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The LCA and YCA Silverware
Throughout the season teams and individuals in both the Leeds and Yorkshire chess leagues will be battling it out over the many months for the various pieces of silverware on offer. These presitigious emblems have been won by many great local teams and players and it is certainly a distinction to have your name or your teams' name emblazoned on the trophy. Below are descriptions and photographs of the trophies which will hopefully act as a reminder of why we turn up on many a wind-swept, rain-soaked evening or snow-blizzard packed Saturdays!

Leeds Chess Association

Leeds Division One Trophy

Leeds Division One Trophy

This is played on Wednesday evenings and runs throughout the season. All the teams involved field a 5 man team. The time control for this event is standard play of 75 mins for 35 moves, and then a further 15 mins are added in which to finish the game.

Leeds Division Two Trophy

Leeds Division Two Trophy

This competition is played on Wednesday evenings and runs throughout the season. All the teams involved field a 5 man team. The time control for this event is standard play of 75 mins for 35 moves, and then a further 15 mins are added in which to finish the game.

Leeds Arjay Trophy

Leeds Arjay Trophy

This is a knock-out competition played at various intervals in the season. Each team involved is comprised of 3 players. The overall match score counts and in the case of a draw, board count is used to decide the result. The competition preliminary round winners contest this trophy. The time control for this event is standard play of 75 mins for 35 moves, and then a further 15 mins are added in which to finish the game.

Leeds Arjay Plate

Leeds Arjay Plate

This is a knock-out competition played at various intervals in the season. Each team involved is comprised of 3 players. The overall match score counts and in the case of a draw, board count is used to decide the result. The competition preliminary round losers contest this trophy. The time control for this event is standard play of 75 mins for 35 moves, and then a further 15 mins are added in which to finish the game.

Leeds Mini League Trophy

Leeds Mini League Trophy

This is a league-based competition played at various intervals in the season. Each team is comprised of 3 players. The matches are played under a hanicapping system which is based on the combined grades of players in each team. The time control for this event is standard play of 75 mins for 35 moves, and then a further 15 mins are added in which to finish the game.

Leeds Rapidplay Trophy

Leeds Rapidplay Trophy

This is a fairly recent addition to the LCA calendar being established in 2007 and is a league-based competition. Each team is comprised of 3 players. Each player plays two games (one with white and one with the black pieces). The overall team score is then calculated. The time control for this event is rapid play of 30 mins for all moves.

trophies

The Norman Ellis Trophy

This is an individual competition open to players with a YCA grade of 125 or over. Played on various Wednesdays thoughout the season. The time control for this event is standard play of 75 mins for 35 moves, and then a further 15 mins are added in which to finish the game.

The Kenneth Appleby Trophy

This is an individual competition open to players with a YCA grade of 125 or under. Played on various Wednesdays thoughout the season. The time control for this event is standard play of 75 mins for 35 moves, and then a further 15 mins are added in which to finish the game.

The Gambit Trophy

The Gambit Trophy

This a trophy awarded to the player in the LCA league with the overall best performance in the year. The award is worked out on the basis of the individual player scoring the highest number of game points overall in all the competitions played under the standard play time controls. In the event of a tie, the player possessing the highest score from the least number of games will be deemed the winner.

Yorkshire Chess Association

The Woodhouse Trophy

The major trophy of the YCA chess league. It is awarded to the champions of division one. The league comprises teams of 8 players with the overall team score denoting a win, draw or loss. The time control for this competition is standard play of 105 mins for 42 moves, and then a further 15 mins are added in which to finish the game.

The I.M. Brown Shield

This YCA chess league trophy is awarded to the champions of division two. The league comprises teams of 8 players with the overall team score denoting a win, draw or loss. The time control for this competition is standard play of 105 mins for 42 moves, and then a further 15 mins are added in which to finish the game.

The Silver Rook Trophy

This YCA chess league trophy is awarded to the champions of division three. The league comprises teams of 8 players with the overall team score denoting a win, draw or loss. The time control for this competition is standard play of 105 mins for 42 moves, and then a further 15 mins are added in which to finish the game.

Chess In Leeds
Chess in Leeds

An inside view of the teams, venues and contacts of the various Leeds chess clubs and events that form the focus of the season

 
Upcoming Matches
19/09/12
LCA Team Lightning Championship
22/09/12
Rose Forgrove A v Calderdale A (YCA)
22/09/12
Rose Forgrove B v Wakefield A (YCA)
26/09/12
Rose Forgrove A v Rose Forgrove B (LCA)
26/09/12
Rose Forgrove D v Pudsey B (LCA)
26/09/12
Alwoodley C v Rose Forgrove E (LCA)
03/10/12
Alwoodley B v Rose Forgrove A (LCA)
03/10/12
Rose Forgrove B v Alwoodley A (LCA)
03/10/12
Rose Forgrove C v Pudsey B (LCA)
03/10/12
Rose Forgrove D v Rose Forgrove E (LCA)
13/10/12
Sheffield D v Rose Forgrove A (YCA)
13/10/12
Sheffield E v Rose Forgrove B (YCA)
 

2011-12 Review

A Look at another successful season for Rose Forgrove Chess Club

2011 review

The LCA and YCA Trophies

The silverware that counts; a look at the different trophies which fire the aspirations of our local clubs

 
Quiz Time

The Forgrove Test

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The Leeds Chess Test

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Fixtures
LCA
Need to plan your Leeds chess league year ahead? This seasons fixtures list for Rose Forgrove 1, 2 and 3 teams can be found here
Need to plan your Leeds chess league year ahead? This seasons fixtures list for Rose Forgrove 4 and 5 teams can be found here
YCA
Need to plan your Yorkshire chess year ahead? This seasons fixtures list for Rose Forgrove A and B teams can be found here