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YCA Honorary Life Members

Annual Fees (as revised 2019)

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YCA League Fixtures 2019-2020

YCA League Match Venues

Match Correspondents ‑ Woodhouse Cup

Match Correspondents ‑ IM Brown

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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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09/02/2020

Four Nations Chess League Rounds 5 & 6

 

The 5rd and 6th rounds of the 2019-20 Four Nations Chess League (4NCL) took place over the weekend of 8th & 9th February 2019.  For sub-divisions of Divisions 3 and 4 this was the third weekend of play, but for higher divisions this was the second weekend, as their rounds 1 & 2 got postponed until 29th February & 1st March.

 

Divisions 1 & 2 played at the Mercure Daventry Court Hotel and Spa, Sedgemoor Way, Daventry, NN11 0SG.

Division 3 North played at the Mercure Bolton Georgian House, Manchester Rd, Blackrod, Bolton, BL6 5RU.

 

The “White Rose” teams are now sponsored by Chessable (see White Rose Sponsorship), which is reflected in their names.

 

In Division 3 North, the Jorvik team were absent, but captain Steve Hodge advises that they had withdrawn just from that weekend due to a player shortage, that this is a provision in the rules, and that with any luck Jorvik will be back for the next round!  (This explains also the absence on the previous weekend of Bradford DCA Knights C and Shropshire 2.)  Where such a withdrawal results in an odd number of teams, a three-team system of half-matches is adopted.

 

Division 1 games were again broadcast live on chess24.com, AND piped into the 4NCL website.

 

In round 5, Chessable White Rose 1, as they are now called, significantly out-graded their opponents.  The most entertaining of the games was perhaps Richard Palliser’s.  After he had swapped bishop for knight to secure the “knight pair”, his opponent made some ill-advised moves which allowed the knights to wreak havoc, and after the knights had come off, his opponent managed to allow a piece-winning pawn fork.  (Click here to play through the game on screen.)

 

In round 6, Chessable White Rose 1, beat Barbican 4NCL surprisingly easily.  On board 1, Dmitry Sneider went the exchange up for a pawn, but after things reduced to K, R + 2P versus K, N +3P, all on the same side of the board, things ended as a predictable draw.  On board 2, Peter Wells’s opponent played the wrong knight to f3, allowing an immediate scissor mate from two bishops, though this may have merely been a “pretty” way of resigning, as otherwise he would lose a piece.  (Click here to play through the game on screen.)  Boards 3, 4 and 5 seemed to be agreed drawn in messy positions in some of which which you might think one or other player would be looking for a win.  Paul Townsend’s draw was, however the result of a fight played out to K + 2P each.  Svetlana Sucikova’s win was a trifle lucky; her opponent “won” a piece, not noticing it allowed a fairly obvious sacrificial mate in two!  (Time may have been a factor in some of the games.)

 

First-named team in each match had White on 1, thereafter alternating colours down the team.  Matches on the left were played on the Saturday, and those on the right on Sunday.

Division 1a

 

Chessable White Rose 1

6½‑1½

Celtic Tigers 1

Barbican 4NCL 1

2½‑5½

Chessable White Rose 1

Schneider, Dmitry

½-½

Reimanis, Ritvars

Turner, Matthew J

½-½

Schneider, Dmitry

Palliser, Richard J D

1-0

Skulte, Christopher

Griffiths, Ryan Rhys

0-1

Palliser, Richard J D

Wells, Peter K

1-0

Maciol, Ryszard

Jackson, James P

0-1

Wells, Peter K

Chow, Samuel

1-0

Quinn, John M

Taylor, Martin R

½-½

Chow, Samuel

Townsend, M Paul

½-½

Zulfic, Fedja

Sowray, Peter J

½-½

Weller, Jean-Luc

Wall, Tim P

1-0

Evans, Craig

Rogers, Jonathan W

½-½

Wall, Tim P

Weller, Jean-Luc

½-½

Pedersen, Carsten

 

Cox, John J

½-½

Townsend, M Paul

Sučikova, Svetlana

1-0

Andrzejewska, Anna

 

Bhatia, Kanwal K

0-1

Sučikova, Svetlana

 

Division 2a

 

Sussex Martlets 1

4½‑3½

Chessable White Rose 2

Chessable White Rose 2

4½‑3½

Warwickshire Select 1

Graham, David B

0-1

Keetman, Maaike

Keetman, Maaike

0-1

Pitcher, John

Cumming, Rhys

1-0

Gayson, Peter M

Gayson, Peter M

1-0

Mason, Donald J

Miller, Dominic

1-0

Arnott, Jonathan W

Arnott, Jonathan W

1-0

Thomas, Nicholas

Grant, David J

½-½

Shaw, Peter

Shaw, Peter

0-1

Bowcott-Terry, Finlay

Brewer, Callum D

1-0

Ho, Conrad

Ho, Conrad

½-½

Hanley, James L

Blake, J Morgan

½-½

Burnett, Jim

Burnett, Jim

1-0

Baruch, Andrew J D

Willson, Ollie

½-½

Busuioc, Alexandra

 

Busuioc, Alexandra

0-1

Page, Mark E

Graham, Cassie M

0-1

Chan, Sheng Liang Bernard

 

Chan, Sheng Liang Bernard

1-0

Cooper, David M

 

Division 3 North

 

Shropshire 2

3‑3

Bradford DCA Knights A

Bradford DCA Knights A

4½‑1½

Euwe's North Sea Tigers

Bryant, Richard B E

0-1

Watson, Phil R

Watson, Phil R

0-1

Gardiner, Eric D

Lewis, Christopher D

1-0

Bak, Christopher

Bak, Christopher

½-½

Collinson, Mark I

Sheard, Martin

½-½

Ther, Mate

Ther, Mate

1-0

Varley, Joe

Hinchcliffe, Gary

½-½

Jennings, Roger W

Jennings, Roger W

1-0

Carmichael, Ned

Tarr, Steve F

0-1

Nicholson, Jim W R

Nicholson, Jim W R

1-0

Hackett, Thomas

Ross, Stuart

1-0

Bak, Andrew

Bak, Andrew

1-0

Grice, Alec

 

 

J'Adoube 2

3-3

Bradford DCA Knights B

Bradford DCA Knights B

5-1

Manchester Manticores 4

Parry, Samuel

½-½

Patrick, David A

Patrick, David A

1-0

Potter, Steven

Hirst, Joe

½-½

Baxter, Harold

Baxter, Harold

½-½

Jayawarna, Tarini

Davison, Colin F S

½-½

Johnson, Paul A

Johnson, Paul A

½-½

Jayawarna, Thisumi

Taylor, John Paul

1-0

Holliday, John K

Slinger, Tony J

1-0

Grindrod, John

Emmerton, Stephen J

½-½

Khan, Karim

Khan, Karim

1-0

Beswick, Andrew

Mills, Colin J

0-1

Bowman, Richard L

Holliday, John K

1-0

Wilson, Jeff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Euwe's North Sea Tigers

½‑5½

Manchester Manticores 2

 

 

 

Gardiner, Eric D

0-1

Rawlinson, Aidan M

 

 

 

 

Collinson, Mark I

½-½

Mulleady, Peter J

 

 

 

 

Varley, Joe

0-1

Hilton, Tim

 

 

 

 

Carmichael, Ned

0-1

Reed, John

 

 

 

 

Hackett, Thomas

0-1

Collins, Richard A

 

 

 

 

Grice, Alec

0-1

Tyton, Adam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bradford DCA Knights C

½‑4½ 

Manchester Manticores 3

 

 

 

 

Bramson, Mike

½-½

Lonsdale, Jon I

 

 

Game played on Saturday

 

Bowman, Richard L

0-1

Jones, Neil T

 

 

 

 

Ibbitson, Anthony

0-1

Taylor, Mark

 

 

 

 

Clarke, Paul R H

0-1

Livesey, R Nigel

 

 

Game played on Sunday

 

default

(‑1)‑1

Gawne, Martin

 

 

 

 

Waite, Nicholas

1-0

Norris, Michael J

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shropshire 1

5½‑(‑1½)

Bradford DCA Knights C

 

 

 

 

Rutter, Nick J

1-0

Clarke, Paul R H

 

 

Game played on Saturday

 

Paul, Nathanael

1-0

Waite, Nicholas

 

 

 

 

Higgie, Charles L

1-(-1)

default

 

 

 

 

Gostelow, David W

½-½

Ibbitson, Anthony

 

 

Game played on Sunday

 

Higgie, Charles L

1-(-1)

default

 

 

 

 

Jamieson, Ian

1-0

Tait, Bill