Friday, March 03, 2006

Hawaii Scholastic Chess News

Aloha Hawaii Chess Players,

2006 President’s Day 4x4 Team Tournament was held at Aliamanu Intermediate School G/25, 5 rounds, 2-20-06 TDs: Guy P. Ontai & Randy Prothero with allot of helpers, due to the 160 plus players playing! For the rest of the tournament results go to

Open Section – 4 Player Teams
Overall Place

1st Gold Medals - Iolani #1 Team, 4.5 team points
2nd Silver Medals - Homeschool Team, 4.5 team points
3rd Bronze Medals - Pearl City HS Team, 4.0 team points

Novice Section Winners 6 rounds G/15

1st - Krienke, Marissa, 6.0 points
2nd - Michael, Kory, 5.0 points
3rd - Seto, Brendan, 5.0 ponts
4th - Butt, Rehan, 5.0 points
5th - Leonard, Forest, 5.0 points

First it required a little more time than I had to get the HICL and CXR ratings completed quickly, due to the team format of the tournament, but a little trial and error I finally got it formatted for CXR to process. As for the seasonal HICL ratings, still rechecking for errors, but I do have a draft of the rosters available at link on Item #2 and Item #3 below!

News links & ratings links!

1. Who is the World Chess King?

2. New HICL-Hawaii Interscholastic Chess League Final seasonal ratings roster!

3. New National CXR ratings available at under the Hawaii Interscholastic Chess League name! This a history of all your games rated by CXR. As long as your active you will be able to see your ratings & stats. Reminder many of you never got your log-in and password so please email me at for this information.

The two rating Hard copies of (HICL and CXR rosters) will be available for your review at the March 11 tournament as well as on-line!!

Note: If you would like to donate $5 for this CXR service and / or for HICL seasonal awards you can use Paypal at our Windward Chess Club web site link under the picture of Windward Chess Club players, or just click on paypal link above! We are still actively seeking NEW sponsors for HICL / CXR programs!

Info: Cost for 200 CXR players is $5 per player = $1000 annually, and does not include the HICL awards program costs! None of this is funded by HCF or taken from tournament entries, accept for the LJA Tournament we hold annually. which has been kicking off the Hawaii chess tournament season the last two years and will continue doing so! This year HCF / HICL open section scholastic tournaments had 162 players (5tournaments) and last year we had 178 players (5 tournaments).

Its normally overlooked during the tournament annoucements, but it does not stop us from getting the Hawaii's scholastic tournaments rated by CXR, Susan Polgar now has her New York Chess Center and her Susan Polgar Texas Chess Center involved. CXR- Chess Express, Inc. now has affiliates in Canada, Mexico, S. Africa and others are joining!

Note: HICL has no rating cost. its maintained on my own computer and so is only a seasonal rating and posted at, but at the end of each scholastic chess tournaments season HICL is giving out awards to the top rating performers and it does help to play in as many tournaments as possible. This year we had only 8 players play in all five recent scholastic (Sept 2005 to Feb 2005) tournaments out of 162 players. Chess season is year long so its understandable that other sports and events will keep players away at times!


HICL awards will be presented to winners on March 11, so be sure to come play in the Hawaii State Championships for High School to held from March 10 to March 11. And for K -8 only on March 11. Due to Feb 20 tournament having only five rounds we lowered the requirement of 18 games down to 17 games to qualify and to be fair to those counting on this tournament to achieve the minimum requirement of games!

2006 Hawaii Chess Federation Calendar

3/4/06 Iolani Invitational G/15, 5 rounds( PDF File) TD: Jim Rubash
(Saturday) Word Version of Flyer/Reg. Form
Reg. 8:00am - Student Center (Registration closes promtly at 8:30am) {Please print and review tournament details). Bughouse tournament sign-up for Bughouse tour.anytime before 12:30pm.


3/4/06 Free - Girls Chess Workshop (PDF File) TD: Reynolds Takata
Word Version of Flyer
(Saturday) 1:30pm to 3:00pm- Iolani School Student Center

3/10/06 - 3/11/05 2006 Scholastic State Championships (PDF File) TD: Guy P. Ontai
(Fri-Sat) Word Version of Flyer/Reg. Form
CXR rated - Open Only Windward Community College
K-12 Section Fri & Sat,- K-3, K-6 & K-8 Divisions Saturday only

4/1/06 Kahuku Open Rapid Tournament G/15 (5 rounds) TD: Frank Alejandro
(Saturday)& Bughouse Tournament (same rules as Iolani)
CXR rated - Open Only Details TBA avialble soon!

4/8/06 9am Reg Mililani Chess Day G/45 USCF Rated TD: Randy Prothero
The Town Center of Mililani - Near Gazebo in Center
Also Open Play, Free Lessons & The Giant Chess Set
CXR rated only for active members, For more info email
5/12/05 5:30pm HCF Board Meeting Contact: Randy Prothero
(Friday) Dillingham Sizzlers


For th rest of the Hawaii calendar visit http://www.hawaiichess,org/


Frank H. Alejandro
Windward Chess Club Director
HICL & CXR Ratings Adminstrator
Oahu Go Club Director
Chess Coach / TD

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