30 July 2008
I've found the following casual and organized chess venues for adults in the San Francisco Bay Area and in the greater Sacramento area. Casual chess includes informal coffeeshop play, and organized chess includes club and tournament play.
Please send additions, updates, and corrections to the email address below; if you wish to be attributed, please include either your surname or your preferred handle. I aim to keep this list current to within four months, and reconfirm each listing each January, May, and September. I also update it as changes are brought to my attention.
South Bay, Peninsula, Santa Cruz/Coastside, San Francisco, North Bay, East Bay, Greater Sacramento, Other.
There are 42 venues listed. Cities and towns represented are:
Alameda, Berkeley (2), Burlingame, Campbell, Clayton, Cotati, Cupertino, Fairfax, Fremont (2), Livermore, Los Gatos, Newark, Oakland (3), Pacifica, Palo Alto (2), Petaluma, Rocklin, San Bruno, San Francisco (5), San Jose (4), San Leandro, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa (3), Stanford, Sunnyvale, and Walnut Creek.
Regards and thank you,
Eric De Mund <ead-ba-chess AT ixian DOT com>
all around the San Francisco Bay Area