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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New ECF Registered Coaches Scheme


Some time ago the ECF discontinued its previous arrangements as regards chess coaches, perhaps because it did not have a system robust enough to meet modern accreditation standards.


The ECF website does currently show a list of coaches, in the sense of people advertising themselves as such, but with the caveat that they have, for the most part, not been vetted or checked by the ECF in any way.  (It is noticeable that some Yorkshire players who used to appear in old lists are not now listed.)


The ECF has now instituted a new 4-tier “ECF Registered Coaches scheme”.  The four tiers are:

1 – Basic Skills and Experience,

2 – 2 years +, School or County,

3 – 5 years +, National Level,

4 – 10 years +, International Level, Published Work,

These four levels constituting the “ECF Coaching Pathway”.


Further information on the scheme is to be found on the ECF website at https://www.englishchess.org.uk/new-ecf-registered-coaches-scheme/, and there is a link at the foot of that page to the on-line application form.


Amongst the questions asked of applicants is their intended type of client, and/or mode of delivery, as follows:


  • Children only
  • Adults only
  • Children and adults
  • Schools
  • Clubs
  • Training groups including children
  • Groups of adults
  • Online
  • Online only
  • Special Educational Needs (SEN)
  • SEN only


The on line mode of delivery is of course a growth area, and virtually the only viable mode at present.


People on a list of coaches currently held by the ECF (possibly that mentioned above) have been e-mailed inviting them to apply, providing a link to an on-line application form.


Anyone wishing to engage with the new scheme, who has not had the e-mail, may like to follow the link above, and consider applying.


The ECF Manager of Coaches is IM Andrew Martin.