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ABOUT this Calendar

Calendar 2018-19



Event Calendar 2019-20


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Accuracy of club information &

Yearbook: further copies

Message from the President

Officers 2019-20

YCA Honorary Life Members

Annual Fees (as revised 2019)

County Match Fees (as revised 2019)

YCA League Fixtures 2019-2020

YCA League Match Venues

Match Correspondents ‑ Woodhouse Cup

Match Correspondents ‑ IM Brown

Match Correspondents ‑ Silver Rook

Secretaries of Competing Clubs

Junior Chess Contacts

Contact Details Index

Chess Clubs/Organisations in Yorkshire

ECF Aug 2019 Grading List Extract

Notes on Grading List Extract

List of Clubs in Yorkshire-based Leagues

League Tables & Match Results 2018-19

County Match Results 2018-2019

Correspondence Chess 2018-19

Yorkshire Junior Activity 2018-19

Recent Winners of YCA Events

YCA Constitution

YCA League Rules (as revised 2019)

Index to Rules

Individual Championship Rules

Event Calendar 2019-20

Yorkshire Individual Championship 2020

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Organisers seeking to avoid a major clash of events are urged to look also at the ECF Calendar at





Main Yorkshire or National

Some Other Events

Junior Events


Jun 22


Huddersfield                     (report)



Jun 28-30

Whitby Congress (report)

NCCU AGM, Bradford Latvians

(Sat. 29th)


Jul 6 (Sat.)

Grandmaster@thelocal, Hull




Jul 7 (Sun.)

Simon William GM Simul, Hull




Jul 13

ECF County Championships

Final Rounds                  (report)



Jul 26 Fri

- 4 Aug Sun

British Championships (website)

(preview)             (running report)


Hull Junior Summer School,

Hymers, Wed 31/07 to Fri 02/08

Aug 16

Manchester Summer Congress





Aug 23-27

Northumbrian Masters (report)




Aug 30 to

Sep 01

English Women’s Championship

in Hull                             (website)



Aug 31

Darnall & Handsworth Rapidplay

FIDE-rated  (report)


Girls’s event, Royal Hotel, Hull

(Sun. 1st Sep)

Sep 13-15

Bradford Congress (report)




Sep 20-22

Harrogate Congress (report)




Sep 27-29

Northumberland Congress



Yorkshire Junior Chess Day

28th (WRJCA), York (report)

Oct 5

YCA League Rd 1 (results)

4NCL South Normanton Congress (4th-6th)                           (report)


Oct 12



Leicester Rapidplay (Sun. 13th)

Oct 19

YCA League Rd 2 (results)



English Girls’ Championships,

Woodstock, Oxon.   (website)

Oct 25-27

Scarborough Congress


European Team Championships,

Batumi              (Oct 22 to Nov 02)



Oct 30 to

Nov 3

Invitation GM Norm event, Hull



Nov. 1-3

Hull 4NCL Internat’l Congress inc. 56th Hull Congress   (report)



Nov. 9-10

4NCL Weekend 1 (Divs. 3 & 4)





Nov. 16

YCA League Rd 3 (results)

Preston Congress (15th-17th)


Girls’ Chess, Q. Margaret’s Sch., Escrick, 1.0-5.0        (report)

Nov. 23-24

British Rapidplay Champs., Ilkley




Nov. 30

YCA League Rd 4 (results)

Bolton Rapidlay (Sun. Dec 1st)

(ECF Calendar)

YJCA Junior Grand Prix, Whingate Primary Sch. Leeds

Dec 7





Dec 14

YCA League Rd 5 (results)




Dec 15

Yorks. v Lancs. U-180  (report)

Yorks. v Lancs. U-100  (report)



Dec 21





Dec 28






Jan 5 (Sun)

Hull Rapidplay (report)




Jan 11

YCA League (1 postponement)




Jan 11-12

4NCL Weekend 2 (report)




Jan 17-19

4NCL Harrogate Congress



YJCA Jun. Gr. Prix, (entry form)

Wigginton Pr. Sch. (Sat 18th)

Jan 25

YCA League (1 postponement)

Cumbria v Yorkshire U-140




Jan 26 (Su)

Stockport Rapidplay



International Chess Problem-Solving, Sheffield      (notice)

Feb 1

YCA League Rd 6 (results)

Frodsham Congress (31st-02nd)

Scalby School (individual), Chess Tournament, (report)

Scalby School, Scarborough

Feb. 2

Yorkshire v Lancashire U-140




Feb 8-9

4NCL Weekend 3 (website)




Feb 15

YCA League Rd 7 (fixtures)




Feb 16

Lancashire v Yorkshire Open

Lancashire v Yorkshire U-160

Yorkshire v Merseyside U-120


Nottingham Rapidplay

(Sun. 16th)                    (website)


Feb 22

Doncaster Congress (21st-23rd)


Northern Junior Championship

Chester (22nd-23rd)

Feb 29

YCA League (2 postponements)




Feb 29 to

Mar 1st

4NCL Weekend “1” (Divs. 1 & 2)





Mar. 1

Lancashire v Yorkshire U-120




Mar. 07

YCA League Rd 8 (fixtures)


Girls’ Chess Day, Wakef’d Girls’ HS   (entry form)   (programme)

Mar 13-15

Blackpool Congress (website)




Mar. 21

YCA League Rd 9 (fixtures)


Nottingham Congress (21st-22nd)


EPSCA Girls’ Under-11 Final


Mar 22 (Su)

Merseyside v Yorkshire U-100




Hereafter one has to assume ALL events in italics are cancelled, or postponed due to the Coronavirus epidemic.

Mar 28-29

4NCL Weekend 4 (website)




Schools Junior Team Finals, Scarborough  POSTPONED

Apr 4

YCA League Rd 10 (fixtures)




Pennine Cup, Sun 5th

(NCCU U-16 county team event)

Apr 11





Apr 18

YCA League Rd 11 (fixtures)





Apr. 25/26

English County Team Champ’s

Prelim. R’d              POSTPONED

ECF Finance Meeting (London)


YJCA Junior Grand Prix

Netherton Pr. Sch. (Sun. 26th)

Apr 30 (Th)

- May 3 (Su)

English Seniors Championships,

over 50 & over 65   POSTPONED



May 1-3

Durham Congress





May 9/10

English County Team Champ’s

¼-Finals:                 POSTPONED

4NCL Weekend 5 (8-10) (website)



May 16/17

English County Team Champ’s

¼-Finals:                 POSTPONED


York Junior Chess Event

(Sat 16th)                  (entry form)

May 21



Chess in Schools & Communities

course in Leeds (contact details)


May 23

Cotswold Congress (entry form)

Sat 23- Mon 25th



Giga Final at Bootham School

May 30




Hereafter, items NOT IN ITALICS are taking place ON LINE

Jun 6

English On-Line County Practice

Norfolk v Yorkshire

South Lakes Congress, Kendal



Jun 13

On-Line County Championships

Group phase Rd 1 (see 1st Aug)

English County Team Champ’s

½-Finals:                 POSTPONED


Jun 20

On-Line County Championships

Group phase Round 2 (tbc)



Jun 27

On-Line County Championships

Group phase Round 3 (tbc)



Jul 4

On-Line County Championships

Group phase Round 4 (tbc)

English County Team Champ’s

Finals:                     POSTPONED


Jul 11

On-Line County Championships

Group phase Round 5 (tbc)



Jul 17-31

British Chess Championships

Torquay again (CANCELLED)


Jul 18

ECF Finance Meeting




Aug 1

On-Line County Championships

Group phase Rd 1 (rescheduled)



Aug 8

On-Line County Championships




Aug 22

On-Line County Championships




Sep 18-20

Bradford Congress (website)



Oct 3

NCCU Annual General Meeting




Oct 17

ECF Annual General Meeting





Oct 23-25

Scarborough Congress