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Full details of the new 4NCL 7-round Spring Bank Holiday congress is here. Alternatively click the button to the right or top menu links for further information or to enter online.


4NCL Chess Congress/Holiday

This fantastic event will be held at Hotel Mangalan, La Manga del Mar Spain, 11th - 17th October 2018. A uniquely positioned and highly rated adult only 4 star hotel, sitting between the Mediterranean and the Mar Menor. With spa facilities and swimming pools on site and a great position with shops, bars and restaurants close to the hotel.

 

 

The playing venue available to us, offers stunning sea views across both the Mediterranean and the Lagoon.

 

Just 25 minutes from Murcia airport, 55 minutes from Alicante and 5 minutes to the famous La Manga Golf Club.

 

All standard bedrooms are a good size and with sea view balconies, free to use fridge, safe and tea/coffee facilities.

 

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Celtic Tigers Newsletters

19.5.18 - Many thanks to Chris Skulte (Celtic Tigers) for providing links to his teams' extensive newsletters with detailed 4NCL match reports. Download or view in PDF.


Guildford extend their record unbeaten run in 4NCL to 66 matches - Leonard Barden

11 May 2018

 

The Surrey team won all 11 matches this season to make it 64 wins and two draws since they ended Wood Green’s dominance in 2012-13

 

 

Guildford are still the chess kings at the end of another 4NCL (Four Nations Chess League) season. The Surrey team won all its 11 matches and overcame its Midlands rival Cheddleton 5½-2½ in Monday’s final fixture. The losers at least got closer than in 2017, when Guildford’s margin was 6½-1½ and they had a round to spare.

 

This was Guildford’s sixth successive championship, achieved with an overall total of 64 wins and two draws in 66 matches. The 2012-13 season, when Guildford ended Wood Green’s long reign, is a distant memory. Its cosmopolitan squad includes the England Olympiad grandmasters Matthew Sadler and Gawain Jones, three highly rated GMs from France, and the former world champion Antoaneta Stefanova on the women’s board. Just to make sure on the final weekend, they fielded another top Bulgarian, Ivan Cheparinov, as a wildcard.

 

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Weekend 5 Report

14.5.18 - Many thanks again to Rhys Cumming for another excellent report about Weekend 5 for Divisions 1 and 2 at Park Inn Telford, 5-7 May 2018. Download PDF.


Div 1d Team Report - Weekend 5

10.5.18 - Many thanks as always to John Carleton (Spirit of Atticus) for another comprehensive report about his A Team's Division 1 final matches during weekend 5 at Park inn Telford.


Div 3n Team Report - Weekend 5

09.5.18 - Many thanks again to Andy Mort (Spirit of Atticus) for his insightful and honest report about Weekend 5 at the Holiday Inn, Doncaster.


Winners and Losers 2017-18

 

Division 1:

Champions: Guildford 1

Runners-up: Cheddleton 1

Third: White Rose 1

Fourth: Guildford 2

Relegated:

Barbican 2

Spirit of Atticus A

The ADs

Cambridge University 1

 

Division 2:

Champions: Manx Liberty

Runners-up: Celtic Tigers

Third: Wood Green Monarchs

Fourth: North East England

Relegated:

Poisoned Pawns 1

Kings Head

White Rose 2

Barbican Youth

 

The following norms were also achieved this year:

GM Norms AUS Justin Tan (Oxford) - 3rd and final GM norm. Rating required.

IM Norms IRL David Fitzsimons (Wood Green) - 3rd and final IM norm. Title achieved.

ENG Andrew Horton (3Cs) - 2nd IM norm.

ENG Adam C Taylor (Wood Green) - 2nd IM norm.

 

Division 3 North:

Champions: Gonzaga

Runners-up: Bradford DCA Knights A

 

Division 3 South:

Champions: Barnet Knights 1

Runners-up: Wessex A

Relegated:

Anglian Avengers 2

The Full Ponty

Hackney

West is Best 3

 

Division 4:

Champions: Surbiton

Runners-up: CSC 2

Third: Iceni 1

Fourth: Iceni 2

 

The number of teams promoted depends upon which section of division three the teams relegated from division 2 opt to enter next season (see rule 13) and will be known by the end of May.


Weekend 5 - Divs 1 & 2 Telford, Divs 3S & 4S Wokefield & Div 3N Doncaster

 

Results - Rnd 9 Sat 5 May 14.00

     

Division 1 Pool C

Division 2 Pool C

Division 3N

Division 3C

Division 4S

Division 1 Pool D

Division 2 Pool D

 

Division 3D

 

Results - Rnd 10 Sun 6 May 13.00

     

Division 1 Pool C

Division 2 Pool C

Division 3N

Division 3C

Division 4S

Division 1 Pool D

Division 2 Pool D

 

Division 3D

 

Results - Rnd 11 Mon 7 May 11.00

     

Division 1 Pool C

Division 2 Pool C

Division 3N

Division 3C

Division 4S

Division 1 Pool D

Division 2 Pool D

 

Division 3D

 

 

 

     

Final Tables after Weekend 5

 

   

Division 1 Pool C

Division 2 Pool C

Division 3N

Division 3C

Division 4S

Division 1 Pool D

Division 2 Pool D

 

Division 3D

 

All Tables 2017-18

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