GMs / IMs free, FMs half price. GMs please
contact for other conditions.
Entries: Entries may be accepted on
the day subject to availability and payment of a
Completed entry forms, together with the
appropriate entry fee (payable to “4NCL”) should
be sent to Mike Truran at The Old Farmhouse, 7
Church Street, Ducklington, Witney, Oxon OX29
7UA or emailed to (in the latter case, please contact Mike for bank transfer payment
A ½ point bye may be taken in
Control:All moves in 90
minutes plus 30 second increment per move from
Re-pairing will take place 30 minutes
after the start of a round. Players will be
defaulted 30 minutes after the scheduled start
of a round.
Grades and Ratings
FIDE ratings from the September
2019 list will be used for the FIDE-rated
sections, and ECF grades published in the August
2019 list will be used for the U135 section and
unrated players in FIDE rated sections. If
necessary players will be transferred between
sections to take account of rating/grading
movements after date of entry (see below).
The FIDE Open and FIDE U2000
sections will be both FIDE rated and ECF graded.
The ECF U135 section will be ECF graded.
Players without a current FIDE
rating or ECF grade must give details of
estimated playing strength, including any
previously held grading, or current grading from
Ungraded or unrated players may
not win a best performance prize and, with the
exception of the FIDE Open, may only win 50% of
any other prize.
In the FIDE Open and FIDE U2000
sections there is a pay to play fee of £10 for
players who are not ECF Gold or Platinum members
or who are non-ECF members registered with FIDE
In the U135 section there is a
pay to play fee of £7.50 for players who are not
ECF Silver, Gold or Platinum members or who are
Prizes may be changed subject to
numbers of entries.
The 4NCL reserves the right to
transfer players between tournaments at any
All pairings will be made using
FIDE Swiss pairing rules using Swiss Manager.
The submission of an entry form
and payment of the entry fee denotes acceptance
that the 4NCL’s decision is final in all
These rates have been
negotiated with Holiday Inn, Normanton.
£37.50 BB per person per night
(based on two sharing)
£65.00 BB per person per night
£57.50 DBB per person per night
(based on two people sharing)
£85.00 DBB per person per night