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



Simultaneous Display by Richard Palliser against 27 Yorkshire Juniors

Tuesday 05/03/2019, York RI


One of Yorkshire’s strongest chess players, Richard Palliser, took on 27 juniors from all over the county in a simultaneous display at York Railway Institute (RI) on Tuesday evening.  After nearly three hours of intense concentration, Richard finally defeated the last-standing junior.  Some games were hard-fought, but only one junior managed a draw and Richard won the rest.  The final score was Richard Palliser 27½ (one junior played two games) and the juniors a half a point. “There’s a lot of young talent in York and we’re going to see them moving into the adult teams over the next few years,” Richard said afterwards.


Richard is an International Chess Master based in York.  A renowned expert on opening theory, he edits Chess magazine and coaches the Sheffield-based Chess Grandmaster Gawain Jones.  Jones, one of the world’s best players, grew up near York and began playing in local leagues as a youngster.


The juniors pitted against Richard ranged in age from eight to 18.  The majority were from York, which has a thriving junior chess club based at the RI.  The one player to achieve a draw was Jael de Sousa Muachikape, from Leeds.  Other prizes for well-played games went to Daniel Hill, from Hull, Joshini Jeyaprakash from Huddersfield and Beth Ravilious from York.


The players sat in silence as Richard circled the room, evidently thrilled to be pitting their wits against a strong chess master. Each time Richard arrived in front of a junior, they had to make a move.  Junior players were allowed three “passes”, but then it became compulsory to move as soon as Richard appeared.  Once a game ended, Richard provided a few tips on chess strategy.


York Junior Chess Club takes place in Room One at the Railway Institute every Tuesday during term time at 5.30pm.  All juniors are welcome.  Or contact Noel Stewart for more information: noel338@btinternet.com


(/\ Report kindly supplied by Ben Rich /\)    (\/ Photos kindly provided by David Mills \/)