Friday, April 1, 2022

CHESS this Sunday April 3, 2022 at Starbucks!

Hi Everyone !

We meet again this Sunday, April 3, 2022 for fun, challenging chess over the boards at our usual Starbucks venue located at 1536 Kirker Pass Rd., at the Clayton Station Shopping Center near the corner of Ygnacio Valley Rd. and Clayton Rd. in Concord, CA.

We're there from 3:00p.m. often through closing time of 8:00p.m. every Sunday and Wednesday of every week! Come and go anytime. There are no dues, and there is no purchase required (but it would be nice). We welcome players of all ages and skill levels, from beginners to masters! Players arriving early for the better tables 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!

This past Wednesday saw at least eleven players enjoy the late afternoon and early evening playing chess simply for the fun of it over the boards. We welcomed John E. to the club, and there to welcome him were Sam, Mike T., John S., Rich K., Setsal, Burt, Matthew, and Maria. Ken C. dropped in earlier, and a player named Mossoud, who will be joining us soon, observed a couple of very tight matches that both ended in a draw!

Looking ahead, while we emphasize playing chess for the fun of it, we certainly add more to the fun and challenge by holding USCF-rated club tournaments. We've had four already this year: an 8-player Swiss, and 3 Quads. The next one should have at least 5 or more players in either a Round Robin or Double Round Robin format! Let me know if you're interested. Time Control = G/45;d10 and Entry Fee = to be determined based on number of players and on the agreement of players, with corresponding $$$ prizes also to be determined. Let me know if you are up for it for either the month of April or May, or both!

See you soon,

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

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