Tuesday, August 8, 2023

CHESS this Wednesday, August 9th at Starbucks!

Hi Everyone!

There's lots more chess over the boards this Wednesday, August 9, 2023, at our regular Starbucks venue, so come on by, get your game up, make new friends, or renew old friendships! We meet every Sunday and Wednesday afternoon from 3:00 p.m. through to closing. All ages and skill levels are welcome, there are no dues, no purchase required (but it would be nice), and players come and go anytime. This Wednesday there's word a chess master or two will be there! Additionally, 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!

This past Sunday saw at least a dozen players (Kevin, Meredith, Jonah, Tony, Daniel, Anh, Mike T., Ernie, Bert, Ben C., Reza, Max, and Dan -- did I miss anyone?) enjoy an afternoon and early evening of fun, challenging chess over the boards! Daniel solved the chess puzzle on the first try to win a free tall Starbucks drink . . . for Samantha!

USCF-rated Club Tournament Sunday, August 20, 2024:
Location: Carl's Jr. Restaurant (across side parking lot from our usual Starbucks venue).
Format: 3 Rds; Quads or groups of 6 or more players.
Time Control: G/30;d.10.
Entry Fee: $20 paid or or before 08/19/23; $25 if paid on 08/20/23.
Cash Prizes: 90% or more of Entry Fees are returned as cash prizes; amounts to be determined based on number of entries. 1st & 2nd Places for Quads; 1st, 2nd and 3rd Places for groups of six or more.
Requirement: Current membership in the US Chess Federation. To join or renew, go online at www.uschess.org.
Note: Players not participating in the tournament are welcome to observe the matches or play chess with other non-participants either at the restaurant or back at Starbucks.

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

-- Mike T.
Contra Costa Chess Club
US Chess Federation
Affiliate Club ID #A6023746