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4NCL FIDE Rated Tournaments

Full details of the 19th Congress in July (Ramada Telford), the 20th Congress in September (Park Inn Nottingham) 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.

Entry Guidelines 2018-19

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

19th 4NCL FIDE Rated Congress



Friday 13 - Sunday 15 July 2018 at the Ramada Hotel Telford Ironbridge, Telford.


Pairings and Results

Open | Major | Minor | Prizewinners | Entries | Replay Games | Information

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.

Report on Divisions 3 and 4, Weekend 5

04.6.18 - A report round-up about Weekend 5 at De Vere Wokefield Estate including a deeply annotated 'Star Game' is now available - with many thanks again to Steve Burke.

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 17-18

Full results here.


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