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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ECF Finance Council Meeting Cancelled


The ECF Finance Council Meeting scheduled to be held on 25th April has been cancelled.


This was the meeting which would have set ECF Membership fees (Bronze, Silver etc.) for 2020-21.  That does not mean fees won’t go up, as there is a “Plan B”.  The recently appointed new Chair of Council, Michael Farthing (replacing Mike Gunn), has sent out an e-mail, dated 16/03/2020, to Council Members, which will include those local leagues and congresses in Yorkshire who have chosen to take up Organisation Membership of the ECF (see notice of 17-07-2019), says the following:


In light of the current coronavirus situation, particularly the Government statements made today, it is clear that it would be inappropriate to hold Finance Council in April.


The Board and I, with the advice of the Chair of Governance, will continue to monitor the position.  By the end of August 2020 we will either (a) have held Finance Council if circumstances allow or (b) have proposed to Council a written resolution dealing with approval of the budget, the setting of membership fees and the other matters that require to be dealt with.


In the coming months I shall use the new forum to keep members of Council updated and the forum will also continue to be a means for Council Members to raise and discuss matters of interest.


Of course, if your local association has not taken up Organisation Membership (which would cost nothing) then it will have no say, and simply have to sit on the side-lines and complain about decisions made which they do not like!