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European Club Championship
22-28 September
Kallithea (Greece)

The most prestigious club event in European chess - the European Club Cup (ECC) - will take place this year in Greece.

The dates are 22-28 September in Kallithea, Halkidiki in Greece.

This is the 18th edition of the annual event. The format changed two years ago to the current 7-round swiss system format.

This means that all teams get to play seven matches, and International Norms (7-round) ARE POSSIBLE in this event.

This is the first time that the new format ECC has not clashed with the 4NCL, and it would be nice to see full English representation in this event.

The English Federation (BCF) allocates its places to the top teams in the 4NCL - we get two automatic places, plus a third because the League is sufficiently strong.

These three places can be handed down, but the competing teams must have finished in the top half of the top division of their national league.

I have competed in the ECC both of the last two years (in Croatia and Crete) with the Welsh Champions Monmouth, and have found the event to be highly enjoyable, and an excellent opportunity to make a norm.

For further information see the ECU (European Chess Union) website and that of the Greek hosts and details of last year's ECC in Crete.

The ECC entry deadline for teams is 15 July, whilst the basic players list deadline is 15 August.

The 4NCL Board would be interested in hearing from clubs who are keen to represent England in this event.

Contact the 4NCL Chairman Paul Littlewood if interested.

Christopher Dunworth
4NCL Managing Director

Division 1

Pride and Prejudice
Barbican 4NCL 1
White Rose 1
Guildford-A&DC 1
Cambridge Univ. 1
The ADs
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
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
Cambridge Univ. 2
Wessex 2
Warwickshire Select 2
KJCA Kings
FCA Solutions 2
The Full Ponty
Sussex Smart Ctls.
e2e4.org.uk 2
Nottinghamshire 1
Nottinghamshire 2
Oxford 2
AMCA Rhinos
Braille Chess Assoc.
AMCA Hippos
Glos. Gambits
Bristol 2
KJCA Knights
Guernsey Mates
Bristol 3
e2e4.org.uk 3
Beauty and the Beasts
Celtic Tigers 2
Oxford 3
Guildford-A&DC 4
AMCA Cheetahs