With Yorkshire Chess Association
The Yorkshire league restarted from its Christmas break last week. In the top division Woodhouse Cup, the big guns showed no signs of a festive hangover. York RI A scored a 5.5-2.5 win over Rose Forgrove A, Sheffield A crushed Calderdale A 6-2, Leeds CCCC A outgunned Huddersfield by the same score and Bradford A thrashed Harrogate A 7-1. At the other end of the table, Sheffield B scored a victory in their relegation battle against Alwoodley A. Hull DCA A narrowly overcame York RI C 4.5-3.5.
It was a similar story in the IM Brown. Bradford Central defeated Bradford B 8-0 and York RI B won
7-1 against Hull DCA B. Wakefield A squeaked past Sheffield C to third.
In the only fixture in the Silver Rook, York RI D beat Wakefield B to move level on points with Doncaster.
The next round of fixtures take place on February 4.