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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International Chess Problem-Solving Contest, 2020


This annual event is conducted with a number of “nodes” (sub-events) at locations around the world simultaneously.  This year the event takes place on Sunday 26th January 2020.  There are two nodes in this country, one being in Sheffield, more specifically at Jurys Inn, 119 Eyre St, Sheffield S1 4QW.  (The other UK “node” is in Surbiton.)


There are three sections:

Category 1 for experienced chess solvers,

Category 2 for solvers with an international rating of less than 2000, and

Category 3 for younger solvers born after 31/12/2006.


In each category, solving will start at 10:00 a. m.  Categories 1 and 2 will comprise two rounds of two hours each, while Category 3 will be one round of two hours.  Lunch will be provided between the rounds.  There is no entry fee and no prize fund.


Those wishing to enter please contact local controller Phillip Beckett (link to e-mail page on British Chess Problem Society website) to book your place.


The following solvers are already (17/01/2020) listed as booked for the Sheffield venue:


Brian Cook

David Hodge

Michael McDowell

Colin McNab

Victor Snaith

Brian Stephenson


(Above adapted from information at http://www.theproblemist.org/abcps.pl?type=news&amp;yr=2019)


In 2019 there were 49 tournaments run in 33 countries, with 648 solvers from 49 countries  England’s John Nunn came second in Category 1.  (See https://www.wfcc.ch/competitions/solving/isc19/.)