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Junior 4NCL
Rules for the 2008-9 Season

1Fixtures
1.1The League's fixtures will be played over six rounds and over two weekends with two rounds being played on Saturday and one round on Sunday.
2Match Arrangements
2.1Matches will be played over four boards.
2.2The first-named team in each pairing will have the white pieces on the odd-numbered boards and black on the even-numbered boards.
2.3The starting times will normally be 10.45 for the 1st round on Saturday, 15.00 for the 2nd round on Saturday, and 10.45 for the round on Sunday.
2.4The rate of play will be 90 minutes per person for 30 moves followed by a 15 minute quickplay finish.

The tournament will be run as a Swiss (or all play all if appropriate).
2.5Coaching will be provided for all competitors as per the entry form.
3Match Points
3.1Match points will be used to determine team placings:
2 points for a won match
1 point for a drawn match
0 points for a loss.
Game points will be used to determine team placings in the event of ties.
4Registration Lists
4.1Registration lists must contain the following information: (a) full name (b) date of birth (c) ECF grade where available.
4.2Each team will be permitted to register up to ten players free.
5Additions to the Registration List
5.1Additional names may be added to a teamís list of registered players and shall be sent to Claire Summerscale (CS) by e-mail. The information required in 4.1 above will also be required for additional registrations.
5.2Additional registrations must be emailed at the latest by Friday midnight before the weekend they are to play.
5.3A fee of £5 is required for each and every registration that takes a teamís total of registered players above ten.
6Transfers during the Season
6.1A player who is named on a teamís list of players may transfer to another team provided he/she has not played during the current season. The transfer request must be agreed by Claire Summerscale.
6.2The player will become registered for the new team immediately after a valid application is received.
6.3If a team withdraws from the League, players who have played only for that team become free agents and may choose to play either for other teams in the squad if applicable or to join another team.
7Team Lists
7.1Team lists must be submitted to the arbiter at least one hour before each round. The list must give the full names of the players clearly in board order.
7.2A team list may be amended without penalty for circumstances beyond the captainís control provided this is done before the start of the round.
7.3ECF grades will be used to determine the board order a team, unless agreed in advance with the arbiter.
7.4Any complaint about the composition of a team must be made before the scheduled start of the round.
7.5Known defaults must be on the lowest boards.
7.6Pairings will be published at least half an hour before the start of play wherever possible.
8Reserves
8.1When a team list is submitted in accordance with rule 7.1 it may also include one nominated reserve player.
8.2A nominated reserve may replace an absent player provided this is done not more than 30 minutes after the scheduled start of the round.
8.3The improper use of reserves may result in the arbiter imposing a penalty as he deems appropriate on the offending team.
9Other
9.1The arbiter shall be empowered to administer the rules of the League.
9.2An appeal against a decision may be made to the Management Board. Notice of such an appeal must be made in writing and received within seven days of the original decision.
9.3The Board may apply penalties as it sees fit for any flagrant or premeditated breaches of the spirit as well as the letter of the rules.
9.4All participants in the League shall consent to their name, sex, nationality, title, grade, and image being shown on the 4NCL website, such consent being a requirement of the Data Protection Act. Those wishing to withhold their consent shall not be permitted to play in the League.
9.5A player may ask his/her captain if he/she may offer or accept a draw. The captain may agree, refuse or tell the player to refer to the match result sheet. In no circumstances may the captain look at any game between receiving the request and giving his/her decision.
9.6The Management Board shall arrange meetings for captains/managers, as and when required, at which matters of current interest and future policy shall be discussed.
9.7In all cases the decisions of the Management Board shall be final.
9.8Juniors are permitted to play both in the 4NCL divisions 1-3 and in the Junior 4NCL League.

Division 1

WGHK 1
Pride and Prejudice
Barbican 4NCL 1
White Rose 1
WGHK 2
Guildford-A&DC 1
Cambridge Univ. 1
The ADs
Betsson.com
Barbican 4NCL 2
Oxford 1
Pandora's Box Grantham
S. Wales Dragons
Guildford-A&DC 2
Poisoned Pawns 1
Jutes of Kent

Division 2

Sambuca Sharks
Cheddleton
Warwickshire Select 1
e2e4.org.uk 1
Barbican 4NCL Youth
AMCA Dragons
Kings Head
Poisoned Pawns 2
Anglian Avengers
Wessex 1
Celtic Tigers 1
Bristol 1
White Rose 2
Brown Jack
Guildford-A&DC 3
FCA Solutions 1

Division 3

Rhyfelwyr Essyllwg
Sambuca Black Sheep
3Cs
Cambridge Univ. 2
Wessex 2
Warwickshire Select 2
KJCA Kings
FCA Solutions 2
The Full Ponty
Sussex Smart Ctls.
e2e4.org.uk 2
Iceni
Nottinghamshire 1
Nottinghamshire 2
Oxford 2
AMCA Rhinos
Braille Chess Assoc.
AMCA Hippos
Glos. Gambits
Bristol 2
KJCA Knights
Guernsey Mates
Bristol 3
SCS
Hackney
e2e4.org.uk 3
Beauty and the Beasts
Celtic Tigers 2
Oxford 3
Halesowen
Guildford-A&DC 4
AMCA Cheetahs