23 Sep 2017 | Last updated 15:27

4NCL FIDE Rated Tournaments

Full details of forthcoming events (16th & 17th congresses and team & individual rapidplay championships) are here. Alternatively click the button to the right or the top menu links for further information or to enter online.

Runners & Riders 17-18

23.9.17 - We are pleased to say that even more teams have now confirmed their entry for new season. As usual we're keeping a running list of teams who have entered and paid fees.

Main Rules 17-18

08.8.17 - Available here. There are several changes from last season and Captains and Managers are asked to make themselves and their team colleagues familiar with them - particular thanks to David Welch, Dave Thomas and Mike Truran.

Fantasy Football

08.8.17 - Neymar might be worth £200 million but luckily he's not available for this year's Fantasy Football. If you're a budding Klopp or Koeman it's time to join the Premier Chess Fantasy Football League.




Joining code for this year is 1506967-360799. Just one rule - all managers must give their correct name - no pseudonyms please! - Neil Graham.

4NCL End of 16-17 Season

05.6.17 - Warwickshire Select have decided that their second team, relegated from division 2, would like to play in division three North next season. Two of the teams relegated from division two having opted for division three North there will therefore be four teams promoted to division three South from division four.


Here is the composition of divisions for 2017-18 based on the final standings for 2016-17 with promotion and relegation applied but taking no account of any withdrawals or new entries of which we are already aware.


Any subsequent vacancies in the higher divisions arising as a result of teams not wishing to enter next season will be filled in accordance with rule 13.4, by reducing the number of teams relegated from that division - Dave Thomas.

Dominant Guildford win every match on way to fifth title - Leonard Barden

Friday 5 May 2017 17.45 BST


The Surrey team have an overall record of 53 wins and two draws from 55 matches since they broke the supremacy of Wood Green in the 2012-13 season.



Eat your heart out, Chelsea. The 4NCL (Four Nations Chess League) has just completed the season with Guildford once again totally dominant.


The Surrey team won all its 11 matches, retained the title with a round to spare and crushed its Midlands rival Cheddleton 6½-1½ in Monday’s final fixture.


This was Guildford’s fifth successive championship success, achieved with an overall total of 53 wins and two draws in 55 matches. The 4-4 draw against Wood Green in 2012-13 was a titanic battle at the end of a season in which Guildford ended the Middlesex team’s long-running supremacy. Read more ...


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