Hawaii Randy's Real Estate Opinions: August 2008

Hawaii State Chess Championships This Weekend

HCF LogoThe 2008 Hawaii State Open Chess Championships will be held this weekend at the Outrigger Ohana East Hotel.  Even if you are not playing you are welcome to come as a spectator.  they will also be practice games going on.  See you this weekend!



Single section tournament...everyone's competing for first place!*

*Hawai'i residents only eligible for title of "champion"

Hawai'i State Championship

USCF membership required; available at the door or, at a discount, https://secure.uschess.org/webstore/index.php (be sure to bring your USCF membership card or something that includes your ID number)

  • 5 Round Swiss
  • Time Control:         All rounds at G/120.
  • EF:                       $30 if rec'd by 8/27, $40 thereafter. Jrs. $5 less.
  • Registration:         (Sat. 8/30)       8:00am - 8:45 am
  • Round Times:         (Sat. 8/30)       Round 1: 9:00 am (accelerated pairings)
  •                                                   Round 2: 1:30 pm  (accelerated pairings)
  •                             (Sun. 8/31)      Round 3: 9:00am
  •                                                   Round 4: 1:30pm
  •                             (Mon. 9/1)       Round 5: 9:00am

Up to two half-point byes permitted if requested prior to beginning of Round 3.)

 Bring boards, sets and clocks none will be provided / you must know how to set your clock / you must keep score /

you must bring your own writing instrument (or MonRoi device) to use in keeping score / embedded electronic receiving devices are expressly prohibited / cell phones must be turned to silent, off or vibrate / TD reserves the right to involuntarily and without notice, consistency or refund withdraw anyone from the tournament for cheating, arguing with the TD or talking too loudly...these rules notwithstanding, everyone should have fun!

Checks/Entries payable:

          • Hawai'i Chess Federation
          • c/o Larry Reifurth
          • 1572 Kaminaka Drive, Honolulu, Hawai'i 96816
            (808) 225-0599
          • E-mail: larry@hawaii.rr.com



Randy L. Prothero, REALTOR®

Broker-in-Charge, ABR, AHWD, CRB, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, MRP, SFR

eXp Realty

Team Leader - "The Prothero Group"

Randy Prothero is well established as an expert in working with military / VA clients and first time home buyers.  His home seller's (listing) campaign is one of the most aggressive marketing programs in the area.  His luxury home listings sell faster and for more money.

Based out of Mililani, Hawaii. Randy services the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) Performs mediations and ombudsman services for the Board of Realtors.  To improve overall professionalism in his area Randy also offers classes for real estate agents. 

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