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



More on Local League Policy on Grading


At a meeting on 24/07/2018, York & DCA changed its policy from the earlier one of having only its first league division ECF-graded, to having the whole league and individual championship ECF-graded.


Earlier, Calderdale had opted for Division-one-only ECF grading, with the second division regulated by “local” grades.


The position with the various leagues in Yorkshire is therefore as follows, as far as is known to the writer:



ECF grading of all divisions (previously only Div. 1)


ECF grading of Div. 1 only, local grading for the remainder


ECF grading of all divisions






ECF grading of all divisions (existing arrangement)


ECF grading of all divisions (existing arrangement)


ECF grading of all divisions


ECF grading of all divisions (a revision of earlier decision)


ECF grading of all divisions (existing arrangement)


Harrogate and Huddersfield league are the smallest and next to smallest leagues in Yorkshire.  Harrogate is not expected to adopt ECF grading.