Wednesday, March 13, 2024

CHESS this Wednesday, March 13, 2024 at Starbucks!

Hi Everyone!

At least 15 players dropped in on our regular Starbucks venue to enjoy fun, challenging chess over the boards this past Sunday: Ben C., Diego, Jackson, Daniel C., new player Alex H., Kevin, Mike T., new player Mehedi, Lou, Damon, Yancy, Mark, Juan, Reza, and Red, who solved the day's chess puzzle on his first try, after several players had a go at it!

We meet every Sunday and Wednesday afternoon from 3 p.m. on through closing time at the Starbucks located at 1536 Kirker Pass Rd., in the Clayton Shopping Center. We're therefore there again this Wednesday, March 13, 2024. All ages and skill levels are most welcome, there are no dues, and there's no purchase required, as players come and go anytime. There usually is a chess puzzle to solve, with the player solving it on the first try winning a free tall Starbucks drink of choice!

USCF-Rated Club Tournament Sunday, March 24, 2024!

Format:  3-RD Quads and/or 4-RD Swiss for Groups of 6 players or more.

Time Control:  G/40;d.10

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

Start Times: 10:45 a.m.; NLT 12:30 p.m.; NLT 1:45 p.m.; NLT 3:00 p.m.

Entry Fee:  $25 paid before 03/24/2024; $30 if paid on 03/24/2024.

Prizes:  At least 90% of Entry Fees are returned as cash prizes:  Quads pay 1st and 2nd Place; and, for groups of 6 or more players, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place.

Requirement:  Current Membership in the US Chess Federation.  To join or renew membership, simply go online at

[Note: Chess players not participating in the tournament are welcome to observe, and to even play among themselves either at Carl's Jr. or, after 3:00 p.m., at Starbucks, as usual. Several players usually go over to Starbucks across the lot after the tournament.]

Any questions, or need for more info, just let me know, --- see you soon, come get your game up, and make new friends, even renew old friendships!

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

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