4NCL International Congress

 

Celebrating 25 Years of the 4NCL

 

 
   
 
   

Wed 31 Oct - Sun 4 Nov 2018

 

Park Inn Telford

Forgegate Telford Centre

Telford TF3 4NA

 

Hotel website

 

Four Sections

 

GM Norm FIDE Rated Open

 

 

With two qualifying places for the 2018 British Knockout Championship and also offering a qualifying place for the 2019 British Chess Championships in Torquay. Please see the 4NCL homepage for details.

 

 

FIDE Rated U2050

FIDE Rated U1825

FIDE Rated U1600

 

All sections - nine rounds

 

Prize fund 6,900

 


 

Entry

 

1.

 

You can pay your entry fee by credit or debit card or through PayPal (GM's & IM's have free entry).

 

 

 

 

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 Open: Open to all players (with two qualifying places for the 2018 British Knockout Championship).

 

Entry fees: GM's and IMs free, FMs 50, players rated 2050+ 75, others 100 (Pay to play fees see Notices section below).

 

Prizes: 1st 1,000, 2nd 500, 3rd 400, 4th 300, 5th 200, 6th 100, best performance prizes 2 x 100

 


 

FIDE U2050: Open to:

 

(1) FIDE rated players rated below 2050 FIDE and ECF graded players graded below 180 ECF *

 

Prizes: 1st 600, 2nd 300, 3rd 200, 4th 100, best performance prizes 2 x 100

 

Entry fee 50 (60 incl. pay to play fee see Notices section below).

 

* If FIDE rated players also have an ECF grade, their ECF grade must be below 180

 


 

FIDE U1825: Open to:

 

(1) FIDE rated players rated below 1825 FIDE; (2) players without a FIDE rating graded below 150 ECF *

 

Prizes: 1st 600, 2nd 300, 3rd 200, 4th 100, best performance prizes 2 x 100

 

Entry fee 50 (60 incl. pay to play fee see Notices section below).

 

* If FIDE rated players also have an ECF grade, their ECF grade must be below 150

 


 

FIDE U1600: Open to:

 

(1) FIDE rated players rated below 1600 FIDE; (2) players without a FIDE rating graded below 120 ECF *

 

Prizes: 1st 600, 2nd 300, 3rd 200, 4th 100, best performance prizes 2 x 100

 

Entry fee 50 (60 incl. pay to play fee see Notices section below).

 

* If FIDE rated players also have an ECF grade, their ECF grade must be below 120

 


 

 

Prizes (other):

 

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.

 


 

GM Norm Event: We will be inviting the requisite number of GMs to make this a GM norm event.

 

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).

 


 

Playing Schedule:

 

 

Round

1

Wednesday

15.00

-

19.00

Round

2

Thursday

10.00

-

14.00

Round

3

Thursday

15.00

-

19.00

Round

4

Friday

10.00

-

14.00

Round

5

Friday

15.00

-

19.00

Round

6

Saturday

10.00

-

14.00

Round

7

Saturday

15.00

-

19.00

Round

8

Sunday

10.00

-

14.00

Round

9

Sunday

15.00

-

19.00

 

Three point byes may be taken in rounds 1-8.

 

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 2018 list will be used. If necessary players will be transferred between sections to take account of rating/grading movements after date of entry (see below).

 

All sections will be both FIDE rated and 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

 

 

   

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 as English.

 

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 4NCLs decision is final in all matters.

 

The 4NCL reserves the right to refuse any entry without explanation.

 


 

Accommodation

 

These rates have been negotiated with Park Inn, Telford.

 

39.50 BB per person per night (based on two sharing)

69.00 BB per person per night (single occupancy)

59.50 DBB per person per night (based on two people sharing)

89.00 DBB per person per night (single occupancy)

 


 

How to Get There

 

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

 


 

Control Team

 

TBC.

 


 

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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