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



4NCL Harrogate Congress 2019


The 2019 4NCL Harrogate (partially) FIDE-rated weekend chess congress was held from Friday 18/01/2018 to Sunday 20/01/2018 at The Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate, Swan Road, Harrogate, HG1 2SR, with three sections:




with 37


click here for


Won by Daniel W Gormally

with 4˝ out of 5



with 58


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U-2000 FIDE or

U175 ECF (if no FIDE rating) 

Won jointly by

Paul S N Kendall,

Brian H Coop and

Tim Hilton

with 4˝ out of 5


with 39


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ECF Under 135 ECF

Won by Michael Johnson (Harrogate)

with 5 out of 5


134 participants

in all




Total entries numbered to within one or two of those last year.


For notes on the history of the venue, including the Agatha Christie connection, see last year's event.