ICA Summer Camp Week 5
The summer is disappearing fast!! It seems only yesterday that our first camper walked in the front door, and now we know everyone as if we were old friends. With almost 40 campers again this coming week, we continue to build momentum toward the finish of a great summer camp. We again saw many competitive events with fierce competition and some very close ties. The greatest thing to see is that there are different winners each week, so everyone is getting the chance to win a “piece of the pie”!!!
Section 1 USCF Rated Results
Kiernan McVay was the topper this week, with a near perfect score of 4.5 out of 5, besting David Shekhtman, the clear favorite who won week #2 and week #4 in the last five weeks. Kiernan gained 60 points in rating! Was this a fluke, or will Kiernan be back to defend his crown?
Section 2 USCF Rated Results
Michael Finkel rose to the challenge this week and defeated last week’s co-winner Gilad Drillich with a strong showing of 7.5 out of ten points. Also of note was the strong performance of the up-and-coming Hillel Koslowe, (5 out of 10) the underdog of the section, rated 232+ points below Drillich, the top rated player in the section.
Section 3 USCF Rated Results
With a perfect score of 10 out of 10, Joshua “the Encyclopedia of Openings” Katz destroyed the field. Does Joshua know the “Hedge Hog”? Will we some day see the “Katz Gambit”?
Section 4 Results
In a close battle this week, Haik Der Manuelian narrowly defeated Preston Wang by half a point with a score of 8.5 out of 10. Could the half point loss be due to the fact that Preston keeps forgetting to take home his score book? Hmmm……
Section 5 Results
The fiercest competition this week was between 1st place winners Zachary Manlowitz and Jonathan Anbazo. Both players showed great improvement this week and the results of their hard work were clearly evident.
Friday saw a rain out of our sports events, so we held a larger blitz tournament to give our campers a challenge. The winners were:
Section 1: 1st Place David Shekhtman
2nd Place Robert Elliott
3rd Place Kiernan McVay
Section 2: 1st Place Kyler McVay
2nd Place Hillel Koslowe
3rd Place Gilad Drillich
Section 3: 1st Place Preston Wang
2nd Place Nathaniel Piskun
3rd Place Haik Der Manuelian
Section 4: 1st Place Joshua Katz
2nd Place Connor Cabrera
3rd Place Benjamin Mankowitz
Section 5: 1st Place Zachary Mankowitz
2nd Place Yoav Zolty
3rd Place Johnathan Angbazo
Best In Class
Each coach chooses the best student in their class for this honor. The criteria include problem-solving ability, improvement, behavior, and general participation and attitude during the week.
Sergey Grabuzov David Shektman
Tanya Grabuzova Yehuda Koslowe
Hana Itkis Hillel Koslowe
Max Schwartz Nathan Zlochevsky
Richard Napoli Jacob Shomstein
Solomon Lerner Sasha Modlin
Slava Koza Yoav Zolty
Puzzle Solving Contest
1st Place Haik Der Manuelian
2nd Place Yehuda Koslowe
3rd Place Preston Wang
Showing an unexpected flair for the arts, this week’s winner was Nicholas Katz, who impressed our art teacher Arie with a splendid combination of clay and colors.
Overall Sports Winners By Age Group
2001 Sasha Modlin
2000 Jacob Shomstein
1999 Preston Wang
1998 Yehuda Koslowe
1997 Kyler McVay
1995 Kiernan McVay
Daniel “little man” Zolty zigged and zagged around the tosses of his competitors, and was untouchable, and sported a cannon for an arm!!!
Lev Krasnovsky weaved his way to the top of the class this week, seemingly unstoppable in his quest for the winning goal.
Judging from the quality of play, you would think that Nathanial Piskun had grown up on the beaches of California, the volleyball capital of the US. Watch out when he is tall enough to spike!!!
Kiernan McVay, our winner from last week, again “wowed the crowd” and took top honors. Is there an opening called “The Jump Shot”?
Don’t forget to check out all of the pictures in our Photo Gallery to see your friends, your children, and our coaches. The summer is coming to a close quickly, so give us a call and enroll now so that you can have a piece of the action. We still have a few more spaces available, and we would hate for you to miss out on all the fun that our coaches and campers are having!! Give us a call now at 201-833-1741 and get in on the hot summer action.