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



55th Hull Chess Congress, 2018


Hull Chess Congress was set spinning by John Lawson back in 1964.  Around the late 1960s, I (Steve Mann) was in two successive years given Black in round 1 against Hull’s John W Atkinson, who won on both occasions.  The next year I was allowed to play a different opponent in round 1, that being around 1969, and I ended up joint winner of the top section with Brian Jones (then of Sheffield, now of Australia).


The 55th Hull Chess Congress was held on the 2nd to 4th of November, 2018, at Hymers College, Hymers Avenue, Hull HU3 1LW.  This time, first place in the Open was shared by Dietmar Kolbus of the Isle of Man, and Bawtry-resident Jim Burnett.  Last year’s winner, Hull’s own John Cooper, finished a “mere” 5th to 8th equal this time.


For the first time, pairings were done by computer, with the results ending up on ChessResults.com, and Douglas Vleeshhower is doing the ECF grading “in house”, something other congresses might well consider.



Section cross-tables appear on this website and ChessResults.com as follows:


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Photographs by David Mills: