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



Woodhouse Top-Board “GM Clash”


At the York A versus Leeds Woodhouse Cup match played at York on 06/04/2019 there was a “GM clash” on board 1, if you include “GM elect” as being in scope, specifically GM Daniel Alsina Leal (Leeds) versus GM elect James Adair (York) pictured below.


Leeds captain Rupert Jones has posed the question of when the last time was that two GMs (albeit one “elect”), both living in the city they played for, had played against each other in the Woodhouse Cup, suggesting the answer, though they didn’t have GM titles as such then, was H. E. Atkins versus F. D. Yates.  Atkins was British Champion in 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1924, and 1925.  Yates was British Champion in 1913, 1914, 1921, 1926, 1928 and 1931, before dying tragically in 1932.  The two certainly met (on board 1) in the Huddersfield v Leeds match of 04/11/1911 (when they drew), and probably on various occasions both before and after.


GM Daniel Alsina Leal (Leeds) versus GM elect James Adair (York)