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 Captainís 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



Reactions to Outcomes of ECF Finance Meeting


The following are comments, in chronological order, which have been made following people reading reports of the 2019 ECF Finance Council Meeting, whereon there is a report on this website here.


From a current Silver member on reading the report on this website:



Many thanks for your excellent report, the extended version of which I've also read on mannchess.


I'm more than a little surprised as well as disappointed by the outcome.


I think it just goes to show how out of touch the ECF, especially our illustrious International Director, is with the ordinary membership.


Do you have any insight into how the wishes of the Silver and Bronze membership, which I believe make up the majority of the membership in terms of numbers (and probably in terms of financial contribution) could be ignored by those in power?


Is the way the votes are allocated skewed towards achieving successful outcomes for the Board?


I think their arrogance and contempt for the views of the ordinary membership will rebound on them at some stage.


So, to make a start with that process I intend to switch from my current Silver membership (£23.50) to Bronze (£18) next season.




From an organisation with its own voting rights (cast by proxy) on reading the report on this website:



Well a bit of me is pleased as the votes all went the way we voted.


Secondly I'm disappointed Yorkshire is out of step with the majority view in England.


Well done for turning up!


I bet there was a hot debate though.




From a Gold member to his team captain after reading the Gold Member Rep's report:



Sounds to me like the recent finance meeting was a bit of a poor show... Roger's [Gold Rep.] all too obvious biased viewpoint doesn't help matters.