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Yorkshire Chess County Teams


Steve Westmoreland has sent out the following e-mail:


Dear Club Secretaries and Organisers (as many emails as I could find!),


The County season is upon us once more.  As per previous seasons, Yorkshire are entering teams in the u1450s, u1650s, u1850s, u2050s and Open team, with the first set of fixtures to complete.  A top two finish is needed to get into the national stages.


Please note it is your grading as of the start of September.  For example, if on the 1st September your grade was 1449, then you can play the u1450s and above.  If 1452 then it would be the u1650s and above.



Vs Manchester.

Captain: Steve Westmoreland


Vs Northumberland and Manchester.

Captain: Jacob Smith


Vs Merseyside, Manchester and Cumbria.

Captain: Rupert Jones


Vs Manchester and Cleveland.

Captain: Andy Wainwright


Vs Manchester and Northumberland.

Captain: Randy Donahue


We are now looking to raise teams for the season, with the first match expected to be in November.  The 1850s and Open team will be playing at Swinton vs Greater Manchester, with the rest of the teams hosting Manchester (venue and date TBC but it will be November).


Could you please pass this email on to your player base and anyone who wants to play for the County, please contact  info@yorkshirechess.com.


Anyone who wants to play in the under 1450s, please contact me direct as well at  holmfirthtiger@proton.me 


The county chess experience is fantastic.  I look forward to meeting you during the coming season.


Kind regards,


Steve Westmoreland


YCA Deputy President


U1450s Captain