Wednesday, June 28, 2023

CHESS this Wednesday, June 28th at Starbucks!

Hi Everyone!

This past Sunday, Sam C., Mike T., Tony, Kevin, Ben, and Jordy were on hand to welcome over the chess boards new players Dara, Devin, Dole, Tucker, and young Jackson! It was also so nice to meet Alison, who is Jackson's mom; Michelle, Ben's spouse; and Emily, who was there with Jordy and Darra! By the way, Sam C. solved the chess puzzle on his first try to win a free tall Starbucks drink!

We meet every Sunday and Wednesday afternoons, 3 p.m. on through closing time. Players come and go anytime, no dues, no purchase required (though it would be nice). All ages and skill levels are welcome, from novices to masters! There usually is a chess puzzle to solve, and the first one to solve it on the first try wins a free tall Starbucks drink!

Looking ahead:

USCF-Rated Club Tournament July 16, 2023:

Location: Carl's Jr.Restaurant (across the parking lot from our usual Starbucks venue).
Format: 3 rounds for Quads; also for groups of 6 or more players, Swiss Syst.
Start Times: 1st Rd. 12:30 p.m.; 2nd Rd. NLT 2:00 p.m.; 3rd Rd. NLT 3:30 p.m.
Time Control: G/30;d.10 (30 minutes per side, with a 10-second delay per turn).
Entry Fee: $20 paid on or before 07/15/23; $25 if paid on 07/16/23.
Cash Prizes: as usual, 90% or more of Entry Fees are returned as cash prizes, amounts to be determined based on number of entries.
Requirement: Current membership in the US Chess Federation. To join or renew, go online at

(Note: Players not participating in the tournament are welcome to observe matches, or play chess with other non-participating players at the restaurant or back at Starbucks).

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

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

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