Shining Knights Chess is smart fun for schools & kids

ImageWelcome to the website of the Shining Knights Chess Company! We partner with Elementary schools, Middle schools, and community centers to teach chess to children. We teach students of all different levels, from total beginners to national champions. We also run scholastic tournaments, where students can compete both individually and as members of their school’s team. For the more advanced scholastic chessplayers, we organize monthly adult chess tournaments to allow for stronger competition. We currently teach classes and run tournaments and camps in Pennsylvania.

To register for one of our chess events, click on the appropriate link above. If you have any questions about our chess events, feel free to contact us or look at our FAQs.


Upcoming Scholastic Chess Tournament on Sunday Dec 3, 2023 at Lower Gwynedd Elementary.  To register open the heading for "Tournaments"


So many bright dueling minds met on the chess battlefield one day prior to Mother’s Day 2023.

Congratulations to all who participated!


Here are the top players and school teams per section:


K-4 U200 Individual:    

Mehling, Pascal John

Brennan, Rory

Brein, Adam

Rolfe, Henry

Alams, Chidera

Plummer, Cecilia

Top Teams: Merion Elementary and in 2nd Ithan Elementary 


K-6 U500 Individual: 

Acharya, Kritarth

Adoff, Maxwell

Zeng, Arslan
Wong, Amy

Zheng, Liam

Solow, Jake

 Top Teams: Ithan Elementary followed by Pocopson Elementary 


K-12 U700 Individual:

Vossen, Benjamin

Fernandes, Pratik

Rowan, Christopher

Zheng, James
Lin, Jeffrey

Xiao, Will

Top Teams: Wissahickon Middle School

            followed by Ithan Elementary


K-12 Championship Individual:

Maringanti, Mohit Anirudh Prasad

Wu, Andy
Rajeev, Pavana

John, Soren

Rajeev, Pallavi
Seiders, Zack


Top Team: Tredyffrin/Easttown Middle School


Have a great Mother’s celebration with the family and Go Sixers!

Hope to see you all at Shining Knights’ Summer Chess Camps. 


There are lots of aspiring young chess players that could use your wisdom.  If you have availability to coach our after (or before) school classes please open the tab for About Us, then the drop down box for Employment to apply.  We provide you with training, equipment, lessons AND compensation.