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