Thursday, September 08, 2005

Two new Hawaii Chess Champions!!!


Ohana East Hotel was the place to be on Sept 3rd to Sept 5th for Hawaii chess players: There were 42 USCF players of which 24 were CXR players and more then half were HICL scholastic players.
Congrats to Hawaii Open State Champions, Cornelius Rubsamen and Chet Gionson Hawaii's new co-champions both with 4.0 scores three wins, two draws and no losses. (1600 USCF and below) winner Soliven Lansangan with a 4.5 score one draw and no losses, won this section tournament. For prize info and new state champion photos of the see HCF web site To review some of the games played go to HCIL 2005 games

Hawaii Chess Federation was finally able to submit the USCF tournaments in an amazing one day turn around for USCF to process these two tournaments. Several other recent tournaments that were held up due to software bugs, were worked out by USCF's new rating system and were processed Sept 5 via the new USCF TD / Affiliate account system! Yeah!!

CXR members also had their games processed overnight, even though there were only 24 CXR players in the 42 players event. So please check your new USCF and CXR ratings for those that have been wondering what their new rating were especially for the "Unrated new members".

For the most current U.S. Chess Federation ratings results and wallcharts and (CXR) Chess Express ratings and 40 plus stats see the following link for additional details:

If anyone who played in the Hawaii state championships, has any chess notated games from this event that you would like to share, please email at

HCF will be posting the new Interscholastic schedule soon, so keep practicing and remember winning is 99 percent tactics!

Reminder the first Interscholastic Chess Tournament is at Le Jardin Academy on Sept 24 see

Mahalo to STD Larry Reifurth for submitting the ratings report to the USCF for the quick processing and helping us get CXR ratings process quickly as well!


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