Saturday, November 19, 2022

CHESS this Sunday, November 20, 2022 at Starbucks!

Hi Everyone !

We just might have a special event this Sunday!

We meet every Sunday and Wednesday afternoon from 3:00 p.m. on through closing time at our usual Starbucks venue, located at 1536 Kirker Pass Rd. in the Clayton Shopping Center, just a couple driveways up from the corner of Ygnacio Valley Rd. and Clayton Valley Rd. in Concord. Players arriving early usually 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! We welcome players of all ages and skill levels; players come and go anytime; there are no dues, and there is no purchase required (but it would be nice); and, there's ample parking.

Despite some fairly chilly weather last Wednesday, about 9 players came by to enjoy the game of chess: Tony T., Mike T., Donovan and Andreena, Chris B., Bert, Diego, and Connor. This coming Sunday may see quite a few more players, as it looks like fine weather ahead for us, while lots of the rest of the country gets buried in snow!

Our next session is this Sunday, Nov. 26th, and players may play all kinds of chess matches, from regular games with or without clocks, to various types of speed games such as Rapid, Blitz, and Bullet! In fact, later in the session, there may even be an unrated fun tournament for players to join: a "5-3-1" round-robin for those who crave speed and even more speed (for prizes to be determined based on number of players).

In addition to all that, there may be our first intro to "960 Chess."! And, guess what -- there could even be Scrabble games featuring one or two or more of our chess players, for an odd change of pace . . . .!

See you soon,

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

1 comment:

  1. Is there going to be a USCF rated event tomorrow at the Starbucks or are people just playing for fun?