2009 ICA Summer Camp Week 7
Posted: 8/20/2009 | Updated: 8/20/2009 | Photo | Results

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.


Tournament Results

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!


Blitz Tournaments

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.


Coach                                    Student

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


Art Contest

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


Dodge Ball

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??


Relay Races

Junior Group

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.



Senior Group

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.