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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Girls’ Chess Day at Wakefield


On Saturday 7th March 2020, White Rose Junior Chess Academy organised a very successful chess day in the Mulberry Hall of Wakefield Junior School.  (See photographs by Michael Triffitt below.)


34 girls attended from all over Yorkshire.  Teaching was led by Lateefah Messam-Sparks who travelled from Madrid where she now lives.  Helpers were Olivia and Steve Westmoreland from Upperthong, and Noel Stewart, Peter Cloudsdale, and Bradley and Mike Triffitt, all from York.


Unfortunately the local MP did not appear although invited.


Lateefah opened proceedings by demonstrating on the display board the game Judith Polgar v. Ferenc Berkes (Budapest 2003), which was a French Defence.  (Click here to play through the game on screen.)


The girls were then split into 2 sections, and a 5-round Swiss competition was held, also with tuition.  All received a certificate and medal, and winners were as follows:


Section A


Julia Smith



Alana Glennan



Isabella Bardsley


Merit awards: Lini Lara (York), Arushai Burau (Wakefield) and Eva Young.


Section B


Elsie Luna



Samishka Yerabati



Natasha Pointon


Merit awards: Nina Hitzeroth, Olivia Roebuck, Claudia Jozefowski,

Camilla De-Luca, Pippa Colver, Felicity Tinker, Rebecca Trout.


Thanks to Richard Ribeiro and the School for excellent facilities and good refreshments from the PTA.


We hope to hold another one in due course.



Peter Cloudsdale, Organiser




Lateefah Messam-Sparkes with Bradley Triffitt and Olivia Westmoreland


Play in progress


Play in progress


After the presentations