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 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

 

24/11/2017 (updated 07/12/2017)

John Toothill, R. I. P. - 1938-2017

 

John was born in Bradford and attended Bradford Grammar School, as did brother Andrew.

 

He was a very strong chess player and moved to Kendal to work as Lake District Planning Manager.

 

We met in a county match between Yorkshire and Cumbria.  John played the Marshall Attack in the Ruy Lopez and won easily.  He then gave me a lift back to Ambleside.

 

John and I were members of Windermere Club and we did well in the National Club event.  For many years Windermere dominated the Cumbrian team Championships.

 

John had great qualities. A real gentleman and always willing to help younger players to improve.

 

A truly decent and hardworking individual.

 

My sincere good wishes to Sylvia, the family and all his many chess friends and other acquaintances.

 

Peter Cloudsdale York

24th November 2017

 

 

John Toothill was born on 09/05/1938, in Bradford.  He died on 22/11/2017 at Preston Hospital, where he was taken after becoming ill during a chess match.  The funeral took place at 1.00 pm on Tuesday 5th December 2017, at Burneside Church (St. Oswald), Chapel Field, Burneside, near Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 6QP, followed by interment at Parkside Cemetery.  The funeral was attended by Peter Cloudsale, among other friends and former work colleagues.  Donations, if desired, for Kendal Mountain Search & Rescue c/o funeral directors Hayes & Parkinson Ltd of Kendal.

 

 

Further notes:

 

John was strong correspondence chess player, gaining the International Correspondence Chess Master title in 1981.

He retired from the National Park Authority in 1998, but continued as an active chess-player to the end.

In 2000 he won the ECF’s Senior (over 60, he was 62) Championship.

Younger brother Andrew, formerly also of Bradford Chess Club, is now a member of Breadsall Chess Club.

 

 

The following game, chosen by Peter Cloudsdale, was won by John Toothill (White) against Bernard Cafferty (Black, long a devotee of Alekhine’s defence), in the British Championship at Swansea, 1981.

1.

e4

Nf6

 

position after 16. … Rd8

2.

e5

Nd5

3.

Nc3

Nxc3

4.

dxc3

d5

5.

Bf4

c5

6.

Nf3

Bg4

7.

h3

Bxf3

8.

Qxf3

e6

9.

Be2

Be7

10.

Qg3

g6

11.

O-O

Nc6

12.

Rfe1

Qc7

13.

Bb5

h6

14.

c4

dxc4

15.

Rad1

a6

16.

Bxc4

Rd8

(see diagram)

17.

Bxe6

Rxd1

18.

Rxd1

fxe6

19.

Qxg6+

Kf8

20.

Qxe6

Nd4

21.

Bxh6+

Rxh6

22.

Qxh6+

Kf7

23.

Qh5+

Kf8

24.

c3

Nc6

25.

e6

Black resigned