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 their assigned rating (W-We).


Players for whom it has not been possible to assign a rating 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.


There is an additional pay to play fee for non-ECF members or Bronze-level ECF members of £15.00 (juniors £6.00). Juniors who are not under 18 years of age before the congress starts should pay the £15.00 adult pay to play fee


For FIDE rated sections, 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.




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