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And call'd it Caissa from the dryad's name:
(Whence Albion's sons, who most its praise confess,
Approv'd the play, and nam'd it thoughtful Chess.)



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TThere will be no club this coming Wednesday, November 22, due to the Thanksgiving and Black Friday weekend.


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Weibel Quads at the Weibel Elementary School in Fremont on November 4, 2017. (Photos by Richard Shorman)


Spooky Extravaganza at the Berkeley Doubletree Hotel on October 29, 2017. (Photos by Richard Shorman)


San Ramon Quads in San Ramon on October 21, 2017. (Photos by Richard Shorman)



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California Chess Archivist: Kerry Lawless "chessdryad@sbcglobal.net"
CalChess & ChessDryad Photographer: Richard Shorman "purdyfine@hotmail.com" (Richard reads his email, but doesn't respond).

Our sincerest thanks to Andy Ansel, Salman Azhar, Alan Benson, John Blackstone, Patsy A. D'Eramo, Jr., Frisco Del Rosario, John Donaldson, Jim Hurt, Clare Lawless, Richard 'S' Lee, John P. McCumiskey, Elizabeth Shaughnessy, Mark Shelton, Richard Shorman, Sam Sloan and Ted Yudacufski for their extensive contributions.