Saturday, April 15, 2023

CHESS this Sunday, April 16, 2023 at Starbucks!


Enjoy the fun and challenge of chess over the boards once again this Sunday, April 16, 2023 from 3pm on through closing time at our usual Starbucks venue, located at 1536 Kirker Pass Rd, just a couple driveways up from the corner of Clayton Rd. and Ygnacio Valley Rd; in the Clayton Shopping Center.

We welcome players of all ages and skill levels, from beginners to masters and all in between! We meet every Sunday and Wednesday afternoon, same time, same place, and players there 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!

Our session last Wednesday, April 12, 2023 saw at least 17 players and supporters enjoy an afternoon and evening of chess, right through closing time! We welcomed two players new to the club: Ty, and Ron S.! There to welcome them were Sam C. (who solved the puzzle!), Tony T (back from surgery!), Mike T., Sam S., Trenton and Hayley, John S., Diego, Red, Matthew, Duncan, Suhas and his Dad Prudhi, William, and Farbod!

Club Tournament Next Sunday, April 23!

Location: Carl's Jr. Restaurant (across side parking lot from Starbucks).
Format: Quads (3rds); or Groups of 6 or more players, 4rds Swiss.
Time Control: G/45;d.10 (Forty-five minutes each player; 10-second delay).
Entry Fee: $30 paid before 04/23/23; $35 if paid on 04/23/23. (At least 90% of entry fees are returned as cash prizes for 1st and 2nd Place in Quads; and, for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and perhaps even 4th Place for larger groups, depending on number of entries).
Starting Times: 12:30 p.m. and No Later Than 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 23. The last round for Quads or last 2 rounds for larger groups may be completed on the same day, OR at time(s) agreed upon by matched players and the Tournament Director for completion the following Wednesday (April 26) or Sunday (April 30).
Requirement: Current membership in the US Chess Federation. It's easy to join or renew, by going online at

Note: Players not participating in the club tournament may also play chess, at either Starbucks or Carl's Jr., but only with players who are also not participants.

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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