Walk down Waikiki on the beach side of Kalakaua Ave. in the direction of Diamond Head. You will soon come across the Kuhio Beach chess tables. Local residents and chess enthusiasts from all over the world play here starting from morning to way past sunset. Like all things Hawaiian, the atmosphere is friendly and it is easy to request for a game.
The following are the established chess groups and clubs in Hawaii:
CONTACT PERSON: Mr. Reynolds Takata
INFORMATION: Meets on Saturday nights from 5:00pm to 11:00pm.
Focuses on speed chess and casual play.
HONOLULU CHESS CLUB
The Fan Shop
1125 S. King Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96814
TEL: (808) 597-1125
CONTACT PERSON: Mr. Scott Roods
INFORMATION: Meets on Friday nights from 5:00pm to 11:00pm.
Focuses on casual play.
MILILANI CHESS CLUB
Mililani Recreational Center Room #6
Mililani District Park
94-1150 Lanikuhana Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii 96789
CONTACT PERSON: Mr. Guy Ontai
INFORMATION: Meets on Thursday nights from 6:30pm to 9:30pm.
Offers lectures/lessons and focuses much of its attention on
KIHEI CHESS CLUB
Maui Community College
310 Kaahumanu Avenue
Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii 96732
CONTACT PERSON: Mr. David Camp
INFORMATION: Meets on Friday nights 6:00pm to 10:00pm.
MANOA CHESS CLUB
University of Hawaii
Campus Center, 2nd Floor
2600 Campus Road
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822, USA
CONTACT PERSON: Mr. Michael Morrison
INFORMATION: Meets on Tuesday nights 5:00pm to 7:00pm.
WINDWARD OAHU CHESS CLUB
Kailua Community Room
200 Hamakua Drive
Honolulu, Hawaii 96734
CONTACT PERSON: Mr. Larry Reifurth
INFORMATION: Does not hold regular meetings so it is important to communicate with Larry Reifurth. Location is behind the Kailua Safeway store. You will find a staircase leading to the 2nd floor Kailua Community Room.