2nd 4NCL Online Autumn Congress

 

 
   
 
   

Tues 31 Aug - Tues 23 Nov

 

Four Sections

 

Open

Under 2000

Under 1700

Under 1400

 

All sections - seven rounds (fortnightly @ 19.30)

 


 

Congress Dates

Tuesday 31 August – Tuesday 23 November

 

Note: Entries closed for round 3 at 5pm on Monday 27 September. Entries for round 4 (deadline of 5pm on the Monday prior to the round in question) e.g. deadline for round 4, 5pm Monday 11 October. The dates and playing schedule is here.

 

 

 

You can pay your entry fee by credit or debit card or through PayPal.

 

Pairings & Results: Open | U2000 | U1700 | U1400 | Games | Winners

 

Sections

 

Open

Under 2000

Under 1700

Under 1400

 

Entry Fee

£10.50 for all sections.

 

Playing Schedule

Round

1:

31 August

19.30

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finish

Round

2:

14 September

19.30

-

finish

Round

3:

28 September

19.30

-

finish

Round

4:

12 October

19.30

-

finish

 

Round

5:

26 October

19.30

-

finish

 

Round

6:

09 November

19.30

-

finish

 

Round

7:

23 November

19.30

-

finish

 

 

Two ½ point byes may be taken in rounds 1–6.

 

Time Control

All moves in 45 minutes plus 15 second increment per move from move 1.

 

Re-pairing will take place 15 minutes after the start of a round. Players who have not arrived will be defaulted 15 minutes after the scheduled start of a round.

 

Ratings

Ratings from the ECF August 2021 (or most recently available) online rating list will take precedence for the purpose of determining the section in which players will play and for the purpose of rating prize calculations, and will be used where they are available. If ECF online ratings are not available the higher of ECF or FIDE OTB ratings will be used where these are available.

 

The 4NCL may at its absolute discretion disregard a player's FIDE rating if the player has played no FIDE rated games in the previous 20 years.

Players without a current FIDE or ECF rating must give details of estimated playing strength, including any previously held grade/rating, or any current rating from another body.

 

The 4NCL reserves the right to transfer players between sections at its absolute discretion at any time.

 

All games will be submitted for ECF online rating.

 

Tie-Breaks

In the event of a tie on points, the following tie-breaks will be used:

  1. Direct Encounter 

  2. Median-Buchholz 

  3. Buchholz Cut 1 

  4. Buchholz

Trophies

1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place in each section.

Best performance trophy in each section.

 

No player may win more than one trophy. Ungraded or unrated players may not win a rating trophy.

 

Trophies may be changed subject to numbers of entries.

 

Using Lichess

The 4NCL uses Lichess for its congresses. Players new to online chess or to Lichess should read the following documents before the congress:

 

 

Lichess and Child Safeguarding

Lichess is a third party website over which the 4NCL has no direct control, and as a result parents will need to consider for themselves whether or not it is appropriate for their child to use this website to play in this congress. Parents may want to consider the following child safeguarding measures:

 

  • Setting up children’s accounts account in “Kid Mode”, which disables all site communications and is password protected;

  • Whether or not parents want to fill in a real name, provide location details, and write other details in the biography on their children’s profiles;

  • There are various other privacy options, including allowing “followers” of the account, and whether or not to allow messaging.

 

Other

In all sections there is a pay to play fee of £5.00 for players who are not ECF members or supporters.

 

Players need an account at https://lichess.org/ in order to play in the congress.

 

The 4NCL reserves the right to transfer players between sections at any time.

 

Pairings in all sections will be made using Swiss-Manager.

 

Players under sanction in 4NCL Online or Junior 4NCL Online may not play in the congress.

 

The 4NCL reserves the right to refuse any entry without explanation.

 

The submission of an entry form and payment of the entry fee denotes acceptance that the 4NCL’s decision is final in all matters.

 

Entries close (for round 4-7) 5pm Mon 11 Oct.

 

 


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