The Memorial Saturday Open chess tournament is right around the corner! The one-day tournament will be a G/60 (G/55; 5/d), dual-rated, 4 round swiss. There will be cash prizes and a trophy for the winner! See the tournament details page for all the info or to register.
This is a great opportunity to get some rated chess in before the State Championship. We hope to see you there!
We’ve posted results from the 2013 State Scholastic Championship, Girl’s Championship and Invitational/Team Events on our tournament results page. Here’s a summary of the winners:
2013 State Scholastics
Primary Team Champions: Punahou
Elementary Team Champions: Homeschool
Middle School Team Co-Champions: Washington Middle (tiebreak winners), Mililani Middle
High School Team Co-Champions: Kamehameha (tiebreak winners), Mililani High
Primary Champion: Caleb White
Elementary Co-Champions- Anand Sivakumar (Tiebreak Winner), Zachary Kim, Gabriel White, Adriel White
Middle School Co-Champions – Kevin Zheng (tiebreak winner and Barber representative), Wunmin Chen
High School – Stephen Mau (Denker representative)
2013 Girl’s Championship
Champion: Janice Evans
Scholastic Invitational/4×4 Team Event
Invitational Co-Winners: Stephen Mau, Evan Zheng
4×4 Team Winners: Homeschool Team ’1′
Below are links to PDFs with the various crosstables, prize reports and team standings from today’s 2013 Presidents’ Scholastic Sectionals Chess Tournament (G/45, 5-SS). Just a bit of interesting trivia, but do you know which U.S. Presidents played chess? If you wish to find out, there’s an interesting article on chess.com: U.S. Presidents and Chess.
This past Saturday, eleven brave challengers came out to Washington Middle School to take on Slovenia’s seven-time Woman’s Chess Champion Jana Krivec, who is currently on vacation here in the Islands. Facing some of Hawaii’s best chess players, WGM Krivec won seven games, drew one and lost three.
Winners included veteran players Rob Keough and Fred Haley, as well as scholastic player Patrick F. Perry. Also, Dr. Bill Shea managed a draw.
The following picture hopefully will give anyone who wasn’t able to attend a sense of the spirit/mood of the event.
Mahalo to all of the players (and accompanying friends/family members/spectators) who came out for the simul! Also special thanks to Eric Floro, WMS’ chess coach for securing the venue and helping to organize the event. Coel Oshiro, UH Chess Club President, deserves thanks as well for helping with promotion and for managing the registration desk.
Of course, the biggest thanks goes to Ms. Krivec, who wowed all of us with her impressive play, kindness and grace. Aloha and mahalo, Jana!
Woman Grandmaster (WGM) Jana Krivec is a seven time Woman’s National Champion of Slovenia. We are extremely excited to announce that WGM Krivec will be visiting Hawaii in February and will be giving a clock simultaneous exhibition; Ms. Krivec will take on up to 30 players (!) simultaneously at Washington Middle School on Saturday, February 9th. All ages and skill levels are welcome to play!
For more info about Jana, please see her official website at www.janakrivec.si. The website is in Slovenian, but you can decipher most of the content with Google Translate.
Details of the event follow:
Date/Time: Saturday, February 9th from 5:30-8 PM. Registration from 4:45 – 5:15 PM.
Time Control: G/45 +30s (Participants and WGM Krivec will each start with 45 minutes, and 30 seconds will be added per move)
Cost: $25, a portion of which will go to benefit the Washington Middle School and University of Hawaii chess clubs.
To sign up : Email event organizer Beau Mueller at beau (at) muellerstrategic.com with the subject, “Simul Sign-up.” Again, only the first 30 players who sign up can be accommodated, so please try to get your name in as soon as possible.
More info: All are welcome to come and watch. Players/parents: please bring sets and clocks!
Don’t miss your chance to play with an exceptional female talent!