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



English Seniors' Championships, 2019


The English Seniors' Championships, at both Over-65 and Over 50-level were held from Thursday 4th to Sunday 7th of April 2019, at St John's Hotel, 651 Warwick Road, Solihull, B91 1AT, over 6 rounds.


Over-65 Event


The Over-65 event involved 39 participants.  (A 40th entrant seemingly didn't participate as things turned out.)  Top places were as follows:


Kevin Bowmer



Chris C W Shephard




Mike J Surtees

Great Lever


David W Anderton



Chris's most interesting game was perhaps the clash of styles presented by his game against Mike Surtees.  (Click here to play through the game on screen.)


Lower down the order York's Tony Slinger finished 26th-33rd= with 2˝ out of 6.  (He advises that the M. P. Townsend participating was not if fact the originally-reported Paul Townsend of York, who in any event is not over 65.)


Over-50 Event


The number of entries in the Over-50 event was only 25, of whom one did not participate.  It was won by Paul E Littlewood (son of the late, Sheffield-born, John E Littlewood, and nephew of the late Norman Littlewood of Sheffield) with 5˝ out of 6.  Lower down the order was Andrew Dearnley, whose last over-the-board team was Barnsley, but who for years he has normally played only correspondence chess.