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This website includes information on participants in the Four Nations Chess League in respect of name, grade, title, nationality and sex (team registration lists), as well as telephone number(s), email address(es) and postal address(es) in certain circumstances (team captains/managers, management board members, arbiters etc). Participants wishing this information not to be included on the website should contact the webmaster to have it removed, but should be aware that in this event they will not be permitted to play in the league.
Frequently Asked Questions

last updated - September 20th 2009

What is the 4NCL?

The Four Nations League is a team tournament over three divisions, with over 850 players registered to take part and over £10,000 in cash prizes on offer. It is the most prestigious team chess event held in the United Kingdom.

Where is the 4NCL held?

There are five venues for the 2009/10 season - details here.

When is the 4NCL held?

It is held over various weekends from October to May; dates for the 2009/10 season here.

Who Runs the 4NCL?

The 4NCL is a limited company and is run democratically by a board of directors comprising well-known chess players and organisers along with two team representatives. It is independent of any official national body.

For a list of team captains
click here

For a list of members of the Management Board
click here

For a list of arbiters
click here

What do I do if I have an issue that I want to raise with the Management Board?

No weekend is free from problems! You may have an issue to bring to the attention of the board or ideas that you think would enhance the status of the League. If so, you should contact any of the directors or team representatives listed above. You can ask your team Captain or nominated representative to raise the point at the Captains meeting, which is normally held at 9.30am on the last day of each weekend.

What are the rules of the 4NCL?

You can read a copy of the latest league rules here.

Am I good enough to I play for a team in the 4NCL?

Yes! You need to contact a Team Captain if you’d like to play in an existing team. Teams are organised on an ad hoc basis - it doesn’t matter what club you belong to or where you come from. However, you must be properly registered for a team to represent them.

Can I enter a team in the 4NCL and how much does it cost?

Yes! We invite entries to the league once a year - the closing date is normally the end of July.

If you are interested in entering a team, you may find this this useful - it contains information on participation in 2008/09. Alternatively contact Mike Truran.

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