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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On-Line Chess Blossoming


We are all aware of on-line chess, at least dimly, and some even participate themselves.  Congress organisers receive entries from strangers to the non-virtual chessboard, quoting 4-digit-ratings of highly uncertain significance.  (Incidentally, the ECF has published its first list of grades for on-line chess; see https://www.englishchess.org.uk/march-online-grades-are-out/.)


There are of course various on-line chess-playing sites out there, but enterprising individuals, all young ones it is good to see, are launching on-line chess, one way or another, on behalf of their clubs.  Martin McGowan has launched something for Doncaster on Lichess, and Oliver Brennan has launched something in Rotherham (extended to Sheffield & DCA generally).  It remains to be seen what take-up there is.


The ECF has issued revised guidance, following tighter rules issued by government on 23/03/2020, (https://www.englishchess.org.uk/coronavirus-an-update/) and there links to a webpage offering advice to clubs and other organisations wishing to set up their own on-line chess clubs (https://www.englishchess.org.uk/ecf-support-for-moving-chess-online/).