Hi Everyone . . . !
We meet once again for chess
over the boards as we do every Wednesday evening from 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 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
Our session last Wednesday
evening saw at least 16 players enjoy an evening of chess, with a few even
going over to Carl's Jr. Restaurant across the parking lot to get more chess
and other games in . . . on hand for chess were Truman, Tony, Sol, Mike T.,
Nik, Ann, Jonathan, Feroz, Fatima, Rich, Hanza, Chris Th., Ken, Maria,
Sebastian, and Ariel . . . !
A few players even met this
past Saturday afternoon at Carl's Jr. for a chess game or two. Mike T.
and Raymond split a couple of games; Mike ran Feroz, there with his Dad Yusuf,
through a drill with rooks, and Feroz enjoyed meeting and playing a game with
Mark S., who just got back from his trip to Europe . . . and then we welcomed
new player Max and his Dad Jon, as Raymond and Max spent some time together on
speed chess !
As the demand grows for more
fun, challenging chess over the boards (versus just on line or against a
computer), we may be opening up another regular session for our chess
club. We are proposing that, aside from Wednesday evenings at Starbucks;
and, every third Sunday at Panera Bread Restaurant at the corner of Bancroft
Rd. and Treat Blvd. in Walnut Creek; that there be a session on the last
Saturday afternoon of every month at Carl's Jr. Restaurant, across from our
Starbucks venue. . . . let me know what you think of that, and . . .
. . . Stay tuned, as we welcome
players of all ages and skill levels, from beginners to experts and masters,
and there are no dues, and no purchase required. What a deal, plus we
provide instructors for after-school chess programs! So, if you haven't
ever been by or it's been a while, come on, get your game up,renew old
friendships, make new ones!
See you soon,
-- Mike T.
Contra Costa Chess Club
US Chess Federation www.chess.org
Affiliate Club ID #A6024746