Terms and Conditions

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


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



No player may win more than one prize. All place prize money will be shared equally between tied players.


The best performance prize will be awarded to the player with the best performance relative to rating (W-We) unless otherwise stated.


Unrated players may not win a performance prize.


Prizes will be paid by direct bank transfer and/or entry fee refund in the week following the end of the event unless otherwise notified.


The 4NCL will ensure its advertised prize fund is realistic based on an expected number of entries. Should the number of entries fall significantly below this expectation, it may be necessary to reduce the prize fund. Where possible, any such decision will be notified to entrants beforehand.


In the Open, U2000 and U1700 sections there is a pay to play fee of £12.00 for players who are not ECF Gold or Platinum members or who are non-ECF members registered with FIDE as ENG. In the U1450 section there is a pay to play fee of £9.00 for all players who are not ECF Silver, Gold or Platinum members. All players who do not want to be registered as ENG must be registered with another federation BEFORE playing.


Pairings in all sections will be according to FIDE Swiss pairing rules, using the Swiss Manager computer program.




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Re-pairing will take place 30 minutes after the start of a round. Players will be defaulted 30 minutes after the scheduled start of a round.


The submission of an entry form and payment of the entry fee denotes acceptance of these terms and conditions.


If entrants withdraw before the congress they will be entitled to a refund of their entry fee less a £5 administration charge.



The 4NCL Anti-Cheating Policy will apply in this event.


Prizes may be changed subject to numbers of entries.


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


All pairings will be made using FIDE Swiss pairing rules using Swiss Manager.


All games will be played using digital clocks.



Website Terms and Conditions

The Four Nations Chess League does not accept responsibility for the content of other websites, to which the site links.


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 congress.



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