Tuesday, March 19, 2024

CHESS this Wednesday, March 20th, at Starbucks!

Hi Everyone!

At least a dozen or more players came by our regular Starbucks venue, located at 1536 Kirker Pass Rd., in the Clayton Shopping Center, to enjoy chess over the boards this past Sunday, and it was Irakli who was the first to solve the day's chess puzzle on the first try to win a free tall Starbucks drink! There with Irakli were Kevin, FBen, Tony, Jackson, Will, Nate, Daniel C. Chris N., Chris S., Sam C., Mark, and new player to the club Max V.!

Most of that day's players are planning to compete in next Sunday's USCF-rated Club Tournament. It's looking good for the tournament to feature at least 2 Quads if not 3, or at least 1 Quad and 1 Group of 6 or more players! Here are the specs, including location, format, time control, starting times, and -- oh yes, entry fees:

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. The balance of funds go to the USCF (with perhaps enough left over for a sandwich for the TD).

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

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

I hope to see you this Wednesday, and certainly next Sunday!

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

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