Sheltering in Place doesn't mean the end of the Contra Costa Chess Club, even temporarily! In response to popular demand, we've reactivated our long-dormant club page at Chess.com and are ready to play !!
To participate you need to be a Chess.com member. All you need to do to join is go on the web site and join the site's FREE standard membership. Once you are signed up and logged in, just click this link:
Contra Costa Chess Club on Chess.com
And then, click on JOIN. One of our Admins will approve you as promptly as possible and you'll be all set ! (We check the site often to accept new members, but bear with us if it takes just a little while to get to you.)
Our Virtual Meetings this coming week will be:
Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 2:00pm -6:00pm or as long as people want to play.
Monday, March 30, 2020, from 6:00pm - 10:00pm or as long as people want to play.
Wednesday, April 1, 2020, from 6:00pm - 10:30pm.or as long as people want to play.
As usual, come and go anytime, and it would be good to let others know who you are due to various usernames or "game handles" that will be on the site.
Our plan at this point is to duplicate our usual in-person meeting times on-line, however, you are able to visit the club's site anytime 24/7, and very likely find someone to play!
Chess.com has ton of great features, and once we got things a little more figured out, we can consider adding on-line rated Quads or Round Robin tournaments; forming teams to play other clubs, etc.
So far the word-of-mouth response has been great! We're up to 28 on-line members already, including recent additions of Max (who won our tournament at Mona's Bar & Grill two Sunday's ago!); Andrew, Jim N., Dennis, Tony T., Roger H., and more to join (more than 70 players receive this email).
Even players who are farther away or have moved away may join (e.g., Anthony B., John D., Jack McF., Scott C. and Co., Darmawan, etc. just a few examples)!
As you can tell, we're really excited about this! All we ask is that you don't have such a great time that you forget to come back to Mona's and Starbucks when this CoronaVirus thing is over !
Let us know if you need more info or have questions, and thanks for your support!
-- Mike T. and John S.
Contra Costa Chess Club
US Chess Federation
Affiliate Club ID #A6024746