International Master Joel Banawa has a peak rating of 2521 USCF and 2407 FIDE. He is one of the current ACE Arizona State Champions and was a former 2010 and 2006 Southern California State Champion. Joel is a very experienced coach that has produced National Champions, United States World Championship Representatives, State Champions, and top ranked kids in the nation. He has worked and earned from the best trainers and players in the world such as International Grandmaster and former number 7 in the world Michael Adams, and former US Champions Gregory Kaidanov and John Federowicz. Joel is one of the few players in the United States that has won two championships in two different states.