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



British Championships, 2020 – Provisional Dates


The 2020 British Championships “should” have been held over the 10 days Friday 24th July to Sunday 2nd August.  However, the 44th World Chess Olympiad is to take place from 1st to 15th August (both Saturdays) in the Russian city of Ханты‑Мансыйск, or Khanty‑Mansiysk if you (or your browser) don’t read Cyrillic script.  Moving the 10-day event clear of the Olympiad, either way, would apparently lead to a clash with school term times in one or other part of the country, so it has provisionally been decided to stretch the event back to 14 days, and hold it over the 14 days

Saturday 18th July to Sunday 31st July, 2020.


The idea seems to be to retain the recently introduced 9-round format for the Championship, which would start on Saturday 18th and run through to Sunday 26th, so giving participants also playing in the Olympiad time to get there.  Other “main” events would similarly start in the first week, while junior events would start in the second week.