Monday, January 22, 2024

CHESS this Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at Starbucks!

Hi Everyone!

Despite the chill, the rain, and two NFL playoff games, more than a dozen players came by for fun, challenging chess over the boards at our regular Starbucks venue! We welcomed 3 players new to the Contra Costa Chess Club: Jeremy, Dylan, and Jay! There to welcome them and engage them in the fun were Will, Irakli, Ben C., Yancy (who solved the day's puzzle), Daniel, FBen, Mike T., Matthew, Red, and Tony!

We meet again this Wednesday afternoon, January 24th, same place, same time (3:00 p. m. to closing), as we do every Sunday and Wednesday afternoons and evenings! Come and go anytime, all ages and skill levels welcome, from beginners to masters! There are no dues, and there's no requirement to buy anything (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!

USCF Club Tournament Specs:
When: Sunday, February 4, 2024.
Where: Carl's Jr. Restaurant (across side parking lot from our Starbucks venue)
Format: 3 rds., Quads or Groups of 5 or more players, depending on entries.
Starting Times: 11:15 a.m.; then, NLT 1:00 p.m.; 2:30 p.m.
Time Control: G/30;d.10
Entry Fee: $25 paid before 02/04/24; $30 if paid on 02/04/24.
Cash Prizes: Quads: 1st Place $50; 2nd Place $40. For groups of 5 or more, cash prizes are determined based on the number of entries. Note: 90% of entries are returned as cash prizes, with the balance to USCF for the ratings, with maybe something left over for a sandwich for the tournament organizer.;
Requirement: Current membership in the US Chess Federation. To join or renew is easy, just go online at
Bring your own chess set and chess clock.

See you soon, drop by Wednesday if you can, have fun, get your game up, make new friends, renew old friendships!

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

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