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


Following on from an e-mail mentioned here in an earlier notice dated 01/08/2020, organiser Mick Riding has sent an update as below.


Its mention here does not constitute a recommendation by the webmaster, or by the YCA, that players should resume over-the-board congress chess, and does not imply that players doing so would be “safe”.  Players need to make that decision for themselves as to the degree of risk, and there are those who consider the whole idea ill-advised.  Rather, the mention aims to support fellow organisers, and disseminate information, allowing players to make up their own minds.  Nevertheless, the webmaster is of the opinion that relaxation of Covid-related restrictions risks slowing recovery, and is only appropriate were the dangers are out-weighed by strategic economic desirability.  “Permitted” and “advisable” are not the same.  That said, here is the text of Mick Riding’s update, which makes it clear the matter is being addressed with due regard to guidance on Covid-related matters.


Hi All,


**** Already had advice wrt wearing glasses/mask

**** Please share with clubs/chess friends


We are still good to go. At present we have 35 entries - I need to update the Entries table later today.


The website and downloadable documents have been updated. Go to https://northumberlandchesscongress.webs.com/ and in particular Entry Form to see where. The main things to note if you have entered before I updated the entry form -


    All sections are 90 mins - 10 sec increments. This is necessary for us to clean sets and touch points in between rounds. Which means


    The Open is not FIDE rated.


    There is no Foundation section. It was a different time frame to the other sections and we simply can't accommodate it. If you have entered the Foundation your entry will be transferred to the Minor at no additional cost.


    The Open prize fund and entry fee are reduced and reflects the other sections. Simply cost cutting to mitigate financial risk to the association. It may be revisited if entries exceed expectation.


If any of you have entered and wish to withdraw because of the above please contact me and I will organise any refund required.  Am sorry (and certainly hope you don't) but the activity required to get us where we are has caused me a slight delay in paper work.


I am still pursuing the issue of masks/visors in light of feedback. Presently the wearing of a mask is mandated. Some people who wear glasses have complained the mask causes them to steam up. Am experimenting later to see for myself .Any advice welcome.


Best - Mick