ICA Summer Camp Week 7
As they say-records are made to be broken, and we have done it again!! With one last minute entry we had a total of 49 students this week, with many being first time chess players. Do I hear 50??? This week our well hydrated campers showed their resilience by fighting off the hot weather and doing exceptionally well in the sports activities, and we had six tournament sections this week. The competition was exceptionally tight in the three rated sections, with first place ties in two sections.
Section 1 USCF Rated results
Gilad Drillich and Ari Shusterman duked it out for 1st place until the very end, with 3.5 out of 5 points each. We might even have to have another week of camp (quick-somebody catch Diana!!) to decide who is the better player!
Section 2 USCF Rated results
Michael Rozenvasser and Haik Der Manuelian also tied for 1st place this week, scoring 7.5 out of 10. Haik’s rating at the start of summer camp was 393 (!). He brought it up to 764 after week 6 tournament, and to 1045 after this week tournament. What will it be after next week tournament?
Section 3 USCF Rated results
Tomas Leonardo (727) was the clear winner, with 9 out of 10 points. His only loss was a surprising upset loss to up and coming Sasha Modlin (214) who seems to now be excelling over the board as well as on the play ground!
Section 4 Results
Philip Blumin posted a commanding 1st place win with 9 out of 10 points, 2.5 ahead of the nearest competition. Watch it Philip-we have our eyes on you now!
Section 5 Results
Joshua Lerman came the closest to perfection this week, with 9.5 out of 10 points. Not bad for such a little guy!!
Section 6 Results
Daniel Klevak, scoring 8.5 out of 10 rounded up the winners circle, and next week we might have to pit him against Joshua Lerman to see who the mightiest “mite” of the summer camp is!
Continuing our tradition of Friday Blitz tournaments, this week’s frenzied winners were:
Section 1: 1st Place Gilad Drillich
2nd Place Yehuda Koslowe
3rd Place Robert Elliot
Section 2: 1st Place Michael Rozenvasser
2nd Place Eric Kong
3rd Place Zachary Stier, Edward Musheyev , Joshua Klune
Section 3: 1st Place Tomas Leonardo, Philip Lee
3rd Place Sasha Modlin
Section 4: 1st Place Idan Glickman
2nd Place Nastasia Klevak
3rd Place Lucas Moiseyev
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 Robert Elliot
Tanya Grabuzova Hillel Koslowe
Diana Tulman Joshua Lerman
Hana Itkis Josh Klune
Max Schwartz Nastasia Klevak
Evan Rosenberg Tomas Leonardo
Lawrence Constance Carrie Chen
Solomon Lerner Ula Goldstein
Slava Koza David Ionita
Richard Napoli Thomas Vandalovsky
David Shekhtman Lucas Moiseyev
Puzzle Solving Contest
1st Place Gregory Sobokar
2nd Place Nastasia Klevak
3rd Place Gilad Drillich
Dylan Chang was our art winner this week
Overall Sports Winners By Age Group
2003 Joshua Lerman
2002 Zachary Mankowitz
2000 Eliyahu Farkas
2001 Philip Lee
1999 Josh Klune
1998 Amber Jin
1997 Alec Weisbrot
Gilad Drillich again showed off his sports prowess, and continues to be impossible to hit, with fancy foot work to boot!
Sasha “the terrible” Modlin was out to be the best this week, and weaved his way through the pack to get to the goal in record time…
Zachary Stier emerged as the best player this week, with a wicked jump shot that we doubt that even former camper Arjun Mayur (now a junior counselor) could have matched. Want to come back and try Arjun??
Nathan Clune, David Goldstein, Emmet Wieting, Andrew Birenbaum, and Josh Lerman combined for a masterful win in the senior group, headed by coach Hana Itkis.
Gregory Sobokar, Nicole Moiseyev, Nastasia Klevak, Eric Kong, Tomas Leonardo, Idan Glickman, Hillel Koslowe and Alec Weisbrot, headed by coach Max Schwartz were a team that was a match made in heaven. Talk about sticky hands!!!
We in the ICA family would like to thank all of our parents and campers for making this such a successful week! As I am writing this I have just learned that we will again have 49 campers, and we are bursting at the seams!!! Don’t miss out on the action-just two more weeks to go. Give us a call at 201-833-1741 and start your chess career today!!! See you over the board.