Hull 4NCL International Congress

in partnership with the Hull & District Chess Association

and incorporating the 56th Hull Congress

 

 

 
   
 
   

Fri 1 - Sun 3 November 2019

 

The Royal Hotel Hull,

170 Ferensway, Hull,

East Yorkshire, HUI 3UF.

 

Hotel website

 

Three Sections

 

FIDE Rated Open

FIDE Rated U2000 (U175)

ECF Under 135

 

All sections - five rounds

 

Prize fund £3,300

 


 

Entry

 

1.

 

You can pay your entry fee by credit or debit card or through PayPal (GMs & IMs have free entry).

 

 

 

2. By post

Entry Form

Entry Form

 

Either enter online (preferred) or download the entry form and return with entry fee cheque as soon as possible to:

 

Mike Truran, The Old Farmhouse, 7 Church Street, Ducklington, Witney, Oxon OX29 7UA.

 

Please make cheques payable to: 4NCL

 


 

Sections

 

FIDE Rated Open: Open to all players.

 

1st £500; 2nd £250; 3rd £120; 4th £80; best performance prize of £50; best junior performance prizes £60 and £40.

 

Entry fee £30 (£40 incl. pay to play fee – see Notices section below).

 


 

FIDE Rated U2000: Open to (1) FIDE rated players rated below 2000 FIDE; (2) players without a FIDE rating graded below 175 ECF *

 

1st £500; 2nd £250; 3rd £120; 4th £80; best performance prize of £50; best junior performance prizes £60 and £40.

 

Entry fee £30 (£40 incl. pay to play fee – see Notices section below).

 

* If FIDE rated players also have an ECF grade, their ECF grade must be below 175.

 


 

ECF U135: Open to players graded below 135 ECF.

 

1st £500; 2nd £250; 3rd £120; 4th £80; grading prize of £50; best junior grading prizes of £60 and £40.

 

Entry fee £30.00 (£37.50 incl. pay to play fee - see Notices section below).

 


 

 
   

No player may win more than one prize. All place prize money will be shared equally between tied players.

 

The method for allocating grading prizes can be found in the Terms and Conditions.

 

Discounts: GMs / IMs free, FMs half price. GMs please contact  for other conditions.

 

Late Entries: Entries may be accepted on the day subject to availability and payment of a £10 surcharge.

 

Entry Forms: 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 details).

 


 

Juniors

 

The first 20 juniors (U18 on 1 November 2019) to enter receive free entry to the section of their choice if they wish.

 

Eligible juniors should use the online junior entry form if they wish to avail themselves of this.

 


 

Social Events

 

There are two planned social events taking place during this congress. Click here for details and how to take part.

 


 

Playing Schedule:

 

 

Round

1

Friday

19.00

-

23.00

Round

2

Saturday

10.00

-

14.00

Round

3

Saturday

15.00

-

19.00

Round

4

Sunday

10.00

-

14.00

Round

5

Sunday

15.00

-

19.00

 

A ½ point bye may be taken in rounds 1–4.

 

Time Control: All moves in 90 minutes plus 30 second increment per move from move 1.

 

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 October 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 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 prize.

 


 

Notices

 

 

 

The Royal Hotel Hull

   

In all FIDE rated sections or events there is a pay to play fee of £10 for players registered with FIDE as English who are (a) Silver or Bronze ECF members or (b) non-ECF members.

 

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 non-ECF members.

 

Prizes may be changed subject to numbers of entries.

 

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.

 


 

Accommodation

 

These rates have been negotiated with The Royal Hotel, Hull.

£35.00 BB per person per night (based on two sharing)

£47.00 BB per person per night (single occupancy)

£55.00 DBB per person per night (based on two people sharing)

£67.00 DBB per person per night (single occupancy)

 


 

Location

 

The Royal Hotel Hull is located in the heart of the city centre, connected to Hull Paragon Train and Bus Station and within easy reach of the M62 motorway.

 


 

How to Get There

 

Click here for information about travel to and from the hotel.

 


 

Disclaimer

 

The 4NCL accepts no responsibility for any damage, theft or accident to the person or property of anyone attending this event.

 

 


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