Thursday, July 11, 2024

CHESS this Sunday, July 14, 2024 at Starbucks!


Hi Everyone!

Hot summer days are certainly upon us, and there's more chess over the boards to be played at our usual Starbucks venue this coming Sunday, July 14, 2024, when we expect to see more players of all ages and skill levels have fun with the challenge of the game!

Chances are very good this Sunday that we will see young Suhas, our club's 10-year old international tournament-playing chess wizard, play chess with the club's best players, and even take part in an impromptu set of unrated Blitz and Rapid Quads! Suhas dropped by with his mom Vandana this past Wednesday, and played against Bert and Matthew, two who came to play despite the searing heat of the day, and who can attest to the skill of Suhas.

We continue to meet every Sunday and Wednesday afternoon, from 3:00 p.m. to closing time, at our regular Starbucks venue located at 1536 Kirker Pass Rd., in the Clayton Shopping Center, just a couple driveways up from the corner of Ygnacio Valley Rd. and Clayton Rd. There are no dues: come and go anytime, there's no purchase required (but it would be nice), and don't be surprised if you make new friends and even renew old friendships!

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

Sunday, July 7, 2024

CHESS this Sunday, July 7, 2024 at Starbucks!


Hi Everyone!

A half-dozen players braved the scorching heat to enjoy the air conditioning and the fun of chess over the boards at our regular Starbucks venue this past Wednesday. There to play were Ben C., Tony, Sam, Aaron, Mike T., and... Matthew, who solved the day's chess puzzle on his first try to win the prize!

As we do every Sunday and Wednesday, we meet again this Sunday, July 7, 2024, same place, same time (3:00 p.m. to closing, come and go anytime), with all ages and skill levels welcome, no purchase required (but it would be nice), and whoever solves the day's chess puzzle on the first try wins a free tall Starbucks drink of choice! This Sunday's chess puzzle could be quite different, depending on the number of players who come by to give it a try!

So then, see you soon, get your game up (mine needs a lot of work, lately), but win, lose or draw, you're bound to make new friends, even renew old friendships!

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

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

CHESS this Wednesday, July 3, 2024 at Starbucks!


Hi Everyone!

Despite the heat of the day last Sunday, at least a dozen players dropped in at our regular Starbucks venue for chess over the boards! We even welcomed two more players new to the club: David, and Brian. There to welcome them were Kevin, Jackson, Ben C., Yancy, Red, Tony, Mike T., and Reza...!

It is once again going to be hot, hot, hot this Wednesday, July 3rd, and perhaps there will be more chess players than expected, to enjoy Starbucks air-conditioning along with the fun and challenge of the game of chess. So then, perhaps we'll see you there, from 3:00 p.m. on through closing time as players can come and go anytime... and do enjoy the 4th of July long holiday weekend! (We will meet again next Sunday, July 7th, same time, same place, where we may even have impromptu unrated blitz quads!)

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