Sunday, September 09, 2007

National and International tournaments this summer!


Lots of chess news will keep it brief. Summer had several players going to the mainland, the two most notable is Charles Sonido to played in the Denker (Tournament of State Scholastic Champions) and the U.S. Chess Open and he did very well in his rating division almost winning first in the U.S. Open division he was in. Also Larry Reifurth was the only adult from Hawaii this year to play in the U.S. Chess Championship Open he came away with good score, he also attended the USCF meetings that govern USCF functions and elections.

Robert Lau played in the Cadets tournaments as well as the World Youth Chess Championship under 16 on board #2 of the USA team #1.

Sept 1-3 Hawaii State Championships was held and Cornelius Rubsamen and Eric Mui manage to easily win the tournaments and so are now co-champions of Hawaii, both have won this title before we hope to see them often at local Hawaii tournaments, not just in the Championship tournaments! But with work schedules and making a living in Hawaii well that is not always possible.

Sept 22 is the Hawaii Blitz Championship followed the next weekend with the first scholastic tournament of the season at Le Jardin Academy on Sept 29 on the Windward Side in Kailua.

See for additional details and schedule for the rest of the season. All Hawaii tournaments continue to be rated by CXR including USCF tournaments that have CXR players playing in them.

Notice: Windward Chess & Go Club is a a few weeks from possibly returning to Windward Mall, will keep you posted, date of meeting and times may change, but after 18 months of waiting for Windward Mall to finish their renovation its most welcome to be returning! So we hope to see soon where ever WCGC is meeting, its your club, we want Border's Bookstore to know we appreciate their offer to let us meet in there venue!

Reminder: Do not forget to renew your USCF and CXR memberships especially if your going to be playing in Hawaii and national tournaments.

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