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



Hull & DCA Summer-Autumn Events


Hull & District Chess Association has announced a number of summer and autumn events taking place in Hull, some of which might be of interest to people from outside Hull & District:



Saturday July 6th

An afternoon of outdoor chess with GM Simon Williams. 16.00-19.00.  Furley and Co, Hull (adjacent to Princes Quay (multi-storey car park).  No charge and there first 35 pints of Grandmaster Ale are free!!  For more details contact Jo Hutchinson (johutchinson69@gmail.com).  No booking required but let us know if you are coming so we know how many tables and boards to put out!

(See flyer.)


Hull Grandmaster Challenge

Sunday July 7th

A simultaneous exhibition with Grandmaster Simon Williams.  13.00-17.00. Edwardian suite, Royal Hotel, Hull. £15 adults (£10 juniors) – bookable at hullchesss.com.

For more details contact Jo Hutchinson (johutchinson69@gmail.com).

(See flyer.)


Hull Team Lightning

Tuesday July 9th

19.00-22.15, Edwardian suite, Royal Hotel, Hull.  Teams of 4 compete for both the George Willoughby and Peter Withill (team handicap) trophies.  Move on a 10-second buzzer.  Free entry.

For more details contact Stephen Greep (sjgreep@gmail.com).


Hull Junior Summer School

Wednesday July 31sth – Friday August 2nd

Hymers School.  Three groups (from beginners upwards) led by Dan Staples, Sean Marsh and Noel Stewart. Free.  Places for up to 50 juniors (age 7 and up).

Contact Mike Pollard (mickeypoll47@outlook.com).


ECF Women’s Championship

Friday 30th August – Sunday 1st: September

Edwardian suite, Royal Hotel, Hull.  Details and booking on the ECF web site (https://www.englishchess.org.uk/2019-english-womens-championship/)

or contact Stephen Greep (sjgreep@gmail.com)


Grandmaster Norm event

October 30th – November 3rd

Royal Hull Hotel.  A field of three (non-English) GM’s take on 7 English IM’s in an event which coincides with a 4NCL/HDCA congress (the last 4 GM Norm rounds played in the same room as the congress).  Average player grade 240+ ECF.  Opportunities to spectate.

For more information contact Stephen Greep (sjgreep@gmail.com) and see



Hull 4NCL Congress

November 1st – 3rd

Royal Hotel, Hull.  3 sections (Open and Major FIDE rated), £3,000 prize money. Social events (pub walk and ‘meet the masters’ reception).  20 free junior places; three days of (free) junior coaching with Charlie Storey including looking at the GM norm games live.  Special cheap accommodation rates and free parking for those staying.  Booking through the 4NCL web site www.4ncl.co.uk/fide/4nclfideform_hull_2019.htm.

For more information and for the junior coaching contact Stephen Greep (sjgreep@gmail.com)