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



The British (Individual) Rapidplay 2018


was held on Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th November 2018,

for the second time at The Craiglands Hotel, Cowpasture Rd, Ilkley LS29 8RQ.

(See Br. Rapidplay 2017 for Lasker in Ilkley.)



Results will be available on the official website:



Results from the main (FIDE-rated) sections are also on this website (click on section name):

Open section

Major section

Intermediate section

Minor section


Fortunes in the Open changed significantly for some, as compared with last year.  Daniel Alsina Leal of Leeds, last year's winner, struggled, managing only 3½ out of the first 6 rounds, then withdrew.  Meanwhile, Sarakauskas Gediminas of Guildford, who finished 9th to 14th equal last year, stormed his way to 9½ out of 11, finishing in first place, drawing with Daniel Gormally (2nd-3rd= on 8½) and Mike Surtees (11th-17th equal on 5½).


The one-day event, though it seems a good idea, drew few entries, perhaps due to the relative “out-of-the-wayness” of Ilkley being a disincentive to the more casual player.  (One of last year's Open entrants chose not to play this year because of logistics.)