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14th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress

 

 

Friday 14 - Sunday 16 July 2017 at the De Vere Wokefield Estate, Berkshire.

 

Entry is open to three sections; FIDE Open, FIDE U2000 (ECF U175) and U135 | More here |

 

 

 


15th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress

 

 

Friday 8 - Sunday 10 Sept 2017 at the Holiday Inn Doncaster, Yorkshire.

 

Entry is open to three sections; FIDE Open, FIDE U2000 (ECF U175) and U135 | More here |

 

 

 


Team & Individual Rapidplay Championships

 

 

Sat 7 - Sun 8 October 2017 at De Vere Wokefield Estate, Berkshire.

 

Entry is open to two sections; Team Event (7 Oct) and Individual Event (8 Oct) | More here |

 

 

 


Games in PGN & Replay

16.6.17 - Download all 2016-17 games (3276 in total).


4NCL End of 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 successive 4NCL 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 ...


Div 2c Team Report

04.5.17 - Many thanks again to John Carleton (Spirit of Atticus) for another entertaining round-up report about the A Team's successes or otherwise, during weekend 5 in Telford.


Divisions 3 and 4, Weekend 5

03.5.17 - A detailed report about Divisions 3 & 4 from Weekend 5 including an annotated 'star game' is now available - with thanks to Steve Burke.


David Welch Steps Down

 
 
   

02.5.17 - As many of you will be aware Dave Welch has decided to stand down as the 4NCL’s Chief Arbiter.

 

On behalf of all chess players, organisers, colleagues, friends and the 4NCL management we would like to say a heartfelt thank you for the dedicated and professional service David has provided over many years.

 

David's wisdom, patience and understanding has been very much appreciated. No doubt we will see him at many more 4NCL events in the coming years.


4NCL Results 2016-17

Below, details of winners, losers, and players gaining title norms from 2016-17 - with thanks to Dave Thomas.

   

Division 1

 

Champions

Guildford 1  (14 pts)

Runners-up

Cheddleton 1 (9 pts)

Relegated

North-East England, Kings Head, Celtic Tigers, Anglian Avengers 1

 

 

Title Norms

 

Daniel Fernandez

(Guildford) 3rd

GM norm

Ravi Haria

(Wood Green HK)

GM norm + 3rd IM norm

Jonathan Rogers

(Barbican)

IM norm

David Fitzsimons

(Wood Green HK)

IM norm

Richard Weaving

(Wood Green HK)

IM norm

Martin Taylor

(Barbican)

IM norm

Matthias Gantner

(White Rose)

IM norm

 

 

Division 2

 

Champions

Alba (14 pts)

Runners-up

The AD's (11 pts)

also Promoted

Spirit of Atticus A, Cambridge University 1

Relegated

Barbican Youth, Warwickshire Select 2, CSC Dragons, Bradford DCA Knights 1

                                     

 

Division 3 North

 

Champions

Manchester Manticores 1 (22 pts)

Runners-up

Manx Liberty (19 pts)

   

Division 3 South

 

Champions

Wood Green MM 1 (14 pts)

Runners-up

Poisoned Pawns (10 pts)

Relegated

Hackney, Sussex Martlets 2, Iceni 1, Surbiton

   
Division 4 South  

Champions

Barnet Knights 1 (19 pts)

Runners-up

Oxford 2 (19 pts)
   
Final details of promotion from division 4 South will not be known until all the teams relegated from division 2 have declared their intentions for next season.
   

Final Weekend (5), 29 Apr - 1 May

Pairings & Results, Divisions 1 & 2, Parkinn, Telford.

 

Pairings & Results, (3n Wakefield), (3s, 4s De Vere Wokefield).

 

Div 3n

Div 3s(c)

Div3(d)

Div 4s

 

Rd9

Rd9

Rd9

Rd9

 

Rd10

Rd10

Rd10

Rd10

 

Rd11

Rd11

Rd11

Rd11

 

Table

Table(c)

Table(d)

Table

   
           

PGNs & Replays

03.5.17 - Games from Weekend 5 are being added over the coming days. Most are available already.


Division 4s Round 9

21.4.17 - New pairings for round 9 are available following the withdrawal of some teams - with thanks to Dave Thomas, David Welch and Matt Carr. Please note that they will change again should any more teams withdraw from the weekend. The pairings are also shown here.


Divisions 3n re-pairing

21.4.17 - Hounds and Bears have pulled out of the final weekend. Fortunately, it is possible to do a triangular match between 3Cs 2, Gonzaga and Enniscorthy. Apologies for this especially to Enniscorthy who will have a second triangular match but the repairing options are very limited - Alex McFarlane.


Junior 4NCL Weekend 3, Sat 22 - Sun 23 April 2017 ~ St Johns Hotel, Solihull

 

Division 1a(c)

 

Division 1b(d)

 

Division 2

Pairings and Results

 

Pairings and Results

 

Pairings and Results

Round 1(a)

Round 2(a)

Round 3(a)

Round 4(c)

Round 5(c)

 

Table Div 1(a)

Table Div 1(c)

 

Round 1(b)

Round 2(b)

Round 3(b)

Round 4(d)

Round 5(d)

 

Table Div 1(b)

Table Div 1(d)

 

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Round 4

Round 5

 

Table Div 2

           

Rd1: Sat 10.30-12.30 | Rd2: Sat 14.00-16.00 | Rd3: Sat 16.45-18.45 | Rd4: Sun 09.30-11.30 | Rd5: Sun 13.00-15.00 |


13th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress

 

 

This took place from Friday 7 - Sunday 9 April 2017 at the Cedar Court Hotel, Wakefield.

 

There were 3 sections; FIDE Open, FIDE U2000 and U135

 


Divisions 3 and 4, Weekend 4

08.4.17 - A report about Divisions 3 & 4 from Weekend 4 including an annotated 'star game' is now available - with thanks to Steve Burke.


Games in PGN & Replay

28.3.17 - Download or Replay all 2016-17 games (2413), following the conclusion of Weekend 4.


4NCL Title Norms

26.3.17 - Any manager with a player whom they think may have a chance of a title norm and wishes the control team to advise on what they need on the final weekend to achieve this should contact Tom Thorpe - .


Division 4s Round 9

23.3.17 - Provisional pairings for round 9 are available - with thanks to Dave Thomas and David Welch. Please note that they will change should any teams withdraw from the weekend. The pairings are also shown here.


Div 3n Team Report - Weekend 4

20.3.17 - Many thanks again to Andy Mort (Spirit of Atticus) for his fourth Division 3n report and the B team's tough battles at the Cedar Court Hotel, Wakefield.


Division 4s re-pairing

16.3.17 - One squad has announced that they are unable to field a team for round 7. Therefore pairings for Saturday only have accordingly been revised to include a triangular match. There is no other change to the pairings.


Quick Links: Pairings & Results, Weekend IV, 18-19 March, Div 3n (Wakefield), 3s & 4s (De Vere Wokefield Estate).

Div 3n

Div 3sa/c

Div3sb/d

Div 4s

Round 7: Saturday 14.00 - both venues
Round 8: Sunday 11.00 - both venues
 
Time controls: See rule 12.6
Venues: Wakefield | De Vere Wokefield

Rd7

Rd7

Rd7

Rd7

 

Rd8

Rd8

Rd8

Rd8

 

Table

Table (a)

Table (b)

Table

 

 

Table (c)

Table (d)

 

 
             

PGNs & Replays

Weekend 4


Div 2b/c Team Report

07.3.17 - Many thanks again to John Carleton (Spirit of Atticus) for another entertaining match report about the A team and their successful adventures during weekend 4 in Telford.


Results: Weekend IV, 4-5 March, Divisions 1 & 2, Park inn Telford.

Div 1

Div 1 Tables

Div 2

Div 2 Tables

1a Rd7

1a

2a Rd7

2a

 

1b Rd7

1b

2d Rd7

2b

 

1c Rd8

1c

2c Rd8

2c

 

1d Rd8

1d

2d Rd8

2d

 
           

Dates & Venues 2017-18

01.3.17 - More details about weekends 1-3 next season now available - with particular thanks to Mike Truran.


PGN & Replay

01.3.17 - Download games played so far. All 1617 in PGN (after weekend 3).


Divisions 3 and 4, Weekend 3

23.2.17 - A report round-up about Weekend 3 at Park inn Telford and Mecure Georgian Hotel Bolton including an annotated 'star game' is now available - with thanks to Steve Burke.


Div 2b Team Report

15.2.17 - Many thanks to John Carleton (Spirit of Atticus) for his very detailed Division 2b report about the A team and their tough encounters during weekend 3 in Northampton.


Weekend 3 Press Report

15.2.17 - Another a big thank you to Rhys Cumming for his well-timed and detailed report round-up about Weekend 3 in February. Download here in PDF format.


Weekend 4 pairings

15.2.17 - Round 7 now available for Div3n and Div4s - with thanks to Alex McFarlane and Dave Thomas. Weekend 4 for Division 3n takes place at Cedar Court Hotel Wakefield and Division 4s at De Vere Wokefield Park 18-19 March

 

Please note weekend 4 is split, with Divisions 1 & 2 at Park inn Telford 4-5 March. See menus for latest pairing details.


Weekend 2 Press Report

15.2.17 - A bit late, but a big thank you again to Rhys Cumming for his detailed report round-up about Weekend 2 in January. Download here in PDF format.


Div 3n Team Report

13.2.17 - Many thanks to Andy Mort (Spirit of Atticus) for his third Division 3n report about the B team's fascinating weekend endeavours at the Mecure Georgian House Hotel, Bolton.


Division 4s pairings

12.2.17 - The pairings for Round 7 taking place at De Vere Wokefield Park on Saturday 18 March are now published.


Divisions 3 and 4, Weekend 2

04.2.17 - A report round-up about Weekend 2 at Wokefield Park and Bolton including an annotated 'star game' is now available - with thanks to (a very patient) Steve Burke.


Div 3n Team Report

05.2.17 - Many thanks to Andy Mort (Spirit of Atticus) for his second Division 3n report about the B team's successful weekend adventures at the Mecure Georgian House Hotel, Bolton.


Div 2d Team Report

23.1.17 - Many thanks to John Carleton (Spirit of Atticus A) for his Division 2d report about the A team and their productive weekend encounters during weekend 2 at Park inn, Northampton.


 

Older items for the 2016-17 season can be found here.

 

 

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