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.


 83 aspiring youths gathered on a great day of May in a battle of minds.  We grow through the analysis of thoughts and actions.  Friendships were made over losses and wins over the board.  Congratulations to all who participated!
Chess Game GIF by Envy

Here are the top players and schools per section:
K-3  U200                                                                       
Henry Judd                                                                     
George Wang                                                                 
Edison Wolfgang Loidolt
Lavie Shechter
Daniel Warunkar
Christian Cheng
Top Teams:  Mill Creek Elementary and Bridge Valley Elementary

K-6  U500                                                                       

Ishaan Patel                                                                

Eli Snitzer                                                                    

Britt Shelton

Nickolas Warunkar

Nolan Taglialatela

Rory Brennan 

Top Teams: Radnor Elementary and Caley Elementary


K-12  U800                                                       

Isaac Ellison                                                                  

Gad Alhaik                                                                     

Linus Huang

Gal Reichfeld

Lucas Chen

Andrew Cai


Top Teams:  Merion Elementary and Skyview Upper Elementary

K-12  Championship
Christopher Romeril                                                     
Samuel Le                                                                    
Adrian Cheng
Maxwell Adoff
Tyler Wang
Myra Nigam
Top Team: Merion Elementary
Playing Short Film GIF by Disney Pixar
Hope to see you all at the next Shining Knights’ Tournament.  Have an inspiring and fun summer!

15th Annual State Warm-Up


There were 82 Kings and Queens battling over the board in the 15th Annual State Warm-Up to prove 
their dominance! Cheers to the victors and the spoils of the four round skirmishes were awarded to:

K-12 Championship:                             Top Team Championship:
   Samuel Li                                               Merion Elementary
   John Zheng
   Maxwell Adoff
   Elyar Rafi

K-12 U800:                                             Team Awards:
   Adrian Cheng                                           Merion Elementary
   Kritarth Acharya                                       Radnor Middle School
   Venica Jain
   Gad Alhaik
   Han Sam Kim

K-6 U500:                                                Team Awards:
   Kyle Schaubel                                         Merion Elementary
   Andrew Cai                                              Radnor Elementary
   Boyue Wang
   Britt Shelton
   Ratna Konda
   Rory Brennan

K-3 U200:                                                   Team Awards:

   Viaan Chaudhary                                        Radnor Elementary

   Cecilia Plummer                                          Lower Gwynedd Elementary

   Evan DeLaurentis
   Rhys Groenen
   Alex Bian
   Sawyer Dugan


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.