On October 24th, close to 120 scholastic chess players gathered to compete at Wayne, Elementary at the Shining Knights "Autumn Knight" tournament. One and all displayed exemplary sportsmanship, fighting spirit and skill.
In the under 200 section, Justin Xu placed third, James Buck came second and Wesley Bridge took top honors.
The U500 section found Jacob Bushee claiming third place, Kyle Bos in the runner-up spot with a perfect score, and Camden Chin also with 4 points took the first place trophy on tiebreaks.
The tough U800 field found Vincent Zouras in third, Varun Rajan scored 4 points for second place and Qianshuo Wang took top honors with a perfect score on tiebreaks.
The hotly-contested top spots in the Championship section went to Advaith Kollipara in third place, Karthik Murugan in the second place spot and Noah Xu claimed the top prize with a flawless performance.
The team awards were as follows:
U200: Shipley School, 2nd place; Radnor Elementary, 1st place
U500: Penn Valley Elementary, 2nd place; The Philadelphia School, 1st place
U800: Bridge Valley Elementary, 2nd place; The Philadelphia School, 1st place
Championship: Walton Farm School, 1st place
Congratulations to all competitors for an inspiring event. We look forward to seeing you again soon!