2019 National Championship Report

The 2019 Elementary National Championships showcased on the country's biggest stage the tremendous effort, talent, depth, and excellence of our ICN players and programs. 

National Champion

ICN programs across the board established themselves as the very best as we won multiple individual and team National Championships and everything in between. The energy was palpable, and the success was contagious!

Cooper Ho wins the K5 National Championship!

Cooper Ho wins the K5 National Championship!

With 86 competitors representing schools from PS 11, PS 33, PS 116, PS 77, PS 10, PS 139, PS 111, Basis Manhattan 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 2,254 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:

  • Twelve team trophies

  • Eleven Top 10 team finishes

  • Six Top 5 team placements

  • K -3 Championship - National Champions!

  • K - 5 Individual National Champion

  • K - 3 U 100 National Champions!

  • K-5 Championship 3rd Place

  • K-5 U 900 Runner-up

  • K - 5 U 900 Individual National Champion

Along the way we were also rewarded with an addition 17 individual trophies!

#incredible

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!

Mothers Day

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 2020!

Train - Compete - Repeat

#wherechampstrain

ICN Nationals Coaches

Team Awards:

  • PS 77 - K/3 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

  • PS 59 - K/3 U 1000 - NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

  • PS 59 - K/1 Championship - 9th Place

  • PS 33 - K/5 Championship - 3rd Place

  • PS 11 - K/1 Championship - 10th Place

  • PS 33 - K/5 U 1200 - 4th Place

  • PS 33 - K/3 U 1000- 6th Place

  • PS 33 - K/6 Blitz - 10th Place

  • PS 33 - K/3 U 700 - 15th Place

  • PS 139 - K/5 U900 - Runner-up

  • PS 139 - K/3 U 700 - 3rd Place

  • PS 139 - K/6 U1400 - 9th Place

Individual Awards:

  • Cooper Ho - K/5 National Champion

  • Abyl Downshen - National Champion - K/5 U 900

  • Avaan Chamadia - K/3 Championship Runner-up

  • Michah Reiss - 12th Place - K/1 Championship

  • Boyan Wang - 4th Place - K/3 U 1000

  • Sho Moritani - 7th Place - K/3 U 1000

  • Cooper Barr - 15th Place - K/3 U 1000

  • Jude Kazan - Tied for 20th - K/3 Championship

  • Alexandra Kayne - 29th Place - K/3 U 700

  • Jacob Meyers - 15th Place - K/3 U 1000

  • Conor Chen - 30th Place - K/3 U 700

  • Mahnak Islam 2nd Place - K/6 Blitz U 1200

  • Chloe Stark - 2nd Place - K/6 Blitz U 1100

  • Elliott Goodrich - 13th Place - K/1 U 500

  • Miles Dowshen - 4th Place - K/3 U 700

  • Jordy Puebla - 11th Place - K/3 U 700

  • Caitlin Adams - 22nd Place - K/3 U 700

  • Aiden Grytsenko - 30th Place - K/3 U 700

Russ Makofsky