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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Scarborough Player in “Masters” at Hastings


When the present writer played in the Scunthorpe Congress on a few occasions around 50 years ago, the leading lights of the local chess scene were the Hutchinsons: older brother Norman A Hutchinson, younger brother Paul A Hutchinson, and “kid” sister Mary A Hutchinson.  Norman and Paul then both had grades in the 190s.  Three other siblings seem not to have taken up chess seriously.  A curious family tradition with the naming of these six siblings was a middle initial “A”, which in the case of the boys perhaps stands for “Alfred”.


Father Alfred T Hutchinson had been born and married in the North Riding of Yorkshire, and the first two children, the second being Norman, were born in the North Riding.  Third and fourth children Paul and Mary, however, were born in Scunthorpe (Lincolnshire).  Norman now resides in Cambridge, and still plays chess.  Mary seems to have got married and given up chess.  Paul seems to have given up competitive chess around 2009, but recently surfaced in his father’s native North Riding of Yorkshire (as was), more specifically as a member of Scarborough chess club.


In the currently on-going Scarborough Chess Club championship, Paul and John Jarmany are the only players still with 100% after the first three rounds, and it will be interesting to see the result of the clash between the two when they meet in a later round.


Perusal of the entrants in the Hastings Congress currently in progress did not throw up many notable Yorkshire participants, which is hardly surprising way down south in Hastings, but among the entrants in the “Masters” (now seemingly open to all, and run as a Swiss) is the said Paul A Hutchinson.


After 6 rounds, Paul had scored a modest 3 points (with Tim Wall of Newcastle/Leeds on 2 points).  Of his first six games, the most exciting was that in round 6.  Admittedly, his opponent, Kent junior Patrick Damodaran, had a grade of 108, so the final result came as no great surprise, yet the game was far more exciting than many at the top end of the pairings!


Click here to play through Paul A Hutchinson v Patrick Damodaran on screen.

(The notes are superficial, having been done late at night, and leave scope for analysis.)