This year’s scholastic chess calendar kicked off at Washington Middle School on Halloween, with many players playing their games in costume!
In the Open (K-12) section, Dylan Tucker and Quguang Wang tied for first place, both with 5.5 out of 6. Host Washington Middle School took top team honors.
In the Novice section, it was Matthew Araki from Voyager Charter school who bested a very large field of 49 players.
This year’s tournament even featured an adult/college section, which was won by Austin Bowman with a perfect 3/3 score.
As always, mahalo to all of the participants and congrats to the winners! Next up on the HCF scholastic calendar is the Veterans Day Scholastic on 11/11.
Because of unexpected travel requirements of our Scholastic Director Mr. Guy Ontai, we have to re-schedule the October Scholastic tournament to Saturday, October 31st. Please see the revised flyer and entry form HERE. Everything is the same except for the revised dates.
If you have already registered, you will be automatically registered for the 31st. If you are unable to participate on that date, a refund will be given to you or if you like, applied it to the Veterans’ Scholastic in November. Please contact Mr. Ontai at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or to register.
National Master Cornelius Rubsamen has won the 2015 editions of both the Hawaii State Open and Blitz Championships! In the Open, NM Rubsamen won four games and drew one, while in the Blitz Championship he scored a very impressive 13 wins with only one loss. Cornelius is a many time state champion, and this year’s victories are repeats of his results last year, when he won clear first in the Open and tied for first in the Blitz.
See the rated cross table from the Open event here. The cross table from the Blitz event is forthcoming.
This year’s Hawaii State Open & Blitz Championships will be happening from September 5-7 at Washington Middle School. See the flyer below for more details and download the printable flyer and entry form here. Be sure to get your entries to tournament director Bob Newell by September 1st to save some money!