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 Captain’s 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



Club Name Changes



Leeds CCCC > Leeds CC


Henceforth the chess club formerly known as “Leeds City Centre Chess Club”, or “Leeds CCCC” is to be known simply as “Leeds Chess Club”, or simply “Leeds” where the “Chess Club” bit is evident from the context.


This follows agreement from members of the former Leeds Chess Club whose origins date back to 1834, and was a founder club of the first Yorkshire Chess Association, which was formed in 1840.  This long-established club is now defunct, 17 years short of its 200th birthday.


The old club’s last season competing in the Leeds League was 2015-16.



And, rather curiously:


Stannington > Hillsborough


Stannington Chess Club, in north-west Sheffield, moved further into town, to Hillsborough some time ago.  It has now changed its name to Hillsborough Chess Club, which seems logical enough.  However, years ago there had been an earlier Hillsborough Chess Club.  This, in time formed a merged club with the then newly-formed Ecclesall Chess Club, under the latter name, and the club resulting from the merger retained the Hillsborough Chess Club’s championship trophy.


Thus in Sheffield there is now Ecclesall Chess Club whose members compete for the Hillsborough Chess Club Championship trophy, while the members of Hillsborough Chess Club presumably will be competing for the Stannington Chess Club Championship trophy!