2018 State Warm-Up

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:

 K-6 U200Individual:               

             Top Teams: Lower Gwynedd with Perelman as a close 2nd
1    Erez Danilewitz
2    Benjamin Clemens
3    Sumit Laha
4    Rithvik Kasina
5    Evan Sielski
6    Roman Olijnyk-Wong
Special accolades to Touma Miyakawa, Amicha, Danilewitz, and Taegan Mason.

K-6 U500 Individual:                             Top Teams: Kutz followed by Radnor

1    Enmon Liu
2    Jack Pickel
3    Henry Ma Tornetta
4    Cole Patterson
5    Anirudh Red Akula
6    Kyler Parker
Recognition to Rithik Rao and Rushil Reddy.

K-12 U800 Individual:                           Top Teams: Skyview followed by Pocopson

1    Justin Derosa
2    Siddh Prabhudesai
3    Manik Narula
4    Saket Banda
5    Daniel Goldovsky
6    Abhin Ravishankar

K-12 Championship Individual:            Top Team: Walton   

1    Amogh Kollipara
2    Seth Kellan Casel
3    Advaith Kollipara
4    Hemanth K Kolluri
5    Kenta Tsukamoto
Shout out to Alexandros Pratsos.

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.