Saturday, May 6, 2023

CHESS this Sunday, May 7th at Starbucks!


There's chess over the boards every Sunday and Wednesday afternoon at our usual Starbucks venue, from 3:00 pm on through closing time! We welcome players of all ages and skill levels, from beginners to masters! Come and go anytime, there are no dues, and there is no purchase required (but it would be nice). This Sunday, May 7th, is no exception, and we can expect to see more new players! There's usually a chess puzzle to solve, with a free tall Starbucks drink for the one who is the first to solve it on the first try!

Last Wednesday's session saw about a dozen players, and we welcomed our newest player, Ben, to the club! There to welcome him were Maria, Mike T., Mike S., Bert, Tony, Sam C., Irakli, Manuel, Ernie, and Yancy (who, once again, solved the day's chess puzzle on the first try!). Did I miss anyone?

For those interested in rated competition (especially those who still have provisional ratings), on either or both Sundays, May 14 and 21, 2023, we can have USCF-rated Quads, to be played over 2 sessions at either Starbucks or Carl's Jr (which is just across the side parking lot from Starbucks). These matches would also be good matches for those planning to compete in the Las Vegas Chess Festival this coming June! For our Quads, Time Control=G/45;d10. EF=$15. Starting time: 2:00 p.m. 1st Place=$30; 2nd Place=$25. Let me know if you're up for this, see you soon!

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

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