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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Webmaster Sought by NCCU


The NCCU’s webmaster, Keith Smith, died on 1st November 2020, and recently the site went down.  The NCCU County Competitions Controller, Bryan Bainbridge, writes as follows:


Hi All,


Did not realise that the invoice for the NCCU website hosting had not been paid so this is why the website was down.  I have managed to pay this but desperately need your help in finding a new webmaster.


Our webmaster died all of a sudden and we are trying to find a new webmaster so if anyone knows of someone who might take this post on please check with them and email me back one way or another or pass the person’s details on to me and I will contact them.


Please help as it is in all our interests to look after the NCCU.


Thanks for all your help.


Bryan Bainbridge




Recruiting people into such voluntary chess posts has never been easy.  People’s expectations are ever-increasingly dependant on complicated technology, and this extends to most websites, so recruiting a webmaster is especially difficult.


Unlike this website, most are managed though one or other website management software package, which in the case of the NCCU website, http://www.nccu.org.uk/, is “Weaver Xtreme” supplied by WordPress.


So, presumably you would need a working knowledge of WordPress’s “Weaver Extreme” software, unless the NCCU resorted to some other system.


Besides semi-static organisational information and news, the website incorporates the facility to enter county match results, as can be seen at http://www.nechess.org.uk/nccuchess/sendInCountyResults.aspx.  They could, of course, be using the ECF’s LMS website for this function, reducing the complexity of the website and hence reducing the demands on a webmaster.


Building up the news aspect of websites needs a pro-active approach rather than the spider-in-the-middle-of-a-web approach, but this is perhaps not the most important aspect of the NCCU site.  So, if you are a WordPress practitioner with an interest in promoting Northern Chess, then here is your big chance!



Steve Mann,