|Four Nations Chess League :: 2014/2015|
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|Four Nations Chess League 2014/2015
(see all-time tournament summary)
|Dates:||November 2014 - May 2015|
|Cities:||Rounds 1-4, 9-11: Hinckley Island, Hinckley Island Hotel
Rounds 5-8: Holiday Inn, Birmingham Airport
|Chairman/Team Representative:||Ms. Claire Summerscale (ENG)|
|Finance Director:||Mr. Mike Truran (ENG)|
|Team Representative:||Mr. Mark Adams (WLS)|
|Chief Arbiter:||IA Dave Welch (ENG)|
|Teams participating:||Division 1: 16 (4 down)
Division 2: 16 (4 up; 4 down)
Division 3n/3s: 47 from Division 3 + 13 from the Division 3n (4 up)
Total of 92 teams from 55 clubs.
|Players participating:||Division 1: 236 (incl. 30 GMs, 45 IMs, 1 WGM, 41 FMs, 8 WIMs, 4 CMs and 7 WFMs and 1 WCM)|
|Games played:||Divisions 1 and 2: 704
Division 3s/3n: 1,875
|Competition format:||Divisions 1 and 2: two eight board round robin preliminary pools of broadly equal strength. The top four and bottom four teams in each preliminary pool will form two final championship/promotion and relegation pools respectively. Results from preliminaries are carried forward to the final pools.
Division 3s/3n: Each section played six preliminary rounds. At the final two weekends (rounds 7-11) Division 3 and 3n were combined into a single division, with match and game points carried over from the first three weekends.
|Final order decided by:||1. Match points; 2. Game points in the final pool; 3. Game points overall; 4. Direct match result|
|Time control:||40 moves in 2 hours followed by 20 moves in 1 hour followed by 30 minutes to finish the game.|
|Downloadable game file:||15-4ncl.zip|