Saturday, October 1, 2022

CHESS this Sunday, October 2nd at Starbucks!

Hi Everyone!

More than a dozen players and chess enthusiasts of various skill levels came by to enjoy an afternoon and evening of chess over the boards at our usual Starbucks venue last Wednesday: There for the fun and challenges were: Hossam, John S., Mike T., John B., Matthew, John E., Raphael, Sam, Tony, Yancy, Donovan and Andrienne, Maria, Melissa, and Varun! However, this time no player was able to be the first to solve the chess puzzle on the first try to win a free Starbucks drink!

Our USCF-rated club tournament has been reset for the weekend of October 22 - 23, 2022 (a Saturday and Sunday), for current members of the USCF. Starting time each day will be 10:30 a.m.; Time Control = G/45;d10 , Format = either Quad(s) or Round Robin divisions, up to 4 or 5 rounds, to be determined depending on number of players and their current ratings. A double round-robin is possible with a shorter time control. Entry Fee = $35.00 with 85%-90% returned as cash prizes. Location = Carl's Jr Restaurant, across from Starbucks, or at a nearby residence to be announced. In the meantime, players can form Quads and play rated matches ( I will play in them, too) before that weekend, let me know if you are interested.

We meet every Sunday and Wednesday afternoons from 3:00 p.m. to closing time at the Starbucks located at 1536 Kirker Pass Rd., in the Clayton Shopping Center, just up from the corner of Clayton Rd. and Ygnacio Valley Rd. in Concord! Come and go anytime, there are no dues, and there is no purchase requirement (but it would be nice). We welcome players of all ages and skill levels, so come on by and make new friends and/or renew old friendships! See you soon!

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

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