Wednesday, October 9, 2019

CHESS : Good News, NO power outage at Clayton Starbucks for this evening


Hi . . .

FYI, Clayton and of course the Starbucks venue for chess over the boards is still a go this evening.  No power outage scheduled so far for the area.

--Mike T.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

CHESS Int'l Master Christopher Yoo this Wednesday Oct. 9th at Starbucks!


Hi Everyone . . . !

A special announcement regarding a very special fellow by name of Christopher Yoo, who happens to be the 12-yr old International Master on the cover of this month's Chess Life!

I happen to have it on good authority (his Dad!) that Christopher will likely be at this Wednesday evening's chess session at our regular venue, Starbucks, located at 1536 Kirker Pass Rd., in Clayton.  So come by early (we go from 5pm to 9pm, and Christopher, whose time may be limited, will be there around 6pm), -- and if you happen to receive Chess Life Magazine, bring your copy along for perhaps an autograph signing session . . . and maybe a blitz game or two or three!

--See you there,

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

Monday, October 7, 2019

CHESS this Wednesday October 9th at Starbucks!


Hi Everyone . . . !

Play fun, challenging chess over the boards this Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at Starbucks, located at 1536 Kirker Pass Rd., Clayton, Calif., from 5pm - 9pm, and you can come by anytime, earlier the better for the better tables, more matches, and some really interesting and nice company!  We welcome all players of all ages and skill levels, from beginners to masters!

We have been welcoming some new players to the club, such Diego and Shams lately, and certainly have welcomed back returning players (like Max!, Jim!) during our last week's session!

. . . and did you all get to see the cover of the latest Chess Life Magazine?  That's young Christopher Yoo on the cover, the newest and latest and youngest International Master!  IM Yoo graced our tables several times a few years ago, and even wow'ed us with a simul held at Carl'sJr. Restaurant, winning every game except one, which ended in a draw, wow then, and now a bigger wow now as an IM !!  Oh, and he's now 12 years old, so look out, chess world!

Hmmm, if he and his Dad lets us know in advance, we'll celebrate his success with him when he comes by to join us for an early evening!

See you soon,

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

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

CHESS this Wednesday Oct. 2nd at Starbucks!


Hi Everyone . . . !

Just a short note reminder that there's chess over the boards as usual for players of all ages and skill levels this Wednesday evening, October 2, 2019, at Starbucks, located at 1536 Kirker Pass Rd., Clayton, Calif., just a couple of driveways up from the corner of Clayton Rd. and Ygnacio Valley Rd. as Clayton Rd. becomes Kirker Pass!

Our sessions go from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm, come by anytime, the earlier the better for the better tables, more matches, and some really nice company!  No purchase required, but it would be nice!

USCF-rated Quads could also start, if enough players sign up!

And, we have a chess session at Panera Bread Restaurant (corner of Bancroft Rd. and Treat Blvd. in Walnut Creek) this month, on Sunday, October 20, 2019, from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

See you soon,

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