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9th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress

 

We are pleased to announce that the 9th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress will be held over the weekend of Friday 8 - Sunday 10 July 2016 at the Park Inn, Birmingham West, West Bromwich, B70 6RS.

 

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

 

 

 


Dates and Venues 2016-17

27.4.16 - After several months of difficult negotiations and some let-downs, the venues and dates for the 2016-17 season are now published - with particular thanks to Mike Truran.


Weekend 5, 30 Apr-2 May - HIBA, Telford & Wychwood Park, Crewe

 

 
     

 Division 1[c] Rd9 14.00 GMT

More photos from Divs 1&2 HIBA Rd7 and Rd8 by John Saunders


Games and PGNs from weekend 5

Click to see the latest updates from rounds 9-11


Rd9 Saturday 30 April: 14.00

   
Division 1 Pool C Rd9 Division 2 Pool C Rd9
Division 1 Pool D Rd9 Division 2 Pool D Rd9
Division 3s Pool C Rd9 Division 3n Pool C Rd9
Division 3s Pool D Rd9 Division 3n Pool D Rd9
Division 4s Rd9

Rd10 Sunday 1 May: 13.00

   
Division 1 Pool C Rd10 Division 2 Pool C Rd10
Division 1 Pool D Rd10 Division 2 Pool D Rd10
Division 3s Pool C Rd10 Division 3n Pool C Rd10
Division 3s Pool D Rd10 Division 3n Pool D Rd10
Division 4s Rd10

Rd11 Monday 2 May: 11.00

   
Division 1 Pool C Rd11 Division 2 Pool C Rd11
Division 1 Pool D Rd11 Division 2 Pool D Rd11
Division 3s Pool C Rd11 Division 3n Pool C Rd11
Division 3s Pool D Rd11 Division 3n Pool D Rd11
Division 4s Rd11
You might need to refresh your display to view updated results (press F5.

Pairings for Division 4 South

23.4.16 - Pairings are now published for Round 9 on Sat 30 April at Park Inn Telford - with thanks to David Welch.


Online results system - Dave Thomas

18.4.16 - Owing to an error by the server provider the 4NCL results system, including the facility for online registration of players and entry of teams, is temporarily offline. Requests for registration of players should be sent by e-mail to  and  not later than midnight (24:00) Thursday. It is hoped that the service will be restored in sufficient time to permit captains to use the online system for submission of teams for the weekend.


Photos from the 8th Congress

05.4.16 - See a large collection of photos from our FIDE rated congress in Wakefield - with thanks to Brendan O'Gorman.


Room bookings - Final weekend

04.4.16 - Please note that rooms are rapidly filling up and that teams should be securing their rooms now, ready for the fifth 4NCL Weekend, Saturday 30th April to Monday 2nd May - David Welch.

 

Information & Contact: Park Inn Telford Divs 3s & 4s | Wychwood Park Div 3n | Holiday Inn Birmingham Divs 1 & 2 |


Behind the scenes at the 4 Nations Chess League by WIM Fiona Steil-Antoni

 
   
 

30.3.16 - You've probably heard something about the mysterious "4NCL" tournament, but did you know that that British chess league features dozens of teams and over 800 players? WIM Fiona Steil-Antoni is the captain of a team including the likes of David Howell and Simon Williams, and gives us a glimpse behind the scenes of the event before the final weekend of the 2015-16 season.

 

Ever since I made my 4NCL debut in February 2011, this has been one of my favourite events. But before I go any further, let’s start with a bit of history and an introduction to what the 4NCL actually is, as I often get the impression it's one of the lesser-known leagues in Europe. Read more ...


Div 3n Team Report

25.3.16 - Many thanks to Andy Mort (Spirit of Atticus B&C) for his Division 3n report about the B & C teams during weekend 4 at the Cedar Court Hotel, Wakefield.


8th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress

 

The 8th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress was held over this weekend of Friday 1 - Sunday 3 April 2016 at the Cedar Court Hotel, Wakefield, Yorkshire.

 

There were three sections; FIDE Open, FIDE U2000 (ECF U175) and U135.

 

Pairings and Results

Open | Major | Minor | Entries | Prizewinners | Replay games | Photos |


Weekend 4 Press Report

24.3.16 - A big thank you to Rhys Cummings for his detailed report about Weekend 4. Download here in PDF format.


4NCL in CHESS magazine

 

24.3.16 - We are grateful to Malcolm Pein and his team for permission to publish two articles from a recent issue of CHESS .

 

60 Seconds with ... the ECF's new Chief Executive Mike Truran

4NCL Round-up of the first 3 rounds of the season

Download the 11-page PDF | View online | Replay games from the report

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Telford, weekend 4 report

23.3.16 - A report round-up with an annotated game from Weekend 4 at Park Inn Telford is now available - with thanks to Steve Burke | PGN here |


Div 1 Team Report

23.3.16 - Many thanks to John Carleton (Spirit of Atticus A) for his Division 1a/d report about the A team and their tough weekend 4 at Holiday Inn, Birmingham Airport.


Games and PGNs from weekend 4

Click to see the latest updates from rounds 7 & 8


Rd7 Saturday 19 March: 14.00

Division 1 Pool A | Rd7 | Division 2 Pool A | Rd7 |  
Division 1 Pool B | Rd7 | Division 2 Pool B | Rd7 |  

 

Division 3s Pool A | Rd7 | Division 3n Pool A | Rd7 |
Division 3s Pool B | Rd7 | Division 3n Pool B | Rd7 |

 

Division 4s | Rd7 |  

 

Rd8 Sunday 20 March: 11.00

Division 1 Pool C | Rd8 | Division 2 Pool C | Rd8 |  
Division 1 Pool D | Rd8 | Division 2 Pool D | Rd8 |  

 

Division 3s Pool C | Rd8 | Division 3n Pool C | Rd8 |
Division 3s Pool D | Rd8 | Division 3n Pool D | Rd8 |

 

Division 4s | Rd8 |  

 

You might need to refresh your display to view updated results (press F5).


Junior 4NCL Weekend 3, 12 - 13 March 2016

All the results, pairings and final tables are here.


Telford, weekend 3 report

22.2.16 - A report round-up with an annotated game from Weekend 3 at Park Inn Telford is now available - with thanks to Steve Burke | PGN here |


PGNs and Replays

22.2.16 - All 1625 games from weekends 1-3, divisions 1-4, now available in PGN and replay


Div 1a Team Report

16.2.16 - Many thanks to John Carleton (Spirit of Atticus A) for his Division 1a report about the A team and their endeavours during weekend 3 at Holiday Inn, Birmingham Airport.


Div 3n Team Report

16.2.16 - Many thanks to Andy Mort (Spirit of Atticus B&C) for his Division 3n report about the B & C teams during weekend 3 at the Cedar Court Hotel, Wakefield.


4NCL in Birmingham

 

16.2.16 - André Schulz reports: Last weekend the British Four Nations Chess League met in Birmingham to play rounds five and six of the season 2015-16. Favourites to win the title are the teams from Cheddelton 1 and Guildford 1 ... read more in this large pictorial report.

 


Results and Photos from Weekend 3

Rd5 Saturday 13 Feb

Division 1 Pool A | Rd5 | Division 2 Pool A | Rd5 |  
Division 1 Pool B | Rd5 | Division 2 Pool B | Rd5 |  

 

Division 3s Pool A | Rd5 | Division 3n Pool A | Rd5 |
Division 3s Pool B | Rd5 | Division 3n Pool B | Rd5 |

 

Division 4s | Rd5 |  

 

Rd6 Sunday 14 Feb

Division 1 Pool A | Rd6 | Division 2 Pool A | Rd6 |  
Division 1 Pool B | Rd6 | Division 2 Pool B | Rd6 |  

 

Division 3s Pool A | Rd6 | Division 3n Pool A | Rd6 |
Division 3s Pool B | Rd6 | Division 3n Pool B | Rd6 |

 

Division 4s | Rd6 |  

 

Photos from Round 3 at Birmingham and Wakefield


Div 1a Team Report

14.2.16 - Many thanks to John Carleton (Spirit of Atticus A) for his report about the A team's brave endeavours during weekend 2 (January).


 

Older items for the 2015-16 season can be found here.

 

 

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