Wednesday, December 19, 2018

2018 National K-12 Grade Championship Results & Pics!

This past weekend, 24 of our LG students participated in the National Scholastic K-12 Grade chess championships in Orlando, FL. This was our largest turnout yet and our students demonstrated incredible sportsmanship and team spirit. We had several players who were participating in their first ever National tournament! Here is a summary of the key results:

  • 1st grade: 7th place
  • 2nd grade: 5th place
  • 3rd grade: 5th place
  • 4th grade: 3rd place

  • 2nd grade: Jack Faissal, 15th place tied
  • 3rd grade: Dylan Kang, 9th place
  • 4th grade: Spencer Chin - 4th place; Romir Mukherjee - 20th place tied
  • 1st grade: ratings 800 to 999 - Youran (Evan) Zhao, 1st place
  • 2nd grade: ratings 600 to 799 - Connor Chin, 2nd place

2018 National K-12 Grade Championship Pics!

Sunday, December 9, 2018

12/9 Tournament Results!

Lycée Français De New York - Tri-State Tournament
Glib Dunikov - 3rd place Reserve
David Dunikov - 5th place Novice

PS 41:
Eloise Roberts - Primary
Kai Tsuboyama (co-champion) and Morgan Sweeney (3rd place) - Championship section

Anderson School Tournament
Evan Zhao- First place Primary

Packer Collegiate Tournament
Rhys Black- First Place, Championship section

Monday, December 3, 2018

Sunday, December 2, 2018

12/2 weekend chess results and pics!

NEST+m students represented at Avenues, Hunter and other local tournaments this weekend.

Novice 1 - Malcolm Geller, co-champion.  With Kai Osminkina-Jones, 2nd place team!
Novice 2- Isabella Zhu, co-champion.  With Jaylen Chen (5th place) and Jake Wu, 2nd place team!
K-1- KC Murphy, 7th place.
Primary- Anthony Zhu, champion. With Ivan Volovnyk (9th) and Bernice Li, 1st place team!
Booster-Zachery Ng, champion. With Arabella Fang, 6th place team.
Reserve- Ksenia Volovnyk, 2nd place.
Classic- Kai Tsuboyama, co-champion.  Thomas Murphy, 5th place. Rhys Black, 10th place. 1st place team!
Future Masters- Jack Faissal and Preston Ng.

Future Masters - Romir Mukherjee, 3rd place
Primary - Connor Chin, 5th place

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Thank you for the extra help!

A HUGE thank you to the NEST+m parents who earned a $2,500 community engagement grant from their employer by volunteering time to support the NEST+M chess tournament on Nov 18th:  Debanjali Mitra, Kathy Paul, Robert Davenport, Alex Zhang, Stephen Schachterle, and Kevin Murphy

Sunday, November 18, 2018

11/18/18 NEST+m Fall Tournament Results and Pics!

Congratulations to the 60+ NEST+M students who participated in our first tournament of the school year.  Our school hosted a record number of competitors (~300)! Thank you to the our coaches (Giorgi and Ana), volunteers, school staff and families who made this all possible.  It was great to see so many returning faces and new friends as well!

Our competitors included:
Championship section: Romir Mukherjee

Open: Jack Faissal, Preston Ng and Maggie Stacey

Classic: Matthew Chin (Co-Champion, 1st place) and Morgan Sweeney (Co-Champion, 2nd place).  Liam Chan, Rhys Black, Kai Tsuboyama and Thomas Murphy. 1st place team.

Reserve: Ksenia Volovnyk (4th place), Dale Cotler, Victor Dotov, Arkady Kokush, Marco Mendez, Andrew Tsai and Joshua Duca Evans. 1st place team.

Elementary: Youran Zhao (Co-Champion), Mark Chklovskii (Co-Champion), Julian Huang (Co-Champion). Glib Dunikov (10th), Zachery Yim, Julia Lin, Arabella Fan, Eloise Roberts, Rolan Soskin, Zachery Ng and Aneel Mittal. 1st place team.

Primary: Ivan Volovnyk (Co-Champion), Jacob Almeida-Batallas (6th), Maxim Soskin (10th), Micah Cho, Arjun Gururaja, Gabriella Dotov, Leiland Olson.  1st place team.

K-1: Anthony Zhu (3rd), David Dunikov (6th), Jinsean Lu (10th), Vedant Gaonkar, KC Murphy, Atharva Gupta and Leonardo Colasuonno.

Novice 2: Isabella Zhu (3rd), Bernard Salinas-Sandler (5th), Max Tsung, Jaylen Chen, Theodore Hoelscher, Zain Nasar, Luke Seigel, Robert Chen. 1st place team.

Novice 1: Aaron Chen (Champion), Amaru Wong, Bella Chen, Keanu Wong, Pierce Harvey, Daniel Xiang, Max Trias, Annika Wahlquist, Kai Osminkina-Jones, Sonai Ratushny, Taisiya Slootskiy, Ethan Quinn.

No Score: Victoria Yim, Malcolm Geller, Quiana Huang, Henry Park.