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



Yorkshire League – Guidance on Adverse Weather Conditions


YCA Competitions Controller Andrew Zigmond has re-issued guidance he first issued a few years ago, in view of the current build‑up of snow, leading to the Yorkshire league match-day on Saturday 03/03/2018 (13 matches).  The following is the text of Andrew’s e-mail.


To all Yorkshire League players and captains,


Obviously, we are going into a Yorkshire League weekend with heavy snow currently on the ground.  For that reason I would like to re-issue this guidance that I provided a few years ago.  If there are any further queries please let me know.


Travelling teams must make a judgement call on the day of the match as to whether it is safe to travel and, if they feel that conditions are too severe, they should contact the opposing captain and let them know they will not be able to play the fixture.


If a team does choose to travel in difficult conditions can I request that home teams allow some grace before starting clocks at 14.30.  If both captains feel that a reduced time limit would be appropriate this is acceptable.


I shall consider the arrangements for rescheduling fixtures once I know how many matches are affected. Rule A6 allows for home teams to claim reasonable expenses (such as venue hire) from the Association.