Tuesday, July 18, 2023

CHESS this Wednesday, July 19, 2023 at Starbucks!

Hi Everyone!

Starbucks at 1536 Kirker Pass Rd., in the Clayton Shopping Center, just up from the corner of Concord's Ygnacio Valley Rd. and Clayton Rd. is where it's at for fun, challenging chess over the boards -- all ages and skill levels welcome -- every Sunday and Wednesday afternoon from 3:00 p.m. through to closing! No dues, no purchase required, come and go anytime! 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! We meet again this Wednesday, July 19, 2023, so come on by, get your game up, make new friends, renew old friendships!

This past Sunday saw 6 players each play 3 USCF-rated matches in a neat little club tournament that had an entry fee of $20-25 and a prize fund of $135. Tied for 1st Place and more than doubling their entry fees were Tony and Ben C. with 2 wins and a draw apiece; and, 2nd Place went to Kevin, who had 2 wins and also made a profit! Ron C., Mike T., and Dale C. rounded out the field, as everyone in it to win it enjoyed some pretty good games and had fun. Where was everyone else who expressed interest? Anyways, we'll have another set or two sometime mid to late August, so stay tuned!

It was also good to see Max, Juliana, Anh and Trmy come by to play some chess later in the afternoon, and was it ever at hot, hot temperatures outside!

See you soon, stay cool and healthy,

-- Mike T.
Contra Costa Chess Club
US Chess Federation
Affiliate Club ID #6024746

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