Hull 4NCL Online Congress  

 

 

Friday 30 October - Sunday 1 November, 2020

 

4 sections: Open, U2000, U1700 and U1400 | Entry Fee: £5 | Information & Arrangements

 

 

  Entries close at 6pm on Friday 30 October.

4NCL Online - Pairings & Results - Season 2  (Round 6, Tues 3 Nov 7.30pm)

 

Date Division 1 Division 2 Division 3 Division 4 Division 5 Division 6  
25-Aug Round 1 Round 1 Round 1 Round 1 Round 1 Round 1
8-Sept Round 2 Round 2 Round 2 Round 2 Round 2 Round 2
22-Sept Round 3 Round 3 Round 3 Round 3 Round 3 Round 3
6-Oct Round 4 Round 4 Round 4 Round 4 Round 4 Round 4
20-Oct Round 5 Round 5 Round 5 Round 5 Round 5 Round 5
3-Nov Round 6 Round 6 Round 6 Round 6 Round 6 Round 6
17-Nov Round 7 Round 7 Round 7 Round 7 Round 7 Round 7
1-Dec Semi-final Semi-final Semi-final Semi-final Semi-final
15-Dec Final Final Final Final Final
Tables Div 1 Div 2 Div 3 Div 4 Div 5 Div 6

The registrations list is published here.


Players who have not completed acceptance of the

fair-play guidelines are omitted from the published list.

 

 

Replays: Rd1 Rd2 Rd3 Rd4 Rd5 Rd6 Rd7 Semi-Finals Finals All Games in PGN (after Rd5)

 

 


4NCL Online Autumn Congress   (Round 5 of 7, Tues 27 Oct 7.30pm)

 

Tuesday 1 September - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

 

3 sections: Open, U2000 and U1700 | Entry Fee: £7 | Information & Arrangements

 

Pairings & Results: Open | U2000 | U1700 | Replay Games | Winners

 

 

   

Junior 4NCL Online - Pairings & Results - Season 2  (Round 6, Thurs 29 Oct 6.00pm)

 

Date Division 1 Division 2 Division 3 Division 4  

20-Aug

Round 1 Round 1 Round 1 Round 1
03-Sep Round 2 Round 2 Round 2 Round 2
17-Sep Round 3 Round 3 Round 3 Round 3
01-Oct Round 4 Round 4 Round 4 Round 4
15-Oct Round 5 Round 5 Round 5 Round 5
29-Oct Round 6 Round 6 Round 6 Round 6
12-Nov Round 7 Round 7 Round 7 Round 7
26-Nov Semi-final Semi-final Semi-final
10-Dec Final Final Final
Tables Div 1 Div 2 Div 3 Div 4

The registrations list is published here.

 

Players who have not completed acceptance of the

fair-play guidelines are omitted from the published list

 

 

Replays: Rd1 Rd2 Rd3 Rd4 Rd5 Rd6 Rd7 Semi-Finals Finals All Games in PGN (after Rd5)

 

 


3rd 4NCL Online Congress

 

 

Thank you for participating in this event!

 

Friday 2 - Sunday 4 October, 2020

 

Pairings & Results: Open | U2000 | U1700 | Entries | Information | Games | Winners

 


Michael Adams wins seven as England's top players battle lockdown - Leonard Barden

 

 
   

25.9.20 - English GMs compete in the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary and online in the absence of UK over-the-board chess.

 

England’s top grandmasters, most of them ranked among the world’s best 100 players, are battling against the rule of six and other restrictions which have virtually eliminated over-the-board chess in the UK.

 

 

   

Michael Adams, the England No 1, took eye-catching advantage of the better opportunities in central Europe with a Caruana-esque run of seven straight wins in classic tournaments. It was a performance which harked back to the seven-time British champion’s peak years in 2000-02, when he was ranked No 4 in the world ... more.

 

Back in the UK, the national 4NCL league is flourishing online, England’s juniors performed above expectations in the online European youth championships, while Simon Williams is one of the most popular web commentators.

 

For over-the-board British chess, in contrast, the immediate outlook remains challenging to bleak, with the new restrictions coming at the start of the club, county and congress seasons. The Northumbria Congress announced for this weekend was a bold attempt at a revival, but it had to be cancelled due to the North-east lockdown.

 

 

There is still hope for the future, though. The English Chess Federation is in a sound financial position, and its membership renewals have been above expectations despite the lack of activity. There will be scope in future for Innovatory events with a mix of online qualifiers and over-the-board finals to harness English chess’s current strange pattern of simultaneous boom and slump.

 

Diagram: Loek van Wely v Richard Rapport, Solingen v Baden-Baden, Bundesliga 2020. Black to play. Can you find Black’s winning move and why it prompted White’s immediate resignation?

 

Read more and see solution

 


     
     
 

Thank you

I just wanted to put on record my thanks to:

  1. The 4NCL team of volunteers who have worked so hard to put together the whole 4NCL Online and Junior 4NCL Online arrangements in just a couple of weeks;

  2. You, the captains, and your players for supporting both events with such enthusiasm.

As you know, we haven't charged an entry fee for playing in either league. One of the captains has suggested that, in return, the members of the 4NCL family could maybe consider contributing to the 'NHS Charities Together Campaign' in aid of the NHS charities COVID-19 appeal as a small thank you for the astonishing work that our NHS staff and volunteers are doing, in many cases risking their own lives every day to save others.

   
   

If you are willing to, please share the donate link with your players.

 

Thank you,

Mike Truran

 
     

 


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