Sunday, March 13, 2022

CHESS this Sunday, March 13th at Starbucks and Carl's Jr!

Hi Everyone !

Come by anytime after 3:00 p.m.on through the 8:00 p.m. closing time at both Starbucks and Carl's Jr. this Sunday, March 13, 2022 for fun, challenging chess at the Clayton Station Shopping Center, located just a couple driveways up from the corner of Ygnacio Valley Rd. and Clayton Rd.

We welcome players of all ages and skill levels, from beginners to masters. There are no dues, and there is no purchase required (but it would be nice). Players arriving early often have a chance of being the first one to solve a chess puzzle on the first try to win a Starbucks tall drink of choice!

Players usually meet and play chess at Starbucks the entire time. However, players who compete in our USCF-rated club matches or tournaments usually elect to play their matches at the Carl's Jr. Restaurant, across the parking lot, due to larger tables and a quieter setting there.

At either venue, the game of chess in our club affords players a friendly setting along with good vibes, music, and good, fun, interesting company! So then, feel free to play just for fun at either place, or even get in on the action in any of our USCF-rated club matches!

Last Wednesday's session saw at least a dozen players match up, with one USCF-rated Quad concluding and another one with a different set of players starting up! We welcomed Jackie C., who will play in our Wednesday Quads! Along with Jackie that afternoon over the chess boards were Tony, Mike T., Bert, Matthew, Herb, Setsal, Irakli, Vishwa, Yancy, John S. and Rich K.!

The rated Quad with players Tony, Setsal, Matthew and Herb finished with Tony snagging the 1st Place Prize of $25, winning 2 matches and drawing another (2 1/2pts.); and, with Matthew awarded the $20 second prize for winning 1 match and drawing 2 others (2pts.).

Another rated Quad started, with Irakli and Vishwa in their match Wednesday. Yancy and Steve will play theirs this Sunday. This Quad will continue next Wednesday, March 16 and conclude no later than next Sunday, March 20.

Interested in competing in one of our rated club tournaments? USCF current membership is required, and recent Time Control has been G/45.d10. Entry Fee for Quads has been $12.50, expect more for larger tournaments. Quads 1st Place Prize has been $25; 2nd Place Prize $20, with much higher amounts and more Place Prizes will depend on the number of players and number of rounds. Let me know if you have questions or need more info.

Thanks for your interest and support, see you soon!

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

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