Valor Mexia ‘perfect’ at chess tourney

  • Bill Buley / The Garden Island

    Ethan Pinnock, 9, of Lihue, left, and Byron Gray, 10, of Kalaheo, match strategies during the Kauai Community Chess Tournament on Saturday at the Lihue Public Library.

Thirty players competed in the first Kauai Community Chess Tournament at the Lihue Public Library on Saturday. Half of them entered the youth section for grades K-8, and the other half entered the adult section for grades 9 and up.