Saturday, October 8, 2022

CHESS this Sunday, October 9th at Starbucks!

Hi Everyone!

Twenty (20) players came by to enjoy an afternoon and early evening of chess over the boards this past Wednesday at our usual Starbucks venue! Yancy solved the chess puzzle, as he was there to get into the fun and challenge of chess along with Chris N., Charles, Danny, Mo David, John S., Hossam, Mike T., Sam, Matthew, Melissa, Donovan, Andrenna, John B., Raphael, Connor Rdl., Eric Z., Alwin, Tony T., and Ronald!

We meet every Sunday and Wednesday afternoons from 3:00 p.m. through to closing time, at the Starbucks located at 1536 Kirker Pass Rd., in the Clayton Shopping Center, just up from the corner of Ygnacio Valley Rd. and Clayton Rd. in Concord, CA. Players come and go anytime, there are no dues, and there is no purchase required (but it would be nice). Players arriving early usually have a chance to be the first one to solve a chess puzzle on the first try to win a free tall Starbucks drink of choice!

USCF-Rated Club Tournament Saturday Oct. 22 - Sunday Oct. 23, 2022:
Location: Carl's Jr. Restaurant (just across the side parking lot from Starbucks).
Start Time: 10:30 a.m. each day.
Time Control: G/45;d10.
Format(s): TBD: Depending on the number of players and current USCF ratings, either Quads or at least two Round-Robin Divisions. Quad players may agree to double matches (like a double round-robin) extending into the following Wednesday, or weekend if necessary, but all players in the Quad have to agree.
Entry Fee: $35 if paid on or before Wednesday Oct.26; $40 if paid after Oct. 26, 2022.
Cash Prizes: Quads pay !st Place $75; 2nd Place $55. Other formats will pay 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Places, amounts to be determined based on the number of players. In all formats, 85%-90% of Entry Fees are returned in prize money. Balance of funds go toward USCF fees for reports and rating adjustments after the tournament, with perhaps some leftover enough for maybe, just maybe, a sandwich for the TD (Tournament Director).
Requirement: Current USCF membership.

Let me know if you have questions or need more information, see you soon!

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

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