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



Girls' Chess Day, York


On Saturday 17th November 2018, White Rose Junior Chess Academy organised a chess event for girls at Archbishop Junior School Bishopthorpe.


Coaching was led by Lateefah Messam-Sparks, an ECF accredited coach and full-time chess teacher in London.  She was ably assisted by 2 other ECF coaches, Noel Stewart and Peter Cloudsdale from York.  A message was read out from Chris Fegan, ECF Women’s Chess Director.


The day was organised with a mixture of training and Swiss Competitions in 2 sections, advanced and beginners.  We looked at tactics and chess notation.  All girls received a pen from Tim Onions (book & equipment supplier), score book, and certificate.  Trophies were presented to various winners as follows:


Beginners' section


Isabelle Foster (York)





Ellie Triffitt (York)


by Michael Triffitt:



Nina Hitzeroth (Wakefield)





Darcie Brammah (Wakefield)


Coaching in progress



Petra Crack (York)





Zahra Bala (Wakefield)


Some of coaches



Claudia Jozefowsha (York)







Games in progress

Advanced section


Natasha Pointon (Thirsk)





Beth Ravilious (York)


Flowers for Lateefah



Marella Akhgar (Wakefield)





Emily Taylor (York)





Evie Harrison (York)





Camilla De Luca (York)


Group photo‑call



Kate Harrison (Wakefield)





Victoria Antonnan (York)




Thanks to the School for excellent facilities and refreshments.  Also well done to assistants, Noel Stewart, Bradley and Mike Triffitt.  It was an excellent day for the 23 girls who attended, who were from around Yorkshire, and there has been good feedback.  A good atmosphere prevailed, with new friendships being formed.


Yorkshire now hopes to organise a Girls' Under-11 team for the EPSCA final in March, in Birmingham.  The girls selected will need to attend a training day before the finals.



Peter Cloudsdale, ECF Coach 17th November 2018