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 July 2020 list will be
used for the FIDE-rated sections, and ECF grades
published in the January 2020 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
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 another body.
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
In the FIDE Open and FIDE U2000 sections
there is a pay to play fee of £11.00 for players
who are not ECF Gold or Platinum members or who
are non-ECF members registered with FIDE as ENG.
All players who do not want to be registered as
ENG must be registered with another federation
In the U135 section there is a pay to play
fee of £9.00 for players who are not ECF Silver,
Gold or Platinum members or who are non-ECF
Prizes may be changed subject to numbers of
The 4NCL reserves the right to transfer
players between tournaments at any time.
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 matters.
The 4NCL reserves the right to refuse any
entry without explanation.
These rates have been
negotiated with Wychwood Park Hotel & Golf Club.
£39.50 BB per person per night (based on two
£69.00 BB per person per night (single
£59.50 DBB per person per night (based on two
£89.00 DBB per person per night (single