Saturday, May 25, 2019

CHESS this Sunday May 26 at Panera Bread!


Hi Everyone . . . !

If you're up for chess over the boards this Sunday, May 26, 2019, be at Panera Bread Restaurant, located at the corner of Bancroft Rd. and Treat Blvd. in Walnut Creek, anytime from 2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. . . . !

We have chess sessions there every 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month!

Have a fun Memorial Day weekend!

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

Monday, May 20, 2019

CHESS this Wednesday May 22nd at Starbucks!


Hi Everyone  . . . !

Play chess over the boards this Wednesday evening at Starbucks, located at 1536 Kirker Pass Rd., Clayton, Calif., from 5pm - 9pm, rain or no rain . . . !  Come by anytime, the earlier the better for the best tables, more matches, and some really nice, interesting company!

Last week's session saw very good matches between players who braved the traffic and the rain!  Ronald was on hand to play speed chess, along with regular matches that were most interesting, as were, for example, between Art S. and Mike; Chris B. and Rich K., as with John D., with Jesse and family members waiting for Wade to join in and be welcomed by the chess players . . . . who also welcomed our newest novice chess player, Sunnie!

We welcome players of all ages and skill levels, no dues, no purchase necessary!

See you soon,

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

Monday, May 13, 2019

CHESS this Wednesday May 15th at Starbucks!


Hi Everyone . . . !

Just a short note reminder that there's lots of chess over the boards this Wednesday evening, May 15, 2019, at Starbucks, located at 1536 Kirker Pass Rd., Clayton, Calif., from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. . . . All ages, all skill levels welcome, from beginners to masters, come by anytime, the earlier the better for the better tables, more matches, and some very nice company!

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

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

CHESS Wednesday May 1st at Starbucks!


Hi Everyone . . . !

We meet as usual for fun, challenging chess over the boards this Wednesday evening, May 1, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., at Starbucks, located at 1536 Kirker Pass Rd., Clayton, Calif.  Come by anytime, the earlier the better for the better tables, more matches, and some really nice company!

Last week's session saw more than a dozen players, with a few even enjoying chess outdoors at Starbucks!  Among the players were John S., Mike T., Mike L., Ann S., Jonathan, David, Rich, Bob C., Tony T., Chris B., Jim, Ronald, Art S., and John B. . . .

. . . and, yesterday's session at Panera Bread Restaurant saw Hanza, Andrea and their adorable, smiling three-month old baby boy Zata -- congratulations!! -- enjoy the scene along with Reza, Mike T., Bob C., another new player to the club by name of Austin, along with Leo, and Carl and Carl's son Rowan . . . !

See you soon,

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

Friday, April 26, 2019

CHESS this Sunday, April 28 at Panera Bread Restaurant!


Hi Everyone . . . !

Our fun, challenging chess sessions at the Panera Bread Restaurant is an event that now happens every 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month!

When:  This Sunday, April 28, 2013; then, Sundays May 12; May 26; June 9; June 23, etc.

Location:  Corner of Treat Blvd. and Bancroft Rd., in Walnut Creek, Calif.

Times:  2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., come by anytime!  Players of all ages and skill levels welcomed!

We also continue to meet every Wednesday evening from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at the Starbucks located at 1536 Kirker Pass Rd., Clayton, Calif.  We saw at least 16 players enjoy the evening of chess indoors and outdoors last Wednesday evening!

See you soon,

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

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

CHESS Wednesday April 24 at Starbucks!


Hi Everyone . . . !

More than a dozen players enjoyed an evening of chess over the boards last Wednesday, and we meet again this Wednesday evening, April 24, 2019, at Starbucks, located at 1536 Kirker Pass Rd., Clayton, Calif., from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  Come join us, drop by anytime, the earlier the better for the better tables, more matches, and some really nice company!

Last week saw Leo joining us for the first time in some years, and happened to win all four of his games . . . !  Welcoming him back were Rich K., Bob C., Tony T., Mike T., Art S., David W., John B., John S., JIm, Chris B., August, and Jonathan . . . more fun, challenging chess ahead as the weather gets so much better!

Note:  We also meet next Sunday, April 28th, at Panera Bread Restaurant, corner of Treat Blvd. and Bancroft Rd., in Walnut Creek!  We now meet every other Sunday at Panera, starting this month!

See you soon,

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

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

CHESS Wednesday April 17th at Starbucks!


Hi Everyone...!

There's more chess over the boards at Starbucks, located at 1536 Kirker Pass Rd., Clayton, Calif., from 5:00 p.m - 9:00 p.m., this Wednesday evening, April 17, 2019.  Come by anytime, the earlier the better!

We meet every Wednesday evening at the above Starbucks, and every other Sunday afternoon now at the Panera Bread Restaurant, located at the corner of Treat Blvd. and Bancroft Rd. in Walnut Creek, from 2:00p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  Our next session there will be on April 28th.

-- Mike T.
Contra Costa Chess Club
US Chess Federation www.uschess.org
Affiliate Club #A6024746

Friday, April 12, 2019

CHESS Sunday April 14th at Panera Bread! Now Every Other Sunday!


Hi Everyone . . . !

Just a reminder that there's fun, challenging chess over the boards this Sunday, April 14, 2019, from 2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., at the Panera Bread Restaurant located at the corner of Treat Blvd. and Bancroft Road in Walnut Creek!  Come by anytime, the earlier the better, for the better tables, more matches and some very nice company!

Starting this April, our chess sessions at the Panera Bread location cited above will occur every other Sunday afternoon!  Therefore, after this Sunday, we'll be back at Panera Bread on Sunday, April 28th, same times!

We continue to meet every Wednesday evening at our Starbucks location, 1536 Kirker Pass Rd., Clayton, Calif., from 5:00p.m. - 9:00 p.m.!

See you soon!

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

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

CHESS Wednesday April 10 at Starbucks, and Sunday April 14 at Panera!


Hi Everyone . . . !

Lots of chess over the boards this week!

Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at Starbucks, located 1536 Kirker Pass Rd., Clayton, Calif; from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm.  Come by anytime, all ages and skill levels welcome!

Sunday, April 14, 2019, at Panera Bread Restaurant, corner of Treat Blvd. and Bancroft Rd., in Walnut Creek, Calif., from 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm.  Come by anytime, all ages, skill levels welcome!

See you soon,

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

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

CHESS Wednesday April 3 at Starbucks! + Quad News


Hi Everyone . . . !
 
Just a short note reminder that we meet as usual for chess over the boards this Wednesday evening, April 3, 2019, at Starbucks, located at 1536 Kirker Pass Rd., Clayton, Calif., from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  Come by anytime, the earlier the better for the better tables, more matches, and some really nice company!
 
Last week we welcomed a new player by name of Jim . . . !  On hand to welcome Jim were Mike T., Tony T., Rich, John S., John B., Ann S., Rey N., Bob C., Eric, and David . . . -- and as the weather gets drier and warmer, more players can be expected to join us!
 
[USCF-rated Quads next Sunday, April 7, 2019?  Let me know if you are game to compete, and I will confirm whether it's a go and where (probably my place, or Carl's Jr. across from Starbucks),  if at least 4 - 6 players sign up (two players have already confirmed).  3 Rounds; Game/45/d5; EF=$27; Starting 10:30am; nlt 1:15pm; nlt 3:30pm.  1st = $55; 2nd = $40; Prizes increase with at least six players, to include 3rd Place ( 1= $70; 2= $50; 3= $30.) USCF Membership required.]
 
See you soon,
 
-- MIke T.
Contra Costa Chess Club
US Chess Federation www.uschess.org
Affiliate Club ID #A6024746

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

CHESS this Wednesday, March 27 at Starbucks!


Hi Everyone . . . !

Come by and enjoy chess over the boards at our usual venue, Starbucks, located at 1536 Kirker Pass Rd., Clayton,, Calif., from 5:00 p.m- 9:00 p.m. this Wednesday evening, March 27, 2019 !  Last week's session saw at least another dozen players get their chess fix in, despite the chill of the evening . . .

. . .  and, in regard to adding another session at Panera Bread Restaurant, the original thought had been to add a weeknight for chess at Panera.  However, several players have switched their votes from a weeknight to having another Sunday afternoon session at Panera. . . .

. . . so then, starting this April, we'll have chess at Panera Bread Restaurant (corner of Treat Blvd. and Bancroft Rd. in Walnut Creek) from 2:00p.m. - 5:30pm every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the Month!  This will be a change from every 3rd Sunday, and it's just as well to start this April, since the 3rd Sunday of April is Easter Sunday.

Therefore, for calendaring purposes, Panera Bread Chess next month will be on Sundays April 14 and April 28, 2019.  I'll put the usual short reminders in your email inbox.

Want to play USCF-rated matches on Sunday, April 7, 2019? 3 rds; Game/45/d5; EF=as before, $27; With at least 6 players, Prizes = 1st $75; 2nd $50; 3rd $32; Game times 10 a.m.; nlt 1:00 p.m.; and nlt 3:00 p.m. Where?  TBD:  Either Carl's Jr. across from Starbucks, or my place!

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

P.S.:  Confirmed players for April 7 will be notified of the my-place address, near Starbucks!

Saturday, March 16, 2019

CHESS this Sunday March 17 at Panera Bread Restaurant!


Hi Everyone . . . !

Just a reminder that there's more fun, challenging chess over the boards at the Panera Bread Restaurant located at the corner of Treat Blvd. and Bancroft Rd. in Walnut Creek, this Sunday afternoon, March 17, 2019,  from 2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.!  All ages and skill levels are welcome, no dues, no purchase required (but it would be nice) . . . Come by anytime, the earlier the better!

Your vote needed:  If we can have a chess night on another weeknight, specifically either a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday night, at this Panera Bread Restaurant, which one of those nights of the week would be best for you?

(Our chess club continues to meet every Wednesday evening at Starbucks on Kirker Pass in Clayton, and on every 3rd Sunday of the Month at the Panera Bread Restaurant.)

See you soon,

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

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

CHESS Wednesday Mar. 13 at Starbucks; Sunday Mar. 17 at Panera!


Hi Everyone . . . !

Lots of fun, challenging club chess this week:

-- Wednesday evening (March 13, 2019) as usual at Starbucks, from 5 pm - 9 pm.  Come anytime, the earlier the better, at 1536 Kirker Pass Rd., Clayton, Calif.  All ages and skill levels welcome, no dues, no purchase required (but it would be nice).

--  Every 3rd Sunday of the Month chess session is next Sunday afternoon (March 17, 2019)  at Panera Bread Restaurant, from 2 pm - 5:30 pm. Come anytime, the earlier the better, at the corner of Bancroft Rd. and Treat Blvd. in Walnut Creek.  Once again, all ages and skill levels welcome, no dues, no purchase required (but it would be nice).

Last week's Starbucks session drew more players than expected, given the cold, drizzly weather!  On hand for some very interesting chess positions and tactics were Tony T., Mike T., Bob C., Jonathan, Ann, Eric, Brandon, Nessar, Dave, John B., June, Chris B., and -- playing Laser Beam Chess -- Dan K. and Ranger . . . !!

The weather should be getting much better, and finally Daylight Savings Time is here!  If you haven't been by in a while, stop in for a game or two, renew old friendships, make new ones!

See you soon (Club Quads soon, stay tuned!),

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

Sunday, March 3, 2019

CHESS Wednesday March 6th at Starbucks!


Hi Everyone . . . !

Chess over the boards, that's what is fun and challenging at Starbucks this Wednesday evening, March 6, 2019, at the coffee shop located at 1536 Kirker Pass Rd., Clayton, Calif. from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  All ages and skill levels are welcome, from beginners to masters.  Come by anytime, the earlier the better, for the best tables, more matches, and some really nice, interesting people!

Last week saw at least 12 players and several onlookers in what turned out to be an evening of close matches with superb end games and even a flashy checkmate or two!  The weather is still a bit wet and there could still be a chill in the air, but no matter, get your chess fix in . . . !

See you soon,

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

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

CHESS this Wednesday, Feb. 27 at Starbucks!


Hi Everyone . . . !

There's more challenging and fun chess over the boards for players of all ages and skill levels, from beginners to masters and all in between, this Wednesday evening, February 27, 2019, at Starbucks, located at 1536 Kirker Pass Rd., Clayton, Calif.  

The session goes from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm, but come anytime, the earlier the better for the better tables, more matches, and some really nice, interesting company!

See you soon,

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