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 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.

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!!