replay

Round 02 PGN

Replay

Round 02 PGN

Replay


Division 1 repairings

13.11.14 - A repairing has been necessary to matches in division 1. The committee and the control team apologise unreservedly to the affected captains for this error and the delay in observing and correcting it. The updated pairings are here for 1a and here for 1b.


Division 3s re-pairings (2)

11.11.14 - A second repairing has been needed for Division 3s because of the late entry of two additional teams from e2e4. The revised pairings are here, with the new amended pairings highlighted in yellow and the remaining pairing (altered yesterday) in green.


Division 3s re-pairings

9.11.14 - Revised pairings are required for Division 3s following the withdrawal from the first weekend of Broadland Harnsers. The changes are highlighted here in yellow.


Main Rules 2014-15

6.11.14 - The rules for the new season are published here. Changes from last season are marked with a reference within the body of the text and an accompanying footnote-link.


Teams page complete

6.11.14 - The lists are now complete. Thank you to all captains, team managers and helpers for providing the required information. Links to the new players registrations are available.


Fixtures/Pairings

30.10.14 - These are now published for Division 1a, Division 1b, Division 2a, Division 2b, Division 3s and Division 3n. Registration lists are being finalised and will be available soon - with thanks to Dave Thomas, Matt Carr and David Welch.


Rapidplay report 2014

11.10.14 - A detailed pictorial report from the Team and Individual Rapidplay including J4NCL weekend 1, is now online - with many thanks to John Saunders.


 

Individual winner: GM David Smerdon

 

Rapidplay Winners

06.10.14 - The championships took place over the weekend of 4-5 Oct at Daventry Court Hotel at the same time as weekend 1 of the J4NCL.

 

Final results ~ Team Event

1st: Guildford - 18½ GP, 12 MP.

2nd: Sons of Anarchy Grantham 1 - 18½ GP, 11 MP.

3rd: Barbican 1 - 18½ GP, 11 MP.

 

Sons of Anarchy Grantham 1 were placed second ahead of Barbican 1 on the third tie-break (sum of opponents match points) having been equal on match points and sum of opponents game points. Barbican 2 were placed fourth on tie-break with 18½ GP, 9 MP.

 

U175 Grading: Leeds University Old Boys 2 - 14½ GP (avg 172¾).

 

Junior: KJCA Knights - 14 GP (only team eligible).

 

Final results ~ Individual Event

1st GM David Smerdon (Guildford) - 6½/7.

2nd GM Glenn Flear (Guildford) - 6/7.

3rd Peter Richmond (Brown Jack) - 6/7.

 

Glenn Flear was placed ahead of Peter Richmond on sum of progressive scores.

 

U175 Grading: Stephen Whatley (Millfield) - 5/7.

Junior: Ravi Haria - 4½/7.


Rapidplay PGNs - from the LIVE boards

Team (84 games) PGN   CBV

with particular thanks to Matt Carr, John Saunders and Mark Crowther (TWIC).

Indiv. (83 games) PGN

 

Replays: Team | Individual


Rapidplay Results

  Junior 4NCL Weekend 1

Individual Event (Sun 5 Oct)

Pairings and Results

 

Team results (Sat 4 Oct)

Round 1: 1.00pm

Round 2: 2.00pm

Round 3: 3.00pm

Round 4: 4.00pm

Round 5: 5.00pm

Round 6: 6.00pm

Round 7: 7.00pm

 

Team Crosstable

  Rules 2014-15 | Teams for Weekend 1 |

 

Results

Round 1: Sat 10.30-12.30

Round 2: Sat 14.00-16.00

Round 3: Sat 16.45-18.45

Round 4: Sun 09.30-11.30

Round 5: Sun 13.00-15.00

 

Crosstable after Weekend 1

 


Entry Guidelines 2014-15

20.7.14 - Now posted together with fees due and important dates for the new season.


Hotels 2014-15

27.6.14 - Please note that links for 4NCL venues, reservations and email addresses have been updated following the rebranding from Puma to The Hotel Collection. More here.


4NCL on Chessbase (4)

22.6.14 - Chessbase have posted the final part (4) of John Saunder's end of season round-up at Hinckley Island - with thanks to André Schulz and Chessbase.


4NCL on Chessbase (3)

3.6.14 - Chessbase have featured part (3) of John Saunder's end of season round-up at Hinckley Island - with thanks to André Schulz and Chessbase.


4NCL on Chessbase (2)

 

30.5.14 - Chessbase have featured part 2 of John Saunder's end of season round-up at Hinckley Island with part 3 to follow - with thanks to André Schulz and the Chessbase team.

 

 


Guildford defeat Wood Green in title decider to seal 4NCL triumph

 

Leonard Barden | 9 May 2014

16.5.14 - England's national league, the 4NCL, developed into its usual two-horse race last weekend when Wood Green and Guildford both won all 10 matches before squaring off in Monday's final round. Read more ...

 


4NCL on Chessbase (1)

 

12.5.14 - The Chessbase (English) site have featured part 1 of John Saunder's end of season round-up at Hinckley Island - with thanks to André Schulz and all the Chessbase team.

 

 


Norms

10.5.14 - Title norms achieved during the 4NCL’s 2013/2014 season are listed below. These are subject to confirmation by FIDE.

412384 Peter Roberson - Final IM norm
631256 Guillaume Camus de Solliers - IM norm
406252 James Adair - Final IM norm
3206882 Justin Tan - IM norm
2218534 Alberto Suarez Real - IM norm
410110 Adam Ashton - IM norm
4301498 Sue Maroroa - IM norm


The Ups and Downs of 2013-14

10.5.14 - After an exciting year congratulations should go to the following winners:

Div 1: Championship Pool: Guildford 1;

Div 1: Demotion Pool: Wood Green HK 2.

Div 2: Promotion Pool: The ADs.

Div 2: Demotion Pool: White Rose 2.

Div 3: Winners: Guildford 3.

 

The following teams were promoted/relegated:

Div 1: Relegated: Oxford 1; 3Cs 1; Kings Head 1; Grantham Sharks 2.

Div 2: Promoted: The ADs; Hackney; Warwickshire Select 1; South Wales Dragons.

Div 2: Relegated: Brown Jack; Wessex; Bradford DCA Knights A; Poisoned Pawns.

Div 3: Promoted: Guildford 3; Spirit of Atticus A; MK Phoenix 1; Sussex Smart Survivors 1.


Weekend 5 report

9.5.14 - A splendid pictorial report with selected annotated games from the fifth and final 4NCL weekend of the season is now online - with thanks to John Saunders.


Div 3 Team Report

7.5.14 - Many thanks again to John Carleton (Spirit of Atticus) for a very detailed and pictorial  team report about the final Div 3 weekend at Daventry Court Hotel, Northamptonshire.


Team Report

7.5.14 - A nice report by Stephen Kee (Ferry 'Cross the Maroczy) about their Division 3 final weekend in Daventry is now online here .


Weekend 5, Pairings & Results

    Division 1 Division 2 Division 3

Sat, 3 May

  Ch'p Pool  Rd9

Dem Pool  Rd9

Ch'p Pool  Rd9

Dem Pool  Rd9

Div 3 Rd9

Sun, 4 May

  Ch'p Pool  Rd10

Dem Pool  Rd10

Ch'p Pool  Rd10

Dem Pool  Rd10

Div 3 Rd10

Mon, 5 May

  Ch'p Pool  Rd11

Dem Pool  Rd11

Ch'p Pool  Rd11

Dem Pool  Rd11

Div 3 Rd11

Final Tables

  Ch'p Pool

Dem Pool

Ch'p Pool

Dem Pool

Combined


Tom Thorpe at 18

 
   

07.5.14 - Tom Thorpe celebrated his 18th birthday during the final weekend at Daventry. A member of the 4NCL control team, Tom plays for Patchway in the Bristol & District League and has an ECF grade of 173. [larger image].


Games in PGN & Replays

07.5.14 - All games from weekend 5 are now available for download. Particular thanks to the inputters and arbiter teams for their tireless efforts. PGNs from 13/14 here.


Division 3, Round 9, re-pairings

02.5.14 - There has been yet another withdrawal, leading to a further repairing and the re-introduction of the triangular match. The changes are highlighted.


Reminder: Start Times

Saturday 3rd 14:00, Sunday 4th 13:00, Monday 5th 11:00. Applies to all divisions, rounds 9-11 and both venues, Hinckley and Daventry. More match arrangement information here.


Weekend 5 LIVE

02.5.14 - For round 9, Sat 3 May, we intend to show the following matches: White Rose 1 v Guildford 1; Guildford 2 v Cheddleton 1; Wood Green HK 1 v Grantham Sharks 1 & e2e4.org.uk 1 v Barbican 4NCL 2.


4NCL Title Norms

30.4.14 - The relevant captains calculations of what players require for title norms (in cases where we think chances are realistic) have been sent out. Anyone else who thinks they may achieve a norm should contact Matt Carr and Dave Thomas by e-mail, or speak to Matt at Hinckley Island over the weekend.


4NCL in CHESS magazine

 

 

27.4.14 - We are again grateful to Malcolm Pein and his team for permission to publish four articles about the 2013/14 season available in recent issues of CHESS .  

 

Big Two Begin with a Bang

Simon Ansell reports from the first weekend

Top Four Pull Away in the 4NCL (1)

The 4NCL returned to its regular venue

Barbican stun Guildford

Matt Lunn reports from the Rapidplay Chp'ship

Top Four Pull Away in the 4NCL (2)

The storms abated as the bandwagon pulled back

 

 

| More from CHESS | PGN of annotated games used in the articles |


Division 3 re-pairings

25.4.14 - Three teams have withdrawn from the final weekend: Bucks Juniors, BCM Bison, and Oxford 3 (for Saturday and Sunday only). The revised pairings for round 9 are posted with changes highlighted. The triangular match is no longer needed.

 

Weekend 4 report

22.4.14 - A pictorial report with selected (replayable) annotated games from Weekend 4 is now online - with thanks to John Saunders.


Weekend 5 LIVE

21.4.14 - For round 9 on Sat 3 May the intention (tbc) is to show White Rose 1 v Guildford 1; Guildford 2 v Cheddleton 1; Wood Green HK 1 v Grantham Sharks 1 & e2e4.org.uk 1 v Barbican 4NCL 2. Matches for Rd10 and Rd11 will be announced asap.


Weekend 3 report

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


4NCL registrations

10.4.14 - As a result of FIDE requirements for rating the event, we can no longer accept players for registration or as wildcards without being given a date of birth unless the player already has a FIDE identification number - Dave Thomas.


Weekend 5: Division 3 pairings

09.4.14 - Round 9 are now published. Pairings for rounds 10 & 11 will take place as soon as possible after the completion of the previous round - with thanks to Dave Thomas.


Weekend 4, Pairings & Results

Sat 22 Mar:

  Div 1 Pool A Rd7

Div 1 Pool B Rd7

Div 2 Pool A Rd7

Div 2 Pool B Rd7

Div 3 Rd7

Sun 23 Mar:

  Div 1 Ch'p Pool Rd8

Div 1 Dem Pool Rd8

Div 2 Ch'p Pool Rd8

Div 2 Dem Pool Rd8

Div 3 Rd8


Div 3 Team Report

27.3.14 - Many thanks again to John Carleton (Spirit of Atticus) for a wonderful team report about the fourth Div 3 weekend, this time at The Daventry Court Hotel, Northamptonshire.


Team Report

27.3.14 - A nice report by Stephen Kee (Ferry 'Cross the Maroczy) about their Division 3 fourth weekend in Daventry is now online here .


4NCL Olimpbase archives

This independent organisation have recently published a 1993-2013 summary and all-time statistics databank for the 4NCL, thank you! A wonderful resource for us to enjoy.

 

 

4NCL summary 1993-2013 4NCL all-time statistics


Weekend 4 pairings: Division 3

14.3.14 - Revised pairings for round seven for (the combined) Division 3 are necessary because of the withdrawal of Manchester Manticores second team. Pairings are here.


Yorkshire Team Report 2

05.3.14 - Yorkshire Chess have published a report from weekend 3 involving matches from Division 1-3s at Hinckley Island and Daventry Court - with thanks to Andrew Bak.


Weekend 4: Division 3

27.2.14 - Round 7 pairings are now published for (the combined) Division 3 at Daventry Court Hotel, 22-23 March. Pairings for round 8 will be published as soon as possible after the completion of round 7 - with thanks to Dave Thomas.


J4NCL 2014-15 - for your diary

(1)   4-5 October 2014 at Daventry Court Hotel (will run alongside the 4NCL Rapidplay)
(2)   22-23 November 2014 at Hinckley Island Hotel (stand alone event)
(3)   24-25 January 2015 at Hinckley Island Hotel (stand alone event)


Weekend 3 Results

 

 

Sat 15 Feb:   Div 1 Pool A Rd5

Div 1 Pool B Rd5

Div 2 Pool A Rd5 

Div 2 Pool B Rd5

Div 3s Rd5
Sun 16 Feb:   Div 1 Pool A Rd6

Div 1 Pool B Rd6

Div 2 Pool A Rd6

Div 2 Pool B Rd6

Div 3s Rd6
Crosstables
Division 1 Pool A  Division 2 Pool A  Division 3s
Division 1 Pool B  Division 2 Pool B  Division 3n

Yorkshire Team Report

17.2.14 - Yorkshire Chess have published a nice report from weekend 3 - Div3n at Buxton Palace Hotel, with a Div 1-2 report to follow - with thanks to Andrew Bak and Mike Bramson.


Team Report

14.2.14 - A report by Stephen Kee (Ferry 'Cross the Maroczy) about their Division 3n third weekend in Buxton is now online here .


Div 3n Team Report

11.2.14 - Many thanks again to John Carleton (Spirit of Atticus) for a splendid team report about the third Div 3n weekend, this time at The Palace Hotel, Buxton.


Division 3 South pairings

07.2.14 - Revised pairings for rounds five and six for Div3s have been published because of the withdrawal of Witney from weekend 3. Teams affected are highlighted.


Weekend 3 Div 3n

06.2.14 - The third weekend of the Division 3 North takes place on 8th & 9th Feb at a new venue for the 4NCL, in Derbyshire, The Palace Hotel, Buxton. 14 teams are involved.

Sat 8 Feb: 14.00   Division 3n | Rd5 | Crosstable | 3n
Sun 9 Feb: 11.00   Division 3n | Rd6 |  


Weekend 2 report

28.1.14 - A pictorial report round-up with selected annotated games from Weekend 2 is now online - with thanks to John Saunders.


Weekend 3: Div 3s

23.1.14 - Rounds 5 & 6 are now published for Div3s - with thanks to Neville Belinfante and Dave Thomas. Please note that Neville is back in circulation, and player registrations should again be sent to him. They should, however, continue to be copied to Matt Carr and Dave Thomas.


Yorkshire Team Report

22.1.14 - Yorkshire Chess have published two reports from the weekend 2 - Div 1-2 at Hinckley Island and Div 3 at Shrigley Hall  - with thanks to Andrew Bak.


Team Report

22.1.14 - A report, sent in by Stephen Kee (Ferry 'Cross the Maroczy) about their Division 3n second weekend is now online here .


Weekend 3: Div 3n

18.1.14 - Rounds 5 & 6 are now published for Div3n - with thanks to Dave Thomas.


Weekend 1 report

15.1.14 - A pictorial report with selected annotated games from Weekend 1 - Division 1, is now online - with thanks to John Saunders.


4NCL on Chessbase

 

14.1.14 - The Chessbase German site have featured a nice pictorial report about weekend 2 at Hinckley island - with thanks to André Schulz.

Photos by John Saunders.

 


Div 3n Team Report

13.1.14 - Many thanks to John Carleton (Spirit of Atticus) for a detailed team report about the second Div 3n weekend, this time from Shrigley Hall, near Macclesfield.


Weekend 2 Results

Sat 11 Jan: 14.00   Division 1 Pool A | Rd3 | Division 2 Pool A | Rd3 | Division 3s | Rd3 |

Division 1 Pool B | Rd3 | Division 2 Pool B | Rd3 | Division 3n | Rd3 |

     
Sun 12 Jan: 11.00   Division 1 Pool A | Rd4 | Division 2 Pool A | Rd4 | Division 3s | Rd4 |

Division 1 Pool B | Rd4 | Division 2 Pool B | Rd4 | Division 3n | Rd4 |

Crosstables

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

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


J4NCL Weekend 3 - 11 & 12 Jan, Daventry Court Hotel

Rd1 Rd2 Rd3 Rd4 Rd5 | Final Table after Weekend 3 | Teams | Registered Players |

 

Results and team details about J4NCL weekends 1 & 2 are here.


Division 3 South fixture changes

06.1.14 - Revised pairings for weekend 2 are published following the withdrawal of Witney and Bristol 2 and the late entry of an additional e2e4 team. Those affected are shown in italics - with thanks to Dave Thomas.


Captains Guide

03.1.14 - Instructions for use of the new online submission system for Team Captains and Managers are available here - with thanks to Dave Thomas.


LIVE games

02.1.14 - As usual we plan to broadcast LIVE matches during weekend 2 from Hinckley Island. Further details will follow nearer to the time. Coverage of at least two 8-board matches will take place.


Registrations

17.12.13 - For the time being please contact Dave Thomas or Matthew Carr with updates or new information about registrations, thank you.


Weekend 2: Division 3 pairings

03.12.13 - Rounds 3 & 4 are now published for Div3s and Div3n - with thanks to Dave Thomas.


Team Report

26.11.13 - A report, sent in by Stephen Kee (Ferry 'Cross the Maroczy) about their Division 3n first weekend is now online here .


PGN games

23.11.13 - All games from weekend 1 are published. Games from weekends 1-2 of the J4NCL are also published - with thanks to all the inputters and to ECF Junior Director Loz Cooper.


Yorkshire Team Report

21.11.13 - Yorkshire Chess have published two reports from the first weekend - Div 1-2 at Hinckley Island and Div 3 at Redworth Hall  - with thanks to Andrew Bak.


Team Report

18.11.13 - John Carleton (Spirit of Atticus) has sent a delightful Division 3n report about the first weekend at Redworth Hall near Darlington.


Weekend 1 Pairings & Results

Division 1 Pool A | Rd2 | Division 2 Pool A | Rd2 | Division 3s | Rd2 |

Division 1 Pool B | Rd2 | Division 2 Pool B | Rd2 | Division 3n | Rd2 |

Division 1 Pool A | Rd1 | Division 2 Pool A | Rd1 | Division 3s | Rd1 |

Division 1 Pool B | Rd1 | Division 2 Pool B | Rd1 | Division 3n | Rd1 |

Crosstables

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

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

 

Well done to everyone for running a very successful Main & J4NCL weekend and to the teams of  inputters, techies, players, visitors, helpers and of course tireless arbiters. Photos and more PGN's to follow in the next few days.


J4NCL Weekend 2 - 16 & 17 Nov, Daventry Court Hotel

Rd1 Rd2 Rd3 Rd4 Rd5 | Table after Weekend 2 | Teams | Photos | Registered Players |

 

Results and team details about weekend 1 on 5-6 October are here.


Division 3s fixture change

09.11.13 - 'West is Best' 2 have withdrawn from the first weekend so there is no longer the need for a triangular match. The revision to the pairings is as follows:

 

Rd1: Sat 16   Banbury Bulldogs

v

e2e4.org.uk 3
    Anglian Avengers 3

v

Sussex Smart Survivors 2
         
Rd2: Sun 17   King's Head 2

v

Anglian Avengers 3
    Sussex Smart Survivors 2

v

Banbury Bulldogs

 

All round 1&2 fixtures are here with the changes shown in italics.


Division 3 pairings

03.11.13 - Rounds 1 & 2 are now published for Div3s and Div3n. Dave Thomas apologises for the unexpected delay in making these available.


Registrations 2013-14

02.11.13 - The initial registration lists are now online. Please note:

  1. The yellow highlighting indicates that, according to the published ECF membership list, the player is not at Gold level.

  2. A number of players will be listed with a converted ECF grade instead of a FIDE rating. This is not shown yet, but will be, before the season starts.

  3. A handful of players are still to be included and will be, in the next few days.


Teams page complete

24.10.13 - The lists are now complete. Thank you to all captains, team managers and helpers for providing the required information in such a timely manner. Links to the new players registrations will be available soon.


Fixtures/Pairings

20.10.13 - These are now published for Division 1 (1b corrected) and Division 2,  rds 1-7. Division 3s and 3n to follow in the near future, including registration lists - with thanks to Neville Belinfante, Dave Thomas and David Welch.


Rapidplay report 2013

09.10.13 - A detailed report from the Team and Individual Rapidplay weekend is now online - with many thanks to John Saunders.


Pairings and results:

Team - 5 Oct

Rd1 Rd2 Rd3 Rd4 Rd5 Rd6 Rd7 | Final Table | Photos |

  1st: Barbican 1 -  £200  
  2nd: Guildford -  £150
  3rd: RSJ -  £100
  Junior: Bucks Jnrs -  £100
  u175: MK Phoenix -  £100

Individual - 6 Oct

Click for round-by-round details | Photos |

(first 3 on tie break) 1st: Mark Hebden -  6/7  
  2nd: David Smerdon -  6/7
  3rd: Marcus Harvey -  6/7
  Junior: Alan Merry -  5½/7
  u175: Richard Freeman -  4/7

Games - from the LIVE boards

Team (113 games)   CBV PGN -  with thanks to John Saunders.
Indiv. (111 games)   CBV PGN

J4NCL Weekend 1 - pairings and results:

Rd1 Rd2 Rd3 Rd4 Rd5 | Table after Weekend 1 | Photos | Teams | Registered Players |

 

 

 

 

 

 

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