2018 National Champions!
The 2018 Elementary National Championships showcased on the country's biggest stage the tremendous effort, talent, depth, and excellence of our ICN players and programs.
PS 33 not only fielded one of the United States largest teams, they also claimed the country's most Top 5 (3) and Top 10 (4) team finishes, PS 59 incredibly repeated as the K - 3 U 700 National Champions and PS 11 battled the entire weekend to maintain their streak of Top national placements.
With 53 competitors representing schools from PS 11, PS 33, PS 116 and PS 59 it was ICN's programs largest Elementary National Championship contingent to date.
Hosted in Nashville, TN, our Impact Coaching Network players and teams competed rigorously over three full days, across 9 national sections and against 2,236 of the country's very best competitors.
After the final games had been played, the end results were outstanding! This spoke volumes to the commitment and excellence of our players, parents, coaches, and the entire ICN community.
ICN programs celebrated:
Seven team trophies
Six Top 10 team finishes
Four Top 5 team placements
K/5 Championship runner-up
K - 3 U 700 National Champions!
Along the way we were also rewarded with an addition 11 individual trophies!
In addition to the fierce competition, we also made plenty of time for socializing and team fun!
One of the many highlights was the shared southern BBQ lunch we enjoyed Saturday afternoon.
We also took a moment to recognize our wonderful chess moms, as once again they showed their unwavering dedication and support by spending mother's day with the team! We love you moms!
Congratulations to ALL! You are true ambassadors for chess, your schools and the entire community. Of this we are very proud!
Now let's get back to the boards so we can return bigger and better in 2019!
Train - Compete - Repeat
PS 59 - K/3 U 700 - NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
PS 33 - K/5 Championship - 2nd Place
PS 33 - K/5 U 1200 - 4th Place
PS 33 - K/5 U 900 - 5th Place
PS 59 - K/3 Championship - 7th Place
PS 33 - K/3 U 700 - 8th Place
PS 11 - K/3 Championship - 15th Place
Whitney Tse (PS 33)- 9th Place - K/1 Championship
Jacob Meyers (PS 33) - 9th Place - K/3 U 700
Mahnak Islam (PS 33) - 20th Place - K/5 U 1200
Cooper Ho (PS 59) - 23rd Place - K/3 Championship
Micah Reiss (PS 59) - 28th Place - K/3 U 700
Sophia Degregorio (PS 33) - 33rd Place - K/5 U 900
Luc Cacciatore (PS 33) - 40th Place - K/5 U 900
Cooper Barr (PS 59) - 30th Place - K/3 U 700
Kiaan Javeri (PS 59) - 30th Place - K/3 U 700
Sabella Faccio (PS 11) - 30th Place - K/3 U 700
Jude Kazan (PS 59) - 2nd Place (1100 - 1199) - K/3 Championship