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.

CONGRATS KARTHIK!

Congratulations to Karthik Murugan for his 1st place victory at the National Elementary Championship in the 118th Annual U.S. Open Chess Championship held July 30 in Norfolk, VA.   Karthik is a Shining Knights camper and frequent tournament player.  He will be entering sixth grade this fall in the Downingtown Area School District.

2017 SPRING FINALE

May 20, 2017 – At the HUB in Conshohocken, 89 players played in four sections – Under 200/Unrated, Under 500, Under 800, and Championship Section, in the final event before camps kick off in a couple of weeks.  Numerous former camp participants were among the award winners, especially in the top section.   

Trophy winners for individuals and teams are as follows:

 

K-6 U200:

Individual:

  1. Benjamin Linares
  2. Alisha Singh
  3. Travis Johnson
  4. Angad Tripathi
  5. Eric Ochis
  6. Benjamin Vossen

Team:

  1. Plymouth Elementary   
  2. Upper Providence Elementary

K-6 U500:

Individual:

  1. Rhea Howard
  2. Eric Babka
  3. Rich Liu
  4. Jackson Fischer
  5. Caroline Marg
  6. Colum Dougherty

Team:

  1. The Philadelphia School
  2. Upper Providence Elementary 

K-12 U800:

Individual:

  1. Sathvik Bollepalli
  2. Jai Kapur
  3. Nicholas Akins
  4. Dev Madhavan
  5. Jay Dabral
  6. Somil Tare

Team:

  1. Sarah Starkweather 

K-12 Championship:

Individual:

  1. Justin Lam
  2. Lance Harris Kay
  3. Vasishta Tumuluri
  4. Seth Casel
  5. Lilian Wang
  6. Raymond Liu

Team:

  1.  Pocopson

From Byrn Mawr to Doylestown, Doylestown to Kennett Square, we look forward to seeing everyone at summer camps this summer!!

Chess Pieces of April

On Saturday, April 29th Ithan Elementary hosted 124 chess youths eager to think their way through a beautiful weekend.  There were many new faces and formed friendships.  Parents and coaches joined in the spirit with solid encouragement.  Look at our top performers, and congrats to all the participant chess players.

 

K-6 U200 Individual:                      K-6 U200 Team: Upper Providence followed by Colonial

1          Dawson Beccaria with a perfect 4.0

2          Nicholas Platchek with a perfect 4.0

3          Abhinay Ravishankar

4          Matthew Facciolini

5          Max LaBarbera

6          Sam Goldsborough

Special props to Sierra Tirendi, Efrain Ortiz, and Aidan Connelly.


K-6 U500 Individual:                    K-6 U500 Teams: Ithan and Shipley

1          Samuel Weisz with a perfect 4 wins

2          Atharv Nunemunthala

3          Sahil Kurien

4          Max Westrup

5          Lukas Bleyen

6          Henry Markel Tornetta

Kudos to Rhea Howard, Max Light and Theodore Krieg.

K-12 U800 Individual:                    K-12 U800 Team: Unionville

1          Derrick Han w/ a perfect 4 wins

2          Yajat Gupta w/ a perfect 4 wins

3          Raj Kansara

4          Mahika Ralhan

5          Kevin Li

6          Daniel Albarouki

Congrats also to Sophia Stoy.



K-12 Championship Individual:               K-12 Champ Team: Pocopson

1          Anshu Nunemunthala with a perfect 4.0

2          Clifford Han

3          Andrew Feng

4          Lillian Wang

5          Justin Lam

Additionally recognizing Kenta Tsukamoto.

Thank you for your support in enriching your children’s lives.  Cindy will hopefully see you on 5/20/17 for the next chess tournament:  100 Four Falls Corporate Center, Conshohocken, PA 19428.  Keep up the good work, inspiring your children to think like a King!