Wednesday, December 11, 2019

CHESS this Wednesday, Dec. 11 at Starbucks!


Hi Everyone . . . !

Just a short note reminder that there's the usual fun, challenging chess over the boards at Starbucks, located at 1536 Kirker Rd., Clayton, Calif., from 5pm - 9pm, all ages and skill levels welcome, from beginners to masters.  Come by anytime . . . !

--Mike T.

Saturday, December 7, 2019

CHESS this Monday, Dec. 9th at Mona's Bar & Grill !!


Hi Everyone . . . !

There's chess over the boards for the first time this Monday evening, December 9, 2019, at Mona's Bar & Grill, located at 4635 Clayton Rd., in Concord, Calif. (between a Fire Dept Station and a TJMaxx store), from 5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. . . . !  Come by anytime.  All ages and skill levels are welcome!

Mona's owner, Dennis, also a chess player, is offering his restaurant as another venue for the Contra Costa Chess Club, for every Monday evening!  No purchase required (but it would be nice), so come on by, get your game up (other board games, too, if you like!), and let me know what you think of Mona's Bar & Grill as a new venue for chess. (You just might like it a lot)!

Also this week:  Chess as usual Wednesday evening, December 11, 2019, at Starbucks, located at 1536 Kirker Pass Rd., Clayton, Calif., from 5pm - 9pm.  Come by anytime -  all ages and skill levels welcome, as were more than a dozen game players at last week's session despite the wet weather!  On hand for the fun were Bob C., Dennis, Hossam, John S., Burt, Bobby, Amir, Chris B., June, Greg, Tony T., Diego, Tyler, Alwin, Mike O., and Mike T. . . . !

Then, next Sunday afternoon, December 15, 2019,  from 2 pm - 5:30 pm, we'll have our usual 3rd-Sunday-of-the-Month chess session at the Panera Bread Restaurant located at the corner of Treat Blvd. and Bancroft Rd., in Walnut Creek . . . !

We're getting around, aren't we!? Plus, we even provide chess lessons for individuals or groups!

See you soon as the holidays are around the corner, come by, game on, make new friends, renew old friendships, enjoy!

-- Mike T.
Contra Costa Chess Club
US Chess Federation www.uschess.org
Affiliate Club ID #A624746

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

CHESS Wednesday Dec. 4th at Starbucks!


Hi Everyone . . . !

Join us for chess over the boards this Wednesday evening from 5pm - 9pm at our usual venue, Starbucks, located at 1536 Kirker Pass Rd., Clayton, Calif . . . !  Come by anytime for chess on or off the clock, also speed chess, all ages and skill levels welcome, and we play other board games as well . . . !

See you there,

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

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

CHESS this Wednesday, Nov. 27th at Starbucks!


Hi Everyone . . . and have a very fine Thanksgiving Day!

Chess players of all skill levels are most welcome for fun, challenging chess over the boards this Wednesday, November 27, 2019, between 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. (come by anytime), at Starbucks, located at 1536 Kirker Pass Rd., Clayton, Calif. . . . Starbucks confirmed that they'll be open regular hours, despite Thanksgiving being the very next day.

Last week's session saw at least 15 or more players enjoying an evening of chess, regular matches along with some speed chess, matches both on and off the clock . . . as we welcomed Dennis, whose business location in Concord (Mona's Bar & Grill on Clayton Road) just might be another venue for yet another night of the week for chess players !  More details regarding this news will come your way in the near future.  In the meantime, some players have expressed a preference for a second chess day or night to be on a Friday . . . what say you?

Along with Dennis were Diego, Tony, Mike T., Amir, Bobby, David W., Rich K., Burt, Jonathan, Johnny, Shams, Chris B., Guru, John S., and Hossam at the tables, on a very active chess evening!

If you haven't been by in a while, drop in, get a game or two in, renew old friendships, make new ones!  See you soon!

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

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

CHESS this Wednesday, Nov. 20th at Starbucks!


Hi Everyone . . . !

More than a dozen players (at least 14 or 15, I lost count after a while) of all skill levels came by for chess over the boards last week, and maybe more are expected this Wednesday evening, November 20, 2019, at our usual venue, Starbucks, located at 1536 Kirker Pass Rd., Clayton, Calif., 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 company!

See you there,

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

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