Our chess club's next session is this Thursday evening, May 24th, 2013 at our usual venue, Starbucks located at 1536 Kirker Pass Rd., Clayton, Calif. at our usual time, from 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Come by anytime, the earlier the better for the best tables, more games, and really nice company!
Last Saturday the club, in conjunction with Black Dragon Chess, hosted Master Ronald Cusi for a lecture and Simultaneous Exhibition at the Walnut Creek Library. 22 Players of all ages and skill levels took on Mr. Cusi and in the end he won 21 games and drew one. Three young players also received a medal for holding out at least 30 moves against the master. Special thanks to Mike T. and Emanuel P. for helping set it up. HUGE Thanks goes out to Jeff McC for his help in securing the site, promoting the event, and providing chess sets for everyones use. For pictures and games from the event, check out other posts on this website.
Looking forward, besides discussion of another East Bay Open, please mark your calendar for Sunday, July 21st. The Contra Costa Library System will be celebrating it's 100th anniversary by having a festival in the park. This will take place at Pleasant Hill Park on Gregory Lane. They are providing us a free booth to promote the club. I look at this as an opportunity to get together and play chess and let others know about chess in the area. We have members and friends of the club that will be providing an EZup, tables and a cooler for drinks. If someone has some folding chairs we can borrow for the event let us know (we need around 8). Hopefully, some of our members can stop by (the event goes from 12pm-5pm) and play some chess at our booth while enjoying a day in the park.
See you at Starbucks!