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4NCL Qualification Weekend
Saturday 1st to Monday 3rd June 2002
|1 ||Format and Schedule|
|1.1 ||Teams shall consist of eight players and include at least one male and at least one female.|
|1.2 ||The event will played over four rounds, with Swiss pairings.|
|1.3 ||The playing schedule will be :-|
Round 1 Saturday 1st June 2 p.m. - 6.30 p.m.
Round 2 Sunday 2nd June 1 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.
Round 3 Sunday 2nd June 6.30 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Round 4 Monday 3rd June 11 a.m. - 3.30 p.m.
The Sunday schedule has been arranged so it does not clash with the 10.30 a.m. kick-off of the England v Sweden match in the soccer World Cup.
|1.4 ||The rate of play will be 40 moves in 2 hours with an additional 15 minutes to each player for the Quickplay Finish.|
|1.5 ||The event will be decided on match points with ties being broken by game points, then by the results of the matches between the remaining tying teams.|
|2 ||Applications for Entry|
|2.1 ||Applications from new teams should be received by 30th April.|
|2.2 ||Teams finishing in the last three places in Division 3 who seek to reclaim their place, must submit their applications by 19th May.|
|2.3 ||The entry fee, payable with the application, is £50 per team. This covers up to 16 players. There will be a charge of £5 for each additional player.|
|2.4 ||Each team shall submit its list of players by 19th May.|
|2.5 ||Applications, fees and team lists should be sent to the Finance Director Mike Truran at The Old Farmhouse, 7 Church Street, Ducklington, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX29 7UA with cheques payable to 4NCL.|
|3.1 ||The teams finishing first, second and third in the Qualification Event will be granted places in Division 3 for the 2002-03 season and £50 will be deducted from their entry fee for the new season.|
|4 ||Eligibility of Players|
|4.1 ||New Clubs should submit a list of players who are prepared to play for them during the 2002-03 season.|
|4.2 ||Clubs entering a Second Team : the eight highest-rated male players and the highest-rated female player in their squad for 2002/2003 will not be eligible to play for a new entrant second team in the qualifying event.|
|4.3 ||Clubs entering a Third Team : the sixteen highest-rated male players and the two highest-rated female players in their squad for 2002/2003 will not be eligible to play for a new entrant third team in the qualifying event.|
|4.4 ||Players registered for a team entering the play-off weekend will be committed to that team for the 2002/2003 season - subject to the League’s normal transfer rules - if that team qualifies.|
|4.5 ||One wild card per team per round will be allowed but will be restricted to players eligible to play on boards 5-8 on the basis of the usual rating rules.|
|5 ||Team Lists|
|5.1 ||Team lists must be submitted to the Arbiter at least one hour before the start of each round.|
|5.2 ||Where there is a difference of more than 80 FIDE rating points (10 BCF points), the higher-rated player must play on a higher board.|
|5.3 ||Known defaults must be on the lowest board.|
|5.4 ||Team lists will be published 30 minutes before the start of play.|
|6 ||Division 4|
|6.1 ||In the event of there being sufficient entries, the 4NCL Board has put in place plans for a fourth division for season 2002-03. This division will be played at the West Bromwich Moat House Hotel where the following weekends have been reserved :|
Division 4 will require a minimum of six teams and will consist of 9, 10 or 11 rounds depending upon the number of teams.
18th March 2002
Pride and Prejudice
Barbican 4NCL 1
White Rose 1
Cambridge Univ. 1
Barbican 4NCL 2
Pandora's Box Grantham
S. Wales Dragons
Poisoned Pawns 1
Jutes of Kent
Warwickshire Select 1
Barbican 4NCL Youth
Poisoned Pawns 2
Celtic Tigers 1
White Rose 2
FCA Solutions 1
Sambuca Black Sheep
Cambridge Univ. 2
Warwickshire Select 2
FCA Solutions 2
The Full Ponty
Sussex Smart Ctls.
Braille Chess Assoc.
Beauty and the Beasts
Celtic Tigers 2