Monday, August 20, 2018

CHESS this Wednesday Aug. 22nd at Starbucks!

Hi Everyone . . . !

Yesterday's chess session at Panera Bread Restaurant saw about 9 or 10 players get together for some challenging fun over the boards, with the highlight being Priya's two consecutive, spectacular victories over a couple of higher rated players!  Adding to the fun of the afternoon was Reza possibly going undefeated, and everyone meeting yet another new player by name of Justin, whose first game was with Jackie, and ended in a solid draw!  Very much in the mix were Chris B., Carl, Bob, Tony, and Mike T., who once again blundered his way to a loss to Tony!

The Contra Costa Chess Club meets every Wednesday evening at the Starbucks located at 1536 Kirker Pass Rd., from 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  We welcome players of all ages and skill levels; there are no dues, and no purchase required (but it would be nice)...

... and speaking of calendar dates, we'll have our first Quads on Sunday, September 9, 2018.  The location is yet to be determined but will be near out usual Starbucks location.  Figure 4 to 8 players, no more than 12 players for the first time; One day only each month; Time control Game 45 minutes a side with a 5-sec delay (G/45 d5).  All games are rated games.  All players must be current members of the US Chess Federation.  It's a great opportunity for unrated players to get started!  So then, let me know if you have questions and/or want to reserve a spot on the first Quads!  More details will be forthcoming, e.g., reasonable entry fees, cash prizes, starting times, etc.

See you soon!

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

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