Hull 4NCL International Congress

 

In partnership with Hull & District Chess Association

and incorporating the 58th Hull Congress

 

   
 
   
   
 
   

Friday 22 – Sunday 24 October 2021

 

Canham Turner Conference Centre,

University of Hull, Cottingham Road, Hull, HU6 7RX.

 

Canham Turner Conference Centre

 

Three Sections

 

FIDE Rated Open

FIDE Rated U2000

ECF U1700

 

All sections - five rounds

 

Prize fund £3,000

 


 

 

 

 

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

 


 

Sections

 

FIDE Open

 

1st £500; 2nd £250; 3rd £120; 4th £80; best performance prize of £50.

 

Entry fee £30 (£41 incl. pay to play fee – see Notices section below).

 


 

FIDE U2000

 

1st £500; 2nd £250; 3rd £120; 4th £80; best performance prize of £50.

 

Entry fee £30 (£41 incl. pay to play fee – see Notices section below).

 


 

ECF U1700

 

1st £500; 2nd £250; 3rd £120; 4th £80; grading prize of £50.

 

Entry fee £30 (£39 incl. pay to play fee - see Notices section below).

 


 

Section allocation

 

The higher of FIDE rating and ECF rating will be used to determine allocation to sections.

 


 

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

 

The method for allocating grading prizes can be found in the Terms and Conditions.

 

Discounts: GMs / IMs free, FMs half price.

 

Late Entries: Entries may be accepted on the day subject to availability and payment of a £10 surcharge.

 


 

Playing Schedule:

 

 

Round

1

Friday

19.00

-

23.00

Round

2

Saturday

10.00

-

14.00

Round

3

Saturday

15.00

-

19.00

Round

4

Sunday

10.00

-

14.00

Round

5

Sunday

15.00

-

19.00

 

A ½ point bye may be taken in rounds 1–4.

 

Time Control: All moves in 90 minutes plus 30 second increment per move from move 1.

 

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.

 


 

Ratings

 

ECF and FIDE ratings from the October 2021 list will be used for all sections.

 

The Open and U2000 sections will be both FIDE and ECF rated. The U1700 section will be ECF rated only.

 

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

 


 

Accommodation/Getting There

 

   

The venue is the Canham Turner Conference Centre, University of Hull, Cottingham Road, Hull, HU6 7RX. The Canham Turner is a modern conference facility, benefiting from a recent £7m upgrade.

 

There is nearby University guesthouse accommodation which may be booked direct here. There are other local guest houses and we have access to a small number of rooms at the University which may be reserved by contacting Stephen Greep () on a first come first served basis. These cost £39 per night B&B.

 

We can offer participants free onsite parking permits on request (also to Stephen Greep as above). There are cafes and bars on site and a large pub just outside the University entrance (which also has some accommodation). Ten minutes’ walk away, Newlands Avenue has a number of bars, cafes and restaurants.

 

The University is between two and three miles from Hull Paragon (Central) station and can be easily reached by bus (12/14 minutes). During the day there are three buses an hour, two an hour in the evening. Routes 103, 105, x47. Buses run until around 23.30. For those not wishing to stay in the vicinity of the University there are hotels close to Hull Paragon Station and the City Centre.

 


 

Notices

 

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

 

In the Open and U2000 sections there is a pay to play fee of £11 for players who are not ECF Gold or Platinum members or who are non-ECF members registered with FIDE as ENG. In the U1700 section there is a pay to play fee of £9 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.

 

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 Swiss-Manager FIDE Swiss pairing rules.

 

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

 


 

How to Get There

 

Click here for information about travel to and from the Canham Turner Conference Centre.

 


 

Disclaimer

 

The 4NCL accepts no responsibility for any damage, theft or accident to the person or property of anyone attending this event.

 

 


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