Saturday, July 8, 2023

CHESS this Sunday, July 9, 2023 at Starbucks!

Hi Everyone...!

About a dozen players enjoyed chess over the boards this past Wednesday, including young William, who was there with mom Rochelle and little sister Ella; Tony, Sam C., Ben C., Max, FBen, MikeT., Matthew, Ronald Ci., Ernie, Olaf, Dan, and John S.! Did I miss anyone? . . . and it was Max who solved the chess puzzle!

A top highlight of the afternoon was the matches played by Ronald against Ben C., FBen, Max, and Tony . . . simultaneously! The challenge, played for fun, was that anyone who could best Ronald in the simul (G/30) would win a Starbucks Grande beverage of choice; and that if Ronald beat all four of them, he would win a large pepperoni & mushroom pizza! All four players were tough opponents for Ronald who, as the results went, enjoyed his pizza and shared it as well!

We meet again this Sunday, July 9, 2023, at our usual Starbucks venue, as we do every Wednesday and Sunday afternoon from 3:00 p.m. on through closing time. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Come and go anytime, there are no dues, and there's no purchase required (but it would be nice). There usually is a chess puzzle to solve and the first one to solve it on the first try wins a free tall Starbucks beverage of choice!

Sunday, July 16, 2023 USCF-rated Club Tournament: G/30;d.10; 3Rds. Quads or groups of 6 or more players. Location: Carl's Jr. Restaurant next to our Starbucks venue. Current membership in the US Chess Federation required. Start Time: 12:30 p.m. Entry Fee: $20 if paid before 07/16; $25 if paid on 07/16. At least 90% of Entry Fees are returned as cash prizes, amounts to be determined based on number of entries. 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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