Hi Everyone . . . !
In addition to our chess sessions every Wednesday evening at Starbucks, and every 3rd Sunday at Panera Bread Restaurant, we now have an opportunity to enjoy the game of chess, and perhaps other games such as backgammon, at a different venue in Walnut Creek, a place called The Coffee Shop, every other Sunday, starting this Sunday, October 9, 2016 !
So then, for calendaring purposes, here below is a summary of chess sessions, their locations, and times:
1. As usual, every Wednesday evening, from 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., at Starbucks, located at 1536 Kirker Pass Rd., Clayton, Calif., (just up a couple of driveways from the corner of Clayton Rd. and Ygnacio Valley Rd., as Ygnacio changes its name to Kirker as it crosses Clayton Rd.). Also as usual, come by anytime, the earlier the better for the best tables, more games, and some really nice company! Next Wednesday is October 12, 2016, and I hope to see you there!
2. On every 3rd Sunday of every month, from 2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., at Panera Bread Restaurant, located at the corner of Treat Blvd. and Bancroft Rd. in Walnut Creek, a fine place and time to play chess and meet players usually unable to make our evening sessions! Our next session at Panera Bread is on Sunday, October16, 2016, -- the one in November will be on November 20, 2016and I hope to see you there, too!
3. Starting Sunday, October 9, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., at The Coffee Shop, located at 1321 Locust St., Walnut Creek. Next one there will be on Sunday, October 23, 2016, same time. Subsequent ones may need to be adjusted as to which alternate Sundays so as not to conflict with the Panera Bread monthly sessions.Chess is gaining more popularity as we head into the last two or three months of the year, as players play for fun and/or practice for tournaments (figure on playing in the Golden State Open, probably at the Concord Crowne Plaza Hotel again in January 2017). There also have been at least three recent pretty good movies featuring chess as central to the film and the characters in it (name all three when you see me and you could win a free drink at Starbucks)!
Let me know if you have questions or need more info regarding any of the above, and I hope to see you soon, thanks!
-- Mike T.
Contra Costa Chess Club
US Chess Federation
Affiliate Club ID# A6024746