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Contra Costa Chess Club
Questions: (925) 334-0081
HISTORY AND MISSION
The Contra Costa Chess Club emphasizes fun and over-the-board (OTB) social contact with the game of chess in a coffehouse setting as it welcomes players of all ages and skill levels, from all walks of life, from all nations and cultures, from masters to novices and every level in between!
The Club meets every Weds and Sunday afternoon/evening from 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Starbucks at 1536 Kirker Pass Rd, Clayton, California, nicely situated just a couple of driveways up from the corner of Clayton Road and Ygnacio Valley Road, in a shopping area called Clayton Station, well lighted, with ample free parking, and certainly accessible to the handicapped.
The Contra Costa Chess Club is an official Affiliate Club (ID #A6024746) of the U.S. Chess Federation (USCF) in good standing. The USCF is "a not-for-profit membership organization devoted to extending the role of chess in our society, as it governs and promotes the study and knowledge of the game of chess, for its own sake as an art and enjoyment, but also as a means for the improvement of society".
The Club started in mid-2008 with only 5 players and has grown to over 60 players to date, several of whom were unrated but are now rated players who look forward to playing in more USCF-sanctioned tournaments. Most of the club's members have club news and other features sent to them through our e-mail newsletters or view it on this site or on our facebook page.
In 2012, the club held its first official USCF Rated Tournament, the East Bay Open, held over Veterans Day Weekend. The event attracted 97 players from all over California. It was the culmination of the efforts of many of the clubs members.
Club dues are at present entirely voluntary and can be paid or made but once a year via a donation of either cash or a non-cash item or items of use, interest or value to the club.
Thank you for your interest, welcome to the club, and see you at Starbucks!