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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Working from Home


Somebody has submitted the item below to be shared by way of light relief from Coronavirus restrictions on life.  Humour will of course be difficult for some to share.  It is easy to call to mind specific chess-players who

1) are self-employed, and whose incomes will have now dried up, (and chess professionals may be up the creek similarly),

2) are medical staff or care workers, who are confronting Coronavirus, possibly without adequate protection so risking their lives,

3) have pre-existing health problems, putting them more at risk, some receiving care in the home, and some in care homes,

4) work in the Civil Service, dealing with the overload on the already shaky Universal Credit system etc.,

5) are in the 70+ age group now under “lock down”, but with luck having neighbours or relations to help,

6) are police or emergency service workers, also on the front line, (though all chess-playing policemen I know are long retired).


The parallels with the present situation and war are very numerous, and maybe the “mind set” of chess-players helps them to survive war and the like.  So, it may be appropriate that the first subject of a series of (daily?) random articles newly introduced to this website under the heading “Thing of the Day” is somebody who survived horrific injury in World War I, yet survived to continue playing and organising chess to the age of 76, a certain Victor Brentnall Rush, whose first chess club appears to have been in Sheffield.  Now for the “funny”:



God was seen walking around Yorkshire this morning.

He was asked what he was doing.

“I’m working from home,” he replied.