Wednesday, June 15, 2022

CHESS and Lots of It this Wednesday, June 15 at Starbucks!


Hi Everyone !

There's lots of chess this Wednesday afternoon, June 15, 2022, compared to recent sessions, as we expect to see at least a couple of new players mix it up with us for the fun and challenge of chess over the boards at our usual Starbucks venue! There may even be a couple of kids there to improve their games!

Come by anytime from 3:00p.m.on thru closing time, and early arrivals will have a chance to be the first to solve a chess puzzle on the first try to win a free tall Starbucks drink of choice!

I'll be there from start to finish (I'm finally back healthy as can be again, no Covid!). Last Sunday saw Tony T. and Chris N. play several games, and it looked like Tony was getting the better results, but there was no quit in Chris N., that's for sure!

See you there,

-- Mike T.
Contra Costa Chess Club
US Chess Federation
Affiliate Club ID #A6024746

Sunday, June 12, 2022

CHESS this Sunday June 12th at Starbucks!


Hi Everyone . . . !

There's chess over the boards as usual at our usual Starbucks venue this Sunday, June 12, 2022, from 3:00 p.m. on through closing time!

I've recovered, and chances are excellent that I'll be there, with a chess puzzle for you to try to be the first to solve to win a free tall Starbucks drink of your choice!

We meet every Sunday and Wednesday, same time same place, with new players coming by quite often, so help me meet and greet and play the great game of chess!

See you soon,

-- Mike T.
Contra Costa Chess Club
USCF Affiliate Club
ID #A6024746

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

CHESS this Wednesday, June 8th at Starbucks!


Hi Everyone,

Chess over the boards is still on the books this Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at our usual Starbucks venue, from 3:00 p.m. on through closing time.

Unfortunately for me, I cannot make it to this session, nor other activities, until I test negative fo Covid! It shouldn't take too long, as I'm fully vaccinated and double boosted.

See you there soon,

-- Mike T.
Contra Costa Chess Club
US Chess Federation
Affiliate Club ID #A6024746

Saturday, June 4, 2022

CHESS this Sunday, June 5th at Starbucks!


Hi Everyone!

We meet once again for sure from 3:00 p.m. through to closing time at our usual Starbucks venue this Sunday, June 5, 2022. Expect to meet a new player or two for the challenge and fun of the game of chess!

Players there early will have a chance to be the first to solve a chess puzzle on the first try to win a free tall Starbucks drink of choice!

See you there,

-- Mike T.
Contra Costa Chess Club
US Chess Federation
Affiliate Club ID #A6024746

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

CHESS this Wednesday, June 1st at Starbucks!


Hi Everyone!

Every Sunday and Wednesday after 3:00 p.m. through closing time at our usual Starbucks venue features chess over the boards for players of all ages and skill levels! We're there again this Wednesday, June 1, 2022, come and go anytime!

This past Sunday saw several players, several tournament tested, having fun over the chess boards, on or off the clock. Sam, Chris B, Cameron, Trey, Irakli, John E., Mike T., and Tony T. played, with Sam the first to solve the chess puzzle on the first try to win a free Starbucks drink!

See you this Wednesday, or soon after,

-- Mike T
Contra Costa Chess Club
US Chess Federation
Affiliate Club ID #A6024746

Saturday, May 28, 2022

CHESS this Sunday, May 29th at Starbucks!


Hello!

There's chess over the boards for players of all ages and skill levels, from beginners to masters, this Sunday, May 29, 2022, from 3:00p.m. on through closing time at our regular Starbucks venue, located at 1536 Kirker Pass Rd., Clayton, CA. Come and go anytime, no dues, no purchase required! Players arriving early for the better tables have a chance to be the first to solve a chess puzzle on the first try to win a free tall Starbucks drink of choice!

This Sunday's chess puzzle will be a tough one!

This past Wednesday's session didn't get going until about 4:30 pm or so. It must have been the heat? I had to leave for the Steely Dan Concert (with Snarky Puppy) at the Concord Pavilion, and was glad to receive a message that as many as nine chess players did indeed get together at Starbucks for the grand game of chess.

I hope all are in good health and spirits this long Memorial Day Weekend!

-- Mike T.
Contra Costa Chess Club
US Chess Federation
Affiliate Club ID #A6024746

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

CHESS this Wednesday, May 25 at Starbucks!


Hi Everyone!

More chess over the boards!

Where: at our usual Starbucks venue.

When: 3:00 p.m. on through closing time, every Sunday and Wednesday afternoon. Come and go anytime. Players there early have a chance to be the first to solve a chess puzzle on the first try to win a free tall Starbucks drink of choice!

Who: All players of all ages and skill levels, from beginners to masters!

No dues, no purchase required ( but it would be nice).

Nice to see several players come by last Sunday, a couple of whom we haven't seen in a while: Chris N., Chris B., Mike T, Diego, Johnny H., Cameron, Matthew, Brandon, and Ranen!

See you soon,

-- Mike T.
Contra Costa Chess Club
US Chess Federation
Affiliate Club ID #A6024746

Saturday, May 21, 2022

CHESS this Sunday, May 22nd at Starbucks!


Hi Everyone!

Chess over the boards awaits players once again any time after 3:00 pm. on through closing time this Sunday, May 22, 2022, at our usual Starbucks venue! Come and go anytime, as we meet every Wednesday and Sunday, same time, same place. We welcome players of all ages and skill levels. There are no dues. There is no purchase required (but it would be nice).

Players arriving early have a chance to be the first to solve a chess puzzle to win a free tall Starbucks drink of choice (Yancy solved the puzzle of the day last Wednesday).

Along with Yancy last Wednesday were Chris C., Chris B., Alwin, Diego, JMike T., Diego, Matthew, Ken C., Bert, and yet another player new to the club, a fellow also by name of Mike T!

USCF-rated matches through Quads can be organized for the long Memorial Day weekend ahead!

See you soon,

-- Mike T.
Contra Costa Chess Club
US Chess Federation
Affiliate Club ID #A6024746

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

CHESS this Wednesday May 18th at Starbucks!


Hi Everyone!

Join us for fun, challenging chess over the boards every Sunday and Wednesday afternoons!

Where: Starbucks, at 1536 Kirker Pass Rd, in the Clayton Station Shopping Center, just up from the corner of Ygnacio Valley Rd. and Clayton Rd. of Concord, CA.

When: Every Sunday and Wednesday afternoon, from 3:00 p.m. on thru closing time. Come and go anytime. There are no dues. There is no purchase requirement (but it would be nice).

Last Sunday saw several players come by: Chris N., Mike T., Tony T., Matthew, Sam, Vernon, Irakli, Tom H, and Rich & Trey. No player solved the chess puzzle, it was a tough one! (Players arriving early usually have a chance to be the first to solve a chess puzzle on the first try to win a free tall Starbucks drink of choice!)

Looking ahead to the summer: We're having a Chess & Games Camp for Kids (6 yrs-12 yrs. old)! A flyer will be available soon. Let me know if you are interested in the details in advance!

See you soon,

-- Mike T
Contra Costa Chess Club
US Chess Federation
Affiliate Club ID #A6024746

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

CHESS this Wednesday May 11th at Starbucks!


Hi Everyone!

We're back at Starbucks this Wednesday, May 11, 2022 from 3:00 p.m. through closing time, come by anytime, see you there!

Players arriving early have a chance to be the first to solve either one or both chess puzzles on the first try this Wednesday to win a free tall Starbucks drink of choice!

-- Mike T.
Contra Costa Chess Club
US Chess Federation
Affiliate Club ID #A6024746

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

CHESS this Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at Starbucks!


Hi Everyone!

At least a dozen players of all ages and skill levels came by last Sunday to enjoy chess over the boards at our usual Starbucks venue. There for the afternoon and early evening were Chris N, Mike T, Ethan, Yancy, Brandon, Clifford, Art, John E, Dennis, Tony; and Rich and his young son Trey!

Our next session is this Wednesday, May 4, 2022. Our chess club meets every Sunday and Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. on through closing time at the Starbucks located at 1536 Kirker Pass Rd., Clayton, CA, just up from the corner of Ygnacio Valley Rd. and Clayton Rd. in Concord, CA.

There are no dues. There is no purchase required (but it would be nice). Come and go anytime. Players arriving early often have a chance to be the first to solve a chess puzzle on the first try to win a free Starbucks drink of choice!

Stay tuned for news of USCF-rated club Quads and other club tournaments. See you soon!

--- Mike T.
Contra Costa Chess Club
US Chess Federation
Affiliate Club ID #A6024746

Saturday, April 30, 2022

CHESS this Sunday May 1st at Starbucks!


Hi Everyone!

We meet every Sunday and Wednesday for chess over the boards!

Where: Starbucks, at 1536 Kirker Pass Rd., Clayton, CA, -- just up from the corner of Ygnacio Valley Rd. and Clayton Rd. in Concord, CA.

When: From 3:00 p.m. on thru closing time. Come and go anytime. Players there early have a chance to be the first to solve a chess puzzle on the first try to win a free tall Starbucks drink of choice!

Dues: None;

Purchase Requirement: None (but it would be nice).

Last Wednesday saw at least 11 players meet over the chess boards: Shaun, Ray M., Carl, Mike T., John E., Herb C., Tony, Yancy, Matthew, Setsal, and Maria . . . and Sam . . . with more players, including a master, expected this Sunday, May 1, 2022 ! We will also be forming up at least one Quad, so see you there!

-- Mike T.
Contra Costa Chess Club
US Chess Federation
Affiliate Club ID #A6024746

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

CHESS this Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at Starbucks!


Hi Everyone!

Just a short note to say there's chess over the boards as usual this Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at our usual Starbucks venue! We meet every Sunday and Wednesday from 3pm on through closing time. We welcome players of all skill levels and ages.

Come by anytime, and players there early have an opportunity to be the first to solve a chess puzzle on the first try to win a free tall Starbucks drink of choice!

Last Sunday saw at least 7 players enjoy an afternoon of chess: new player Carl, along with Yancy, Mike T., Ken C., Brandon, Clifford, and Setsal. No player was able to solve the chess puzzle this time. It was a real stumper!

See you soon,

-- MIke T.
Contra Costa Chess Club
US Chess Federation
Affiliate Club ID #A6024746

Sunday, April 24, 2022

CHESS this Sunday, April 24 at Starbucks!


Hi Everyone!

Play chess over the boards at our usual Starbucks venue this Sunday, April 24, 2022. Just come by anytime after 3:00 p.m. and stay as long as you like through closing time! We meet every Sunday and Wednesday afternoon, same time, at the Starbucks at 1536 Kirker Pass Rd., just up from the corner of Ygnacio Valley Rd. and Clayton Valley Rd, in the Clayton Station Shopping Center.

We welcome players of all ages and skills. There are no dues. There is no purchase required (but it would be nice). Players arriving early have a chance to be the first to solve a chess puzzle on the first try to win a tall Starbucks drink of choice!

At least eight players had fun over the boards last Wednesday: Tony, Mike T., Yancy, John H., Matthew, Irakli, Setsal, and Maria, with Wendy coming by as a potential new player! More players this Sunday!

A USCF-rated Round-Robin tournament may form and actually start this Sunday or next, so stay tuned!

See you soon,

-- Mike T.
Contra Costa Chess Club
US Chess Federation
Affiliate Club ID #A6024746

Monday, April 18, 2022

CHESS this Wednesday April 20th at Starbucks!


Hi Everyone!

We're back in full swing after the Easter weekend this Wednesday afternoon, April 20, 2022, for more chess over the boards at our usual Starbucks venue! Come by anytime from 3:00pm on through closing time -- we welcome players of all skill levels, from beginners to masters!

Players arriving early have a chance to be the first to solve a chess puzzle to win a free tall Starbucks drink of choice! There are no dues, and there is no purchase requirement (but it would be nice).

We welcome yet another player new to the club this past Sunday, a fellow by name of Ethan. On hand for some interesting chess games were Ethan, Matthew, John H., Tony, and Mike T.

Looking ahead, the club will be having another USCF-rated tournament, this time with the Round-Robin format for at least 5 or more players, with three already committing to it. The tournament can be played over two or three sessions, and can be converted into a double round-robin!! Format would include a Time Control of G/45;d10 and an Entry Fee of $23, which includes club costs, and cash prizes for 1st=$50; 2nd=$35; 3rd=$23 (even higher $$ and more win-places the more players)!

See you soon,

-- Mike T.
Contra costa Chess Club
US Chess Federation
Affiliate Club ID #A6024746