Sunday, September 12, 2021

CHESS this Sunday Sept. 12th at Starbucks !!

Hi Everyone . . . !!

There's also fun, challenging chess over the boards every Sunday now at Starbucks, located at 1536 Kirker Pass Rd., Clayton, CA (just up from the corner of Clayton Rd. and Ygnacio Valley Rd. in Concord, CA.) ! Come by anytime between 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. and enjoy chess with players of all ages and skill levels, from beginners to experts and masters!

Despite the brutal heat last Sunday, at least 8 players dropped in to enjoy the air-conditioned coffee-house setting to play the game of chess indoors (usually players are seen both indoors and outdoors there). We welcomed Primo and his sister Jocelyn, along with Art S., Matthew (who brought his daughter Emmaline earlier); and, Irakli, Hasseb, Chris B., and Mike T.!

Join us this Sunday, September 12, 2021 -- and for early birds, there will be a chess puzzle to be solved: first one to solve it on the first try gets a free tall drink from Starbucks!!

We meet at the above Starbucks every Sunday and Wednesday, from 4pm - 8pm. Those who play indoors are requested to keep their pandemic masks on (unless eating and drinking, of course). Masks are optional for those playing outdoors, but players who are not vaccinated need to keep their masks on, with our thanks for their consideration.

There are no dues, nor is there a requirement to purchase anything (but it would be nice).

Stay tuned for news regarding our rated club tournaments, regarding format, time control, entry fee, prizes, and tournament date and venue. The US Chess Federation just today renewed my US Chess Tournament Director (TD) Certification for another term of 3 years, so get ready! To be eligible to play, players must be current members of USCF. Let me know if you need more info or help regarding joining or renewing membership.

See you soon!

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

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