Yorkshire Chess Association


Year Book 2019-20 Contents

Thing of the Day


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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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Victor Brentnall Rush


Victor Brentnall Rush was born in Braintree, but then moved round the country quite a bit.  He appears to have started his chess career in Sheffield in the late 1890s.  He very nearly died during World War I, but survived, and after the war a non-combative role in the army took him round the world.


In 1908 he managed to beat Emanuel Lasker in a simultaneous display given by the latter, though his victory seems to have been attributable to a gross oversight by Lasker, rather than Victor’s ingenuity.  All the same, a win over Lasker is a win over Lasker!

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While in Hong Kong, he played in the Hong Kong Championship of 1935, finishing second, and it was in that competition that he had an amazing finish which got published in the chess press back in England.

Click here for the ending of Victor Brentnall Rush 1-0 A N Other, Hong Kong Championship 1935.

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Click here for more biographical data regarding Victor Bretnall Rush.

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