Wednesday, January 26, 2022

CHESS this Wednesday Jan. 26 at Starbucks!

Hi Everyone!

Chess over the boards at our usual Starbucks venue this Wednesday, Jan. 26th - come and go anytime between 3:00 p.m. through to closing time of 8:00 p.m. All ages and skill levels welcome, from beginners to masters, no dues, no purchase required (but it would be nice)! Early arrivals 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!

Our chess club will start hosting USCF-rated matches. Format depends on the number of entries, e.g., simple Quad; 1x or 2x Round Robin; or Swiss Pairing System. Time Control: G/45 d.10 (Forty-five minutes per side with a delay of 10 seconds per move). Good for experienced rated players, players with USCF provisional ratings, as well as for USCF-unrated and beginner players!

Club players definitely interested, so far, as of yesterday: Irakli, Yancy, Mike T., and Matthew.

(No player will be over-matched, unless a player specifically desires to "play up." Matches will be kept as much as possible within no more than 300 rating points of each other, with few exceptions for certain unrated or provisionally rated players in the same quad or bracket.)

Entry Fees, Monetary Prizes, Day and Starting Times to be determined with players' input.

Requirement: Current Membership in the US Chess Federation. New membership or renewals can be done easily of the USCF web site.

Let me know, see you soon!

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

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