Thursday, November 17, 2005

Windward Chess News & Special events

Aloha Hawaii chess players, parents, & friends,

Windward Chess News: Windward Chess Club is on the move for (7 weeks and will be meeting at Times Coffee Shop- TCS starting Wednesday's Nov 23). The new Kailua Chess Group is growing with 16 young members and growing so join us on Mondays. Reminder of US STATE CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS tournament playoff between Cornelius Rubsamen vs Chet Gionson held at Mililani Chess Club, rec #6, keep reading for more details!

Update I: Cornelius Rubsamen won last night's match with Chet Gionson 3 -1 to win the right to represent Hawaii! Game 1 was won by Cornelius using the Petrov opening, Game 2 was won by Cornelius using the Tromposki opening, Chet answered back with a win in the Game 3 with the Vienna opening, and Game 4 was won by Cornelius with the French Terrach exchange varition. But Chet did not make it easy after getting ahead in material, Cornelius made it diffcult to end the game and Chet ran out of time to win the match! Information provided by Randy Prothero and Cornelius Rubsamen!

Update II: Hawaii Representative Cornelius Rubsamen's place 4th in the ICC State Champion of Champions and for your review here's all the games played at ICC for this event, games provided by Randy Prothero to see these games go to this link:, see part II of ICC games to Hawaii's State Champion's games!


Also like to remind everyone that Windward Chess Club - WCC had its last meeting for 2005 at Windward Mall last night. WCC meetings will continue at Times Coffee Shop across Kam Hwy at the corner in front of Safeway. It a very nice large meeting room. From Nov 23, 2005 to Jan 4, 2006 we will have our meetings there. TCS has an excellent menu and easy-going atmosphere for playing chess and maybe go if your interested. So checkout Windward Chess Club holiday hang-out and see what it is like to meet in a carpeted Quiet room where you can think about the game your playing and not put up with Mall noise! Lessons will continue and Go players are invited to join us. The TCS management is very happy to have us there. Just a reminder not bring outside food to the meeting room. Waitress service is available and your welcome to purchase anything on their menu and enjoy while playing!

Location: Map
Holiday home of the Windward Chess Club!

Times Coffee Shop
Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center at corner of Kam Hwy in front of Safeway Food Store across from Windward Mall
46-077 Kamehameha HwyKaneohe, Hawaii 96744
cell 294-4335

WCC Calendar:


Also as reminder for those who can't make the Wednesday Night chess meetings, we are also meeting at Kailua District Park on Mondays from 3:30pm to 5:00pm in the mutli-purpose room. We have 14 young players learning and playing chess and grownups & scholastic players are welcome to join us. We have 30 minutes of lessons and then have been playing skittles, using chess clocks

Kailua Chess Group
21 S. Kainalu Drive

Kailua District Park - Map

KCG Calendar:


Notice: Friday Nov 18 from 3:00pm to 4:30pm at Holy Family Catholic Academy HFCA campus there is a round robin match between HFCA, Assets and Hanahau'oli 3 rounds G/10, eight boards! Stop by and checkout the quick action! Holy Family Catholic Academy 830 Main Street, Honolulu, HI 96818 (808) 423-9611.
Update: HFCA A Team won the round robin with 15 points, Assets came in second with 10 1/2 points and HFCA B Team came in 3rd with 2 1/2. We will have rematch early next year!


Tonight, Thursday November 17, 2005

The match between our State Open Co-Champions is on!

Cornelius Rubsamen vs. Chet Gionson Game 10 – best of 5 (first to win 3 games)

Time: 7:00pm (doors open at 6:00pm)
Place: Mililani Chess Club
Rec. Center 6, Mililani Mauka

Winner to represent Hawaii in the US State Champion of Champions event. The winner will receive for participating in the next event a free year of membership on ICC (Internet Chess Club)

Spectators Welcome! Open Chess Play from 6:00pm to 9:00pm!

Randy L. Prothero
Hawaii Chess Federation


There are chess clubs all over the the island of Oahu so check HCF web site for location and meetings times of chess clubs at

Reminder to our new chess players, checkout Chess Kids Academy at it has nine courses that start from beginner to intermediate level, its like having a coach and both you and your parent and or coach can use as a guide to learn to play by the rules of chess as well as learning about openings, tactics and end games, etc. Don't wait try it now!!!!


Frank H. Alejandro
WIndward Chess Club Director
Kailua Chess Club Director
Chess Coach
Kaneohe Go Club Director

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