ICA Summer Camp Week 6
It’s a new ICA Summer Camp Record!!! We had 46 campers this week, and can boast a retention rate of almost 95%!! Now that’s loyalty campers!! The entire ICA staff thanks you. It looks like we might even break that record again for Week 7. We are really packing a full head of steam and great momentum to work up to a thrilling finish to the summer. This may be your last chance to get on board for the action!!
Section 1 USCF Rated Results
Ari Shusterman stole the show this week our top section with a perfect score of 5 out of 5, with a resounding margin of 1½ points over 2nd place winner Alec Weisbrot. Ari added 80 points to his rating, while Alec managed to gain 155 (!) rating points.
Section 2 USCF Rated Results
In a fierce battle Haik Der Manuelian and Joshua Clune tied for 1st place with 7 out of 10 points in a field where the top five finishers were separated by only ½ a point. Talk about close!!
Section 3 USCF Rated Results
Robert Abrahams posted a decisive win in this section with a score of 8 out of 10 points, with a commanding 3½ point margin over the nearest competition.
Section 4 Results
In another tight race, Arkadiy Reydman edged ahead of the field with 6 out of 10 points, just ½ point ahead of the second place finishers: Alexander Poste and Nathan Piskun.
Section 5 Results
New camper Matthew Rho scored 8 points out of 9 and won the 1st place just ½ point ahead of second place winner Michelle Musheyev, who was the only one able to defeat Matthew!
Section 6 Results
As we go through the summer and our campers get stronger and stronger, we are seeing more close races in our tournaments. Ohm Nabar and Nastasia Klevak provided another thrilling example with scores of 7 out of 10 in a fierce battle that was not decided until the final round – both tied for the first place!
Congratulations to all our winners and players for your outstanding work and continuing improvement. Even though there can only be one winner, by studying hard and trying your best you prove to everyone that you are all winners. Remember-it’s not the results that matter, it’s how you get there that counts. Work hard, listen to your coach, have fun and the wins will come!!!
Continuing our tradition of Friday Blitz tournaments, this week’s winners are:
Section 1: 1st Place Yehuda Koslowe
2nd Place Arjun Mayur
3rd Place Gilad Drillich
Section 2: 1st Place Michael Rozenvasser
2nd Place Edward Musheyev
3rd Place Josh Clune
Section 3: 1st Place Jacob Tepler
2nd Place Connor Jordan
3rd Place Nathan Piskun, Madeline Tsang
Section 4: 1st Place Ohm Nabar
2nd Place Idan Glickman
3rd Place Nathan Clune
Best In The 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 Yehuda Koslowe
Tanya Grabuzova Zachary Lyandres
Diana Tulman Matthew Rho
Hana Itkis Gilad Drillich
Max Schwartz Nathaniel Puskin
Evan Roseberg Toren Arginteanu
Lawrence Constance Gabriella Clemente
Solomon Lerner Douglas Tsang
Slava Koza Yoav Zolty
Genry Krichevsky Ansh Tandon
Puzzle Solving Contest
1st Place Haik Der Manuelian
2nd Place Joshua Clune
3rd Place Jacob Tepler
All the counselors were talking about the amazing combination that appeared in the game played by Yehuda Koslowe!! It was, according to all accounts, a publishable game!! Where’s that score sheet Yehuda!!
After many worth attempts, the never to be denied efforts of Gilad Drillich finally paid off with a splendid submission that arts teacher Arie could not ignore!
Overall Sports Winners By Age Group
2003 Joshua Lerman
2001 Yoav Zolty
2000 Douglas Tsang
1999 Daniel Zolty
1997 Arkadiy Reydman
1996 and older Alec Weisbrot
Thomas Vandalovsky was a moving target that no one could hit this week! He has learned that the best way not to get hit is not to be there…..and what an arm!
Idan Glickman “the man with the feet of gold” dribbled and passed his way into glory this week!
Nastasia Klevak looks like she is headed to the ICA Volley Ball Hall of Fame. With those skills, who knows what she can do in future ICA events!
The counselors think that Arjun Mayur has found his calling! Will he be the first NBA star to become a Grand Master???
In a dazzling display of speed, precision and team work, this week’s relay race team winners were Jacob Tepler, Douglas Tsang, Edward Musheyev, Madeline Tsang, Joonah Chong, Alexander Poste, Gilad Drillich, Ari Shusterman and Nastasia Klevak
For all you parents that are stuck working in the office or running errands, check out the photos of your favorite camper in our photo gallery. For those of you who have campers that are returning next week, don’t forget that our awards ceremony starts at 2:30, and you are welcome to join us to cheer on that deserving winner. If this week and the coming week are any indication, the word is getting out to the chess world about how much our campers are learning and how much fun they are having.
This might be your last chance!!! Give us a call at 201-833-1741, and don’t miss your chance to be a part of the 2009 ICA family!!