Organisation

The Hull and District Chess Association Charitable Trust is a registered Charity (number 1155858). Our vision is for 'Hull to become one of the best places to play Chess in the UK and for Hull to have one of the most forward thinking and vibrant Chess environments in the UK. We will make Hull recognised as a good place to play Chess and make people want to come to Hull to play Chess.

To achieve this aim we have agreed a number of agreed strategies, in particular our Chess Strategy which outlines our five to ten year ambitions.

  • Chess Strategy – the chess ‘promotion and development’ strategy - what we are trying to achieve over the next five to ten years. This is the key strategy document as the others are, in effect, enablers, to provide for us to deliver the Charity’s objects as set out in our Constitution.
  • Investment Strategy – how we decide to invest our funds, the required return and overall longer term view of our investments. After discussion the Trustees agreed to place the funds with Cardale Investment managers, a local company.
  • Financial Strategy – how we are going to spend our income from our investments and other income. A budget based approach reviewed on an annual basis.
  • Reserves strategy – money we will keep aside for ‘emergencies’ and to minimise any short term financial risk from variations in the capital provision of the Charities Investment Funds. The amount agreed is equal to one years expenditure.

The Charity is run by up to 15 Trustees who form the committee of the Hull and District Chess Association. The Constitution and Bye-laws of the Charity outlines how it is run. The accompanying HDCA rules relate to the actual playing environment.

The Association organises a six board and four board winter league, a four board summer league and a range of individual and team trophies. Details of all these may be found in the current handbook which contains all the information required for the season and also on the 'our events' tab. Details of results of all matches played during the  course of the season can be found by following the LMS links on the home page.

Minutes from all the HDCA Committee meetings as well as AGM minutes and annual reports are available here.

We have adopted the ECF Child Protection Policy. Details of this, together with details of our lead for safeguarding issues can be found here.

Our Privacy policy can found here

A list of clubs affiliated to the Association can be found on the Clubs link on this web sites home page

Information on recent events and activities organised and run by the Association are available on the Our News & Events link.

 

Notification Board

For Sale

To celebrate the visit of GM Michael Adams (see posters opposite) to Hull in June, Roger Noble has designed and produced a print (approved by Michael Adams). These will be signed by Michael Adams and are available from Roger direct (roger_noble@hotmail.com).

The costs are:
A3 Framed £20
A3 unframed £12
A4 unframed £5

Player Resources

The following links provides direct access to all the information local players need to know during the season.

The Rules of Chess


Summer League Fixtures - Section 2


Summer League Fixtures - Section 1


LMS User Guide for Team Captains & Club Representatives


HDCA Rules


HDCA Constitution


HDCA 17-18 Handbook


HDCA 17-18 Grades


HDCA 17-18 Fixtures


Results and up to date grades can be found on the YCA Chessnuts web site "to" Currently, results and up to date grades can be found on the YCA Chessnuts web site. From July 2018, please refer to LMS for results and to the ECF Grading site for the latest grades.

Newsletters on the current season can be found here.