Tuesday, October 11, 2022

CHESS this Wednesday, Oct. 12th at Starbucks!

Hi Everyone!

Our session this past Sunday saw at least 27 chess players and enthusiasts enjoy an afternoon and evening of fun, challenging chess at our usual Starbucks venue! It was quite nice to see kids and ladies in the mix of players of all skill levels, from beginners to masters and all in between! There to play the game and make new friends were Myles, Donovan, Andreena, Suhas, Paul, Raquel, Yancy (who solved the chess puzzle), Kwaku, Mike T., another Mike, Haseeb, Peter G., Olaf, Mark M., Reza, Danny, Matthew, Ron, Manny, Ronald, Sam, Tony T., Roman, Nelson and Deeana, Charles, and Bulraj and Subriya! Did I miss anyone?

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, very near 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 to solve a puzzle on the first try to win a free tall Starbucks drink of choice!

USCF-Rated ClubTournament 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. both days.
Time Control: G/45;d10.
Format(s): TBD: Depending on the number of players and current USCF ratings, either Quads, or two round-robin divisions, or one division using the Swiss System of pairings, for four rounds, possibly 5 rounds if more than 12 players in the division.
Entry Fee: $35 if paid on or before Wednesday, Oct.19, 2022; $40 if paid after Oct. 19.
Cash Prizes: Quads pay 1st Place $75; 2nd Place $55. Other formats pay higher amounts, for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Places. 85%-90% of entry fees are returned in prize money. Balance of funds go for USCF fees for reports and rating adjustments after the tournament, with maybe enough left over for a sandwich for the TD.
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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