Chess is a wonderful board game of strategy and skill that has been played worldwide for centuries. The SIR Chess group will gather semi-monthly to continue this tradition by pairing off for several games each session. 

The Chess play sessions will be conducted in collaboration with SIR Branch 146 of Walnut Creek.  Members may bring guests, and other seniors may occasionally drop in and play.  As the chess group grows in popularity, we may hold special branch tournaments, and perhaps travel to play other SIR branches.

The Chess play sessions are held semi-monthly on the second and fourth Fridays of the monthChess will be played from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm.

The location for chess is the Game Room in the Pleasant Hill Senior Center, 233 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill, CA 92523. 

The costs are minimal.  Members do not have to join the Pleasant Hill Senior Center, but may choose to do so. Members may also choose to purchase their own chess sets. Similarly, some members may choose to purchase books on chess.

As an option, members may purchase lunch at the Pleasant Hill Senior Center prior to the Friday play event. Lunch is served for seniors beginning at 11:30 am for a modest cost of $7.00.

Branch members, guests, and applicants for membership are eligible to play.  Beginners are welcome.  Our recent indoor chess event was held in the Pleasant Hill Senior Center on Friday, January 11, 2019.

Our Q1 SIR Chess play sessions are scheduled as follows:

  • January 25, 2019
  • February 8 and 22
  • March 8 and 22

Please join us and bring a friend.  

Contact Steve Schramm if you would like to play (  If you own a chess set, please bring it to our events.  See you there!  

SES 1/19/19

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