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The dates for the 2018-19 4NCL season are as follows:

Date Divs 1 & 2 Div 3 North
Sat/Sun 10/11 November Daventry Bolton
Sat/Sun 12/13 January Daventry Doncaster
Sat/Sun 9/10 February Telford Bolton
Sat/Sun 16/17 March Telford Doncaster
Sa/Su/Mo 4/5/6 May Telford Bolton


3Cs Qualified

Thr 11 - Fri 19 October 2018

See "3Cs in Europe" page
for further details

The dates for the 2019 EPSCA (English Primary Schools' Chess Association) events are as below:

Sat 9 March Under-11s' Zones
Sat 16 March Under-9s' Zones
Sat 23 March Under-11 Girls' Final
Sat 30 March Under-11s' Final
Sat 27 April Under-9s' Final

Junior 4NCL - 2018-19 - Dates & Venues

Sat/Sun 19-20 January 2019 Solihull
Sat/Sun 2 - 3 March 2019 Daventry

Click on the link below to access the English Chess Federation's calendar of tournaments throughout the country.


Magnus Carlsen of Norway will defend his World title in a best-of-12 match to be staged in London between 9-28 November 2018.

His challenger will be Fabiano Caruana, originally from Italy but now of the USA, who won the qualifying event which featured eight of the Woirld's top players.

Carlsen (27) and Caruana (25) have so far played each other 32 times in standard play events with Carlsen winning nine, losing five and the rest being drawn.

The World Championship website can be accessed via this link...