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 2020-21 Consultation


Competition Controller Andrew Zigmond is opening up a discussion with team captains on the 2020-21 season with the following e-mail (below).  Rank and file players may wish to advise their team captains of their feelings.  Sheffield & DCA has already initiated a similar consultation.  On the congress front, Bradford has been cancelled, but Scarborough (23-25 October) remains “on” subject to developments; Doncaster organisers are wondering how best to proceed regarding their February congress.


Dear All


We are reaching the point where we have to start thinking about the Yorkshire League for 2020-21.  It goes without saying that this is hard to do when there is still great uncertainty regarding to what extent the pandemic will ease and what restrictions may have been relaxed by September.  In addition to concerns about a second wave and possible local lockdowns, some clubs may have lost their venues and/or have players who still wish to shield.


While I am not ruling out a full restart at this stage it seems more likely that we will have a reduced league for 2020-21 with the aim of restarting the full league in 2021-22.  Therefore I would like all clubs to let me know the following information;


a) What would you like to happen?

b) How many teams will you be able to enter?

c) Do you anticipate your venue being available?


If I could ask for all returns by 10th August I will draw up a plan and communicate this as soon as possible afterwards.  It may be that we are not able to restart play until January in which case the option of finishing the current season may be kept open, although this will depend upon whether it can be done fairly.


This email is sent to all team captains plus a few other individuals with an organisational role within Yorkshire chess.  Obviously all clubs will need to consult with their players.