Tuesday, January 30, 2024

CHESS this Wednesday, January 31, 2024 at Starbucks!

Hi Everyone!

At least 16 players enjoyed an afternoon and evening of fun, challenging chess at our usual Starbucks venue this past Sunday. We welcomed new players Amir, Chris M., Adam, George, George's kids Alex and Charlise along with mom Mikaela; and, there to welcome them were Tony, Will, Red, Daniel with Lisa, Sam, FBen, Eric M., Ben C., Irakli (who solved the day's chess puzzle to win the prize), and Mike T.!

We meet again this Wednesday, January 31st, at our regular Starbucks venue located at 1536 Kirker Pass Rd., in the Clayton Shopping Center, just up from the corner of Ygnacio Valley Rd. and Clayton Rd. All ages and skill levels are welcome, from beginners to masters! We start at 3:00 p.m. and go through to closing, as players can come and go anytime. There are no dues, and there is no purchase required (but it would be nice to buy something). 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-Rated Club Tournament Sunday, February 4, 2024 

Location:  Carl's Jr. Restaurant (across side parking lot from our Starbucks venue).

Format:  3 Rds., Quads, or Groups of 5 or more players.

Time Control:  G/30;d.10

Starting Times:  11:15 a,m; then, NLT 1:00 p.m. and, NLT 2:30 p.m.

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, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place cash prizes are determined based on the number of entries.  [Note: 90% or more of entry fees are returned as cash prizes, with the balance to USCF for the ratings, with maybe some left over for a sandwich for the tournament director (TD) and organizer, who may also compete!]

Requirement:  Current membership in the US Chess Federation.  To join or renew membership is easy, just go online at www.uschess.org

Remember:  Bring your chess set and chess clock!

If you have any questions or need more info, let me know, and see you very soon!

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

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