Friday, January 28, 2022
CHESS this Sunday, January 30 at Starbucks!
There's lots more chess over the boards this Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022 at our usual Starbucks venue, located at 5136 Kirker Pass Rd, Clayton, CA., at the Clayton Station Shopping Center, just a couple driveways up from the corner of Ygnacio Valley Rd. and Clayton Rd. in Concord, CA!
[If by chance Starbucks is closed for any reason, we hold our sessions at Carl's Jr. Restaurant, where there are ample tables, just across the parking lot. At either Starbucks or Carl's, there is no purchase requirement (but it would be nice)]
Come by anytime after 3:00 p.m., the earlier the better for the better tables, more matches, and some really nice company! Players arriving early have a chance to be the first to solve a chess puzzle on the first try to win a free tall Starbucks drink of choice!
Last Wednesday's session highlights include our welcoming two players new to the club, Ken C. and Vishwa! On hand to welcome Ken and Vishwa were Mike T., Tony, Matthew, Irakli, Bert, Sam, and Yancy. It was Irakli who solved the chess puzzle on his first try this time!
At least 4 or 5 players so far will be signing up for our USCF-rated matches, but some will need to join or renew membership in the US Chess Federation. So far, Tony, Setsal, Irakli, Matthew, and Mike T will be set to go for G/45 d.10 once the venue and game day & time schedule is determined. Entry fee: $18.00; 1st Prize $40; 2nd Prize $30; 3rd Prize $10, if only 4 or 5 players, Round-Robin Format. (Higher $$ prizes if more players, then 6 rds.SS applies, possibly over two sessions). If you're interested, let me know soon!
-- Mike T.
Contra Costa Chess Club
US Chess Federation
Affiliate Club ID #A6024746