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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Yorkshire League Suspended Due to Coronavirus


Following discussions between the YCA President, Jim Burnett, and various YCA officers,


the YCA league has been indefinitely suspended, with immediate effect.


The situation will be kept under review, but it unlikely it will be possible to complete the current season’s schedule.  There is also the possibility that the AGM with no be held at the constitutionally required date in June.


This follows on from the same decision being taken on Friday by the Sheffield & District Chess Association, which was soon followed by suspension of the Doncaster League.  Suspension of the Lincolnshire League was being discussed by e-mail over the weekend, and Nottinghamshire League Management Committee was due to have a meeting by Skype on Sunday to consider similar action, and it has been announced that


the Nottingham Congress of 21st-22nd March has been cancelled.

(“Arrangements will be made to refund entry fees to all competitors as soon as possible.”)


The actual statement from Jim which was circulated by e-mail by Andrew Zigmond was:

In view of the current Coronavirus situation, the YCA is suspending the Yorkshire League fixtures with effect from the 15th of March.  This is in line with the ECF recommendation of a suspension period of three weeks.  This decision will be kept under review but it seems unlikely that this season's fixtures will be completed.  Composition of next season's league will be decided at the AGM, however please note it may not be possible to hold the AGM at the required time in June.