Tuesday, March 3, 2020

3/1/20 NEST+m Chess Tournament Results and Pics!

On March 1, 2020, over 60 NEST+m students participated in our Winter Chess Tournament.
The students had their games reviewed by our chess coaches, Giorgi and Tamar. Over 15 parent volunteers helped us raise funds to support the chess program from food sales (THANK YOU!).
Congratulations to all those who participated!

Some highlights included:

Rhys Black (Co-Champion) and Liam Chan, Classic Section.
NEST+m 1st place team!

Ryan Saleem, 1st place, Primary section

August Hannoosh, 2nd place, Novice 1 section

Malcolm Geller, 3rd place, K-1 section

See you at our Spring tournament on 4/26/20!

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Inaugural NEST+m Team Tournament Results and Pics!

On Feb 9th, NEST+m hosted its first scholastic team tournament.  Inspired by the US Amateur East Team tournament, 16 teams competed against one another for this fun event.  In addition to 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place winners in each section, prizes for Best Team Spirit, Best School Team and Perfect Score were also awarded.

Prize Winners: 
1st Place 1100+ -Black MaChin3 (Rhys Black, Oliver Ma, Matthew Chin), U1100- Golden Gang (Ivan Volvnyk, Bernice Li, Pierce Harvey)

2nd Place 1100+ - R to D2 (Choco Chen, Jody Chen, David Dunikov), U1100- Avenues (Sourya Gurram, Charles Guffie,  Abbott Smith)  

3rd Place 1100+ Dark Knights (Jack Faissal, Preston Ng, Glib Dunikov), U1100 - Fork Knight (Philippe Krasnov, Sylvie Vanderbilt, Lance Wolf) 

Best Team Spirit 1100+ R to D2, U1100 - Two Guys and Another Guy
Best School Team 1100+ Black MaChin3 (NEST+m), U1100 - Golden Gang (NEST+m)
Perfect Scores 1100+ Jody Chen,  U1100- Philippe Krasnov, Bernice Li, Abbott Smith

Congratulations to All! 



Tuesday, February 4, 2020

2020 Greater NYC Scholastic Chess Championship Results & Pics!

Thirty-five students from NEST+m participated in the "Cities" Championship on February 1 & 2, 2020. This was one of the biggest turnouts of the year for NEST+m. Thank you to our coaches Tamar, Tamaz and Ana and parent coordinator Natasha!

K-1 Championship:
David Dunikov (5th place)

K-1 U400:
Jonathan Kogan (15th place)

Primary Championship (2nd place team):
Glib Dunikov (15th place), Jack Faissal, Evan Zhao, Connor Chin, Liam Chan, Arabella Fang, Isabella Zhu, Anthony Zhu, Sophie Ma

Primary U1000:
Bernice Li (13th place), Zachery Ng, Pierce Harvey, Amelia Cotler

Elementary Championship:
Dylan Kang, Kai Tsuboyama, Rhys Black, Thomas Murphy, Ryan Ma

Elementary U1500:
Preston Ng (4th place), 

Elementary U1100:
Aneel Mittal

Elementary U700:
James Tan (1st place, unrated), Jaden Tan

Junior High Championship (1st place team): 
Spencer Chin (6th place), Charles Hua (7th place), Robert Shibata (15th place), Dylan Ma, Matthew Dinglasan, Jai Shah

Junior High U1300 (1st place team):
Oliver Hua (1st place), Andrew Tsai (8th place), Maya Nozaki, Oliver Ma, Dale Cotler

Friday, December 27, 2019

NEST+m Chess Goes to Disney...and wins 2 National Titles!

On December 12-15, 28 NEST+m students competed at the USCF 2019 National Grade Championship in Orlando, FL. Over 1700 scholastic players from around the United States competed! The team was led by coaches IM Giorgi Bakhtadze and GM Tamaz Gelashvilli.

NEST+m: National K-6 Blitz Champions!
Congratulations to Spencer Chin (7th place), Romir Mukherjee (13th place) Oliver Ma and Zachery Yim for taking 1st place!

Min Hee Chong

1st grade:
David Dunikov (11th place) and Victoria Yim.

2nd grade: 9th place team in the United States! 
Anthony Zhu, Sophie Ma, Amelia Cotler and Arabella Fang.

3rd grade: National Champions—1st place team in the United States!
Glib Dunikov (t-20th), Isabella Zhu, Connor Chin (1st place U1200), Zachery Yim, Zachery Ng, Jack Faissal (8th place) and Liam Chan (t-20th).

4th grade: 3rd place team in the United States!
Eloise Roberts, Ryan Ma, Dylan Kang, Kai Tsuboyama (t-20th) and Thomas Murphy (1st place U1200).

5th grade: 3rd place team in the United States!
Spencer Chin (t-2nd), Dale Cotler, Oliver Ma, Romir Mukherjee, Rhys Black and Preston Ng.

6th grade:
Dylan Ma (t-15th) and Matthew Dinglasan

7th grade:
Matthew Chin (2nd place U1400)

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

New York State Girls Championships!

Congratulations to Isabella Zhu, who took 8th place in the K-3 Championship section at the 4th New York State Girls Championships at Columbia Grammar Prep School on Nov 23-24, 2019.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

NEST+m tournament results updates!


Sam Rahall (K) played his first tournament: the PS 41 Columbus Day event.
He emerged unbeaten from the No-Score (pre-K and K) section.

Albert Tsybulski (4th grade) played The Right Move Chess Foundation tournament and got 1st place in under 500 section. NESTm team got 2nd place in that section.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Announcing the NEST+m 2019-2020 Tournament Calendar!

Please save these dates for our NEST+m Chess Tournaments.
We average over 200 players each tournament, including more than 50 from NEST+m!

Nov 17, 2019

March 1, 2020

April 26, 2020

May 31, 2020

Register at: nest.gmchessacademy.com

Also, for other local tournaments throughout the year, this site has a list: https://www.littlehouseofchess.com/calendar/