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The Yorkshire Chess u1450s team NEEDS YOU!  England National Stages time


Yorkshire Under-1450 team captain, Steve Westmoreland has sent out, under the above title, the following e-mail.  Those interested in being considered for selection for this team in the English County Championships, which qualified via the NCCU county championships, should advise Steve directly (phone and e-mail at foot of e-mail).


Dear Club Secretaries, Players and Organisers,


It feels a long time since we came top of the league, with our win against Greater Manchester Sunday 12th November. Lots has happened since then (I got to play and then later Captain the u1850s!), with the Open team, 1850s and 1650s joining us in the national stages.  

The draw for the quarter finals are now out: League Table | ECF League Management System (ecflms.org.uk) 

Opponent: Kent

Date: Likely to occur Saturday 11th May. Potentially before.  

Location: Probably around Syston and to agree with Kent

Time control: 135 minutes + 15s increment 


  • Under 1450 (K or A) grade as of the 1st September or first K rating since then 
  • If you have a provisional rating and want to play, let me know and I can discuss with the competition controller.  
  • Birth in the county, 2 month immediate club membership and one month living in the county. Have not played for another County this season.  


Please can you signal if you are interested in playing, whilst I get hold of a firm date and location.  

Previous players / Coaches / Secretaries / Yorkshire Chess News Ė Please can you circulate this round your players and letís get a team together to win this? 


A few observations. For the last three years we have put in a mix of adults and juniors, to provide experience of the county league. This is really bearing fruit as we have had previous team members, Alex Burke, Shri Ganti, Elinor Gorrell, Angelica Rowe, Isaac Fossey, Shri Ganti, Charlie Wainwright, Toby Quaite, Nathan Madzia and many others, all playing for the higher teams. Two last round (Alex and Isaac), played in the 2050s.  

We are getting stronger as a county.  


Kind regards, 


Steve Westmoreland

07921 659456