Friday, October 1, 2021

CHESS this Sunday October 3rd at Starbucks!

Hi Everyone!

Join us this Sunday, October 3, 2021, anytime between 4:00p.m. - 8:00p.m. for fun, challenging chess over the boards at our usual venue, Starbucks, located at 1536 Kirker Pass Rd., Clayton, CA, just a couple driveways up from the corner of Ygnacio Valley Rd. and Clayton Rd. in Concord! We welcome players of all ages and skill levels, from novices to masters!

Come by early for the better tables and more games, plus an opportunity to be the first to solve a chess puzzle on the first try (touch move!) to win a free tall Starbucks drink of choice!

At least 7 players came by last Sunday, and 11 players this past Wednesday to enjoy the game of chess outdoors at Starbucks, despite the venue's prohibition of staying indoors due to the County's required Covid-19 mandated training of staff. Indoor play might be available once again starting this Sunday. Players included Tony T., Art S., Andrew, Hasseb, Evan, Mike T., Matthew, Irakli (who solved the chess puzzle), Bert, Alexei, Olaf, Setsal (welcome to the club!), and one other who did not leave his name, but will return soon after having won one blitz game. Evan will be away for a month, and Tony for three weeks, travel safe!

Breaking News: If Starbucks still does not permit staying inside due to Covid-19 training of staff this Sunday, it may be possible for us to play indoors at the Carl's Jr. Restaurant, which is across the parking lot. I will confirm that with Carl's Jr. 's on-site manager again this Sunday.

Note, however, that it is very likely that players will have to show their vaccination cards and photo I.D. -- and to keep masks on -- if staying indoors to eat, drink, -- or play chess, whether at Starbucks or Carl's Jr. For playing chess outdoors, masks are optional, though masks are required if going indoors to buy something or use the restroom.

See you soon,

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

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