The 2018 Shining Knights State Warm-Up Tournament proved to be a venue of great chess play among the youth. Pawns were pushed, horses jumped abound, and Queens scoped great distances. It was great to see much energy in the room and support trying to peer from the outside by intrigued parents and coaches. Here are the top players per section:
Special accolades to Touma Miyakawa, Amicha, Danilewitz, and Taegan Mason.
K-6 U500 Individual: Top Teams: Kutz followed by Radnor
K-12 U800 Individual: Top Teams: Skyview followed by Pocopson
K-12 Championship Individual: Top Team: Walton
Following in the steps of the world champion Philadelphia Eagles, the kids playing at our tournament all had a winning spirit. Hope to see all the kids proficient with chess notation as that skill translates to more than just reading the chess language. See you at the April tournament! And Good Luck to all players heading to the PA State Chess Championship.