2018 Spring Finale

The 2018 Shining Knights Spring Finale blossomed with ambitious, young chess players.   The tournament seemed to host a greater proportion of players in 6th grade or under vs older students.  Energy in the room was evident for every round and it rocked during the award ceremony.  We saw an increase in the number of students bringing their own chess clocks and recording chess notation, so kudos.

Here are the top players per section:
                  

                                          
K-6  U200
1 SHIVAM MILIND WAGH
2 THEODORE PEEBLES
3 DAVID CHEN
4 BENJAMIN FERRARO
5 NATALIE CHOW
6 ADAM STEINNAGEL TAYLOR
with special mention to Ian Forbes with 3 points.
Top teams, Chadds Ford Elementary followed by Candlebrook Elementary


K-6  U500
1 OLIVER NICKERSON
2 ANTON LALWANI
3 LAUREN TUNG
4 WILLIAM ARONSTAM
5 THEODORE KRIEG
6 SIMON CASTELLO
Top teams, Shipley Lower School followed by Radnor Elementary
                                                          
K-12  U800
1 JONATHAN YANG
2 GRANT DEWILDE
3 VARSHA  IYENGAR
4 SIDDHANT PRABHUDESAI
5 ARNAV SADASHIV
6 KUSH JAIN
Top teams, Valley Forge Elementary followed by Hillendale Elementary

 

K-12 Championship

1    JUSTIN DEROSA
2    VASISHTA TUMULURI
3    HASSAN BOYOUK
4    KENTA TSUKAMOTO
5    ROHIT RAM KRISHNAN
Top team, Perkiomen Valley Middle School East



Cheers to the kickoff of wonderful weather with summer right around the corner.  Perhaps parents will schedule chess outings to some great parks like Clark Park by U of P during nice afternoons, along with Bryant Park and Washington Square in NY.