Yorkshire Chess Association


Year Book 2019-20 Contents



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Accuracy of club information &

Yearbook: further copies

Message from the President

Officers 2019-20

YCA Honorary Life Members

Annual Fees (as revised 2019)

County Match Fees (as revised 2019)

YCA League Fixtures 2019-2020

YCA League Match Venues

Match Correspondents ‑ Woodhouse Cup

Match Correspondents ‑ IM Brown

Match Correspondents ‑ Silver Rook

Secretaries of Competing Clubs

Junior Chess Contacts

Contact Details Index

Chess Clubs/Organisations in Yorkshire

ECF Aug 2019 Grading List Extract

Notes on Grading List Extract

List of Clubs in Yorkshire-based Leagues

League Tables & Match Results 2018-19

County Match Results 2018-2019

Correspondence Chess 2018-19

Yorkshire Junior Activity 2018-19

Recent Winners of YCA Events

YCA Constitution

YCA League Rules (as revised 2019)

Index to Rules

Individual Championship Rules

Event Calendar 2019-20

Yorkshire Individual Championship 2020

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ECF 2019/20 Counties Championship


The NCCU inter-county matches do of course come first, but the following notice has recently appeared on the ECF website:


The revised rules for the 2019/20 Counties Championship have been published. There are no changes to the timetable for the National stages, with Finals Day set for Saturday 4th July 2020 (venue to be confirmed).


The deadline for Union nominations for participating eligible counties and any permissible opt out from Finals Day central venue is Sunday 22nd March 2020. The draws will be published on or before 1st April 2020.


Mark Murrell, ECF Counties Controller

To what extent, if any, rules have changed, apart from the day-numbers of the dates, is not stated.


The default round dates for 2020, contained in the above rules, are:






25th April 2020 *

Preliminary Round



9th May 2020 *

Quarter-Finals **



Under 160,

Under 120

this date is subject

to the outcome

of a consultation

with the Unions

16th May 2020 *


Under 180,

Under 140,

Under 100


13th June 2020 *




4th July 2020



venue yet to be advised

* or the Sunday the day after (except Finals)


** clashes with 4NCL Round 5