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

 

 

26th Doncaster Congress

 

This 5-round Swiss event was held from 23rd to 25th February 2018, at Hall Cross School, Thorne Road, Doncaster, DN1 2HY.

 

Full section results are on the Congress website (Open, Major, Intermediate, Minor)

 

After late entries and pre-event withdrawals, there were 171 participants:  29 in the Open, 36 in the Major (170 or under), 45 in the Intermediate (145 or under) and 61 in the Minor.  During the event, 13 participants withdrew, due to illness or a poor performance.  Thus only 158 finished the full 5 rounds.

 

Entries were down on recent years, by 15 to 20, though more than 2015.  The absence of on-site catering facilities (cooked meals) probably led to a reduced entry.  Three identifiable regulars had absconded to Bunratty, in the Irish Republic, though the Cooney family redressed that loss.  And then there was a threat of inclement weather.

 

The event had to be held in the gymnasium rather than the slightly larger main hall, the latter being used by the dramatic society.  (Choral parts of rehearsals were audible in corridors, but didn’t reach the gymnasium.)  Players seemed surprisingly content with the change in location, which did at least have the advantage of not involving going up and down stairs.

 

(GM) Jonathan Hawkins, a former regular participant, then from Consett, Co. Durham, now from London, won the Open with 4½ out of 5, having drawn in the last round with Ali Jaunooby of Manchester.  He was possibly drawn by this year’s higher first prize.

 

Full results will follow in due course.  Various considerations meant prize-giving had to be cancelled, with prizes to be sent on by post, once the organisers had recovered.  The prize list was as follows.  (GP = grading prize).

 

Section

Prize

Winner

Points

£

 

 

 

 

 

Open

1st

Jonathan Hawkins (London)

£300

 

2nd

Ali Jaunooby (Manchester)

4

£150

 

3rd=

Thomas Pitcher (Doncaster)

Joe Kilshaw (Grimsby)

Aram Ter-Gevorkian (Sheffield)

£33.34

each

 

GP1

Samuel A Milson (Louth)

Eric D Gardiner (Hull)

Deji Jeje (Sheffield)

Jonathan C Wells (N. Norfolk)

Robert Newton (Rochdale)

 

£5

each

 

GP2

Roger Jennings (Leeds)

 

£25

 

GP3

Mate Ther (Harrogate)

 

£25

 

 

 

 

 

Major

1st=

Paul Brencher (York)

Julian Cast (Long Eaton)

Robert Clegg (Huddersfield)

4

£183.34

each

 

GP1

David Flynn (Nottingham)

 

£25

 

GP2

Sam Davies (St. Helens)

Richard Desmedt (Barnsley)

 

£12.50

each

 

GP3

Nigel Livesey (Glossop)

Mark Radford (Nottingham)

Stuart Ross (Telford)

 

£8.34

each

 

 

 

 

 

Intermediate

1st=

Phillip Battye (Doncaster)

Alan McInstosh (Sheffield)

Rich Wiltshir (Walsall)

4

£183.34

each

 

GP1

Ionel Dragan (Worksop)

Neville Pearce (York)

Dennis Wright (Silsby)

 

£8.34

each

 

GP2

Timothy Coe (Winteringham)

 

£25

 

GP3

Brendan Cooney (Stillorgan, Eire)

Lavanya Maladkar (Nottingham)

 

£12.50

 

 

 

 

 

Minor

1st=

Chris Fraser (West Bridgford)

David Hatfield (Pontefract)

Malcolm Hara (Beverley)

Ritika Maladkar (W. Nottingham)

Timothy Allen (Battersea)

Raymond Sayer (Ashfield)

John Eddershaw (Sheffield)

 

£78.57

each

 

GP1

Sohum Lohia (Barnett Knights)

Tony Perry (Barnsley)

Sri Sriharan (York)

 

£8.34

each

 

GP2

Josephine Woollard (Sheffield)

 

£25

 

GP3

Thomas Cooney (Stillorgan, Eire)

 

£25