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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Chess in York Library


Chess in or outside libraries is nothing new.  Large chessboards are inlaid into the pavement outside Leeds and Huddersfield central libraries, and games of chess can be seen unfolding thereon if the weather is clement.  Indoors, casual chess games are sometimes seen in the foyer of Sheffield Central Library and in the café area of Doncaster Central Library.


Further, a chess club (indoor) has in the past year been held, quite independently of Rotherham Chess Club, on the last Saturday of each month at Rotherham Central Library, though the writer has never been free to go and see what was going on.


On Sunday 12th January, a junior (age 8-16) weekly Sunday chess session is being launched in York Central Library (now called “York Explore Library” after a fairly recent revamp.)  The initiative is organised by Dan Staples, with Peter Cloudsdale and Noel Stewart on hand as coaches.


See flyer here.