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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Leeds Chess Club History Website


Chess history is an increasingly popular subject, and Bernie Hare, who has recently returned to competitive chess-playing, has turned his attention to creating a Leeds Chess Club History website.


This is “work in progress”, and on it Bernie invites people to contribute to it.


The old Leeds Chess Club (becoming superseded by what was originally “Leeds CCC”) is generally regarded as having been formed in 1834, but things are never that simple, as often an informally organised group of chess-players existed, and conducted inter-town chess “matches” (by correspondence), and only in time formally constituted a “chess club”.  Thus we find Leeds beating Liverpool in 1824-25, ten years before 1834.


So, did the group of Leeds players who beat counterparts from Liverpool constitute an earlier “Leeds Chess Club” or not?  Was the 1834 club simply a formalisation of the earlier club, and hence in a sense the same club?


Bernie’s developing site can be found at https://leedschessclub.wixsite.com/history.