Saturday, March 11, 2023

CHESS Sunday, March 12th at Starbucks, More Rain or Shine!


While we had about 20 players at our last Sunday's session (including Max, one of our most experienced young players), about half a dozen players came by our usual Starbucks venue  came by our usual Starbucks venue this past Wednesday.  On hand for chess over the boards Wednesday were Tony, Mike T., Matthew, Steve, Bert, and new players George and Joe!  Matthew solved the chess puzzle on his first try to win the free Starbucks drink! 

Our next session is on Sunday, March 12, 2023, same time, same place!

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

USCF-Rated Club Tournament Sunday, March 19, 2023

Format:  3 Rounds, Either Quads or Groups of Six; depending on number of entries..

Time Control:  G/45;d.10.  Players of all ages and skill levels are welcome!

Entry Fee:  $22 prior to 03/19/23; or, $25 if paid on day of tournament.  At least 90% of EFs are returned as cash prizes for 1st and 2nd Place in Quads, and an added 3rd Place for each group of 6 or more players.

Location:  Carl's Jr. Restaurant (across the side parking lot from Starbucks).

Start Times:  1st Match 11:00am; 2nd Match no later than 1:15pm; and, 3rd Match no later than 3:15pm.  Cash prizes are given after the end of the last match (we're usually done well before 5:00 pm), and results are reported to the US Chess Federation for ratings within a week.  Players receive their new ratings by email from USCF soon after.

Requirement:  Current membership in the US Chess Federation.  To join or renew, the website is

Let me know if you have questions or need more info!

-- Mike T.
Contra Costa Chess Club
US Chess Federation
Affiliate Club ID #A6014746

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