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2018-19 Year Book content is under construction(Italics = to come)

 

Accuracy of club information &

Yearbook: further copies &

YCA Honorary Life Members &

Yorkshire Individual Championship 2019

Message from the President

Officers 2018-19

Annual Fees (as revised 2018)

County Match Fees & Petrol Allowance

Junior Chess Contacts

YCA League Match Venues

Secretaries of Competing Clubs

Match Correspondents ‑ Woodhouse Cup

Match Correspondents ‑ IM Brown

Match Correspondents ‑ Silver Rook

YCA League Fixtures 2018-2019

ECF Delegates Reports

Joining the ECF

Standard-play Grading Trends 2002-18

Notes on the YCA Grading List

Results Graded July 2017 to June 2018

YCA Grading List, July 2018

Yorkshire Junior Reports

Correspondence Chess Report

County Correspondence Champ 2016-17

Kitchin Memorial, Avison Shield 2016-17

League Tables & Match Results 2017-18

County Match Results 2017-2018

Recent Winners of YCA Events

Constitution and Rules (as revised 2018)

YCA League Rules (as revised 2018)

Index to Rules

Individual Championship Rules

Contact Details Index

Event Calendar 2018-19

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Next Congresses:

YCA AGM

Other Imminent Events:

Whitby

Congress

29/6-1/07/2018

Br. Champ’ships, Hull

27/7-5/08/2018

Chester-le-Street “World Cup”

18-19/08/2018

16th June 2018
report

Side Events at the Br. Championships, Hull

27/7-5/8/2018

Hull Grandmaster Challenge
08/07/2018

 

Please e-mail Year Book amendments, calendar updates, event reports, and notices to sjmann@gmx.co.uk.

Remember, however, that it is a club’s responsibility to inform opponents of club information changes.

 

For archived material see Year Book 2017-18 and http://www.chessnuts.org.uk/ny5/ and the following:

 

 

 

Event Results/Reports

(event date)

YCA 2018 AGM: Report

with photos (not the official minutes as such)

16/06/2018

English Counties' Champ's Semi-Finals

Yorkshire wins all its four semi-final matches

09/06/2018

Northern Counties Chess Union AGM

Proposed county rapid-play jamboree

09/06/2018

From 2017-2018:

North & West Yorkshire Gigafinal

2nd of two Delancey “Gigafinals” in Yorkshire

26/05/2018

Huddersfield Congress 2018

Results from Yorkshire only 6-round Congress

25-27/05/2018

English County Championships, ¼-finals

U-140 team wins.

19/05/2018

Castle Harrogate Congress 2018

Interim report; no results yet

11-13/05/2018

English County Championships, ¼-finals

Open team and U-160 teams both win.

12/05/2018

4 Nations Chess League (Final) Weekend 5

White Rose 1 finishes 3rd in Division 1

05-07/05/2018

Yorkshire Junior League

Third day of new Yorkshire Junior League

29/04/2018

Calderdale Congress 2018

Ambitious new format proves a disaster

27‑29/04/2018

English Chess Federation Finance Meeting

Brief report by Steve Mann

28/04/2018

York Junior Congress

Aditya Tangirala wins YJCA Grand Prix

22/04/2018

Nottingham Congress, 2018

How Yorkshire players fared.

21-22/04/2018

South Yorkshire Gigafinal

1st of two Delancey “Gigafinals” in Yorkshire

21/04/2018

Yorkshire v Lancashire, U-120

Newly-formed Yorkshire team loses first match.

15/04/2018

18th 4NCL Congress, Doncaster

Third of three Doncaster Congresses in 2017-18

13-15/04/2018

Yorkshire v Lancashire, U-180 & U-140

Yorks. beats Lancs. in NCCU championships

08/04/2018

Bolton Congress 2018

How Yorkshire players fared.

30-01/04/2018

4 Nations Chess League Weekend 4

White Rose 1 finishes 2nd in Division 1a

17-18/03/2018

Sheffield Junior Congress

Results from 3rd YJCA Junior Grand prix event

17/03/2018

Blackpool Congress 2018

Lancashire’s rival to Scarborough

09-11/03/2018

Yorkshire v Lancashire, Open & U-160

Lancashire win Open, Yorkshire win U-160

04/03/2018

ECF Under-18 Team Event

Yorkshire 2nd in U-130 6-team jamboree

25/02/2018

Hull Junior Congress

Results from 2nd YJCA Junior Grand prix event

24/02/2018

26th Doncaster Congress

Jonathan Hawkins wins Open

23-25/02/2018

Yorkshire v Merseyside, U-120, at Wakefield

Merseyside win 8½-3½

18/02/2018

4 Nations Chess League Weekend 3

How 6 Yorkshire-based teams fared

10-11/02/2018

Yorkshire Junior League

Second day of new Yorkshire Junior League

03/02/2018

Frodsham Congress 2018

John Cawston 1st in Under-160

02-04/02/2018

Leeds Junior Congress

1st event in Junior Grand Prix

27/01/2018

York Rapidplay, 2018

Dave Adams and John Cooper 1st=

27/01/2018

4NCL Harrogate Congress

Mark Hebden wins at Harrogate

19-21/01/2018

4 Nations Chess League Weekend 2

How 6 Yorkshire-based teams fared

13-14/01/2018

York Junior Rapidplay

Report by Noel Stewart

13/01/2018

E. Yorks v N. Lincs U-140 match report

(or Hull & DCA v Lincs. CA) by David Mills

11/11/2017

NCCU Council Meeting 02/12/2017

Report from Yorkshire viewpoint; minutes

02/12/2017

Preston Congress 2017

How Yorkshire players fared

28/11/2017

Junior Chess Day with Problem-Solving

White Rose Chess Academy event at Ackworth

19/11/2017

British Rapidplay 2017, Ilkley

GM Daniel Alsina Leal wins Open

18-19/11/2017

Hull Rapidplay 2017

1st J G Cooper;  2nd J Thackray & J Burnett

12/11/2017

4 (5?) Nations Chess League Weekend 1

How 6 Yorkshire-based teams fared

11-12/11/2017

Yorkshire Junior League

First day of new Yorkshire Junior League

11/11/2107

County Corres. Team Champ’ ships 2016-17

results now to hand

2016-2017

Hull Congress 2017  Mark Hebden wins Open,

John Cooper wins Yorkshire Championship.

27/10/2017

Scarborough Congress 2017  Matthew Webb

wins Open, ahead of Hebden, Merry et al.

20/10/2017

English Chess Federation AGM

Brief report by Steve Mann

16/10/2017

York Junior Chess Day

Report by Peter Cloudsdale, photos David Mills

07/10/2017

Harrogate Congress 2017

Report with Swiss cross-tables

29/09/2017

Yorkshire League Round 1 Report

Report and round-up by Andrew Zigmond

23/09/2017

Yorkshire v Nottinghamshire ECF U-140 SF

Full report with games & photos by David Mills

(10/06/2017)

Yorkshire v Hampshire ECF U-140 QF Match

Full report with games & photos by David Mills

(20/05/2017)

Yorkshire v Lancashire NCCU Open Match

Full report with games & photos by David Mills

(26/03/2017)

Yorkshire v Lancashire NCCU U-160 Match

Full report with games & photos by David Mills

(26/03/2017)

Yorkshire v Lancashire NCCU U-140 Match

Full report with games & photos by David Mills

(05/03/2017)

Yorkshire League Round 1 Results

Easy-to-read match results with tables

23/09/2017

Bradford Chess Congress 2017

Peter Shaw wins Open with 5 out of 5

15-17/09/2017

4NCL Doncaster Congress

First of three Doncaster Congresses in 2017-18

08-10/09/2017

Darnall & Handsworth (Sheffield) Rapidplay

Entries up; Richard Britton wins Open

02/09/2017

Chester-le-Street Congress

Four Yorkshire players win place prizes

18-20/08/2017

104th British Chess Championships

Yorkshire players win prizes

28/07/2017-

06/08/2017

English Counties Finals (Yorks. Open & U160)

Yorkshire wins U-160 (+photos)

01/07/2017

Sheffield Chess Congress 2017

Numbers increase year on year

23‑24/06/2017

YCA Annual General Meeting 2017

A rude awakening and rough road ahead?

17/06/2017

Northern Counties Chess Union AGM 2017

Inter-county chess at a low ebb in the North

10/06/2017

ECF Semi-Final County Matches

Catch-up on matches played earlier

June 2017

ECF Quarter-Final County Matches

Catch-up on matches played earlier

May 2017

NCCU County Matches

Catch-up on matches played earlier

Feb-Mar 2017

 

Notices

(notice date)

Yorkshire Junior Chess Day Announced

in Holmfirth, Saturday 20/10/2018

20/06/2018

New Arrangements for ECF-Grading

of Yorkshire chess events

18/06/2018

English County Finals Match Scores

as far as the semi-finals

10/06/2018

From 2017-2018:

Note from ECF Re 2017-18 Membership

Renew or take out membership to avoid fines.

08/06/2018

Bradford & DCA Opt for  ECF Grading and

action on grading needed by YCA AGM

07/06/2018

Agenda for YCA AGM 16/06/2018

read or download

05/06/2018

Side Events at British Championships
in Hull, 27th July to 5th August

05/06/2018

5th Hull Grandmaster Challenge
Simul. by WGM Jovanka Houska, 08/07/2018

05/06/2018

Four Simultaneous County Matches

to be played on Saturday 09/06/2018

02/06/2018

New “YCA” Discussion Forum

added to ECF Chess Forum website

02/06/2018

Demise of Sheffield Chess Congress

The ever-recurrent lack of volunteers

02/06/2018

Conclusion of the Silver Rook 2018

Resolution of dispute means W Leeds wins

22/05/2018

Outcomes of Meetings re Grading

York RI, Doncaster & DCA, Sheffield & DCA

22/05/2018

Crunch Time Cometh

Associations consider future grading options

06/05/2018

English County Finals Fixtures in Full

superseding the previous notice

03/05/2018

Yorkshire’s Fixtures in Counties’ Finals

for Open, U-180, U-160, and U-140 teams

08/04/2018

Yorkshire League Defaults on 24/03/2018

. . . not for want of trying.

28/03/2018

Advance Notice of YCA AGM 2018

on 16th June 2018, in Hull

16/03/2018

Future Grading of Yorkshire Congresses

once Jon Griffith steps down in June

09/03/2018

Notice of U-140 Match v Lancashire

on 08/04/2018, by David Mills (captain)

03/03/2018

Notice of Date/Venue of YCA AGM 2018

from Noel Stewart (Hon. Sec.)

02/03/2018

Minutes of YCA Exec. Meeting 16/02/2018

from Noel Stewart (Hon. Sec.)

01/03/2018

Guidance on Adverse Weather re-issued by

by Andrew Zigmond re Yorkshire league

28/02/2018

Appeal for Players for U-180 team

from the captain, Jeremy Hamm

26/02/2018

Albert Beauregard Hodges: The Man Chess

Made  Book review by David Mills

26/01/2018

Match Rearranged

Huddersfield v Sheffield B now 03/01/2018

24/01/2018

David H Milton, 1945-2017 – R. I. P.

Death announced of former YCA Hon. Sec.

24/12/2017

Request for Match Postponement

Huddersfield v Sheffield B from 09/12/2017

16/12/2017

Match Postponement

Calderdale A v Leeds now on 16/12/2017

07/12/2017

NCCU Club Championship Official Notice

Win a trophy and a digital clock

04/12/2107

Players Needed for Under-18 Team

in ECF U-18 Team Champs, 25/02/2017

29/11/2017

John Toothill, 1938-2017 – R.I.P.

Death announced of former Bradford player

24/11/2017

07/12/2017

Hull Coaching Day with James Adair

18/02/2018 (open to those outside Hull)

21/11/2017

Schedule for Junior Chess Day, Ackworth

Problem-solving & Rapidplay Sun. 19 Nov.

11/11/2017

Bridge Not a Sport for VAT Purposes

hence chess not a sport either, it seems.

03/11/2017

Problem-Solving at Br. Champs. in Hull

News for closet chess-problem solvers

28/10/2017

Forthcoming Junior Events

Summary of Junior event in Calendar

20/10/2017

Yorkshire U-120 Team Needs Players

We now have a captain, but need players!

19/10/2017

4-County Under-18 Team Event

Advance notice of plans for March 2018

09/10/2017

Yorkshire Junior Team Rapidplay

Brief notice of event on 11/11/2017

07/10/2017

“E Yorks v N Lincs” U-140 Match

Hull & DCA v Lincolnshire, 11/11/2017

26/09/2017

Launch of Yorkshire Junior League

Entries invited for first event, on 11/11/2017.

25/09/2017

Yorkshire Chess History site back on line

on the same server as this site.

22/09/2017

York Junior Chess Day, Sat., 07/10/2017

Note of coming event from Peter Cloudsdale

20/09/2017

British Championships 2018 to be in Hull

The “British” returns to Yorkshire

19/09/2017

Yorkshire Chess Association Year Book

The 2017 YCA Year Book is now available

04/09/2017

Club Name Changes

Leeds CCCC changes name

10/08/2017

Yorkshire League Fixtures 2017‑18

Finalised Fixture List is now out

08/08/2017

NCCU Club Championship Entries Invited

Win a digital clock for your club

07/08/2017

U-180 Team Captaincy Filled

but U-120 and U-100 still vacant

31/07/2017

Proposal for a Yorkshire Junior League

Andrew Zigmond airs a pet ambition

27/07/2017

P. C. Gibbs Retires as MCCU President

Bradford-born YCA Hon. Life Member at 83.

20/07/2017