Hawaii Randy's Real Estate Opinions: Mililani Wiz Kids Shine at Hawaii Chess Championships

Mililani Wiz Kids Shine at Hawaii Chess Championships

Mililani Chess Club LogoStephen L. J. Mau from Mililani High School goes undefeated to finish as the State High School Chess Champion!  Stephen stepped in this year to fill the big shoes of 2-time National Champ Robert Lau who graduated from Mililani High School last year.  Under Stephen’s leadership, Mililani High School finished tied with Kamehameha Schools as the team champs.  This is the third straight year the Mililani High School team has finished at the top of the heap at the State Championships.  Teammate Ryan Jose` Palomares finished tied for the top 11th grade spot.

Evan Zheng from Mililani Middle School tied for the top State Middle School spot, becoming the Co-Champion.  The Mililani Middle School team was short a player, yet won the silver medals.  The mighty three came within a ½ point of taking the team title.  In the elementary school division, Kevin Zheng from Mililani Ike finished as the state’s top 5th grader. 

The 2010 State Scholastic Chess Championships were held Saturday, March 13, 2010 at Washington Middle School in town.  It was organized and directed by former state representative Guy P. Ontai, who is the Mililani Chess Club president and the State Scholastic Director for the Hawaii Chess Federation.  Guy was assisted at both events by area REALTOR®, Randy Prothero who serves as a director/ instructor for the Mililani Chess Club and is the President of the Hawaii Chess Federation.

The duo held the State Scholastic Blitz Chess Championships (5-Minute Chess) the previous Saturday at the same location.  Blitz chess is high speed and exciting.  In that event Evan Zheng tied for the top spot for the Middle School Division and led his Mililani Middle School team to the gold medals.  Other notable, Jacob Prothero from Hanalani School tied as the state’s top 3rd grader for blitz chess.

Detailed results from both events listed above can be found at: www.HawaiiChess.org/tournaments.html   A list of state champions current and past can be found at: www.hawaiichess.org/Champions.html

The Mililani Chess Club is open to the public and meets on Thursday’s from 6pm to 9pm at Rec. Center 6.  Mililani Chess Club offers lessons for beginners and has trained both state and national champions. The website for the Mililani Chess Club is: www.MililaniChess.org



Randy L. Prothero, REALTOR®

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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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Comment balloon 6 commentsRandy Prothero • March 24 2010 12:23PM


Randy, Stephen does sound like a whiz kid.  I wish I knew how to play chess.  I have a friend who taught both of my children years ago.  I guess I should have set in on the lessons.

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) about 9 years ago

Randy, I know enough about chess to lose very quickley.  But, it usually makes someone else feel good!

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) about 9 years ago

Randy, congratulations to both of you!  You must be really proud of Milliani Wiz Kids!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) about 9 years ago

Marchel - The slogan for my club is for kids of all ages.  You can always learn.

William - It is easy to lose fast with some of the youngsters in our group.

Patricia - We are very proud of them.  The other half of the story was that a large percvent of the other winners have some ties to our club, but may not be from our community.

Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) about 9 years ago

You're a real champ for coaching these kids and getting them interested in chess instead of xbox and the other video junk.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) about 9 years ago

I tell my students XBox is OK as long as it has chess on it.  :)

Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) about 9 years ago

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