The history of chess in Hawaii can be traced back to the 1800s, when it was introduced to the islands by American and European settlers. The game quickly gained popularity among the local population, and by the early 1900s, several chess clubs had been established.
Some of the early chess clubs in Hawaii include the Honolulu Chess Club, which was founded in the 1890s, and the Honolulu Chess and Checker Club, which was established in the early 1900s. Other notable clubs include the Waikiki Chess Club, the Oahu Chess Club, and the University of Hawaii Chess Club.
In the early days, chess in Hawaii was mainly played by the upper class, but it later spread to the general population. Today, chess is widely played in Hawaii, with several tournaments and events held throughout the year.
In recent years, the Hawaii State Chess Federation has been active in promoting the game of chess in Hawaii and helping to organize tournaments, including the annual Hawaii State Chess Championship.
Hawaii Chess Federation