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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South Yorkshire Flood


The rising water in the Rived Don, as it passed through the centre of Rotherham, where it is normally well below ground level, rose up the side of the Bridge Inn, the venue of Rotherham Chess Club, which plays in the Sheffield & DCA league.  The photograph below shows the waters receding from the now part-broken windows to the “gents” in the basement.  Inside, the water rose to the top of the steps running up to the ground floor.  Much the same will have resulted in the beer cellar.

(See also, below, Rotherham Railway Station, and Rotherham’s Old Bridge. – Photos taken Friday 08/11/2019)


Windows to “Gents” at The Bridge Inn, venue of Rotherham Chess Club


Rotherham railway station


Rotherham railway station, a short way away, was also flooded, leaving a kind of canal where the tracks should have been more clearly visible (photograph below).  The station re-opened on Friday 15/11/2019, just in time for the writer to catch the train for a match in Wakefield on the next day.


Boats to Sheffield from platform 1 on the left, and boats to Leeds or Doncaster & beyond from platform 2 on the right.


The Old Bridge (with Chapel)


The bridge by The Bridge Inn is “new” in historic terms, replacing for vehicular purposes the old bridge, on which stands one of two Bridge Chapels in Yorkshire.  They moved the river (!) a few yards in the past, meaning that now, normally, the river flows only under two of the Old Bridge’s four arches.  However, during this flood, with the water rising 20 or so feet, the river was running though all four arches, as in the photograph below.


Rotherham’s Old Bridge.  Nowadays water does not normally flow under the nearer two arches.

The Chapel of Our Lady was built in 1483