Welcome to the Competitions, Teams and Rules area of the Hull & District Chess Association

The Hull & District Chess Association runs several competitions, organises a number of events throughout the year and has teams competing in competitions run by other organisations, i.e. the Yorkshire Chess Association and the 4NCL. More details can be found below.

HDCA Competitions

As mentioned above, we organise several competitions, in which teams from clubs located in and around Hull participate. We have a winter league season, that runs from 1st of September until 31st of May. In that, we have a 6-board league, with 2 divisions, 6 teams in each, and a 4-board (handicapped) league, with 2 divisions, 8 teams in each. We also have a summer league season, that runs from 1st of June till 31st of August. In that, we have 2 sections, with 2 different maximum team rating limits, in which teams of 4 players compete. More details can be found in the Handbook in Player Resources on the right of this page.

59th Hull Congress

The Hull & District Chess Association organises an annual congress, that is open for all players. The last few years we’ve teamed up with the 4NCL. Details about the 2022 Congress and entry form can be found here:

59th Hull Congress

Hull Rapid

We also run an annual Rapid Tournament, usually on the 1st of 2nd Sunday in January. This season’s Rapid will be held on Sunday 15th January (to avoid clashing with the 4NCL team competition – see further below). Details on the event can be found here:

Hull Rapid 2023

Yorkshire League

The Hull & District Chess Association compete in the Yorkshire League, with two teams. One in the Woodhouse Cup (1st division) and one in the IM Brown Shield (2nd division).

You can find the YCA Rules under the Player Resources

Woodhouse Cup I.M. Brown
Date Home Away Home Away
24/09/2022 Hull DCA A Bradford Hull DCA B Harrogate B
08/10/2022 Harrogate A Hull DCA A Ilkley Dragons Hull DCA B
12/11/2022 Rose Forgrove A Hull DCA A Rose Forgrove B Hull DCA B
10/12/2022 Calderdale A Hull DCA A Calderdale B Hull DCA B
28/01/2023 Hull DCA A York B Hull DCA B Huddersfield
18/02/2023 Wakefield A Hull DCA A Alwoodley A Hull DCA B
04/03/2023 Hull DCA A Leeds Hull DCA B Alwoodley B
01/04/2023 Sheffield Hull DCA A Sheffield B Hull DCA B
15/04/2023 Hull DCA A York A Hull DCA B York C

The time control for these matches is all moves in 110 minutes with a 10-second increment being added from the start.

If you wish to play in these matches, please contact douglas.vleeshhouwer@gmail.com. The fee per game is £4.

4NCL

One team, Hull & East Riding Tigers will be competing the 4NCL Division 3East in the 2022-2023 season.

The fixtures for these matches:

Event Date(s) Where
4NCL Rounds 1 and 2 Saturday 5 – Sunday 6 November 2022 Daventry Court
4NCL Rounds 3 and 4 Saturday 7 – Sunday 8 January 2023 Daventry Court
4NCL Rounds 5 and 6 Saturday 11 – Sunday 12 February 2023 Marriott Warwick
4NCL Rounds 7 and 8 Saturday 25 – Sunday 26 March 2023 Daventry Court
4NCL Rounds 9-11 Saturday 29 April – Sunday 1 May 2023 Kents Hill Milton Keynes

The time control shall be 40 moves in 1 hour 40 minutes plus 50 minutes for the rest of the game, with a 30 second increment per move from the start of the game.

If you wish to play in these matches, please contact douglas.vleeshhouwer@gmail.com. Because the venues are at a considerable distance away from Hull, if you are selected for a weekend, you are expected to play in both/all three games.

 

 

Player resources:

Click here to access the (FIDE) Rules of Chess.

Click here for the latest version of the HDCA Rules.

Click here for the template for drafting a proposal for an HDCA rule change.

Click here to download the HDCA August 2022 rating list.

Click here to download the HDCA Handbook for the 2022-2023 season.

Click here for the link to the HDCA fixtures in LMS.

Click here to download the HDCA Constitution.

Cick here to download the HDCA player's Code of Conduct.

Click here for the Rules Seminar slides.

Click here for the Match Scoresheet template.

Click here for the LMS User Guide for Team Captains and Club Representatives

Click here to download the latest YCA rules.

Click here to watch the video showing how to set the time on the Leap chess clock

Click here to watch the video showing how to set the time on DGT2010 chess clock

Click here to watch the video showing how to add 2 minutes to a player's time on the Leap chess clock

Click here to watch the video showing how to add 2 minutes to a player's time on the DGT2010 chess clock

Click here to download a zip file containing a set of SwissManager Training slides