Free Movie Tickets to Advance Screenings of Queen of Katwe!!

*** HCF Members and parents: Claim your Free movie tickets to special screenings of the upcoming Disney film Queen of Katwe!! ****

“Queen of Katwe” is the colorful true story of a young girl selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion.

Claim your tickets for the following dates/theaters here:
Monday, 9/19 7PM at Kahala: Enter code 399588
Monday 9/26 7PM at Ward: Enter code 716646

Free Queen of Katwe Screening Honolulu

Mahalo to Disney and Aloha Agency for generously sharing these free tickets with us! We look forward to seeing you at the screenings!

HCF Scholastic Update

Results from the HCF’s previous 3 scholastic events (Veterans Day, MLK, and Presidents day) are all on our tournament results page.

The final two events of this year’s scholastic calendar are the Girls Championship (3/19) and State Scholastic Championship (3/26), both happening at Washington Middle School. Entry forms can be found on our HCF Calendar page. Contact our State Scholastic Director Guy Ontai at for more info on those events.

2015 October Scholastic Results

This year’s scholastic chess calendar kicked off at Washington Middle School on Halloween, with many players playing their games in costume!

Photo Credit: Eric Floro

Deadpool plays chess!  Photo Credit: Eric Floro

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.

Tournament Crosstables

OPEN Section Crosstable
NOVICE Section Crosstable
Adult/College Section Crosstable

October Scholastic Event RESCHEDULED

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 for more info or to register.


NM Cornelius Rubsamen Repeats as Hawaii State Open & Blitz Champion

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.

Photo Credit - Guy Ontai

See the rated cross table from the Open event here. The cross table from the Blitz event is forthcoming.