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The Hardcastle Shield was instituted in memory of David E. Hardcastle of York, who had for many years been involved in various aspects of chess administration in Yorkshire and his home town of York.  The Shield is presented to an individual in recognition of their contribution to the administrative and organisational side of chess, or some other way of promoting or raising the profile of chess in Yorkshire.  It is not presented for winning a chess competition.

 

The Shield consists of a light-coloured wooden shield on which, at centre top, is the white rose emblem of Yorkshire.  On the left is the following text, as though handwritten on a scroll:

 

In memory of

David Hardcastle

A member of

York Chess Club

B.C.F. Arbiter

Involved with Chess

Organisations &

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There were originally eleven metal shields affixed, to received engraving of details of winners, but with space for more.  Successive winners have been:

 

2001‑02

D. H. Milton

2002‑03

P. M. Tate

2003‑04

J. P.Lawson

2004‑05

S. M. Johnson

2005‑06

A. D. Coupe

2006‑07

S. J. Mann

2007‑08

D. M. Adams

2008‑09

J. Hipshon

2009‑10

D. M. Denison

2010‑11

M. J. Dow

2011‑12

S. M. Johnson

 

Stuart Johnson, active for many years as a league controller both in Yorkshire and Leeds, had the distinction of being awarded the Shield a second time when finally stepping down as YCA Competitions Controller at the 2012 AGM.

 

 

Created

25/04/2012

Copyright © 2012 Stephen John Mann

Last Updated

25/04/2012