Saturday, December 6, 2014

Say WHAT?!

Amazingly, the Sunset Knights won in EVERY rated section this Saturday at PS 150 Queens. We won 1st Place Rookie Section, 1st Place Novice Section, 2nd Place Reserve Section, and, for the first time ever, 1st PLACE OPEN SECTION! Special congratulations to trophy winners Tia Zheng and Jalen Corley who's perfect scores led the Rookie team. Also notable was Jeremy Zheng's upset in the Open Section by beating two players rated over 1700. Here is Kevin Li's tasty win against Harlem Success Academy.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

South Bronx, South South Bronx!

Many big wins at this weekend's tournament at IS 390 in the Bronx! Luis Hernandez, a smaller version of 5th grader Miguel Hernandez, won all of his games and tied for 1st place in the NRB section. Joshua Valle (Rookie) and Kevin Li (Novice) both won 1st Place on their section. Joey Zhang trailed Joshua winning 2nd Place Rookie section.
As a team we tied for 1st in Rookie and won 1st outright in Novice. Last, but definitely not least, our strongest team won 2nd Place in the Open Section just behind chess juggernauts IS 318. These players have been on the team since 1st or 2nd Grade and its amazing to see their growth and to see them compete on such a high level.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Sunset Knights Crush Queens!

Our team won First Place Reserve section this Saturday at PS 150q in Long Island City. Three of our players finished with perfect 4-0 scores. Jeremy Zhang tied for First Place in the Reserve Section, David Zhang won First Place (for the second time in a row) in the Novice Section, and 2nd grader Elias Mendez tied for 1st Place in the NRB section. Our NRB (Non-Rated Beginners) won First Place as a team demonstrating that all the hard work of our newest and youngest members is beginning to pay off. Last but not least, our Rookie and Novice teams both won Second Place. Here Miguel Hernandez demonstrates a perfect "Fried Liver Attack". This attacking strategy comes quick and is over before you can finish your bag of skittles!

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Sunset Knights at Temple Emanu-El

Six of our Knights played at the 2nd Annual Emanu-El tournament hosted at Temple Emanu-El off Central Park East. This tournament was only open to players rated over 1100 and featured a slower version of the normal weekend tournament game. Our kids played hard in the relaxed and quiet playing hall and enjoyed the free lunch and plentiful snacks generously provided by the temple's community. Congrats to medal winners Jeremy Zhang and Jomin Zhang.

Monday, October 13, 2014

The Sunset Knights take Manhattan!

The Sunset Knights tied for 1st Place with 160k (novice section) at today's tournament in Chelsea. We also won second place in the Reserve section missing a first place tie with IS 318 by just a half-point. There were many exciting, last round games between our current players and alumni Knights! A special congratulations to David Zhang who was awarded 1st Place as an individual in the Novice section with a perfect 4-0 score.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Central Park Rapid Open: The Sunset Knights are Back!

The Sunset Knights played in the 14th Annual Central Park Rapid Open. Organized by Chess-in-the-Schools, this fun, outdoor chess tournament is open to both children and adults. Our team enjoyed playing soccer in between rounds.

Congratulations to brothers Nicholas and Nelson Tung for winning trophies in their sections. Nelson scored 5 out 6 points placing 5th in the Under 1000 sections and Nick won 2nd Place U 1400.