Tuesday, May 21, 2024

CHESS this Wednesday, May 22nd at Starbucks!

Hi Everyone!

This past Sunday's session saw at least 16 players enjoy the afternoon playing chess over the boards at our usual Starbucks venue, where we welcomed a few new players and an old friend of the chess club! We welcomed Richard, Julian, and MacKenzie, and there to welcome them were Chris S., Chris N, Evan, Ben C., Mike T., Kevin, Lou, Reza, Olaf, Irakli, Daniel C., and Jackson! We also welcomed back David T., a stalwart friend and avid club player who was with the Contra Costa Chess Club when it started more than 15 years ago!

We meet again this Wednesday afternoon, as we do every Sunday and Wednesday, from 3:00 p.m. through to closing time at the same Starbucks located at 1536 Kirker Pass Rd., in the Clayton Shopping Center. Players come and go anytime, there are no dues, there's no purchase required, all ages and skill levels are welcome, and the atmosphere is quite coffee-house friendly!

There usually is a chess puzzle to solve, and the first to solve it on the first try wins a free tall Starbucks drink of choice! Last Sunday's puzzle was certainly not easy, and after several players had their go at it, it was Irakli who was first to solve it on his first try to win his latte!

We do have club tournaments, usually USCF-rated. Our next one, however, will be an unrated rapid tournament, which has yet to be scheduled for sometime in June. Please stay tuned for the details, which include the time control of G/10;d2.

In the meantime, do join the fun and challenge of chess with this club, and don't be surprised if you make new friends, and renew old friendships!

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

1 comment:

  1. Can anyone come play and is there an age limit?