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
The first 20 juniors (U18 on 1 November 2019)
to enter receive free entry to the section of
their choice if they wish.
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 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
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.
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
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 The Royal Hotel, Hull.
£35.00 BB per person per night (based on two
£47.00 BB per person per night (single
£55.00 DBB per person per night (based on two
£67.00 DBB per person per night (single
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.