WEEK 7 turned out to be special for our summer camp. It is a rare opportunity to see so many girls playing chess. This week more than 30% of our campers were girls!
The week was very productive - we worked a lot on strategies and learned to analyze the board. We encourage more girls to join our camp! It is a great opportunity to learn to play chess and make new friends!
But that’s not all!
Another sensation happened this week - JAKOB LANDA won against coach Robert and received a special award!! For 4 long weeks our campers were fighting for this award - the London System is not so easy to crack. But we would like to congratulate JAKOB who has soared to new heights! Well done!
This week we welcomed our new coach - ANDREW. We love to see how camp is growing and proud to offer our campers an individual approach to learning chess.
Here are the best students of WEEK 7 named by coaches and Tournament Winners by sections - CONGRATULATIONS, GUYS!
Coach SEAN played on 8 boards against campers during Simul Survival, and we had 3 players who won their games and were nominated for the award - MIA CHEN, KYLE TANG and SHMUEL BASSIK. But MIA got the award this time because Sean said she played the best game of the three! Keep up the great work!
The Problem-Solving nomination went to ALEXANDER CHOI! And Best Notation award- BENTLEY ZEE! Congratulation on impressive results!
Before we announce our sports and art awards, we would like to name winners in the beloved Blitz-Bughouse: rated section - KYLE TANG & SHMUEL BASSIK, unrated section - GABRIELE GRANT & AVYAY MANOJ! Well done, guys!
As usual we payed massive attention to our art, music and math programs. It is not just to enrich campers’ experience, but to help to solidify the foundation for the upcoming school year. Our math coaches find an appropriate level for campers to challenge and encourage them!
Our Math winner is ANTHONY BABIKIAN! Music Award - ALINA BABIKIAN! Art Award - HEER SHAH! Congratulations!
As for our sport awards, we had 4 winners this week:
Age group 2011 -2013 - REECE GOYAL
Age group 2010 - KYLE TANG
Age group 2008- 2009 - ALEXANDER CHOI
Age group 2007 and older - GABRIELE GRANT
GABRIELE managed to receive a second sports award: with the team of THOMAS WEICHSEL, SONYA GOYAL and PEARL CHON she won Relay Races! Well done, guys!
Our Dodgeball Winner this week - JAKOB LANDA! And Soccer Winner - AVYAY MANOJ!
Congratulations to all campers with the successful completion of WEEK 7! ICA is looking forward to seeing you next week!