Updated Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 18:52 UK

4NCL FIDE Rated Tournaments

Full details of the 20th Congress in September (Park Inn Nottingham), the 4NCL Rapidplay & Blitz (Park Inn Bedford) and the 4NCL International Congress in October / November (Park Inn Telford) are here. Alternatively click the tabs to the right or top menu links for more information or to enter online.

Junior 4NCL

Please complete the online form here if you would be interested in either:

  1. being a member of a composite Junior 4NCL team of other players who have also submitted a registration of interest form; or

  2. being contacted by a current Junior 4NCL team captain who requires additional players.

The form is not to enter the event, it is to register your interest to play in 2018-19.

4NCL International Congress

19.9.18 - We are pleased to announce that two qualifying places for the 2018 British Knockout Championship, to be staged at the London Chess Classic from 8th 17th December inclusive, will be made available to the players finishing first and second in the Open section at the 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress at Park Inn Telford, Wed 31 October - Sun 4 November.


Information about eligibility requirements for the British Knockout Championship, tie-break rules, 4NCL prize fund policy and byes policy can be found on the Terms and Conditions page under the 4NCL International Congress drop-down menu at the top of this page.


You can enter the 4NCL International Congress here.

Runners & Riders

19.8.18 - Latest list of teams entered now updated. Thank you to captains or team managers who have already confirmed and paid fees. Deadline: Friday 28 September ... more here.

Junior 4NCL - New Season

19.9.18 - The new information & entry details, competition rules, tie-break regulations and online entry is now available. Also added, a list of teams confirmed with fees paid.

Fantasy Football

06.8.18 - Managers who consider they're more Unai Emery than Dick Emery are welcome to join at Premier Chess Fantasy Football League.




The joining code is 652881-143616 for new managers. Just one team please per manager and no pseudonyms! - Neil Graham.

Main Rules

22.7.18 - Available here together with a copy of the tracked changes. There are several amends from last season and Captains and Managers are asked to make themselves and their team colleagues familiar with them as soon as possible - particular thanks to Dave Thomas, the Arbiter team and Mike Truran.

Entry Guidelines

12.7.18 - Now posted together with fees due and important dates for the new season.

Arbiter Application

15.6.18 - The 4NCL is seeking arbiters to work at the 4NCL International Congress, 31 October - 4 November at Park Inn Telford, Forgegate. The Congress will provide an opportunity for established arbiters to increase their current portfolio of events.


Further details here. Please note applications closed on Monday 2 July.


to fees deadline (Friday 28 September)

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