Yorkshire Chess Association


Year Book 2018-19 Contents



 Message from the President

Officers 2018-19

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 2018-2019

ECF Game Fee Changes &c

Joining the ECF

Standard-play Grading Trends 2002-18

Notes on the YCA Grading List

Results Graded July 2017 to June 2018

YCA Grading List

Yorkshire Junior Reports

Correspondence Chess Report

U-160 Captainís Message

2017-18 League Tables & Match Results

County Match Result Summary

English County Finals 2018

Recent Winners of YCA Events

Constitution and Rules

YCA League Rules

Index to Rules

Individual Championship Rules

Contact Details Index

Event Calendar 2018-19



YCA AGM 2019


The date and venue for the YCA AGM have been set as

Saturday 22nd June

at the Lindley Liberal Club, Huddersfield

(Huddersfield's match venue)


Refreshments are to be provided.


There are expected to be some moderately contentious rule-change proposals, such as the introduction of a time limit incorporating an increment.† How flexible any proposal might be as to catering for clubs without the necessary digital clocks has yet to be seen.


Anyone planning to make any rule-change proposals should note the need to submit then to the Hon. Sec. (Noel Stewart) by the 30th of April 2019 with a stated seconder.† The relevant item in the Constitution reads as follows.


12  No alteration or amendment shall be made to this Constitution or the YCA League Rules save at an A.G.M and only then provided:

a) that notice has been given in writing to the Hon. Secretary not later than April 30th preceding the AGM and

b) each proposal is seconded by another person;

c) that not less than two thirds of those present and voting are in favour of the alteration for a constitutional amendment, or a simple majority of those present and voting for changes to the YCA League Rules.