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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.
January at Telford

When, last May, we were told the Birmingham Grand was to close and that the bookings and dates we had settled months before had been lost, the 4NCL Board sought other venues. Telford was the only hotel we found which was sufficiently large to accommodate all the divisions of our expanding league and which was prepared to offer playing accommodation at no charge.

One of the prices the league has had to pay, in return for accommodating teams' wishes to have all divisions in one venue as far as possible, is poorer public transport facilities to and from Telford. Indeed, we understand that the last train from Telford for London connections on Sundays normally leaves at 16.36, and that engineering works during the January weekend mean that this train will be replaced by an even earlier coach service from Telford to Wolverhampton at just after 3 p.m. to connect with London services.

During the years the League was based in the centre of Birmingham, rail was more appealing to many teams than was travelling by car because of the shortage of car parking facilities in central Birmingham. The situation has now changed since our current venues at West Bromwich and Telford both have large car parks. We ask any team which was planning to travel by train to investigate carefully the possibilities of travelling by car. This is likely to be a cheaper option than rail travel.

We acknowledge that not all teams consist of players from the same geographical area and that there may be a few teams containing one or two players who are somewhat isolated. If you will be travelling by car and can take another passenger, please let us know and we will post your offer on the website. Equally, if you need a lift, that request can be advertised in a similar way.

Where two opposing captains agree to an earlier start to the Sunday round, the league will accommodate this.

Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year,
Paul Littlewood (4NCL Chairman)

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