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



2018 British Championships to be Held in Hull


The English Chess Federation has announced today (19/09/2017) that the 2018 British Chess Championships are to be held in Hull, more specifically in the Hull City Hall, Queen Victoria Square, Carr Lane, Hull, HU1 3RQ, from 27th July to 5th August, 2018.  This announcement has been expected for some time, but did not come early enough to include definite mention in the hard-copy YCA Year Book.  (It has however been added to the on-line Yorkshire Chess Calendar.)


This slightly misses coinciding with Hull being 2017 UK City of Culture by a year.


Hull City Hall is a Grade II listed completed in 1909, facing towards a statue of Queen Victoria in the square in front of it.  Council offices are in the Guildhall, leaving the City Hall primarily as a venue for events of various kinds.


The British Championships were last held in Yorkshire in 2011, in Sheffield.  Venues since then have been:


North Shields












Yorkshire twice in eight years, an’ t’ North four times in eight years hardly leaves room for complaint, unless you live down south!  (Note Llandudno counts as “North” in that it is within the scope, presumably, of the Cheshire & North Wales Chess Association, and hence that of the Northern Counties Chess Union.)


Details of the event should in time appear on the British Chess Championships website, which at the time of writing carried details of the 2017 event.