Current Hawaii State Scholastic Champion Evan Zheng can now say he is also the Hawaii Quick Chess Champion! Evan bested a field of 27 players at Washington Middle School, scoring 6.5 points out of 7. NM Cornelius Rubsamen and Expert Stephen Mau tied for equal 2nd-3rd places.
In the lower sections, Dylan Tucker took first in the Under 1500 section, followed by Giorgio Tran. In the Under 1000 section, Gyuyun Kim emerged victorious, followed closely behind by Wyatt Okikawa and Marlin Tucker.
Thanks to all who showed up, and to TD Bob Newell for another excellent tournament!
The 2015 Hawaii Chess Festival was a tremendous success with players from over 10 countries and many U.S. states converging on Hawaii for the many events. There was some great coverage of the event(s) in International chess press, including:
We encourage anyone interested in seeing pictures from the events to see our various Facebook photo galleries.
We were also privileged to have live Grandmaster video commentary during our Grandmaster Challenge.
Results for the various Festival tournaments, not including the GM Challenge, can be found on the USCF website here. Crosstables and results from the GM Challenge can be found at the ChessBase and Chess.com links above.
2015 Hawaii State Scholastic Championship Results are also on the USCF website. Congratulations to Evan Zheng for winning his second State Scholastic Championship!
Thanks to all who participated in what was a very memorable week! We are trying to bring the Festival back again, but are unsure of whether it will be in 2016 or 2017. Stay tuned!
Congratulations to our 2015 Girls State Champion, Maile Duffy! Maile topped a field of nine players with a perfect 4/4 score. You can see the rated results crosstable from the girls event here.
The Girls Championship was held on Saturday, 3/7 at Washington Middle School after a very successful bughouse tournament. Here is a tournament report from Reynolds Takata, who directed this fun event:
Join us on March 7th at Washington Middle School for the Girls State Scholastic Championship and State Bughouse Championship (all ages welcome!).
Download the flyer with more details here.
Hawaii saw its largest rated tournament since the US Open in 1998 when a whopping 91 players participated in the rated sections of this year’s Presidents Day Sectionals event!
Individual winners included:
High School – Evan Zheng
Middle School – Han Seong Kim
Elementary School – Michael Wei Chen
Primary School – Mark Yi An Chen
Novice Section – Justin Liang
Team Winners :
High School – McKinley High School
Middle School – Washington Middle School
Elementary – Punahou
Primary – Punahou