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

 

 

54th Hull Chess Congress

(These pages are work in progress.)

 

The 54th Hull Chess Congress took place at Hymers College, Hymers Avenue, Hull, HU3 1LW, from Friday 27th October to Sunday 29th October 2017.  The sports hall provided the main playing area.  Last year the venue was the University Staff House, and the move saved a significant amount on room-hire.

 

For those who are interested, the main fabric of Hymers College dates from 1893; for a photograph and the origins of the school click here.  The Sports Hall is less photogenic, being part of the modern expansion of the school.

 

This year’s event hosted the Yorkshire Individual Championship, so the Open section was of added interest to Yorkshire’s stronger players; the winner of the Yorkshire Champion title was John G Cooper of Hull.

 

Section first-place winners:

 

Prizes:

Open:

GM Mark Hebden (Guildford)

4½ out of 5

 

1st

£350

Major:

P Robson (Durham)

4½ out of 5

 

2nd

£200

Intermediate:

D Stothard (Hull)

4½ out of 5

 

3rd

£100

Minor:

Malcolm Hara (Beverley)

4½ out of 5

 

 

 

Click here for a list of all prizes-winners

A curious feature of the results was that in each section there was a clear 1st-place winner on 4½, followed by two players sharing 2nd-3rd places on 4.

On other pages:

 

The prize fund was reduced this year.  Nevertheless, the number of participants was up compared with last year, which may in part be due to hosting of the Yorkshire Championship.  Distribution across the four sections in the two years being was follows:

 

 

Open

Major

(<=166)

Intermediate

(<=141)

Minor

(<=116)

Total

2016

22

26

24

33

105

2017

32

28

26

37

123

 

Yorkshire Championship

 

The two highest-scoring players eligible for the Championship under the Championship competition rules were John Cooper and Richard Britton (assuming Richard has maintained his membership of Hull Chess Club), who finished on 3½ out of 5.  John won on tie-break by sum of progressive scores.

 

Free Entry

 

Hull congress offers free entry to the winner of the Open in the previous year, and Mark Hebden availed himself of this, having been last year’s winner, and won again this year.  The opposition was less challenging that he experienced at Scarborough a week earlier.

 

Failure to Find Venue

 

On the Friday night, one of the leading contenders in the Open, Ali Jaunooby, didn’t turn up, and a loss by default had to be recorded against his name.  Then, at around 11 o’clock on Friday night a phone call was received from him to say he hadn’t been able to find the venue!  In the circumstances, he was credited with a half-point bye for round 1, and played in the remaining rounds.