Wednesday, November 13, 2019

CHESS this Wednesday, Nov. 13 at Starbucks!


Hi Everyone . . . !

Last week's session at our usual venue, Starbucks, located at 1536 Kirker Pass Rd., Clayton, Calif., saw at least 18 players come by to enjoy a fun, challenging evening of chess over the boards!  A few more players new to the club were welcomed -- Burt, Johnny, and Ulysses, for example, along with Tyler, Aulwin, Chris B., Chris Th., David W., Rich K., Mike T., Tony T., Amir, Bob C., Connor, Ernie, Hossam, Shams, and John D. . . . !  The evening even saw a couple games of Chronology, a trivia game of historical proportions . . . !

We meet again this Wednesday, November 12, 2019, same place, from 5:00p.m. - 9:00 p.m., come by anytime, the earlier the better for the better tables, more matches, and some really nice, interesting company!

This coming Sunday afternoon, November 17th, we'll have another session of chess over the boards, but at the Panera Bread Restaurant located at the corner of Treat Blvd. and Bancroft Rd., in Walnut Creek, Calif., from 2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. . . . come by anytime, earlier the better!  We meet at that Panera Bread every 3rd Sunday of each month.

See you soon,

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

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

CHESS this Wednesday Oct. 30th at Starbucks!


Hi Everyone . . . !

We welcomed another couple of new players last week, by name of Amir and Bobby, as they joined Mike T., Rich, Shams, Tony T., Connor, Johnathan, John D., Art S., and Hossam and June for an evening of fun, challenging chess over the boards . . . !

We meet again at our usual venue, Starbucks, located at 1536 Kirker Pass Rd., Clayton, Calif., this Wednesday evening, October 30, 2019, 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, interesting company!

See you there,

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

Sunday, October 20, 2019

CHESS this Sunday, Oct. 20th at Panera Bread Restaurant!


Hi Everyone . . . !

Just a short note reminder that there's more chess over the boards this Sunday afternoon, October 20, 2019, from 2:00pm - 5:30pm, at the Panera Bread Restaurant located at the corner of Bancroft Rd. and Treat Blvd., in Walnut Creek!

We meet there every 3rd Sunday of each month, and players of all ages and skill levels are welcome to come by anytime between 2pm and 530pm for fun, challenging chess -- and even some other board games!

See you there,

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

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

CHESS : Good News, NO power outage at Clayton Starbucks for this evening


Hi . . .

FYI, Clayton and of course the Starbucks venue for chess over the boards is still a go this evening.  No power outage scheduled so far for the area.

--Mike T.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

CHESS Int'l Master Christopher Yoo this Wednesday Oct. 9th at Starbucks!


Hi Everyone . . . !

A special announcement regarding a very special fellow by name of Christopher Yoo, who happens to be the 12-yr old International Master on the cover of this month's Chess Life!

I happen to have it on good authority (his Dad!) that Christopher will likely be at this Wednesday evening's chess session at our regular venue, Starbucks, located at 1536 Kirker Pass Rd., in Clayton.  So come by early (we go from 5pm to 9pm, and Christopher, whose time may be limited, will be there around 6pm), -- and if you happen to receive Chess Life Magazine, bring your copy along for perhaps an autograph signing session . . . and maybe a blitz game or two or three!

--See you there,

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

Monday, October 7, 2019

CHESS this Wednesday October 9th at Starbucks!


Hi Everyone . . . !

Play fun, challenging chess over the boards this Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at Starbucks, located at 1536 Kirker Pass Rd., Clayton, Calif., from 5pm - 9pm, and you can come by anytime, earlier the better for the better tables, more matches, and some really interesting and nice company!  We welcome all players of all ages and skill levels, from beginners to masters!

We have been welcoming some new players to the club, such Diego and Shams lately, and certainly have welcomed back returning players (like Max!, Jim!) during our last week's session!

. . . and did you all get to see the cover of the latest Chess Life Magazine?  That's young Christopher Yoo on the cover, the newest and latest and youngest International Master!  IM Yoo graced our tables several times a few years ago, and even wow'ed us with a simul held at Carl'sJr. Restaurant, winning every game except one, which ended in a draw, wow then, and now a bigger wow now as an IM !!  Oh, and he's now 12 years old, so look out, chess world!

Hmmm, if he and his Dad lets us know in advance, we'll celebrate his success with him when he comes by to join us for an early evening!

See you soon,

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

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

CHESS this Wednesday Oct. 2nd at Starbucks!


Hi Everyone . . . !

Just a short note reminder that there's chess over the boards as usual for players of all ages and skill levels this Wednesday evening, October 2, 2019, at Starbucks, located at 1536 Kirker Pass Rd., Clayton, Calif., just a couple of driveways up from the corner of Clayton Rd. and Ygnacio Valley Rd. as Clayton Rd. becomes Kirker Pass!

Our sessions go from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm, come by anytime, the earlier the better for the better tables, more matches, and some really nice company!  No purchase required, but it would be nice!

USCF-rated Quads could also start, if enough players sign up!

And, we have a chess session at Panera Bread Restaurant (corner of Bancroft Rd. and Treat Blvd. in Walnut Creek) this month, on Sunday, October 20, 2019, from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

See you soon,

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

Saturday, September 14, 2019

CHESS Sunday 09/15 at Panera; Quads 09/18 at Starbucks!


Hi Everyone .  . . !

There's chess over the boards this Sunday, September 15, 2019, at Panera Bread Restaurant from 2pm - 5:30pm at its location in Walnut Creek at the corner of Treat Blvd. and Bancroft Rd.!  All ages and skill levels are welcome!

This coming Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at Starbucks, located at 1536 Kirker Pass Rd., in Clayton, Calif. there's chess over the boards from 5pm - 9pm for anyone of any age and skill level to play and enjoy . . .

. . . AND at the same Starbucks this Wednesday, for USCF members who would like to start playing in Quads, we'll begin our USCF-rated matches!  Specs:  Register by 6:15 p.m.; Game/60d5; matches start no later than 6:45pm; Entry Fee = $25; one match per week for 3 weeks; 82.5% of entry fees returned in cash prizes, balance to Nat'l & local USCF admin. fees.  Minimum 4 players, cash prizes to 1st and 2nd Place; more than 4 players, less than 8 in group, cash prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd.

All players must be current USCF members to play in USCF-rated matches.

See you soon,

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

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

CHESS this Evening Sept. 4th at Starbucks!


Hi Everyone . . . !

There's chess over the boards once again this Wednesday, September 4th evening at Starbucks, located at 1536 Kirker Pass Rd., Clayton, Calif.,  from 5pm - 9pm.  Players of all ages and skill levels, from beginners to masters, are welcome to come by anytime.  I've returned from my travels, and will be around more as we head into the Autumn season!

Looking Ahead:  Our weekly USCF-rated Quads matches begin at Starbucks next Wednesday, Sept. 11th!  And, our Panera Bread monthly Sunday afternoon chess session this month is on Sunday, September 15, 2019, from 2pm - 5:30pm.  Players of all skill levels are welcome to come by anytime and enjoy an afternoon of chess!

See you very soon,

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

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

CHESS Wednesday Aug. 28th at Starbucks!


Hi Everyone . . . !

There's chess over the boards as usual this Wednesday evening, August 28, 2019, from 5pm - 9pm, at Starbucks, located at 1536 Kirker Pass Rd., Clayton, Calif.  All ages and skill levels welcome, come by anytime, no purchase necessary, but it would be nice . . . !

Our Quads starts Wednesday Sept. 11th, with one USCF-rated match per week!  See last week's post for details!

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

Chess over the boards, Wednesday, August 21, 2019


Hi Everyone . . . !

Chess over the boards!

When:  This Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Where:  Starbucks, at 1536 Kirker Pass Rd., Clayton, Calif.
Time:  Come by anytime between 5:00 p.m. thru 9:00 p.m.
Who:  All ages, all skill levels welcome, from beginners to masters!

Looking Ahead:  Quads, or Round Robin Sets, starting Weds. Sept. 11th, minimum 3 matches if 4 players in a set; 5 matches if 6 players in a set.  USCF Rated, 1 match per week, G60/d5, EF= $25 before Sept. 10; $30 after Sept. 10.  Minimum 4 players, 1st Place $50; 2nd Place $35; If more than 4 players, 85% of all Entry Fees returned in cash prizes; if 6 or more players in a set, pays also for 3rd Place.  All players must be current USCF members.  Venue: Starbucks, or Carl's Jr. across parking lot, depending on number of players.  Matches start time: no later than 7:00 p.m.; 3 players have already stated that they're in!

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

Friday, August 16, 2019

CHESS this Sunday August 18 at Panera Bread Restaurant!


Hi Everyone . . . !

Just a short note to remind you that there's chess over the boards available at the Panera Bread Restaurant, located at the corner of Treat Blvd. and Bancroft Rd. in Walnut Creek, from 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm this Sunday, August 18, 2019.

Come by anytime.  All ages and skill levels welcome!

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

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

CHESS Wednesday Aug. 14th + QUADS!


Hi Everyone . . . !

Chess this week at Starbucks!

---  Wednesday, August 14, 2019
--- 5:00pm to 9:00pm (come by anytime)
---  Location:  as usual, 1536 Kirker Pass Rd., Clayton, Calif.
---  All skill levels, all ages welcome!
---  (I'll be there from start to finish this time.)

Let me know if you are interested in Quads, USCF-rated, one match per week over three weeks, G/60d10; EF=$25; 1st Place=$50; 2nd Place=$35.  Must be current USCF member.

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

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

CHESS this Wednesday August 7th at Starbucks!


Hi Everyone . . . !

Playing chess over the boards with players of all ages and skill levels is the thing to do this Wednesday evening, from 5:00pm - 9:00pm, 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, interesting company!

Our chess session this month at Panera Bread Restaurant, located at the corner of Treat Blvd. and Bancroft Rd., in Walnut Creek, will be on Sunday, August 18, 2019, from 2:00pm - 5:30pm in the afternoon (come by anytime).  We meet at that Panera Bread Restaurant now every third Sunday of each month.

See you soon,

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

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

CHESS this Wednesday July 31st at Starbucks!


Hi Everyone . . . !

Chess over the summer boards is fun and challenging as usual this Wednesday evening as we meet again at Starbucks, located at 1536 Kirker Pass Rd., Clayton, Calif., from 5pm - 9pm !  Come by anytime.  Players of all ages and skill levels are welcome!

Last week we once again welcomed some new players, notably Connor, and first-timers Stan and young Levi (7 year old!), who won his first two games and was tough to beat in his third one!  More than a dozen players came by to enjoy the game of chess!

See you soon,

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