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.

2020 State Warm-Up

 
 
The Shining Knight's State Warm-Up brimmed with excitement from the analytical young minds.  There were over 100 chess kidlings battling with each others' wits.  There was great sportsmanship amongst the various ages of boys and girls at the new venue of the Double Tree Hotel.  Thank you to the parents and coaches that have been so greatly involved in this intellectual realm of their children.  The next Shining Knight's chess tournament is the Pawn's March on Sun, March 15, 2020 at the Double Tree Hotel in Plymouth Meeting!
 
Here are the top players per section:
 
K-6 U200 Individual:                                      Top Teams: Ithan Elementary                                                                                                              
1 MARCUS FRIEDMAN                                                    Valley Forge Elementary
2 CHRISTIAN ZHANG
3 LUIS ROMANO
4 BRANDON EDWA CHAN
5 HANSOHL LEE
6 JASON HONG
 
K-6 U500 Individual:                                        Top Teams: W Vincent Elementary  
1 YUVAN PUTUMBAKA                                          Valley Forge Elementary
2 NICHOLAS ANTON
3 HARRY SCHREITER
4 BENJAMIN FELTMAN
5 MAX LABARBERA
6 PRATIK FERNANDES
 
K-12 U800 Individual:                                       Top Teams: Marsh Creek 
1 SRIRAM MARNI                                                                            Valley Forge Middle
2 ANIRUTH SATISH
3 KEERTHAN CHALLA
4 JACK ALBERT CHEN
5 RYAN KIM
6 JAKE ANTON
hooray to medalists with 3 points ARNAV SADASHIV and ARYAN ROY
 
K-12 Championship Individuals:                           Top Team: Lionville
1 TANAY PARRIPATI
2 NATHANIEL KELLER
3 TIMOTHY HAN
4 ABHIRAM VADIGURI
congrats to medalists HEMANTH K KOLLURI and FAYE FEI MO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

DECEMBER CRUSH 2019

Eighty-eight players met at the 4-H Center in Collegeville, PA for the last Shining Knights
tournament of the year. All four sections were hard fought with few perfect results. The
results are posted on the US Chess website at -
http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?201912147862.0-16427183 (results are not in tie
break order so your child may have finished third but be listed as sixth.) The next Shining
Knights event will be in late February. Happy Holidays everyone!
Here are the top players per section:
 
 K-6 U200 Individual:                                      Top Teams: Kutz Elementary
                                                                                            St. Phillip Neri Elementary
1 Eliot Weber
2 Paul McLaughlin
3 Dimitris Kesisoglou
4 Chetan Nallapaneni
5 Ben Seeger
6 Prateek Menon


K-6 U500 Individual:                                Top Teams: Valley Forge Middle School    
1 Albert Wang                                               Exton Elementary
2 Saharsh Hulage
3 Siddhartha Alluri
4 Han Sam Kim
5 Haasya Putumbaka
6 Vahini Sadhu Venkata
 
K-12 U800 Individual:                       Top Teams:  Wallingford Elementary
1 Jude Torrens                                                            Spring-Ford Intermediate
2 Shadi Harb
3 Clark Kerkstra
4 William Isaac Aronstam
5 Jacob Robert Walters
6 Shrey Hulage
  
K-12 Championship Individual:                  Top Team: Lionville Middle School
1 Ilya Galushkin
2 Dylan Liu
3 Tanay Parripati
4 Varsha Sudarshan Iyengar

The QUEEN'S HARVEST 2019

The Queen's Harvest on a chilly November day brought in 86 gifted kids to the mental battlefield in Wyndmoor, PA.  There was great enthusiasm in the main room among chess parents and coaches.  We saw a decent number of players taking chess notation, and many claimed they possessed knowledge of En Passant.  The next Shining Knight's chess tournament is Sat, Dec 14 in Collegeville, PA: December Crush!
 
Here are the top players per section:
 
 K-6 U200 Individual:                                      Top Teams: Mill Creek Elementary
                                                                                              Devon Elementary
1 OWEN LIU
2 Hardik Talwar
3 LUCIUS FRIBORG
4 COLIN LU
5 HUDSON GENTZEL
6 ANJANA SAKTHIKUMAR
 
 
 

 

K-6 U500 Individual:                                Top Teams: Valley Forge Elementary    

1 JACK ALBERT CHEN                                              East Ward Elementary
2 AZIM AHMAD JULKIPLI
3 BENJAMIN FELTMAN
4 BEDIRHAN SADE
5 COLIN MICH VARANO
6 LUCAS CAO
Kudos to medalist AVANEESH RAMAMURTHY
 

K-12 U800 Individual:                       Top Teams: Welsh Valley Middle School                                                                                 

1 RUOMING AI                                                            Beaumont Elementary
2 SHENGHAO YUAN
3 ANTON LALWANI
4 DHRUV MENON
5 GRETCHEN LUTZ
6 ATHARV NUNEMUNTHALA
hooray to RONAN MURPHY and JAKE ANTON!
 
 

  

K-12 Championship Individual:                  Top Team: Welsh Valley Middle School

 
1 AARON LUTZ
2 PETER WI GOLDBERG
3 ILYA GALUSHKIN
4 JUSTIN DEROSA