Tuesday, February 19, 2019

CHESS this Wednesday, Feb. 20 at Starbucks!


Hi Everyone . . . !

Play fun, challenging chess over the boards this Wednesday evening, February 20, 2019, at Starbucks, located at 1536 Kirker Pass Rd., Clayton, Calif., from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m..  Come by anytime, the earlier the better for the better tables, more matches, and some really nice company!

Our last two sessions -- last Sunday at Panera Bread Restaurant and last Wednesday at Starbucks -- saw at least a couple dozen players enjoy chess.  Players ranged from novices to masters, with some youngsters also game to play, and play well!

At Panera Bread were newcomers Arman, Shiram and Paras, welcomed by Jon and Max, Mike T., Bob C., Reza, Tony T., Bernard, Dave, and Ronald.  At Starbucks last week were Ronald, Andrew, Jonathan, Ann S., Bob C., Austin, Tony T., Mike T., Art S., Nessar, Rich K., John S., August and his brother plus a friend Tony, and John B. . . . and everyone's game seems to be getting better!

Come on by, renew friendships, make new ones!

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

Friday, February 15, 2019

CHESS at Panera Bread Restaurant this Sunday Feb. 17!


Hi Everyone .  . !

Just a short note reminder that there's chess over the boards this Sunday, February 17, 2019, at the Panera Bread Restaurant located at the corner of Bancroft Rd. and Treat Blvd. in Walnut Creek. 

The session goes from 2:00p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  All ages and skill levels are welcome, from beginners to masters and all in between.  Come anytime, the earlier the better, for better tables, more matches, and some very nice company!

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

Monday, February 11, 2019

CHESS this Weds. 02/13 at Starbucks & Sun. 02/17 at Panera Bread!


Hi Everyone . . . !

For casual and/or challenging chess over the boards for novices and experienced players alike, join us this week at Starbucks this Wednesday evening, and at Panera Bread Restaurant this coming Sunday afternoon!  We meet every Wednesday evening at the Starbucks listed below, and every 3rd Sunday afternoon, at the Panera Bread Restaurant, also listed below.

-- Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 at Starbucks, located at 1536 Kirker Pass Rd., Clayton, Calif., from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., come by anytime, the earlier the better!

-- Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, at Panera Bread Restaurant, located at the corner of Treat Blvd. and Bancroft Rd., Walnut Creek, Calif., from 2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., come by anytime, the earlier the better as well!

Last week's session saw at least 16 players enjoy the warm Starbucks chess scene despite the chilly weather outside . . . we welcomed our newest players, Maddy, who is open to the challenge of learning the game of chess . . . and Alana and Alex, along with Alex's bro Justin, as well as the fine crew of players such as Ronald, Andrew, Eric (very long time no see, Eric!), Jonathan, David, Tony T., Bob C., Chris Th., Nessar, Ann S., John S., Mike T., among other gamers (a trivia board game and a couple on-line Scrabble games were played, as well)!

This Wednesday and Sunday's sessions promise to be fun, despite the weather forecast!  Drop in, renew friendships, make new ones!

See you soon,

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

Monday, February 4, 2019

CHESS this Wednesday Feb. 6th at Starbucks!


Hi Everyone . . . !

As usual this Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, from 5pm - 9pm at Starbucks, located at 1536 Kirker Pass Rd., Clayton, Calif., enjoy chess over the boards!  Come by anytime, the earlier the better for the better tables, more matches, and some really nice company!

Last week we welcomed Nessar, his daughter Marian, and grandkids Sammy and Aaron!  On hand to welcome them were Mike T., Chris Th., Tony T., Justin, John B., Art S., Bob C., Jonathan, and Ann S.

This month starts our 14th year as an Affiliate Club of the US Chess Federation (USCF).  Our club dues are entirely voluntary.  Any player who gives $5 or more also receives a $5 discount on any entry fee for any rated games or tournaments that the club establishes and directs through January of the following year.

Also this month, as we do on every 3rd Sunday of every month, we have a session on Sunday, February 17, 2019, from 2pm -5:30pm, at the Panera Bread Restaurant, located at the corner of Bancroft Rd. and Treat Blvd, in Walnut Creek! 

So then, come by, enjoy the game, enjoy old friendships, and make new ones!

See you soon,

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

Monday, January 28, 2019

CHESS this Wednesday Jan. 30th at Starbucks!


Hi Everyone . . . !

Just a short note reminder that there's chess over the boards as usual this Wednesday evening, January 30, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at Starbucks, located at 1536 Kirker Pass Rd., Clayton, California.  Come by anytime, the earlier the better, for the better tables, more matches, and some really nice company!

Next month, February 2019:  We begin our 14th year as the Contra Costa Chess Club, and Affiliate Club of the United States Chess Federation !

More on that next week, see you soon!

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

Monday, January 14, 2019

CHESS this Wednesday Jan. 16th & All Next Weekend !


Hi Everyone . . . !

Loads of chess this week!  We meet as usual this Wednesday evening, January 16, 2019,  from 4:30 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 nice company!

Last week's session saw about 15 players and supporters drop in for matches and other kinds of fun.  With us were Art S., Bob C., Chris B., Mike T., Ranger, Greg M., June, Ronald, Andrew, Austin, Justin, Tony T., Ann S., Larry, Jonathan, and Rachel the Steno . . . !

All this coming Martin Luther King holiday weekend, from Friday evening January 18 through Monday January 21, 2019, is the 10th Annual Golden State Open, at the Concord Crowne Plaza Hotel, with a guaranteed cash prize purse of $25,000 to be spread over at least 5 skill divisions, with players that range from the novice and unrated to the masters!  Players can choose to compete over 4 days, or 3 days, or even just 2 days!  Note visitors or non-players are welcome to check out the tournament . . . see you there!

Several of our players who frequent Starbucks will be there, as they probably will be at Starbucks this Wednesday having some fun practicing for this coming weekend's tournament, so join us!

See you soon,

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

Monday, January 7, 2019

CHESS this Wednesday Jan. 9th at Starbucks!


Hi Everyone . . . !

Join us for our usual Wednesday evening Chess Night at Starbucks, located at 1536 Kirker Pass Rd., Clayton, Calif., from 4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. this Wednesday, January 9, 2019!  Come by anytime, the earlier the better, for the better tables, more matches, and some really interesting company!

We welcome players of all ages and skill levels, from beginners to masters!  There are no dues, nor is there a purchase requirement (but it would be nice).  If you haven't been by in a while, come on in, renew old friendships, make new ones!

With the 10th Annual Golden State Open set to happen during the long Martin Luther King weekend this month (Friday evening Jan. 18 thru Monday Jan. 21) at the Concord Crowne Plaza Hotel -- with 5 skill divisions, 7 rounds and $25,000 in guaranteed cash prizes -- you can bet we're going to have several players practicing up for the event!!

(To enter, or for more details about the event, see me or check out www.chessaction.com)

See you soon, 

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