Hawaii Randy's Real Estate Opinions: Spending Saturday with 160 of the Best and Brightest from Hawaii

Spending Saturday with 160 of the Best and Brightest from Hawaii

2008 Championships Playing HallI am writing this post during the afternoon rounds of The Hawaii State Scholastic Chess Championships.  My good friend Guy and I are running the Championships in the big hall at Windward community college in Kaneohe, Hawaii.

Last evening we had two rounds for high school only.  Today we are running all five sections.  K-3, K-6, K-8 & K-12.  The K-12 section has more time on their clocks, thus the reason for the extra day to complete all six rounds.  This years high school section has become quite exciting.  Pearl City High School and Punahou have dominated this division for the last several years.  This year Mililani High School has joined them as a serious contender.  Lead by 2-time National Champion Robert Lau and Ryan Palomares who has several State Champions titles himself.  Filling out their ranks is my step son Daniel Macalino (offensive line for the football team) and our neighbor Daniel Strickland  (wide receiver and former rugby player from New Zealand).  Both Daniels are making a strong showing in the event.  Mililani High School has never won the state title in the history of the school.  Their top three players are 2-juniors and 1-freshman.

After the first 4 rounds Mililani High School and Punahou are tied for first place with 2-rounds to go.  Both Robert Lau and Ryan Palomares are undefeated with scores of 4-0 each.  In the fifth round they are matched up with tough opponents who also have state titles under their belts.  The tournament looks to finish in a tight race.

In the K-8 Division, Mililani Middle School is leading after 4 of 6 rounds, hoping to also win their first state title in school history also.

In the K-3 Division my youngest son Jacob who is a 1st grader has a score of 3-1 and is fighting to finish in the top 1st grade spot.  Last year he won the Kindergarten title.  This year the competition has gotten much tougher.

The final standings will be posted at:  http://www.hawaiichess.org/ 



Randy L. Prothero, REALTOR®

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

eXp Realty

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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 20 commentsRandy Prothero • March 15 2008 09:31PM



What a great way to spend the day.  This is such a good post... thanks for sharing it with everyone.

Posted by CENTURY 21 Ryan Realty Panama City Beach, FL (Century 21 Ryan Realty) almost 11 years ago
I know you love to play and teach these kids chess....you do good in the community Randy :)
Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Liberty Homes) almost 11 years ago
I used to play chess and my uncle was pretty good...I haven't played in years...actually when I was younger in Jr. high ...I mad a board from two types of wood in my wood shop..wonder whatever happened to it?
Posted by Neal Bloom, Realtor CRS-Weston FL Real Estate (eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago
I love chess but have no one that really likes to play. I am a big cribbage player and I really like to play any type of game.
Posted by Jay McGillicuddy, Real Estate Broker (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty) almost 11 years ago
I don't play - but am always amazed by the mind power those that do have.... great way to help your son build a brilliant mind
Posted by Thesa Chambers, Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon (Fred Real Estate Group) almost 11 years ago
Randy, something tells me that kids who are into competitive chess don't have time to get into mischief!  Good work!
Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) almost 11 years ago
Hi Randy,
I never learned chess but understand the concentration, strategy, planning and reasoning required are great for the mind.    
Posted by Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist (Kingsbridge Realty, Inc) almost 11 years ago
Randy I remember you posting about this tournament last year.  GOOD LUCK TO YOUR KIDS I hope they kick butt.
Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) almost 11 years ago

Ryan Realty - It was a blast.

Sally - Thank you

Neal - That would be a keeper.  It is a shame you don't have it.

Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

Jay - You can always play online.

Thesa - It has been a very positive thing for both of my sons.

Patricia - As a rule they are all good kids.

Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

Cynthia - It is all of those things.  For seniors it is also a way of fighting off Alzheimer 's disease.

George - They both took home state titles.  My oldest Daniel's team (Mililani High School are the new State High School Champs.  My youngest tied for his grade and is the 1st Grade Co-champ.

Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago
Randy - I've never sat long enough to learn how to play chess.  I figure I'll have time when I'm older...the grandkids can teach me ha ha.
Posted by Dorene Shirley, Silicon Valley Real Estate (The Mortgage & Property Connection) almost 11 years ago
Dorene - I am sure most of them know how to play already.
Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago
We are a chess playing family. Do you organize the whole chess tournament for the state?
Posted by Kevin Robinson, Fractional Developer almost 11 years ago
My friend Guy and I run most of the events.  He organizes the scholastic ones and I help TD them with him.  I organize most of the open events, with the exception of the championships where I usually play.
Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

Congratulations on the results!  I was wondering what the outcome was.

Posted by Mark Organek, On a journey to accomplish one huge goal. (And the United States of America) almost 11 years ago
Mark - I will post them in the next day or two.  I have just been real busy the last week or so and did not have time to post.
Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago
Randy, these kids are all winners. I hope all your children continue success.
Posted by Frank Rubi, FrankRubiRealEstate.com (Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC) almost 11 years ago
Randy - I would imagine that chess also teaches that actions have reactions; that what you do has consequences; and to think ahead about the ramifications of choices you make. If only chess were a required class - but it would probably only succeed with passionate leaders. My grandson learned chess at his private school and likes to compete in local chess tournaments.
Posted by Sharon Simms, St. Petersburg FL - CRS CIPS CLHMS RSPS (Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International) almost 11 years ago

Frank - Thank you

Sharon - Chess does teach them many things.  It is taught in some schools and they have higher academic results to prove the value.

Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago

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