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



About this Website


This website was launched in September 2017, originally having been intended to


>  make available, on line, Year Book content not held on line elsewhere,

    with some additional related material,

    (for which click on the appropriate link in the content table on the left),

>  show mid‑season corrections and changes to club‑related information,


to which purposes have been since added


>  showing mid-season changes and additions to the Event Calendar,

>  showing Event Results/Reports not covered by other sites, (see Home page) and

>  making generally available such Notices as may be contributed (see Home page).


The last three items were added in response to suggestions, ideas and wishes expressed by Yorkshire chess organisers from around the county.  Making a success of these added objectives inevitably depends on “proactive” journalistic endeavour on my part (something which can wane over time), but openness to external contributions is part of the underlying raison d’etre.


This is not an “official YCA website” as that would rather imply those administering it were hired and fired by the YCA, and that the YCA had direct control over the content.  It should perhaps be thought of as my personal overview of Yorkshire Chess News.


Nevertheless, the aim is to serve Yorkshire chess in the same way, complementing or supplementing the work done by


http://yorkshirechess.org/ and www.chessnuts.org.uk/,


so that the three, between them, have most angles covered, though there are still gaps (e.g. minutes of meetings).


Steve Mann,

September 2017