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.

DECEMBER CRUSH 2017

The December Crush Tournament housed the best behaved group of players I have ever directed over.  We are seeing more and more players take notation and using clocks.  Looks like the Nice List has been expanded/reinforced by another 79 names.    Please take some time to congratulate all our tournament participants as well as the top performers listed as follows:

Standings December Crush 

K-6 U200 Individual:               Top Team: Merion ES       2nd Team: DE County Christian

1          Kaushik Sivakumar

2          David Mermar

3          Ethan Wang

4          Greta Golberg

5          Caleb  Best

6          Akshith Nair

K-6 U500 Individual:                 Top Team: Belmont      2nd Team: Pickering

1          Jonathan Yang

2          Arnav Kandikonda

3          Max Light

4          Rithik Rao

5          Kyler Parker

6          Sahrsh Hulage

Recognition to Deeya Mulchandani

K-12 U800 Individual:              Top Team: Upper Merion MS       2nd Team: Skyview

1          Somil Tare

2          Saket Banda

3          Abhina Ravishankar

4          Travis Johnson

5          Ronan Murphy

6          Damon Sun

K-12 Championship Individual:            Top Team: Lionville MS      

1          Charles Yang

2          Vasishta Tumuluri

3          Siddhant Suresh

4          Hemanth Kolluri

5          Siddarth Sankar

Enjoy your holidays and keep on learning!   Hope to see all the kids proficient with chess notation as that skill translates to more than just reading the chess language.

 

The Queen's Harvest 2017

With the Philadelphia professional sports teams showing great excitement, perhaps with a few dynasties developing, our region’s chess youth are demonstrating formidable chess prowess.    Please take some time to congratulate all our tournament participants as well as the top performers as follows:

K-4 U200                                               Top Team: Ithan                         2nd Team: Penn Wynne

1          Brian Li

2          Luke Gianoukos

3          Timothy Han

4          Aaron Li

5          Alejandro Wu Mula

6          Max Hansberry

7          Austin Li         

K-6 U400                                               Top Team: The Phila School       2nd Team: DE County Christian School

1          Benjamin Yang

2          Jones Gillman

3          N Fanelli-Salazar

4          Enmon Liu

5          John Kim

6          Axaviar Damavandi

7          Darshan Gokulraj

K-12 U600                                             Top Team: Belmont                     2nd Team: Penn Valley

1          Max Westrup

2          Abhin Ravishankar

3          Saket Banda

4          Christopher Rowan

5          Arudra Ravikanth

6          Abhi Attilli

7          Noah Morris

K-12 U900                                              Top Team: Shipley                      2nd Team: Radnor

1          Sathvi Bollepalli

2          Jay Dabral

3          Aditya Kadiyala

4          Siddarth Sankar

5          Rohit Ra Krishnan

6          Kevin Jin Li

7          Jai Kapur

K-12 Championship                              Top Team: Ithan                            2nd Team:  Pocopson

1          Charles Yang

2          Kenta Tsukamoto

3          Siddhant Suresh

4          Mahika Ralhan

5          Hemanth Kolluri

6          Dean Moon

Enjoy your Thanksgiving turkeys or vegetarian cranberry salads and hope to see you at the next fun tournament on Sat, Dec 16th

2017 December Crush at the Renaissance Academy Charter School, 413 Fairview St, Phoenixville, PA 19460.

The Autumn Knight 2017

With the extended summer-like weather nearly measuring 80 Fahrenheit degrees, nearly 80 youth chess enthusiasts battled in the chess tournament held at Shady Grove Elementary. There were plenty of new and old faces both amongst the sun-tanning audience of parents as well as the players. It is so rewarding to see smiles across the board, literally! Please take some time to congratulate all our tournament participants as well as the top performers listed as follows:

K-6 U200 Individual:                      K-6 U200 Top Team: Blue Bell                            2nd Team: Radnor

1          Kush Jain with a perfect 4.0 score

2          Jonathan Yang

3          Michae Legnola

4          Aidan McGillian

5          Kayla Krasnick

6          Ryan Kim       

Consolation medals to Sungwon Loh and Deven Sharma


K-6 U500 Individual:                         K-6 U500 Top Team: Belmont Hills        2nd Team: Ithan

1          Carl Kim with a perfect 4.0 score

2          Arnav Sadashiv

3          Nigel Pierman

4          Kyler Parker

5          Abhi Attili

6          Malcolm Balch

K-12 U800 Individual:                       K-12 U800 Top Team: Warwick   2nd Team: Downington

1          Dev Jijilal

2          Jay Dabral

3          Hass Boyouk

4          Jeremy Slotter

5          Andrew Solovyev

6          Travis Johnson



K-12 Championship Individual:               K-12 Championship Top Team: Unionville

1          Clifford Han

2          Lance Kay

3          Charles Yang

4          Derrick Han

5          Robbie Forrey

Enjoy your Halloween and subsequent office visit to your dentist if you are not careful of the Tooth Decay Ghost! We hope to see you at the next fun tournament on Sat, Nov 18th:

The Queen's Harvest. 2017 Chess Tournament being held at K. D. Markley Elementary, 354 W Swedesford Road, Malvern, PA  19355.