Yorkshire Chess Association Year Book

2017-2018

 

Contents

Notices

 

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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 Captainís 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

 

27/07/2017

Proposal for a Yorkshire Junior League

 

Text of an e-mail aiming to target known organisers of junior chess issued by Andrew Zigmond, 23/07/2017

 

This email is sent to junior organisers across Yorkshire and also copies in key YCA officers. When it comes to junior organisers my list of contacts is not exhaustive, particularly when it comes to South Yorkshire, so please forward this email to anybody who I have missed.

 

Essentially I am considering starting two new leagues in Yorkshire for junior players, providing that there is sufficient interest (and I hope there will be). The idea has been on the agenda since I became Yorkshire League Controller five years ago but the catalyst for getting it going was a debate on the English Chess Forum regarding the lack of opportunities for junior players to play inter club chess; what events there are tend to be for schools and/ or South centred.

 

a) A more conventional `league` for juniors who want to play proper long play chess but are perhaps struggling to gain a regular place in their club's teams (I would have loved this when I was a teenager). This could be on a standard round robin home/ away format or could sit alongside ...

 

b) A series of inter team jamborees similar to the AG Sunderland event Stuart ran about ten years ago, possibly consisting of two games of an hour (thirty minutes per player each).

 

I would prefer the events to focus on the slightly older (age 10 upwards) player who is looking to progress to more serious chess; particularly secondary school age players who have so few opportunities - those who know me will be aware that this is a particular passion of mine. I would like to think that we could form teams of `irregulars` from clubs that might have only one or two juniors so that they are not excluded.

 

Obviously we will have different ideas on what might work and what won't; a certain amount of experimentation might be necessary. A big handicap will be that I work most weekends so won't be able to get out in the field as much as I would like; however I am pulling out of my ECF role this year to focus on junior chess locally and will devote a lot of my time to getting events like this off the ground.

 

The main piece of information I need at this stage is what the interest might be and what standard of teams might be entering, particularly in a long play league for more experienced players.

 

Andrew