Hawaii Randy's Real Estate Opinions: Scholastic Chess Team from Hawaii Wins in Florida!

Scholastic Chess Team from Hawaii Wins in Florida!

Many of you know I am the President of the Hawaii Chess Federation and I run a program called "Chess in the Schools."

In the last year some of our students from Hawaii have done us proud.  We have the 9th Grade National Champion out of our chess club in Mililani and this month we had the our first team victory in national competition.  My partner in crime Guy Ontai along with our State Open Champion Cornelius Rubsamen trained them for the event.

Below is the Press Release I sent out that was picked up by the local newspaper.HCF Logo


For Immediate Release

December 16, 2006

Hawaii Chess Federation

P.O. Box 893636 • Mililani, HI  96789

Contact:  Randy Prothero  (808) 384-5645  gambit7@hawaii.rr.com

Kamehameha Schools Win K-6 Blitz Tournament at the 2006 National K-12 / Collegiate Championship  

            State Champion Kamehameha Elementary School Chess Team competed at the 2006 National K-12/ Collegiate Championship and took first place in the K-6 Blitz Team Tournament.  Team members included 6th graders Tristan Kaonohi, Likeke Aipa, and 5th grader Nathaniel Brown.  They had several east coast teams following close behind.   

The team also won several individual trophies during the Blitz event led by an 8th place overall finish by 6th grader Tristan Kaonohi.

This was their second time to compete in a national scholastic event.  Over 1500 elementary school children competed at the Nationals conducted December 8-10, 2006 at Disney's Coronado Springs resort in Lake Buena Vista Florida.

            Also competing from Hawaii; William Chen, 7th grader from Punahou School and  (Blaise) Kapena Lum, 6th grader from Maryknoll School.  Who also had strong showing in the individual events.

            1,540 players representing 40 states were represented at the 2006 National K-12 / Collegiate Championship

The Kamehameha Elementary Chess Team will continue to train hard.   They are planning to compete in possibly three national events in 2007.  Volunteer coaches Guy Ontai (State Scholastic Chess Director), Cornelius Rubsamen (Current State Adult Champion) are already setting an aggressive training schedule.

Results from the 2006 National K-12/ Collegiate Championship.

Individual:  http://www.alchess.com/chess/06/k12/?page=STANDINGS&xsection=

Team:  http://www.alchess.com/chess/06/k12/?page=TEAM&xsection=


Local schedule and additional information at the Hawaii Chess Federation's home page, http://www.hawaiichess.org/.

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The Hawaii Chess Federation is the state affiliate of the United States Chess Federation, the governing body of chess in the United States.



Randy L. Prothero, REALTOR®

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

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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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Comment balloon 6 commentsRandy Prothero • December 23 2006 09:25PM


Congrats, Randy! What a great way to involve and invest yourself in kids and the community!
Posted by Rich Jacobson, Your Kitsap County WA Real Estate Broker (Fathom Realty West Sound) over 12 years ago

Rich - I have been doing it for years and have both of my sons involved.  My youngest who is in Kindergarten is in his 2nd season of tournament chess.

Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) over 12 years ago
Congrats Randy! Kam schools, wow good for you, that was a great school when I lived there, I sure hope that didn't change. Mele Kalikimaka Brudda!
Posted by Lysa Napolitano over 12 years ago

Lysa - The school has gotten better each year.  The families of the students are so supportive.

Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) over 12 years ago
Congrats to you and the Team, Randy! It's your turn to get some publicity in the Ka Nupepa! Call Don Robbins or Chris Aquinaldo. I have their numbers if you need them.
Posted by Michael S. Mackey, REALTOR ABR, CRS, GRI, RSPS (CENTURY 21 All Islands) over 12 years ago

Thank you, many years of hard work to build our program to this level.  I have KaNupepa's contact info.

Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) over 12 years ago

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