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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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18/07/2020

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ECF On-Line Championships, Group Stage, Group A, Round 4

 

The grades of the Yorkshire players when compared with those of the opposing team, Devon, statistically predicted a score of 6‑6 or slightly more probably 6˝‑5˝ to Devon, who had Paignton-resident GM Keith Arkell on board 1.

 

An unfortunate circumstance was that Farshad Ai for some reason was unable to play, so that Yorkshire started off defaulting the board on which they were most likely to win, on the basis of grade.  The first result was a 10-move draw on board 1.  Then followed a 10-move win by Peter Gayson on board 4.  Thereafter things went largely Devon’s way, with some critical oversights by Yorkshire players.  The final game to finish, an impressive one by Oskar Hackner, returned the score to something more respectable. Even if Farshad Ai had played and won on board 10, then the result would still have been the predicted 6˝-5˝ to Devon.

 

Game results were as follows:

 

Bd

Grade

Devon

7˝‑4˝

Yorkshire

Grade

1

240

Keith C Arkell (W)

˝‑˝

James R Adair

228

play

2

225

William Claridge-Hansen

0‑1

Oskar A Hackner

219

play

3

201

Paul A O'Neill

1‑0

Robert Starley

193

play

4

198

Dominic Mackle

0‑1

Peter M Gayson

189

play

5

185

Paul D J Hampton

˝‑˝

Peter J E Ackley

190

play

6

189

Jonathan W R Underwood

1‑0

David Latham

189

play

7

178

Thomas G Thorpe

1‑0

Simon Smith

172

play

8

170

Oliver E Wensley

1‑0

Peter Micklethwaite

176

play

9

169

Steven Martin

0‑1

David C Wedge

170

play

10

153

Brian G E Gosling

1d0

Farshad Ai

174

 

11

152

Michael O Marshall

˝‑˝

Mark S Allison

168

play

12

153

Nicolas Bacon

1‑0

Dominic Gallagher

116

play

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The present writer played for Devon while at university (even on board one in two matches, scoring 1˝-˝), but none of the above was in the Devon team then.

 

The Group A league table shows Yorkshire is not well placed to take one of the top two places which qualify for the following knock-out stage:

Li

De

Mi

Ch

Yo

Le

P

W

D

L

F

A

Total

Lincolnshire

X

 

8

8

 

8

3

3

0

0

24

12

6

Devon

 

X

5

 

7

3

2

0

1

20˝

15˝

4

Middlesex A

4

7

X

 

7

 

3

2

0

1

18

18

4

Cheshire & N. Wales

4

 

 

X

5

9

3

1

0

2

18

18

2

Yorkshire

 

5

5

7

X

 

3

1

0

2

17

19

2

Leicestershire

4

 

3

 

X

3

0

0

3

10˝

25˝

0

 

Other match results on the same day were:

Group A

Cheshire &NW

9‑3

Leicestershire

Lincolnshire

8‑4

Middlesex A

 

Group B

Greater Manchester

9‑3

Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire

Surrey

2‑10

Northumberland

Essex

3˝‑8˝

Norfolk

 

The next round is to be in a week’s time, on 25/07/2020, when Yorkshire is due to meet Lincolnshire.