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:
2 VASISHTA TUMULURI
3 HASSAN BOYOUK
4 KENTA TSUKAMOTO
5 ROHIT RAM KRISHNAN
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.