Tuesday, August 27, 2013

CHESS this Thursday Aug. 29th and Sunday Sept 3rd at Starbucks!

Hi Everyone . . . !

There was quite a bit of chess over the boards last Thursday and Sunday, highlighted Sunday by Chess Masters Ronald Cusi and Emmanuel Perez adding to the fun with blitz games with Robert and Dmitri as several players and spectators looked on . . . among players Sunday were Ana, Mike T., Leo, Bill K., Chris, another Chris, Bob, Lilianna, . . . figure Ron and Manny will be back in a couple of Sundays to have some fun with us again and perhaps coach a player or two . . . !

In the meantime we meet again this coming Thursday, August 29, 2013 from 6:15 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. at our usual venue, Starbucks located at 1536 Kirker Pass Rd., Clayton, Calif., come by anytime, the earlier the better for the best tables, more games, and some pretty good company!

And, while you're at it, please join us Sunday, September 1, between 2 and 6 PM for more chess.

So then, see you at Starbucks!

-- Mike T.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Blitz Tournament in Richmond
October 12, 2013

Mark Your Calendars!

The West Coast Chess Alliance, in conjunction with Hilltop Mall, presents a National Chess Day Speed Chess Tournament on Saturday, October 12, 2013.   All proceeds will benefit the “Chess in Richmond’s Schools Program.”

Prize Fund $400 (Guaranteed): 1st - $200 / 2nd - $120 / 3rd - $80

Location: Hilltop Mall Center Court
2200 Hilltop Mall Road
Richmond, CA

5 Round Tournament
Entry Fee: $10.00
1st Round: 1:00 PM
Registration: 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
2 games per opponent (1 white /1 black) each round
Time Control: G/5 (Game in 5 minutes, no delay)

• Tournament limited to first 40 registered players
• Non-rated tournament, USCF Rules
• Chess sets provided
• Chess clocks not provided
• Pre-registration Encouraged

Tournament Director: Scott Mason
To download the Flyer, click here.

For more information contact: TC Ball at (510)439-6311 or thewestcoastchessalliance@gmail.com

Registration: Make checks payable to: Trendell Ball Consultants
Mail to: West Coast Chess Alliance
P.O. Box 20111
El Sobrante, CA 94820

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

CHESS Thurs. Aug 22 and Sun. Aug 25 at Starbucks!

Chess and good company over the boards, as usual, this Thursday August 22nd and Sunday August 25th at Starbucks located at 1536 Kirker Rd., Clayton, Calif.:

Thurs. 6:15 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Sun. 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Come by anytime, the earlier the better for the best tables, more games and a very nice setting and social milieu as well!

-- Mike T.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

CHESS at Starbucks this Thurs. Aug.8 and Sun. Aug. 11th !

Hi Everyone . . . .!

Just a quick note to say there's chess over the boards at Starbucks this coming Thursday Aug.8 and Sunday Aug. 11 . . . seems that we've added Sunday afternoons as a regular session, with Bill Kelly hosting, while Thursday evenings' added attraction is the nice possibility of having a tray of goodies for players to sample during the last hour or so of the session . . . !

Where: as usual, Starbucks at 1536 Kirker Pass Rd., Clayton
Times: Thursday evenings 6:15 p.m. - 9:30 p.m
            Sunday afternoons 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

At either session, come by anytime, the earlier the better, for the best tables, more games, and some really interesting and very nice company!

So then, see you at Starbucks!

-- Mike T.