Sunday, April 2, 2023
CHESS this Sunday, April 2nd at Starbucks!
We meet every Sunday and Wednesday afternoon from 3:00pm through to closing time at our usual Starbucks venue, and last Wednesday's session drew at least 24 players, including half a dozen players new to the club!
There to have fun with chess over the boards and to make new friends were Mike S., Steve, Vernon, Zachary and Sammy with parents Zhaana and Baha, Mike T., Yancy (who solve the chess puzzle of the day), Red, Duncan, Sam C., Sam S., Matthew, Bert, John S., Trenton, Diego, welcoming new players Ethan and his Dad Sonny, along with Zooey and Robent, and mom Meredith and her daughter Charlie with those yummy girl scout cookies somehow sold to some of the chess players!
We meet again this Sunday, April 2, 2023, same place, same time -- and players of all ages and skill levels, from beginners to masters, are welcome to come and go anytime, and there are no dues, nor is there any purchase required (but it would be nice). 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!
Our Next Club Tournament:
On the afternoon of Sunday, April 23, 2023 we will start a 4-round USCF-rated tournament that will have all participants playing 2 matches that Sunday afternoon, and the next two on either the following Wednesday and/or Sunday depending on the schedules or availability of the players. We've done this before, it's not complicated at all.
Format: Group(s) of 6 players or more, Swiss Pairing System; 4 rounds.
Location: Carl's Jr. Restaurant (across the side parking lot from Starbucks).
Time Control: G/45;d.10
Entry Fee: $30 if paid before 04/23/2023; $35 if paid on 04/23/2023. At least 90% or more of Entry Fees are returned as cash prizes (to be determined based on number of entries) for at least 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place; and, possibly even 4th Place!
Starting Times: Sunday 04/23/2023: 1st Match 12:30 p.m.; 2nd Match NLT 2:30 p.m. (3rd and 4th Matches on either the following Wednesday or Sunday afternoons to be at times agreed upon by the matched players and the tournament director, who will need to be present.)
Requirement: Current membership in the US Chess Federation. New or renewal memberships can be done online at www.uschess.org.
See you soon!
-- Mike T.
Contra Costa Chess Club
US Chess Federation
Affiliate Club ID #A6024746