Yorkshire Chess Association Year Book






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Accuracy of club information &

Yearbook: further copies &

YCA Honorary Life Members &

Yorkshire Individual Championship 2018

Message from the President

Officers 2017-18

Annual Fees

County Match Fees & Petrol Allowance

Junior Contacts

YCA League Match Venues

Secretaries of Competing Clubs

Match Correspondents ‑ Woodhouse Cup

Match Correspondents ‑ IM Brown

Match Correspondents ‑ Silver Rook

YCA League Fixtures 2017-2018

ECF Game Fee Changes &c

Joining the ECF

Standard-play Grading Trends 2002-17

Notes on the YCA Grading List

Results Graded July 2016 to June 2017

YCA Grading List

Yorkshire Junior Reports

Correspondence Chess Report

U-160 Captainís Message

2016-17 League Tables & Match Results

County Match Result Summary

English County Finals 2017

English County Championship 1921

Recent Winners of YCA Events

Constitution and Rules

YCA League Rules

Index to Rules

Individual Championship Rules

Contact Details Index

Event Calendar 2017-18



NCCU Club Championship


The Northern Counties Chess Union is looking for more clubs to enter its Club Championship.


Teams are of 4 players.  There are four sections:



No grade or age restrictions


Total of grades not over 680, and average of top 2 boards not over 180.


Total of grades not over 520, and average of top 2 boards not over 140.


Average age at least 55, and minimum individual age 35.


Rate of play is 40 moves in 90 minutes, followed by 30 minutes ďAllegroĒ finish.


Players must be ECF members, and itís latest ECF grades, of course, which count.


Entry fee is £10 per team, except that for a third team itís £5, and for a team containing three juniors entry is free!


The prize in each section is an NCCU Trophy and a Digital Clock.


Full rules for the 2016-17 event (which will change slightly for 2017-18) are at


A 35 minimum age in the Seniors was added in June 2017 for 2017-18.


A flier is expected to be sent out in September, whereafter it will be possible to enter.