Yorkshire Chess Association


Year Book 2019-20 Contents

Calendar of Events – Results/Reports


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Accuracy of club information &

Yearbook: further copies

Message from the President

Officers 2019-20

YCA Honorary Life Members

Annual Fees (as revised 2019)

County Match Fees (as revised 2019)

YCA League Fixtures 2019-2020

YCA League Match Venues

Match Correspondents ‑ Woodhouse Cup

Match Correspondents ‑ IM Brown

Match Correspondents ‑ Silver Rook

Secretaries of Competing Clubs

Junior Chess Contacts

Contact Details Index

Chess Clubs/Organisations in Yorkshire

ECF Aug 2019 Grading List Extract

Notes on Grading List Extract

List of Clubs in Yorkshire-based Leagues

League Tables & Match Results 2018-19

County Match Results 2018-2019

Correspondence Chess 2018-19

Yorkshire Junior Activity 2018-19

Recent Winners of YCA Events

YCA Constitution

YCA League Rules (as revised 2019)

Index to Rules

Individual Championship Rules

Event Calendar 2019-20

Yorkshire Individual Championship 2020

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56th Hull Congress, 2019

01/11/2019 to 03/11/2019, run alongside the

Hull 4NCL International GM Norm Tournament

30/10/2019 to 03/11/2019,

both at the Royal Hotel Hull, 170 Ferensway, Hull, HU1 3UF


This year’s Hull congress was run alongside a 10-player all-play-all tournament run by the 4NCL.  This involved a shift of venue from recent years’ Hymers College (no apostrophe in Hymers – that was the founder’s surname) to the Royal Hotel which is virtually next door to the railway station (and bus station).


Incorporation with the GM norm event apparently precipitated a reduction from 4 sections to 3 in the Hull Congress.


The shift of venue seems to have had a significant impact on the number of entries to the congress, though other factors may also have been involved.  Last year entries were 20, 22, 27 and 24 in the Open, Major, Intermediate and Minor sections respectively (total 93).  This year there were 39, 51 and 58 entries in the Open Major and Minor respectively (total 148), which is more like what one might hope for.


Games in the GM Norm and Open events could be seen on line on chess24.com.


Entries to the GM norm tournament included one “Yorkshire” player, Richard Palliser, who, as next-to-the-bottom seed, would not be expected to score very highly.  However, his round-7 win was interesting and amusing, and can be played through on screen here.  The 4NCL website says, “We're indebted to the John Robinson Youth Chess Trust for their financial support on the junior side, and to Hull & District Chess Association, Hull Culture & Leisure, Friends of Chess and the ECF for their financial support for the GM norm tournament.”


Cross-tables for the three Swiss sections and the GM norm tournament can be found via the following links:

on this site




GM Norm

on ChessResults.com




GM Norm