Shining Knights Chess is smart fun for schools & kids

ImageWelcome to the website of the Shining Knights Chess Company! We partner with Elementary schools, Middle schools, and community centers to teach chess to children. We teach students of all different levels, from total beginners to national champions. We also run scholastic tournaments, where students can compete both individually and as members of their school’s team. For the more advanced scholastic chessplayers, we organize monthly adult chess tournaments to allow for stronger competition. We currently teach classes and run tournaments and camps in Pennsylvania.

To register for one of our chess events, click on the appropriate link above. If you have any questions about our chess events, feel free to contact us or look at our FAQs.

The Queen's Harvest 2016

Chilling out on a warm autumn day (70's in November).  What a nice surprise to celebrate the young, budding chess minds.  Congratulations to all that played and those who came out to support.  Here are the award winners:

K-4 U200 Individual                     K-4 U200 Team

1  Michael Hwang 4                     1  Ithan 11
2  Charles  Yang 4                         2  Popcopson 10
3  Arya Solur 3.5    
4  Derrick Han 3    
5  Ryan Hwang 3   
6  Anshul Kollur 3   
7  Kai Talbert 3

 

K-6 U400 Individual                     K-6 U200 Team

1    Varsha Iyengar 4                    1 Penn Valley 5    
2    Zachary Root 3                       2 The Philadelphia School 4.5
3    Clifford  Han 3  
4    Siddhant Prabhudesai 3    
5    Kiran Mistry  3
6    Aaron Luo


K-12 U600 Individual                  K-12 U600 Team
1 Dean Moon 4                            1 Ithan 6

2 Siddhant Suresh 3                    2 The Philadelphia School 3.5    
3 Gavin Denison 3    
4 Andrew Hu 3    
5 Moshe Lipkin 2.5    
6 Tibor Barankay 2.5
 

K-12 U900                                        K-12 U900 Team

1    Alexander Szperka 4                1 Colonial 5
2    Nicholas Akins 3
3    John Krasnick 3
4    Connor Denison 2
5    Mahika Ralhan 2


K-12 Championship Individual      K-12 Champ Team
1  Andrew Fan 4                               1  Penn Wynne 4        
2  Micah Dubnoff 2.5                                   
3  Kathrik Murugan 2.5                               
4  Stan Wang 2

 

We hope to see you at the next tournament: December Crush - 12/10/16, 1005 Kriebel Mill Road, Eagleville, PA 19403.

2016 THE AUTUMN KNIGHT

With the leaves falling and the prelude to the winter chill becoming, we welcomed the Autumn Knight Tournament.  No mindless horseman could keep our youth from showing their colors on the chess board.  There were plenty of tricks that lead to these treats…

K-6 U200 Individual:                      K-6 U200 Team
1.  Rama Are 4                                1. Titus 10.5
2.  Nicholas Feng 3.5                     2. Audubon 6.5
3.  Kayden Tang 3.5
4.  Max Light 3
5.  Nigel Pierman 3
6.  Henry Nevin 3

7.  Caroline Marg, Darius Yakubov, and Ethan Guo with 3 each


K-6 U500 Individual:                    K-6 U500 Team:
1.  Reed McKnight 3.5                   1.  Ithan 6
2.  Gretchen Lutz 3.5                      2. Radnor Elementary 6
3.  Lucas Moon 3                                                       
4.  Andrew Hu 3
5.  Siddhant Suresh 3
6. Dean Moon 3

7.  Neel Chakraborty 3

K-12 U800 Individual:                    K-12 U800 Team:
1.  Aakash Jha 4                              1. The Philadelphia School 8.5  
2.  Nicholas Akins 3.5                       
3.  John  Leitzell 3
4.  Mahika Ralhan 3
5.  Dominic Incognito 3
6. John Krasnick with 3 pts


K-12 Championship Individual:               K-12 Champ Team:
1.  Kathrik Murugan 3.5                           1.  Merion 4              
2.  Nikki Khmelnitsky 3                                   
3.  Hemanth Kolluri 3                                 
4.  Aaron Lutz 3

This was a very well received tournament by both players and audience.  Thank you for great participation and spirit.  See you at the Queen’s Harvest on Nov 19th!

2016 SPRING FINALE

Saturday, May 14, 2016 in Narberth, PA was a day of outstanding chess.  84 students of various ages battled for trophy and spirit.  19 new members of the United Chess Federation played in their maiden tournament.  There were plenty of happy smiles and forged friendships.  We love the attendance and energy of the parents and coaches! Here are the top finishers followed by points earned:

K-6 U200 Individual:                      K-6 U200 Team
1.  Connor Nguyen 4                      1. Radnor 
2.  Liam Connelly 4                         2.  William Penn Charter
3.  Jay Dabral 3
4.  Rhea Howard  3
5.  Marko Vucetic 3
6.  Jacob Kestenbaum 3

7. Thatcher Adams 3


K-6 U500 Individual:                    K-6 U500 Team:
1.  Samuel Weisz 4                        1.  The Philadelphia School
2.  Deeya Mulchandani 3               2.  Chesterbrook
3.  John Krasnick 3                                                      
4.  Ryan Partidge 3
5.  Agastya Vangala 2.5
6.  Gretchen Lutz 2.5

7. Nathaniel Keller 2    

K-12 U800 Individual:                    K-12 U800 Team:
1.  Devesh Mani Posa 4                   1.  Penn Valley Elementary 
2.  Daniel Friedlander 3.5                2.  Skyview
3.  Nathan Luo 3
4.  Raymond Liu 3
5.  Fiona Feng 3
6.  Jake Anderson 3

7. Nathan Schneider 2.5



K-12 Championship Individual:               K-12 Champ Team:
1.  Kathrik Murugan 3.5                           1.  Merion            
2.  Seth Kellan Casel 3.5                              
3.  Andrew Malinsky 3                                    
4.  Noah Thomforde-Toates 3

5. Micah Dubnoff 3