Wednesday, August 3, 2022

CHESS this Wednesday, August 3rd at Starbucks!

Hi Everyone!

This past Sunday's chess session -- all games over the boards -- was a lot of fun, although there weren't as many youngsters there as there were last Wednesday. However, Hira was there with her kids Ohm and Sia (who kept waiting for Myles to play chess with), and Prevdi and Vandana were there with Suhas, an 8-year-old phenomenal chess player under the guidance of Ronald C.!

We also met a few players new to the club: Ron, Carlos, and Connor Ri. !! They were welcomed by Tony T., Mike T., Sam, Ronald C., Vernon, Matthew, and Yancy (who solved the chess puzzle on his first try). Did I miss anyone who was there, if so, my apologies.

We meet Sunday and Wednesday afternoons, from 3:00 p.m. on through closing time (come and go anytime), at the Starbucks located at 1536 Kirker Pass Rd., in the Clayton Shopping Center, just up from the Concord corner of Ygnacio Valley Rd. and Clayton Rd.

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

We have club tournaments in different formats, from Quads to larger formats needing the Swiss Pairing System. Stay tuned for the next USCF-rated contest, and do let me know if you are interested (current USCF-membership required).

See you soon, with sincere wishes for everyone to be in the best of health,

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

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