On November 9th, 2013, 87 players met to decide the 2013 Greater Philadelphia Scholastic Championship. In the K-12 section, no one escaped unscathed, but Teddy Willis, was nicked for only a draw and won the event with a 3.5 – 0.5 score. Three Pocono Mountain East High School players tied for 2nd – 4th with a 3.0 – 1.0 score. They were Andy Weng, Sean Crowley, and Alex Quirindongo. Pocono Mountain East High School won the team competition with a score of 11.5.
In the K-6 section, Jeffrey Gong and David Sang, both of Skyview Elementary, scored a perfect 4 – 0 with Gong taking the title on tiebreakers. Ram Singh finished 3rd with a score of 3.5 – 0.5. Skyview having two players with a perfect score, it is not surprising that they won the team category with 14.0 points.
In the K – 3 section, Aneesh Raparla (for the 2nd time) and Chase Vitulich tied for first with perfect scores. Seven players tied for 3rd to 9th with 3 points. The top team was Hillside Elementary with 7.5 points.
The Shining Knights tournament season start in Lansdale on October 19th. This event, The Autumn Knight, had over 70 students participate. In the Under 200 section, Unrated Nikhil Rangppagari scored a perfect 4 – 0 score. He was closely followed by 7 players who scored 3 – 1. The top team was Friends Select with 6.0 points.
In the Under 600 section, Vineeth Gabbireddy and David Sang both scored a perfect 4 – 0 with Gabbireddy taking the title on tiebreakers. Places 3 to 8 were all covered by players who scored 3 – 1. The top team was Skyview Elementary with 12.5 points.
In the Championship section, Tate Park edged out four players with 3, by winning 3 games and tying one. The top team was The Philadelphia School with 7.5 points.