Yorkshire Chess Association



Minutes of YCA Meetings

Minutes Contents

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2023 AGM Minutes (.pdf)

2022 AGM Minutes (.pdf)

(no 2020, 2021 AGM)

2019 AGM Minutes (.odt)

2018 AGM Minutes (.odt)

2017 AGM Minutes (Word .docx)

2016 AGM Minutes (Word .docx)

2015 AGM Minutes (Word .docx)

2014 AGM Minutes (Word .docx)

2013 AGM Minutes (Word .docx)

2012 AGM Minutes (Word .docx)

2011 AGM Agenda (no minutes) (.docx)

2010 AGM Minutes (not yet unearthed)

2009 AGM Minutes (not yet unearthed)

2008 AGM Minutes (not yet unearthed)

2007 AGM Minutes (not yet unearthed)

2006 AGM Minutes (not yet unearthed)

2005 AGM Minutes (not yet unearthed)

2004 AGM Minutes (not yet unearthed)

2003 AGM Minutes (not yet unearthed)

2002 AGM Minutes (Word .docx)

2001 AGM Minutes (Word .docx)

2000 AGM Minutes (Word .docx)

1999 AGM Minutes (Word .docx)



The time was when minutes of meeting were hand-written in a Minute Book, and retained for (or lost to) posterity.  After any corrections made at the next meeting, the president or his deputy would sign the minutes as representing the definitive record.


The advent of typewriters encouraged secretaries to type them up, making them less-tidily collatable.  In this connection I remember the late Dave Milton being told off at an AGM for not having a properly ordered Minute Book, just a jumble of loose, typed documents in a ring-binder or the like.


The advent of e-mail probably killed off retention of physical records of meetings.  Accordingly, scraping together minutes from the recent past has proved difficult.  Where the minutes taken by, say, the late Mike Haygarth, who was Minutes Secretary in my youth, have got to is anyone’s guess.


The ones made available here are from the website editor’s own records.  They will not include any corrections subsequently made, being merely the versions sent out prior to next meetings.


If anyone can supply any of the minutes missing from the list on the left (the pink ones), them please e-mail then to me.


Steve Mann