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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Durham Congress Cancelled


The Durham Congress, which was hosting the NCCU individual championships (main, senior and junior), has been cancelled, as one might have expected.  Organiser Mick Riding has sent a note to entrants, reproduced here for anyone who has missed it.


I have met with the Mercure Hotel today and agreed that the 2020 Durham Chess weekender has to be cancelled. Given the complexities of rescheduling this year and the importance of staking out 'our weekend' we now should look forward to May 7 - 9, 2021.  I am awaiting a contract to sign but the venue is booked 🙂.


With respect to entry fees you can ask me to return or hold over for the 2021 congress.  For return I will need your Account Name, Bank Sort Code and Account Number.


With respect to Mercure accommodation bookings please contact the hotel - h8911@accor.com or 01325380222 and they will organise your refund.  Or you can change your booking date for next year.


Some of you may have pre-booked and paid for alternative accommodation on a non-refundable basis.  The best advice I can offer is to try and change your booking date if your hotel plays hardball over a refund.  And please share your experience with me to pass on to our chess colleagues, particularly if your refund request is successful.


In the coming weeks I will update the website, entry form etc to reflect the 2021 dates.  Entry fees and prizes will remain the same.  Just please God the government doesn't mess around with Bank Holidays again!  Thank you again for your support and believe me, I share your disappointment it has come to this.


Kindest regards - Mick