Yorkshire Chess Association





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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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Autobiographical Contribution by David Mills


Following on from brewing beer, wine and cider, last year, while improving cooking skills and cultivating strawberries, rhubarb and sweetcorn, David Mills has in recent weeks turned his hand to writing articles regarding his early chess experiences, 50 years ago, in the late 1960s and early 1970s, with the intention of offing them for publication to anyone who might be interested.


So it was that part one arrived yesterday.  David says, “It contains a significant amount about my early life but I believe that information puts subsequent events (and other articles) into perspective.”  David also mentions that his comments in the two games included reflect the best of his ability, and that he does not know how to obtain computer analysis of games.  So, he says, “If anyone can offer very simple written instructions on this matter, I would be delighted to receive them.  Things available to me include Fritz 9, ChessBase8 and access to 365Chess.com.”


In the covering note, David says, “NB. Please feel free to check my notes – no, please definitely check my notes in case of embarrassing errors!”  Well, I have added a note of my own regarding the soundness of his piece sacrifice in one game.


David is of course, in normal times, Hull & DCA A and B team captain in the Yorkshire league, and Yorkshire U-140 and U-120 team captain, as well as acting U-100 captain.


Click here to read the article.


(Also accessible from Home page via “Covid Diversions”.)


Steve Mann