This years congress will once again be a 6 round swiss tournament during the May bank holiday weekend at the Huddersfield Ukrainian Club.

This year we'll also be hosting the Yorkshire Championship for 2019.

The time control will have a 10 second / move increment.

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With the Yorkshire Grading System coming to an end all of the HDCA fixtures will now be ECF graded.

All the leagues fixtures are on the ECF League Management System's website - ECF LMS

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Our Junior Club welcomes all ages and all playing abilities.

Venue - Huddersfield Ukrainian Club

Time - Friday 6:30 - 8:00pm during school term times

Start date for this year 7th September 2019.


A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all.

We made it to the Christmas break. The Club has lots of new players and is running an incredible 7 teams at the moment, with other competitions to launch in the New Year. Whilst challenging administratively, it is great to see so many of you involved and in the teams.

 A big shout out to the Captains and players for making this work.


Club Championship

As per the WhatsApp message from Nigel, details of the Club Championship are out. For those who signed up and have not seen the information, please check here:



Huddersfield Knights are top (well the LMS is not up to date but we are) of the Watkinson’s League, followed by David Browns and the Bishops, with 2 games left to play. The Rooks are presently 3rd in the league with 3 matches left to play from the 9th January.

 The Calderdale League is where the bulk of our games are now. In Division 1 the A team are now 4th, after a very rocky start. This is followed by the B team in 6th place, above the relegation zone. The C team in Division 2 is chasing promotion in 3rd, although I am not sure if we can support 3 teams in Division 1!

 There are still quite a few games left to play in this league, with a few postponements meaning reschedules in the New Year. I am still bemused by Hebden Bridge accidently sending 2 of our teams to a Pagan Meeting at the Golden Lion.

 The Saturday Team, led by the excellent Leo Keely are pushing promotion back to the Woodhouse Cup!



A big shout out to those organising events at the Club. We have the annual Blitz, won by Mitchell Burke. There was also Greg’s simultaneous, where he was slightly horrified to see the number of 170 – 200 graded players turning up.

 Rob – your mum’s mince pies were excellent!