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Accuracy of club information &

Yearbook: further copies

Message from the President

Officers 2019-20

YCA Honorary Life Members

Annual Fees (as revised 2019)

County Match Fees (as revised 2019)

YCA League Fixtures 2019-2020

YCA League Match Venues

Match Correspondents ‑ Woodhouse Cup

Match Correspondents ‑ IM Brown

Match Correspondents ‑ Silver Rook

Secretaries of Competing Clubs

Junior Chess Contacts

Contact Details Index

Chess Clubs/Organisations in Yorkshire

ECF Aug 2019 Grading List Extract

Notes on Grading List Extract

List of Clubs in Yorkshire-based Leagues

League Tables & Match Results 2018-19

County Match Results 2018-2019

Correspondence Chess 2018-19

Yorkshire Junior Activity 2018-19

Recent Winners of YCA Events

YCA Constitution

YCA League Rules (as revised 2019)

Index to Rules

Individual Championship Rules

Event Calendar 2019-20

Yorkshire Individual Championship 2020

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27/10/2019

European Team Championships

24/10/2019 to 02/11/2019, in the 5-star Hotel Sheraton, Batumi, Georgia.

(The original introductory blurb has been moved way below, here.)

 

The England Open team finished 2nd-3rd out of 40 teams with the Ukraine on match points (14 match points), behind first-placed Russia (15 match points), but 3rd after applying tie break, which is essentially the Sonneborn-Berger method.  The England Women’s team finished 27th out of 32 (6 match points), with Russia winning this event as well.  So nothing much has changed over the last 50 years.

For final placings see here (below).

For Open round-by-round details see here (below).

For Women’s round-by-round details see here (below).

Click here to play through the round 5 game Jones-Onischuk on screen.

Click here to play through the round 5 game Jones-Onischuk on screen.

Click here to play through the round 6 game Martinovic-Jones on screen.

Click here to play through the round 7 game Jones-Martirosyan on screen.

Click here to play through the round 8 game Matlakov-Jones on screen.

Click here to play through the round 8 game Adams-Andreikin on screen.

Click here to play through the round 9 game Fridman-Howell on screen.

 

In round 9 the Open team faced Germany, and it could well have been an action replay of the 1966 (football) World Cup, but without any “extra time”, as a 2-2 draw was for a while quite possible.  In the event, the Germany board 3 found a way to lose, while there were draws om the other three boards, so England won.

 

In round 8, England were for the first time on table 1, against Russia.  The England top three boards chugged along with things fairly even, though one went on to lose.  Gawain Jones on board 4, however, with Black in a Grünfeld Exchange, played more entertainingly with a pawn sacrifice to get the bishop pair.  White returned the pawn for what one would assume was a crushing king-side attack, but Black held on and White then dropped the exchange.  This was either a gross oversight by the Russian White-player, or else it was the equivalent of offering a draw, as the outcome was White delivering perpetual check.  (Time may have been a factor.)  England thus scored 2-2 against top-seeded Russia, just as they had in the first round versus Austria (seeded 22nd).

 

Yorkshire-born Gawain Jones got off to a poor start; in fact he did not play in round 2, so perhaps was indisposed.  Anyway, he scored three wins in a row on board 4, in rounds 5 to 7.  Whilst the higher boards were doubtless playing some good chess, their games for the most part were not as interesting or amusing to the casual player, as those playedon board 4 in rounds 5 to 7.  The run of wins ended in round 8 with a miraculous-looking draw.  These four games, that on board 1 in round 8, and that on board 3 in round 9 can be played through by clicking on the following links.

 

Open

P

W

D

L

Pts

 SB

Women

P

W

D

L

Pts

 SB

1

Russia

9

6

3

0

15

224.5

1

Russia

9

7

2

0

16

256.0

2

Ukraine

9

6

2

1

14

236.5

2

Georgia

9

7

1

1

15

257.0

3

England

9

6

2

1

14

219.0

3

Azerbaijan

9

6

2

1

14

230.0

4

Armenia

9

6

1

2

13

222.5

4

Ukraine

9

6

0

3

12

173.5

5

Croatia

9

5

2

2

12

187.0

5

Netherlands

9

6

0

3

12

144.5

6

Azerbaijan

9

5

1

3

11

197.5

6

Romania

9

5

1

3

11

184.0

7

Spain

9

4

3

2

11

184.5

7

Armenia

9

4

3

2

11

181.5

8

Germany

9

4

3

2

11

180.0

8

Turkey

9

5

1

3

11

168.5

9

France

9

4

3

2

11

169.0

9

Georgia 2

9

4

2

3

10

178.0

10

Czech Rep.

9

5

1

3

11

166.0

10

Hungary

9

4

2

3

10

151.0

11

Georgia

9

3

4

2

10

171.0

11

Serbia

9

4

2

3

10

150.5

12

Poland

9

4

2

3

10

170.0

12

Poland

9

4

2

3

10

147.0

13

Israel

9

2

6

1

10

158.5

13

Israel

9

4

2

3

10

145.5

14

Greece

9

4

2

3

10

157.0

14

France

9

4

1

4

9

185.5

15

Slovenia

9

5

0

4

10

156.0

15

Italy

9

4

1

4

9

158.5

16

Turkey

9

4

2

3

10

139.0

16

Greece

9

3

3

3

9

139.0

17

Netherlands

9

4

1

4

9

155.0

17

Slovenia

9

3

3

3

9

125.5

18

Switzerland

9

4

1

4

9

148.0

18

Austria

9

3

3

3

9

107.0

19

Austria

9

2

5

2

9

139.5

19

Slovakia

9

4

1

4

9

97.0

20

Romania

9

3

3

3

9

135.5

20

Spain

9

3

2

4

8

179.0

21

Sweden

9

3

3

3

9

130.5

21

Germany

9

4

0

5

8

134.5

22

Norway

9

3

3

3

9

130.0

22

Georgia 3

9

3

2

4

8

110.5

23

Serbia

9

4

1

4

9

126.5

23

Latvia

9

4

0

5

8

107.5

24

Belarus

9

3

3

3

9

126.0

24

Croatia

9

2

3

4

7

103.0

25

Italy

9

3

3

3

9

92.0

25

Czech Rep.

9

3

1

5

7

102.5

26

Hungary

9

2

4

3

8

141.5

26

Sweden

9

2

3

4

7

96.5

27

Estonia

9

4

0

5

8

122.5

27

England

9

3

0

6

6

83.5

28

Georgia 2

9

2

4

3

8

119.5

28

Finland

9

2

2

5

6

68.0

29

Moldova

9

3

2

4

8

116.5

29

Norway

9

2

1

6

5

82.0

30

Montenegro

9

3

2

4

8

98.5

30

Belgium

9

2

1

6

5

68.0

31

Iceland

9

3

2

4

8

90.0

31

Switzerland

9

0

4

5

4

69.5

32

Denmark

9

2

3

4

7

133.0

32

N. Macedonia

9

0

3

6

3

54.0

33

N. Macedonia

9

2

3

4

7

122.5

34

Finland

9

2

3

4

7

109.5

35

Lithuania

9

3

1

5

7

101.0

36

Belgium

9

2

2

5

6

112.0

37

Slovakia

9

2

2

5

6

81.5

38

Kosovo

9

1

2

6

4

66.5

39

Albania

9

1

0

8

2

68.5

40

Scotland

9

1

0

8

2

53.5

 

Open

Round 9

02/11/2019

Germany

1½-2½

England

GM

2656

Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter

½-½

GM

2694

Adams, Michael

GM

2643

Bluebaum, Matthias

½-½

GM

2682

Mcshane, Luke J

GM

2637

Fridman, Daniel

0-1

GM

2694

Howell, David W L

GM

2592

Svane, Rasmus

½-½

GM

2688

Jones, Gawain C B

Round 8

01/11/2019

England

2-2

Russia

GM

2694

Adams, Michael

1-0

GM

2741

Andreikin, Dmitry

GM

2682

Mcshane, Luke J

0-1

GM

2732

Vitiugov, Nikita

GM

2694

Howell, David W L

½-½

GM

2674

Alekseenko, Kirill

GM

2688

Jones, Gawain C B

½-½

GM

2716

Matlakov, Maxim

Round 7

31/10/2019

Armenia

1½-2½

England

GM

2758

Aronian, Levon

½-½

GM

2694

Adams, Michael

GM

2690

Sargissian, Gabriel

½-½

GM

2682

Mcshane, Luke J

GM

2650

Melkumyan, Hrant

½-½

GM

2694

Howell, David W L

GM

2607

Martirosyan, Haik M.

0-1

GM

2688

Jones, Gawain C B

Round 6

30/10/2019

England

3-1

Croatia

GM

2694

Adams, Michael

½-½

GM

2667

Saric, Ivan

GM

2682

Mcshane, Luke J

1-0

GM

2619

Bosiocic, Marin

GM

2694

Howell, David W L

½-½

GM

2600

Brkic, Ante

GM

2688

Jones, Gawain C B

1-0

GM

2539

Martinovic, Sasa

Round 5

28/10/2019

Ukraine

2½-1½

England

GM

2686

Ivanchuk, Vassily

½-½

GM

2694

Adams, Michael

GM

2636

Kuzubov, Yuriy

1-0

GM

2682

Mcshane, Luke J

GM

2627

Volokitin, Andrei

1-0

GM

2694

Howell, David W L

GM

2616

Onischuk, Vladimir

0-1

GM

2688

Jones, Gawain C B

Round 4

27/10/2019

England

2½-1½

Netherlands

GM

2694

Adams, Michael

½-½

GM

2780

Giri, Anish

GM

2682

Mcshane, Luke J

1-0

GM

2619

L'ami, Erwin

GM

2694

Howell, David W L

½-½

GM

2603

Van Den Doel, Erik

GM

2688

Jones, Gawain C B

½-½

GM

2531

Van Foreest, Lucas

Round 3

26/10/2019

Sweden

½ -3½

England

GM

2691

Grandelius, Nils

0-1

GM

2694

Adams, Michael

GM

2550

Hillarp Persson, Tiger

0-1

GM

2682

Mcshane, Luke J

GM

2523

Blomqvist, Erik

½-½

GM

2694

Howell, David W L

GM

2447

Carlsson, Pontus

0-1

GM

2688

Jones, Gawain C B

Round 2

25/10/2019

England

3-1

Denmark

GM

2694

Adams, Michael

½-½

GM

2601

Andersen, Mads

GM

2682

Mcshane, Luke J

1-0

GM

2573

Hansen, Sune Berg

GM

2694

Howell, David W L

1-0

IM

2550

Thybo, Jesper Sondergaard

GM

2557

Pert, Nicholas

½-½

GM

2496

Schandorff, Lars

Round 1

24/10/2019

Austria

2-2

England

GM

2550

Dragnev, Valentin

½-½

GM

2694

Adams, Michael

IM

2448

Blohberger, Felix

½-½

GM

2694

Howell, David W L

GM

2531

Shengelia, David

1-0

GM

2688

Jones, Gawain C B

IM

2464

Schreiner, Peter

0-1

GM

2557

Pert, Nicholas

Women

Round 9

02/11/2019

Slovakia

2½-1½

England

IM

2315

Repkova, Eva

0-1

IM

2430

Houska, Jovanka

IM

2295

Hagarova, Zuzana

½-½

WGM

2272

Toma, Katarzyna

WGM

2307

Movsesian, Julia

1-0

WIM

2078

Lauterbach, Ingrid

WGM

2258

Cibickova, Zuzana

1-0

WFM

2073

Longson, Sarah N

Round 8

01/11/2019

England

1½-2½

Latvia

IM

2430

Houska, Jovanka

½-½

WGM

2297

Reizniece-Ozola, Dana

WGM

2272

Toma, Katarzyna

1-0

WGM

2269

Rogule, Laura

WIM

2078

Lauterbach, Ingrid

0-1

WFM

2186

Limanovska, Elizabete

WFM

2038

Bhatia, Kanwal K

0-1

1987

Golsta, Madara

Round 7

31/10/2019

Netherlands

3½-½

England

GM

2364

Peng, Zhaoqin

1-0

IM

2430

Houska, Jovanka

WGM

2288

Haast, Anne

½-½

WGM

2272

Toma, Katarzyna

WGM

2288

Paulet, Iozefina

1-0

WFM

2073

Longson, Sarah N

WIM

2283

Ratsma, Rosa

1-0

WFM

2038

Bhatia, Kanwal K

Round 6

30/10/2019

Sweden

1½-2½

England

GM

2462

Cramling, Pia

1-0

IM

2430

Houska, Jovanka

WIM

2227

Frisk, Ellinor

0-1

WGM

2272

Toma, Katarzyna

WFM

2164

Cramling Bellon, Anna

½-½

WFM

2073

Longson, Sarah N

2086

Bengtsson, Siv

0-1

WFM

2038

Bhatia, Kanwal K

Round 5

28/10/2019

England

3-1

Switzerland

IM

2430

Houska, Jovanka

1-0

WFM

2271

Georgescu, Lena

WGM

2272

Toma, Katarzyna

½-½

WIM

2175

Heinatz, Gundula

WIM

2078

Lauterbach, Ingrid

½-½

WFM

2140

De Seroux, Camille

WFM

2038

Bhatia, Kanwal K

1-0

1955

Tamrazyan, Gohar

Round 4

27/10/2019

England

1-3

Germany

IM

2430

Houska, Jovanka

1-0

WGM

2323

Hoolt, Sarah

WGM

2272

Toma, Katarzyna

0-1

WGM

2248

Klek, Hanna Marie

WIM

2078

Lauterbach, Ingrid

0-1

WIM

2225

Osmanodja, Filiz

WFM

2073

Longson, Sarah N

0-1

WIM

2266

Muetsch, Annmarie

Round 3

26/10/2019

Greece

3-1

England

FM

2247

Avramidou, Anastasia

1-0

IM

2430

Houska, Jovanka

WIM

2183

Pavlidou, Ekaterini

0-1

WGM

2272

Toma, Katarzyna

WGM

2201

Makropoulou, Marina

1-0

WIM

2078

Lauterbach, Ingrid

WIM

2048

Makka, Ioulia

1-0

WFM

2038

Bhatia, Kanwal K

Round 2

25/10/2019

England

3½- ½

Belgium

IM

2430

Houska, Jovanka

1-0

WIM

2156

Goossens, Hanne

WGM

2272

Toma, Katarzyna

1-0

WFM

1983

Vanduyfhuys, Daria

WFM

2073

Longson, Sarah N

½-½

1974

Barbier, Astrid

WFM

2038

Bhatia, Kanwal K

1-0

1844

Cuvelier, Annelies

Round 1

24/10/2019

Romania

4-0

England

IM

2371

Peptan, Corina‑Isabela

1-0

IM

2430

Houska, Jovanka

WGM

2313

Cosma, Elena‑Luminita

1-0

WGM

2272

Toma, Katarzyna

WGM

2260

Sandu, Mihaela

1-0

WIM

2078

Lauterbach, Ingrid

WFM

2131

Lehaci, Miruna‑Daria

1-0

WFM

2073

Longson, Sarah N

 

Original Introductory Blurb

 

International chess accounts for, on average, approximately 22% of the ECF’s annual expenditure budget, which mainly goes towards entering teams in the Olympiads and European team championships, which fall in alternate years; last year it was the Olympiad, this year it is the European Team Championships, next year it will be the Olympiad again.  It there were more money to spend then other events could be entered.

 

England have an Open team and a Women’s team in action.  On average FIDE ratings of the players, England’s Open team is ranked 2nd out of 40 teams, behind Russia, though the teams at the top are close, with Poland averaging only points less than England!  The outcome will be determined more by form on the day and stamina than be predictable by ratings.  England Women are ranked 24th out of 32 and so are less likely to create much excitement for spectators waving St. George’s flag.

 

The nine rounds are played one per day, except for a break on 29/10/2019, with play starting at 2 p.m. (our time) for the first three rounds, then, after BST ends, at 1 p. m. up to and including round 8.  Round 9 switches to the morning, and starts at 7 a.m. our time.  The left-hand player on board 1 in each match had white, with colours alternating down the team.  Fuller details can be found at