Saturday, February 25, 2023

CHESS this Sunday, Feb. 26th at Starbucks Rain, Snow, or Shine!


Last Wednesday's session saw at least 14 players enjoy chess over the boards at our usual Starbucks venue, located at 1536 Kirker Pass Rd., in the Clayton Shopping Center, just up from the corner of Concord's Ygnacio Valley Rd. and Clayton Rd. We welcomed Ihauk, our newest player! There to welcome him were Matthew, Julia, Steve, Albert, Bert, Tony, Mike T., Ernie, Mike S. and Ernie -- and there were 4 or 5 players who seemed like high school students who came in and kept to themselves playing blitz chess!

We meet every Sunday and Wednesday afternoon, from 3:00 p.m. on through closing time. We welcome players of all ages and skill levels. There are no dues, and there is no purchase requirement (but it would be nice). Players arriving early have a chance to be the first player to solve a chess puzzle on the first try to win a free tall Starbucks drink of choice! While no player solved last Wednesday's puzzle on the first try, Tony did outscore 5 other players to win a special chess contest!

Our club will have USCF-rated matches (either Quads or 3-rd Swiss; G/45;d.10) on Sunday, March 19, 2023. Entry Fee = $25; with 95% or entry fees returned in cash prizes. Players must be current members of the US Chess Federation to participate. However, if unrated Blitz Quads are held, anyone can play!

See you soon!

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

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