Yorkshire Chess Association


Year Book 2018-19 Contents



 Message from the President

Officers 2018-19

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 2018-2019

ECF Game Fee Changes &c

Joining the ECF

Standard-play Grading Trends 2002-18

Notes on the YCA Grading List

Results Graded July 2017 to June 2018

YCA Grading List

Yorkshire Junior Reports

Correspondence Chess Report

U-160 Captain’s Message

2017-18 League Tables & Match Results

County Match Result Summary

English County Finals 2018

Recent Winners of YCA Events

Constitution and Rules

YCA League Rules

Index to Rules

Individual Championship Rules

Contact Details Index

Event Calendar 2018-19




Schedule for ECF Inter-County Team Championship Matches in 2018-19



The (provisional) schedule for the English County Championships 2018-19 has been published, as below.  The 2018-19 (Open) County Championship will be the 100th national County Championship since its inception.


Historic details of the County Championship can be found here; (use browser “back” ß to return).


Publication of competition Rules for 2018-19

by 31/10/2018

Closing date for Unions to nominate entrants

(hence date by which Union stages must be complete).

Sunday 24/03/2019

Publication of draw for national (ECF) stages

Monday 01/04/2019

Preliminary round play-by date

Sat/Sun 27/28th April

Quarter-final round play-by date - Open, U160 and U120

Sat/Sun 11/12th May

Quarter-final round play-by date - U180, U140 and U100

Sat/Sun 18/19th May

Semi-final round play-by date

Sat/Sun 7/8th Jun

Final round date

Saturday 6th July