Yorkshire Chess Associati;on


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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Scalby School Launches Inter-School Chess Tournament


On Saturday 1st of February 2020 Scalby School in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, launched its first inter-school Chess Tournament and it was a resounding success.  More than 40 youngsters from the Scarborough and York area joined for a day of learning, fun and competition.  Neven Buric, a Maths and Graphics teacher at Scalby, has been running the schools chess club for a year and wanted to offer an opportunity for junior players to compete.  He said, “Chess is so much more than just a board game.  It offers students the chance to think analytically, evaluate options, plan strategically and solve problems.  These are transferable skills that students should be developing to support their futures.  Unfortunately, junior chess does not exist in Scarborough currently and I wanted to launch an annual event so students would have a chance to compete.  I was delighted with the number of students taking part and enjoying the experience.”


The three members of Scarborough Chess Club, John Jarmany, Neil Pennock and Simon Dixon, who have shown an interest in junior chess, visited the tournament on Saturday and donated some chess books and magazines to Scalby School chess club and offered help and support with the next tournament.


The event was supported by Peter Clousdale, coach and a member of English Chess Federation, who coached youngsters between rounds.  Peter was delighted to see so many youngsters enjoying the game and said, “Scalby School has put on an excellent event which I hope will continue in the future.  It is imperative that the game supports junior players, so well done Scalby School for offering this experience.”


The winners of each category were as follows:


KS2 Categories

KS2 Supremo

Luka Buric

St Martin’s School

Year 3 and 4, boys’ category

Benja Buric

St. Martin’s School

Year 3 and 4, girls’ category

Olive Atthews

St. Martin’s School

Year 5 and 6, boys’ category

Joshua Lappao

St. Martin’s School

Year 5 and 6, girls’ category

Molly Bridel

St. Wilfrid’s School, York

KS3 Categories

KS3 Supremo

Vinoli Withanarachchi

Scalby School

Year 7 and 8, boys’ category

Gil Varley

Graham School

Year 7 and 8, girls’ category

Rose Darrington

Scalby School

KS4 Categories

KS4 Supremo

Harry Cammish

Scarborough College

Year 9 and 10, boys’ category

Jacob Wilson

Scalby School


Well done to all of the students who took part!



(Report kindly supplied by Neven Buric.)