Yorkshire Chess Association Year Book






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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 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



Under-180 Team Captaincy


At the 2017 YCA AGM, Jeremy Hamm indicated he’d be willing to consider taking on the Yorkshire under-180 team captaincy (unfilled last season) if his new ECF grade was under 180.  The admittedly provisional new ECF grading list was published at the end of June, with Jeremy listed at 178.  The “final” list, incorporating late data and reflecting corrections, is highly unlikely to show any difference.


Accordingly, Jeremy has confirmed he will take on the U-180 captaincy for 2017-18.


That, however, still leaves the Under-120* and Under-100 12-board-team captaincy still vacant, unless anyone has stepped forward recently.  [ * Under-120 vacancy since filled, 19/10/2017.]


Recently, Lancashire was the only NCCU county to enter the U-120 and U-100 (winning by default).  For 2017-18, Merseyside is entering an Under-120 team.  It follows that a Yorkshire captain at either of these two levels would initially probably have only the one or two matches to handle in the NCCU competition (v. Lancashire and Merseyside in the U-120, and v Lancashire in the U-100).  Subsequent participation in the English Counties stages after that is always optional, if travelling further afield with a 16-board team seems too daunting.