Yorkshire Chess Association Year Book

2017-2018

 

Contents

Calendar of Events – Results/Reports

 

 I<< Year Book Home

 

Accuracy of club information &

Yearbook: further copies &

YCA Honorary Life Members &

Yorkshire Individual Championship 2018

Message from the President

Officers 2017-18

Annual Fees

County Match Fees & Petrol Allowance

Junior Contacts

YCA League Match Venues

Secretaries of Competing Clubs

Match Correspondents ‑ Woodhouse Cup

Match Correspondents ‑ IM Brown

Match Correspondents ‑ Silver Rook

YCA League Fixtures 2017-2018

ECF Game Fee Changes &c

Joining the ECF

Standard-play Grading Trends 2002-17

Notes on the YCA Grading List

Results Graded July 2016 to June 2017

YCA Grading List

Yorkshire Junior Reports

Correspondence Chess Report

U-160 Captain’s Message

2016-17 League Tables & Match Results

County Match Result Summary

English County Finals 2017

English County Championship 1921

Recent Winners of YCA Events

Constitution and Rules

YCA League Rules

Index to Rules

Individual Championship Rules

Contact Details Index

Event Calendar 2017-18

 

 

Sheffield Chess Congress 2017

(Congress website http://www.sheffieldchesscongress.org.uk/)

 

Open Cross-table showing prizes

Major Cross-table showing prizes

Intermediate Cross-table showing prizes

Minor Cross-table showing prizes

 

Report by Steve Mann, 31/06/2017

 

The Sheffield Chess Congress of 2017 was held from Friday 23/06/2017 to 25/06/2017, at its now-customary venue of King Edward VII School, Glossop Road, Sheffield, S10 2PW.

 

There were 180 participants (people who actually turned up and played at least one game – entrants and participants usually differ in number!).  “Resident” organisers Phill Beckett, Steve Mann, Brian Stephenson and Nigel Carpino were assisted, as regards controlling the Open and Major, by former ECF Chief Arbiter Dave Welch (historically a Sheffield league player, when resident long ago in Chesterfield) and Jim Burnett of Doncaster Chess Congress.

 

As an aside, the possibility of doing pairings by computer in future is being investigated.

 

The present series of Sheffield Chess Congresses started in 2011.  (There have been two previous series.)  The number of participants, year-on-year, is steadily increasing, but for a blip in one year:

 

Open

Major

Inter

Minor

Total

2011

33

30

32

31

126

2012

30

34

38

32

134

2013

31

43

32

45

151

2014

28

37

31

42

138

2015

40

32

49

34

155

2016

37

27

49

44

157

2017

38

35

47

60

180

 

The links above lead to separate pages showing each sections’ results.