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Home - Last updated 22 Jul 2014


 
 

   

Entry Guidelines 2014-15

20.7.14 - These are now posted together with fees due and important dates/deadlines for the forthcoming season.


Hotels 2014-15

27.6.14 - Please note that links for 4NCL venues, reservations and email addresses have been updated following the rebranding from Puma to The Hotel Collection. More here.


4NCL on Chessbase (4)

22.6.14 - Chessbase have posted the final part (4) of John Saunder's end of season round-up at Hinckley Island - with thanks to André Schulz and Chessbase.


Baltic Summer Chess Camp - Mike Truran

13.6.14 - The Junior 4NCL has been given the opportunity to nominate one junior to attend the Baltic Summer Chess Camp (BSCC) in Riga without having to pay the tuition fee (which for ages 10-16 I understand is €99).

 

 

This concession does not apply to travel and accommodation, although the www.chessbaltic.com website, which gives more information on the Chess Camp, gives further detail on what appears to be inexpensive accommodation in the centre of Riga. I also understand that BSCC has applied to the John Robinson trust for a £500 bursary to cover the cost of a parent and child to attend.


4NCL on Chessbase (3)

3.6.14 - Chessbase have featured part (3) of John Saunder's end of season round-up at Hinckley Island - with thanks to André Schulz and Chessbase.


4NCL on Chessbase (2)

 

30.5.14 - Chessbase have featured part 2 of John Saunder's end of season round-up at Hinckley Island with part 3 to follow - with thanks to André Schulz and the Chessbase team.

 


Guildford defeat Wood Green in title decider to seal 4NCL triumph

 

Leonard Barden | 9 May 2014

16.5.14 - England's national league, the 4NCL, developed into its usual two-horse race last weekend when Wood Green and Guildford both won all 10 matches before squaring off in Monday's final round. Read more ...


4NCL on Chessbase (1)

 

12.5.14 - The Chessbase (English) site have featured part 1 of John Saunder's end of season round-up at Hinckley Island - with thanks to André Schulz and all the Chessbase team.

 


Norms

10.5.14 - Title norms achieved during the 4NCL’s 2013/2014 season are listed below. These are subject to confirmation by FIDE.

412384 Peter Roberson - Final IM norm
631256 Guillaume Camus de Solliers - IM norm
406252 James Adair - Final IM norm
3206882 Justin Tan - IM norm
2218534 Alberto Suarez Real - IM norm
410110 Adam Ashton - IM norm
4301498 Sue Maroroa - IM norm


The Ups and Downs of 2013-14

10.5.14 - After an exciting year congratulations should go to the following winners:

Div 1: Championship Pool: Guildford 1;

Div 1: Demotion Pool: Wood Green HK 2.

Div 2: Promotion Pool: The ADs.

Div 2: Demotion Pool: White Rose 2.

Div 3: Winners: Guildford 3.

 

The following teams were promoted/relegated:

Div 1: Relegated: Oxford 1; 3Cs 1; Kings Head 1; Grantham Sharks 2.

Div 2: Promoted: The ADs; Hackney; Warwickshire Select 1; South Wales Dragons.

Div 2: Relegated: Brown Jack; Wessex; Bradford DCA Knights A; Poisoned Pawns.

Div 3: Promoted: Guildford 3; Spirit of Atticus A; MK Phoenix 1; Sussex Smart Survivors 1.


Weekend 5 report

9.5.14 - A splendid pictorial report with selected annotated games from the fifth and final 4NCL weekend of the season is now online - with thanks to John Saunders.


Div 3 Team Report

7.5.14 - Many thanks again to John Carleton (Spirit of Atticus) for a very detailed and pictorial  team report about the final Div 3 weekend at Daventry Court Hotel, Northamptonshire.


Team Report

7.5.14 - A nice report by Stephen Kee (Ferry 'Cross the Maroczy) about their Division 3 final weekend in Daventry is now online here .


Weekend 5, Pairings & Results

    Division 1 Division 2 Division 3

Sat, 3 May

  Ch'p Pool  Rd9

Dem Pool  Rd9

Ch'p Pool  Rd9

Dem Pool  Rd9

Div 3 Rd9

Sun, 4 May

  Ch'p Pool  Rd10

Dem Pool  Rd10

Ch'p Pool  Rd10

Dem Pool  Rd10

Div 3 Rd10

Mon, 5 May

  Ch'p Pool  Rd11

Dem Pool  Rd11

Ch'p Pool  Rd11

Dem Pool  Rd11

Div 3 Rd11

Final Tables

  Ch'p Pool

Dem Pool

Ch'p Pool

Dem Pool

Combined


Tom Thorpe at 18

 
   

07.5.14 - Tom Thorpe celebrated his 18th birthday during the final weekend at Daventry. A member of the 4NCL control team, Tom plays for Patchway in the Bristol & District League and has an ECF grade of 173. [larger image].


Games in PGN & Replays

07.5.14 - All games from weekend 5 are now available for download. Particular thanks to the inputters and arbiter teams for their tireless efforts. PGNs from 13/14 here.


Division 3, Round 9, re-pairings

02.5.14 - There has been yet another withdrawal, leading to a further repairing and the re-introduction of the triangular match. The changes are highlighted.


Reminder: Start Times

Saturday 3rd 14:00, Sunday 4th 13:00, Monday 5th 11:00. Applies to all divisions, rounds 9-11 and both venues, Hinckley and Daventry. More match arrangement information here.


Weekend 5 LIVE

02.5.14 - For round 9, Sat 3 May, we intend to show the following matches: White Rose 1 v Guildford 1; Guildford 2 v Cheddleton 1; Wood Green HK 1 v Grantham Sharks 1 & e2e4.org.uk 1 v Barbican 4NCL 2.


4NCL Title Norms

30.4.14 - The relevant captains calculations of what players require for title norms (in cases where we think chances are realistic) have been sent out. Anyone else who thinks they may achieve a norm should contact Matt Carr and Dave Thomas by e-mail, or speak to Matt at Hinckley Island over the weekend.


4NCL in CHESS magazine

 

 

27.4.14 - We are again grateful to Malcolm Pein and his team for permission to publish four articles about the 2013/14 season available in recent issues of CHESS .  

 

Big Two Begin with a Bang

Simon Ansell reports from the first weekend

Top Four Pull Away in the 4NCL (1)

The 4NCL returned to its regular venue

Barbican stun Guildford

Matt Lunn reports from the Rapidplay Chp'ship

Top Four Pull Away in the 4NCL (2)

The storms abated as the bandwagon pulled back

 

 

| More from CHESS | PGN of annotated games used in the articles |


Division 3 re-pairings

25.4.14 - Three teams have withdrawn from the final weekend: Bucks Juniors, BCM Bison, and Oxford 3 (for Saturday and Sunday only). The revised pairings for round 9 are posted with changes highlighted. The triangular match is no longer needed.

 

Weekend 4 report

22.4.14 - A pictorial report with selected (replayable) annotated games from Weekend 4 is now online - with thanks to John Saunders.


Weekend 5 LIVE

21.4.14 - For round 9 on Sat 3 May the intention (tbc) is to show White Rose 1 v Guildford 1; Guildford 2 v Cheddleton 1; Wood Green HK 1 v Grantham Sharks 1 & e2e4.org.uk 1 v Barbican 4NCL 2. Matches for Rd10 and Rd11 will be announced asap.


Weekend 3 report

21.4.14 - A pictorial report round-up with selected annotated games from Weekend 3 is now online - with thanks to John Saunders.


4NCL registrations

10.4.14 - As a result of FIDE requirements for rating the event, we can no longer accept players for registration or as wildcards without being given a date of birth unless the player already has a FIDE identification number - Dave Thomas.


Weekend 5: Division 3 pairings

09.4.14 - Round 9 are now published. Pairings for rounds 10 & 11 will take place as soon as possible after the completion of the previous round - with thanks to Dave Thomas.


Weekend 4, Pairings & Results

Sat 22 Mar:

  Div 1 Pool A Rd7

Div 1 Pool B Rd7

Div 2 Pool A Rd7

Div 2 Pool B Rd7

Div 3 Rd7

Sun 23 Mar:

  Div 1 Ch'p Pool Rd8

Div 1 Dem Pool Rd8

Div 2 Ch'p Pool Rd8

Div 2 Dem Pool Rd8

Div 3 Rd8


Div 3 Team Report

27.3.14 - Many thanks again to John Carleton (Spirit of Atticus) for a wonderful team report about the fourth Div 3 weekend, this time at The Daventry Court Hotel, Northamptonshire.


Team Report

27.3.14 - A nice report by Stephen Kee (Ferry 'Cross the Maroczy) about their Division 3 fourth weekend in Daventry is now online here .


4NCL Olimpbase archives

This independent organisation have recently published a 1993-2013 summary and all-time statistics databank for the 4NCL, thank you! A wonderful resource for us to enjoy.

 

 

4NCL summary 1993-2013 4NCL all-time statistics


Older items for this season can be found here. For 2012/13 click here.


CONGRESS ORGANISERS

 


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