Monday, July 1, 2019

CHESS NEWS (re Starbucks, Panera Bread, and Quads) for July 2019!

Hi Everyone . . . !

First, we continue to meet every Wednesday evening, from 5-m - 9pm (come by anytime) at the Starbucks located at 1536 Kirker Pass Rd., Clayton, Calif., just a couple driveways from the intersection of Clayton Rd. and Ygnacio Valley Rd (where Ygnacio becomes Kirker).  At our session last week at least a dozen players enjoyed an evening of fun and challenging chess!

Second, our sessions at Panera Bread Restaurant (corner of Treat Blvd. and Bancroft Rd., in Walnut Creek) will go back to every 3rd Sunday afternoon of the month.

(We recently tried every 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month based on an apparent demand for more chess, but attendance dropped instead of increasing.  The last two sessions, in June, 2019 drew 4 players at one and only 3 at the other.  When we were meeting there only once a month (every 3rd Sunday), 10 - 20 players of all skill levels would come by for the game of chess.)

So, for calendaring purposes, in July 2019 we will meet at Panera Bread on Sunday July 21st; then August 18th; Sept. 15th, etc., each time from 2:00 pm - 5:30pm (come by anytime), as usual.

Third, we will once again have USCF-rated Quads, with at least 4 or players.  Our next rated matches will take place on Saturday, July 27, 2019.  Cash prizes for at least 1st and 2nd place; thru 3rd place if six or more players; Entry fee = $22; Game 60/d5; 3 rounds; Times:  10:30 am; nlt 1:00 pm; nlt 3:00 pm.; Location: depending on number of entries, either at a residence close to the Starbucks location, or at Carl's Jr., across the parking lot from Starbucks; or a larger venue nearby.  Must be current USCF member by July 27.

If you have questions or need more information call me at (925) 334-0081.

See you soon,

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

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