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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56th Northumberland Chess Congress

25th to 27th September 2020

The Parks, North Shields NE29 6TL


Arrangements are in progress to press ahead with this event.  Main organiser Mike Riding has sent round an e-mail explaining what is happening, with greater detail to follow.  The text of Mike’s e-mail is as follows:


Some of you might have had already sorry.  Anyway, please can you share with clubs and clubmates....


A brief and positive update.


North Tyneside Council have agreed our use of a 32m x 27m hall for the Northumberland Chess weekend event - Sep 25/27.  In pre-Covid times the hall could accommodate 1,000 people. Our target is 120.  So I am writing now to urge you please, get your entry prepared and share these updates as far and wide as you can.


By the end of next week I will issue a document that makes clear what preparations/protocols will be in place to protect your well-being.


Of course the situation might change, but that's out of our hands.  What's in our hands is getting the players required to make this weekender another success.  And to this end I/we are very dependent on your support.


If you are going to enter now, regardless, great.  Some already have.  But remember to caveat your booking, so that if the event has to be cancelled due to Covid, then you will get any hotel deposits refunded - or at least your booking carried over to a date that suits you.  Any issues with hotels alert me and I will address them on your behalf.


For now that's it.  I am very excited about this and need to share asap to get some momentum kicked in.  More in a week's time.


By all means post queries but try not to advise how stupid I am please.


Thank you mickriding@hotmail.co.uk