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CONGRATULATIONS!!!! OUTSTANDING!!!

Shining Knights would like to extend congratulations to the Skyview Elementary chess team of Shawn Wang, Kevin Cui, Jeffrey Gong and Patrick Li for winning the K-6 Open Section at the 2015 Pennsylvania State Scholastic Chess Championships.

And congrats to Karthik Murugan for placing 9th at the 2015 National Elementary Championship in the K-3 U800 section.  Karthik is a student at Pickering Valley Elementary.  

 

Great job to all of those that particpated!!!

2015 SPRING FINALE

On May 16th, some of the most experienced and brilliant scholastic chess players from all over the Philadelphia area played in the Spring Finale tournament in Wayne, PA at Wayne Elementary to close out what has been an awe-inspiring chess school year.  In the U200 section, Jake Race took 1st place with a perfect 4.0 points and Plymouth Elementary claimed the 1st place team award.  Jake Anton came out on top with a 1st place finish in the U500 Section with 4.0 points, and Stony Creek Elementary added yet another 1st place team trophy to their collection.  The U800 section saw Roey Gal earn top honors with a perfect 4.0 score, and Penn Valley Elementary carried home the 1st place team trophy. First place in the Championship section went to a deserving Andrew Malinsky who fought hard for a score of 4.0.  Congratulations to all of our competitors!  We look forward to seeing your determined play again in the fall.  Have a safe and enjoyable summer!

CHESS PIECES OF APRIL

On April 25th, players from all over the Philadelphia area played in the Chess Pieces of April tournament in Wayne, PA at Wayne Elementary.  In the U200 section, Aditya Shah won 1st place with 4.0 points and The Shipley School won the 1st place team award. Lillian Wang won 1st place in the U500 Section with 4.0 and Shipley snagged another 1st place team trophy. Finally, in the Championship section, Andrew Fan won 1st place with a score of 4.0 and Colonial Elementary won the 1st place team spot. Congratulations to all of our players and we look forward to seeing you all again May 16th for Spring Finale event.

 

2014 DECEMBER CRUSH

On Dec 13th, players came from all over the Philadelphia area to play in the 2014 December Crush Tournament. In the K-6 U200 Section, Andrew Fan won with a perfect score of 4.0 while Stony Creek Elementary won the 1st place team trophy. In the K-6 U500 section, Dominic Incognito won 1st place while Penn Valley Elementary won the team award. In the K-12 U800 section, Hemanth Kolluri was able to secure a perfect 4.0 score and 1st place. The Philadelphia School won as the 1st place team in the K-12 U800 section. Finally, in the K-12 Championship section, Pratyush Singh won 1st place with a perfect score of 4.0. Thanks to all the players who came out and we look forward to seeing you again in the new year!!

2014 GR PHILADELPHIA SCHOLASTIC

First off, a big thank you to all players who came out for the 2014 Greater Philadelphia Scholastic Chess Championship. We had over 100 players particpate in the tournament. The K-1 section was won by Kevin Li with the 1st place team trophy going to Lower Gwynedd Elementary. In the K-3 section, Micah Dubnoff scored a perfect 5.0 to win the section while Merion Elementary grabbed the team award. In a huge K-6 section, Nikhil Rangappargi managed a perfect 5.0 score to win the section and the Thomas Edison Charter School won the 1st place team spot. The K-8 section went to Michael Bai while Thomas Edison secured a second team trophy. Finally, Dawid Ryczek won with a perfect score to take first in the K-12 section and Pocono Mountain East earned the team trophy. Again, thank you to all the players and parents who joined us!!

 

2014 THE AUTUMN KNIGHT

On October 25, players from all over the Philadelphia area met at The Fellowship House of Conshohocken for The Autumn Knight tournament.  In a very large U200 section, Benjamin Chermside won 1st place with 4.0 points and Friends Select won the 1st place team award. Justin DeRosa won 1st place in the U500 Section with 4.0 and Friends Select snagged another 1st place team trophy.  In the U800 section, Nikhil Rangappargari won with a perfect 4.0 score while Penn Valley won the 1st place team award.  Finally, in the Championship section, Ram Singh won 1st place with a score of 3.5 and Skyview Upper Elementary won the 1st place team spot. Congratulations to all of our players and we look forward to seeing you all again November 22 for The Greater Philadelphia Scholastic Chess Chanpionship.  

 

2014 SPRING FINALE

On May 17th, 76 players showed up to play in The Spring Finale tournament of 2014. William Hoog won first place in the K-6 U200 section with a score of 4.0 while Shipley Elementary won the first place team trophy. In the K-6 U500 section, Stan Wang came away with first place and a 4.0 score and Bridge Valley Elementary took the first place team award . In the K-12 U800 section, Aravind Iyer won first place with a 4.0 score for the day while Penn Valley Elementary won the first place team trophy. Finally, in the K-12 Championship section, Ram Singh scored a perfect 4.0 to win the section and Skyview grabbed the first place team award. Thank you to everyone who joined us and congratulations to all of our players!!