Yorkshire Chess Association


Year Book 2018-19 Contents

Calendar of Events – Results/Reports


 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 Captain’s 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



European Senior Chess Championship 2018


Yorkshire and former Bradford player Peter Gayson, now resident in his native Dunstable, finished a very respectable 3rd in the European 50+ Championships held in Drammen, Norway, from 03/08/2018 to 13/08/2018.


He finished 3rd to 6th equal on 6 out of 9, behind GM Simon Agdestein (Norway) and Conny Holst (Sweden).


Peter won 4 games, drew 4, and lost only to winner Agdestein.  His performance earned him an IM norm.


His final round game against Biro Sandor saw an amusing salvaging of a draw from a game which had been somewhat rocky for a long time:

White: Biro Sandor, Black: Peter M Gayson

1. e4 c5 2. c3 d5 3. exd5 Qxd5 4. d4 Nc6 5. Nf3 cxd4 6. cxd4 e5 7. Nc3 Bb4 8. Be2 exd4 9. O-O Bxc3 10. bxc3 Nge7 11. Nxd4 O-O 12. Nxc6 Qxc6 13. Ba3 Re8 14. Bf3 Qf6 15. Re1 Be6 16. Bxb7 Rad8 17. Qf3 Rd2 18. Qxf6 gxf6 19. c4 Rb8 20. Be4 f5 21. Bf3 Ng6 22. Bc5 Bxc4 23. Bxa7 Rbb2 24. a4 Ra2 25. a5 Ne5 26. Bb7 Nd3 27. Rxa2 Rxa2 28. Re8 Kg7 29. Bd4 f6 30. Re7 Kf8 31. Rxh7 Rxa5 32. h4 Ne5 33. f3 Rb5 34. Rc7 Rb1 35. Kh2 Bf1 36. h5 Rd1 37. Be3 Re1 38. Bh6 Ke8 39. Rc2 Re2 40. Rxe2 Bxe2 41. Kg3 Bf1 42. Kf2 Bc4 43. Kg3 Bf1 44. Bc8 Bd3 45. Be6 Ke7 46. Bc8 Kd8 47. Bb7 Ke7 48. Bd2 Kf7 49. Bc8 Kg7 50. Kf4 Bf1 51. Kxf5 Nf7 52. Kg4 Bxg2 (setting the trap) 53. Bc3? (falling for the trap; 54. Bb7 was better)


position after 53. Bc3?


53. .. Ne5 54. Bxe5 Bxf3! 55. Kxf3 fxe5 draw agreed.