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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Chess in York Library, Sunday 12/01/2020


On 12th January 2020 York Chess Club held a chess session, aimed at junior aged 8 to 16, at the York Explore Library in the city centre.


I am pleased to report that 27 children attended, and an enjoyable time was had by all.


Nina Hitzeroth travelled from Wakefield and Liezl explained about the girls’ event in Wakefield on 7th March.


We started by showing a game Bronstein v Garcia, a Dutch Defence, where White opens the h-file and has two powerful bishops.  Then some other games were shown on the display board.  (Click here to play through this game on screen.)


There was a mixture of training and games.  Some parents asked to learn, and also younger siblings.


Thanks to helpers, Noel Stewart, Dan Staples, Ben Rich and Adam Ismail.


Hopefully, the club will run sessions each Sunday during school terms.



Peter Cloudsdale

12th January 2020