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 Cup Relegation Play-Off


A turn of events which was never really going to happen did in fact happen.  Harrogate A and Rose Forgrove A tied for 10th and 11th places in the Woodhouse Cup – 11th place being a relegation place.  The teams each finished with 7 match points, they each finished with 37½ game points, and the match between the two was drawn 4-4.


Had “board count” been built into Rule 11 (a) (1) then Rose Forgrove would have finished above Harrogate.  As the Rules stand, Rule 11 (b) came into effect: “If the teams are still tied then the Principal Officers shall, after consultation with the affected C.M.s, decide on a suitable tie break.”  As a Harrogate player, Competitions Controller Andrew Zigmond excluded himself from this process because of the conflict of interests.


The outcome was that a play-off match was fixed for Saturday 11/05/2019 to resolve the tie.