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The 2019 Autumn Knight Tournament
$40.00 each Register Here
The 2019 Autumn Knight Tournament
695 Clyde Road, Bryn Mawr, PA

 If you are registering now, please also check in with Cindy at the tournament so we do not overlook your registration.  Thank you. 

Location:  Ithan Elementary, 695 Clyde Road, Bryn Mawr, PA  19010

Date: Saturday Oct 19, 2019

Time: 10:00AM to approximately 2:00PM

This tournament has four sections to accommodate players of differing ages and skills.  Children play against opponents in their section.  The first round begins at 10:00AM for all sections.  The tournament concludes around 2:00PM with an awards ceremony where the top players and schools receive trophies.

Pre-registered players should arrive around 9:45AM. All games are non-elimination, and all players participate in all four rounds.  For players using chess clocks, the time control is G/30.

Sections:

K-6 U-200 Section (Beginners Section) This section is for Grades K to 6 for children with ratings under 200 or new players.

K-6 U-500 Section This section is for Grades K to 6 for players rated between 200 and 499.

K-12 U-800 Section  This section is for Grades K to 12 for players rated between 500 and 799 and/or unrated players in Grades 7 to 12.

K-12 Championship Section (Most Advanced Section) This section is open for players Gades K to 12 rated 800 or higher and/or unrated players in Grades 7 to 12.  It is also open to lower-rated players that want more of a challenge. 

 

United States Chess Federation (USCF) membership is required for all participants, and can be purchased along with tournament registration. There will be free game analysis for all players by National Master Peter Minear.  Online registration is $36 before midnight Wednesday, Oct 16 or $40 Friday, Oct 18 before noon. On-site registration is $45, and is available until 9:15 AM in order to Play in Round 1. (Players may still register after that, but they are not guaranteed a pairing for the first round.)  Chess sets are provided, but bring a clock if you have one.

Regarding Byes....If you anticipate that you will not be there in time, or need to leave the tournament early, please indicate which game(s) you will be missing.  Your child will NOT be paired for those games which you indicate you want a Bye.  The player receives a half-point for the skipped game, and will be paired as usual for the other rounds.  Children can take a maximum of two half-point Byes in a four round tournament.  Additional Byes will be zero points.  Byes must be scheduled before a tournament begins.  

 

Shining Knights, Ltd. reserves the right to use any photograph and/or video taken at any event sponsored by Shining Knights, Ltd. without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph and/or video.  Photos and/or videos may be used in promotional materials, including but not limited to: brochures, invitations, websites, presentations, and social media.  If you do not wish to be photographed, please let us know when you arrive to check in at the tournament, or contact us in advance at www.shiningknightschess.com. 

The 2019 Queen's Harvest Scholastic Chess Tournament
$38.00 each Register Here
The 2019 Queen's Harvest Scholastic Chess Tournament
1200 Willow Grove Ave., Wyndmoor, PA 19038

Location:  Springfield Twp Recreation Center, 1200 Willow Grove Ave., Wyndmoor, PA 19038

Date: Saturday November 16, 2019

Time: 12:00 PM to approximately 4:00 PM

This tournament has four sections to accommodate players of differing ages and skills.  Children play against opponents in their section.  The first round begins at 12:00 PM for all sections.  The tournament concludes around 4:00PM with an awards ceremony where the top players and schools receive trophies.

Pre-registered players should arrive around 11:45AM. All games are non-elimination, and all players participate in all four rounds.  For players using chess clocks, the time control is G/30

 

Sections:

K-6 U-200 Section (Beginners Section)  This section is for Grades K to 6 for children with ratings under 200 or new players.

K-6 U-500 Section This section is for Grades K to 6 for players rated between 200 and 499.

K-12 U-800 Section  This section is for Grades K to 12 for players rated between 500 and 799 and/or unrated players in Grades 7 to 12.

K-12 Championship Section (Most Advanced Section)  This section is open for players Gades K to 12 rated 800 or higher and/or unrated players in Grades 7 to 12.  It is also open to lower-rated players that want more of a challenge. 

This tournament has four different sections to accommodate players of differing ages and skills.  Children play against opponents in their section.  The first round begins at 12:00PM for all sections.  The tournament concludes around 4:00PM and is followed by an awards ceremony where the top players and schools receive trophies.  

Pre-registered players should arrive no later than 11:45AM.  All games are non-elimination.  Every player participates in all four rounds depending on his or her section.

United States Chess Federation (USCF) membership is required for all participants, and can be purchased along with tournament registration. Or you may purchase/renew your membership online at www.uschess.org. There will be free game analysis for all players by Shining Knights Coach, Hubert Watkins. Online registration is $38 before midnight Wednesday, Nov 13 or $42 before noon Friday, Nov 15.  On-site registration is $50, and is available until 11:15AM in order to Play in Round 1.  (Players may still register after that, but they will miss the first round.)  Chess sets are provided, but bring a clock if you have one.   For players using chess clocks, the time control is G/30.   

Regarding Byes....If you anticipate that you will not be there in time, or need to leave the tournament early, please indicate which game(s) you will be missing. Your child will NOT be paired for those games which you indicate you want a Bye.  The player receives a half-point for the skipped game, and will be paired as usual for the other rounds.  Players may take a maximum of two half-point Byes in a four round tournament.  Additional Byes will be zero points. Byes must be scheduled before a tournament begins.  

 

 

Shining Knights, Ltd. reserves the right to use any photograph and/or video taken at any event sponsored by Shining Knights, Ltd. without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph and/or video.  Photos and/or videos may be used in promotional materials, including but not limited to: brochures, invitations, websites, presentations, and social media.  If you do not wish to be photographed, please let us know when you arrive to check in at the tournament, or contact us in advance at www.shiningknightschess.com. 

December Crush 2019
$36.00 each Register Here
December Crush 2019
1015 Bridge Road, Collegeville, PA 19426

 

 

Location:  Farm, Home & Youth Foundation Building, 1015 Bridge Road, Collegeville, PA  19426

Date: Saturday Dec 14, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

This tournament has four sections to accommodate players of differing ages and skills.  Children play against opponents in their section.  The first round begins at 10:00am for all sections.  The tournament concludes around 2:00pm with an awards ceremony where the top players and schools receive trophies.

Pre-registered players should arrive around 9:45am.  All games are non-elimination, and all players participate in all four rounds.  For players using chess clocks, the time control is G/25, d5.

Sections:

K-6 U-200 Section (Beginners Section) This section is for Grades K to 6 for children with ratings under 200 or new players.

K-6 U-500 Section This section is for Grades K to 6 for players rated between 200 and 499.

K-12 U-800 Section  This section is for Grades K to 12 for players rated between 500 and 799 and/or unrated players in Grades 7 to 12.

K-12 Championship Section (Most Advanced Section) This section is open for players Gades K to 12 rated 800 or higher and/or unrated players in Grades 7 to 12.  It is also open to lower-rated players that want more of a challenge. 

 

United States Chess Federation (USCF) membership is required for all participants, and can be purchased along with tournament registration. There will be free game analysis for all players by Senior Master Peter Minear.  Online registration is $38 before midnight Wednesday, Dec 11 or $42 Friday, Dec 13 before noon. On-site registration is $50, and is available until 9:15am in order to Play in Round 1. (Players may still register after that, but they will miss the first round.)  Chess sets are provided, but bring a clock if you have one.

What is a Bye?....If you anticipate that you will not be there in time, or need to leave the tournament early, please indicate which game(s) you will be missing.  Your child will NOT be paired for those games which you indicate you want a Bye.  The player receives a half-point for the skipped game, and will be paired as usual for the other rounds.  Children can take a maximum of two half-point Byes in a four or five round tournament.  Additional Byes will be zero points.  Byes must be scheduled before a tournament begins.  

 Shining Knights, Ltd. reserves the right to use any photograph and/or video taken at any event sponsored by Shining Knights, Ltd. without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph and/or video.  Photos and/or videos may be used in promotional materials, including but not limited to: brochures, invitations, websites, presentations, and social media.  If you do not wish to be photographed, please let us know when you arrive to check in at the tournament, or contact us in advance at www.shiningknightschess.com.