Tuesday, February 1, 2022
CHESS this Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at Starbucks! Plus: More Info!
Our usual venue of Starbucks is back on its usual schedule this week, as we meet again this Wednesday, February 2, 2022 for more fun and challenging chess over the boards! Come anytime from 3:00pm on through the closing time of 8:00pm, with players arriving early having a chance to be the first to solve a chess puzzle on the first try to win a free tall Starbucks drink of choice!
We welcome players of all ages and skill levels, from beginners to masters. There are no dues, and there is no purchase requirement (but it would be nice).
Our very own USCF-rated club matches are about to begin! G/45 d.10, EF $18; Quads 1st Prize $36; 2nd Prize $26. If 5 players, Round Robin format, 1st=$40; 2nd=$30; 3rd=$10. If more than 5 players, no more than 5 or 6 Rds, Higher $$ Prizes, SS pairing, possibly over two sessions.
Required: Current membership in the US Chess Federation, with USCF ID# and current rating for those with ratings. For unrated players, current USCF membership ID#. Players must have a chess set, board, and clock available. Chess notation material will be provided if needed. It is recommended that moves be recorded if at all possible, for personal reference and possible use in the resolution of any inquiry.
When Matches Start: As soon as 4 or 5 paid qualified entries or more are received (cash only!), and when and where players agree to start (e.g., this Wednesday at Starbucks, or Carl's Jr.; or, next Sunday afternoon, 02/06/2022). Enjoy the company, and have fun!
-- Mike T.
Contra Costa Chess Club
US Chess Federation
Affiliate Club ID #A6024746