2009 ICA Summer Camp Week 5
Posted: 8/7/2009 | Updated: 8/7/2009 | Photo | Results

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”!!!

Tournament Results

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.

Blitz Tournament

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.


Coach                                    Student

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


Art Contest

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


Dodge Ball

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.