Week 2 will be hard to beat this summer with 36 campers!! We saw great improvement in all our students. They applied themselves with extra zeal, with some of our younger campers eagerly playing as many as 3 to 4 tournament games each day! The dodge ball competition was as furious as always and greatly enjoyed by both campers and staff members. It is always very rewarding for all of us to see a student master a new technique or learn a new opening. It’s also a great pleasure to see campers who are nervous and shy on the first day open up, and to see their true personalities as they become members of the ICA camper family. We look forward to seeing them in the future, and hope that if you have note yet decided, you will consider joining us again this summer.
Open Section (USCF Rated)
In this week’s main tournament, David Shekhtmannarrowly defeated Sebastian Spitzto take 1st Place in the Open Section. The competition was fierce-only Sebastian’s last round loss to David prevented him from talking home the prize.
Section 1 (USCF Rated)
Benjamin Mankowitzsailed to an easy victory in Section 1 with a 1.5 lead over 2nd place winner Rachel Boutom. Benjamin was undefeated!!
Section 2 Top honors in Section 2 were shared by Preston Wang and Alan Liu, both with 6 points. An early round loss to Preston was offset by some very fine late round victories which led to the tie.
Alexander (“Sasha”) “The Great” Modlin narrowly defeated Nastasia Klevak, a late entry into this week’s tournament. All the players in this round performed well, playing more games than they were accustomed to, but they all rose to the challenge!!
With only two defeats out of 10 games, ICA Summer Camp 2009 newcomer Keith Roccosoundly defeated his opponents in Section 4. We expect great things from Keith in the future!!
Gilad “the Terrible” Drillich was unseated as champion this week by Alan “the Master” Liu, displaying unmatched aim and cat-like reflexes!! Will he be back to defend his crown? Stay tuned to this channel……..
Idan “the Man” Glickmanwound his way around all obstacles to come to the front of the line in this week’s soccer competition, displaying superior soccer skills to the amazement of onlookers! Relay Races
Displaying great team cooperation, this week’s relay races were won by the team of Arjun Mayur, Gilad Drillich, Zachary Mankowitz, Jeremy Stein, Preston Wang and Akiva Kroll. We all wonder what kind of a chess team they might make!!???
Thanks again to all our parents and campers for such a great and productive week. We look forward to seeing you all again soon, either at another week at camp, at one of our evening classes in Teaneck or Fair Lawn, or over the chess board!!!