Wednesday, November 15, 2023

CHESS this Wednesday, Nov. 15th at Starbucks!

Hi Everyone!

We had a great turnout this past Sunday! I was there with Kevin (who was on a win streak!), Yancy, Red, Max (who solved the chess puzzle for the prize), new Chris, and our newest player, a fellow by name of Edr! More players showed up after I left, including IMRonald along with with Paige and her kids JJ, Ian and Kayden!

We meet again this Wednesday, November 15, 2023, at our usual Starbucks venue, same time (3:00 p.m. through to closing), with all ages and skill levels 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 drink of choice!

If you are interested in joining a Contra Costa Chess Club Team to play other Clubs in official USCF-rated Chess Team Tournaments, let me know. (Yancy, who brought up the idea, Red, Max, and others are up for it.) Chess clubs can field more than one team based on a range of ratings, with each team having 4 players and 1 alternate. We can set up for team contests to be scheduled in 2024 at different locations in the SF Bay Area, including our general location, as well as other venues in California and other states, or even countries!! Okay, I may be getting carried away at the moment, but you get the idea...

See you soon!

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

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