Shining Knights would like to congratulate all of the Pennsylvanians who just finished competing in the National Grade School Championships. More than half of the participants have competed in Shining Knights tournaments. Special congratulations to Shawn Wang. This fifth grader starting playing chess in the Shining Knights class at Eagleville, attended numerous chess camps at Methacton and played in various Shining Knights tournaments, before his fifth place finish in the fifth grade section of this national tournament.
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!!!
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!
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 for Spring Finale event.