Chess is a wonderful board game of strategy and skill that has been played worldwide for centuries. The SIR Chess group will gather monthly to continue this tradition by pairing off for one or two games each month. Members will bring their own chess sets to the play events.

The Chess play events 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 events are held monthly on the second Friday of the monthChess will be played from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm.

The location for chess depends on the weather.  Summer months – Pleasant Hill Park, 147 Gregory Lane, on the picnic tables near the Teen Center. Winter months – a reserved room in the nearby 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.

Our first indoor chess event was held in the Game Room of the Pleasant Hill Senior Center on Friday, January 12.  Eight members participated, and paired off for fun and games.

Our next SIR Chess play event is scheduled for Friday, February 9.  Please join us and bring a friend.  Beginners are welcome.

Please 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 1/19/18

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