HOT Events
2019 Winter Break Chess Camp
Week long 12/23 - 12/30
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2019 Dr David Ostfeld Memorial ICA Championships
Sunday, December 8th, 2019 Bergen Academy • 200 Hackensack Avenue • Hackensack NJ
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2019 Dr David Ostfeld Memorial ICA Open Championship
Dr David Ostfeld Memorial ICA Open Championship Sunday, December 8th, 2019 Bergen Academy • 200 Hackensack Avenue • Hackensack NJ
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2019 Dr David Ostfeld Memorial ICA U1600 Championship
Dr David Ostfeld Memorial ICA U1600 Championship Sunday, December 8th, 2019 Bergen Academy • 200 Hackensack Avenue • Hackensack NJ
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ICA Tournaments
2019 Super Saturday Tournaments
ICA Presents the wonderful opportunity for Enthusiastic Chess Players: "Super Saturday" Tournaments
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2019 – 2020 Doctor Ostfeld Memorial Tournaments At BCA
2019 – 2020 Doctor Ostfeld Memorial Tournaments at BCA OCTOBER 6 DECEMBER 8 JANUARY26 MARCH 29 MAY 17
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2019 Dr David Ostfeld Memorial ICA Championships
Sunday, December 8th, 2019 Bergen Academy • 200 Hackensack Avenue • Hackensack NJ
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2019 Dr David Ostfeld Memorial ICA Open Championship
Dr David Ostfeld Memorial ICA Open Championship Sunday, December 8th, 2019 Bergen Academy • 200 Hackensack Avenue • Hackensack NJ
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2019 Dr David Ostfeld Memorial ICA U1600 Championship
Dr David Ostfeld Memorial ICA U1600 Championship Sunday, December 8th, 2019 Bergen Academy • 200 Hackensack Avenue • Hackensack NJ
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2020 Super Saturday Tournaments
ICA Presents the wonderful opportunity for Enthusiastic Chess Players: "Super Saturday" Tournaments
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2019 Dr David Ostfeld Memorial Chess Tournaments!
Sunday, October 6, 2019
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Achievements
Bergen County's 11 Yr Old Chess Expert & World-Acclaimed Inventor
International Chess Academy of NJ takes extreme pride in working with extraordinary kids like Gary Leschinsky of Mahwah, NJ. It was only two years ago, at the age of nine, that Gary Leschinsky, a resident of Mahwah, walked through the doors of International Chess Academy of New Jersey (ICA) as a novice chess student.
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Alexander Wang And His Chess Partner Secure Victory At ChessKids Games!
The inaugural ChessKid Games was held Saturday, June 1. and International Chess Academy had the honor of hosting 9 year old ICA student Alexander Wang on the Teaneck campus as he teamed up virtually with his partner, FIDE titled IM Hans Niemann
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Chess Kids Math Competition Results
Winning the 2019 American Mathematical Olympiads for Elementary and Middle Schools (MOEM)'s highest honor, the Dr. George Lenchner Perfect Score Award, is 6th grade ICA student
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Memorial Day Weekend Was Extremely Successful For ICA Students
Memorial Day weekend was extremely successful for ICA students with about 20 players participating in two major US championships. 75th Annual U.S. Amateur East Championship took place in Morristown, New Jersey, gathering 286 participants. Two ICA Students won 1st Place:
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Congratulations To ICA Student Angelina Li (1177) For 4th Place
Congratulations to ICA student Angelina Li (1177) for 4th place at ‘Odyssey of the Mind’ Worlds Final. ‘Odyssey of the Mind’ is a creative problem-solving completion catered for students from kindergarten through college.
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THREE ICA Students (Each At Least Ten Years With US!)
THREE ICA Students (Each At Least Ten Years With US!) Starting Princeton University This Fall! Attend our Chess, Math, and STEM(!) Classes Starting This September Just Like They Did!
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Chesskid Online National Invitational Championship
The weekend of June 1-3 was very exciting for two of ICA’s youngest players, Alexander Wang (age 8) and Ryan Zhu (age 6), because they were selected to play in the Chesskid Online National Invitational Championship.
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Class Schedule
Home School Chess Ages 8 - 12
Class dates 12/04/2019, 12/11/2019, 12/18/2019, 01/08/2020, 01/15/2020, 01/22/2020, 01/29/2020, 02/05/2020, 02/12/2020, 02/19/2020, 02/26/2020
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2019-2020 Winter SEMESTER SCHEDULE - GLEN ROCK
2019-2020 Winter SEMESTER SCHEDULE - GLEN ROCK Community Church of Glen Rock (education building) tel: 201-797-0330;
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2019-2020 Winter SEMESTER SCHEDULE - TEANECK
2019-2020 Winter SEMESTER SCHEDULE - TEANECK 185 Court street Teaneck, NJ 07666; tel: 201-833-1741
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ICA Fall Schedule Is Out!
The ICA fall schedule is out! As usual, we are offering both math and chess classes six days a week between two great locations. In Glen Rock, we have weeknight classes on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday as well as Saturday morning classes.
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Future Masters Class With Grandmaster Alex Stripunsky
Is your child a talented young chess player who wants to get even better? Then sign up for ICA’s Future Masters class with elite coach Grandmaster Alex Stripunsky. This class is for students with a USCF of FIDE rating over 1200 and a strong interest in
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Master Class With Grandmaster Alex Stripunsky
The ICA is proud to offer New Jersey’s best students the opportunity to work with one of America’s top chess coaches in weekly small group sessions. This class is for students with a USCF or FIDE rating over 1600 and a desire for serious
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FALL 2019 SEMESTER SCHEDULE - TEANECK
FALL 2019 SEMESTER SCHEDULE - TEANECK
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Chess Camps
2019 Winter Break Chess Camp
Week long 12/23 - 12/30
ICA 2019 Summer Report
Summer 2019 has been yet another awesome experience here at the International Chess Academy. As we prepare to begin our final week in both Teaneck and Glen Rock, it is time to look back on the nine weeks that brought us to this point.
2019 Summer Camp Week 10 Glen Rock
2019 Summer Camp Week 10 Glen Rock
2019 Summer Camp Week 10 Teaneck
After 50 summer weekdays, ICA Summer Chess camp has come to a close in our Glen Rock and Teaneck locations. It has been a long summer here at ICA. Since the middle of June, we have had lots of fun and learned lots of chess.
2019 Summer Camp Week 9 Teaneck
You don’t need our master math teacher Mark to tell you that 10 minus nine equals one, and that is how many weeks of ICA chess camp are left.
2019 Summer Camp Week 9 Glen Rock
2019 Summer Camp Week 9 Glen Rock
2019 Summer Camp Week 8 Teaneck
Yet another week of chess camp is in the books, and what an interesting week it was! We had a whopping 32 campers, including 13 new faces. Six-year-old Augustine Ahn took his first step into the chess world by learning the rules and other basics this week

Chess News
ALL CHESS And MATH CLASSES Are Cancelled Today, Monday, 12/2/19.
Due to this afternoon and evening's severe weather forecast, ALL CHESS and MATH CLASSES are cancelled today, Monday, 12/2/19.
ICA At NJ State Grade Championships 2019
ICA at NJ state Grade Championships 2019
Iyer Family Fun!
Iyer Family Fun! Akshat, Ayush and Aneesh Iyer win the FIRST ICA Family Prize of the Year! Joel and Aidan and Anderson and AJ tie for 2nd & 3rd! Akshat Iyer finished with 3.5/4.0 in the Under 1600 section, tying for first place. His brother Ayush had three wins in section 5 for a total of 6.5 out of a possible 8 points.
ICA 2019 Summer Open Championship
This past weekend, we hosted our first annual Summer Open Championship at our location in Glen Rock. Many of New Jersey’s strongest chess players come out to the Open Section of the Dr. David Ostfeld Memorial tournament five times a year at Bergen Academies in Hackensack.
ICA Summer Chess Camp Has Officially Started Its First Week In Teaneck!
ICA is excited to launch a new MATH program with Laura Givental, director of the Berkeley Elementary Math Circle, and the author of the book “Math Circle by the Bay”.
ICA Academy Is Hosting 1st Ever ChessKidGames!
ICA is extremely excited to announce that Academy is hosting 1st ever ChessKidGames! The first round of the Games will take place this Saturday, June 1st from 11 AM to 3 PM at our Teaneck location!
Top Results From The May 19 Teaneck Elementary PTA & PTO Chess Fundraiser
Thanks to all who came out to support the Teaneck Elementary School PTA & PTO Chess Fundraiser on Sunday, May 19th! Thanks to the generous donations from Pickle Licious, Teaneck Cinema and Apple Mortgage Cake! And special thanks to the commercial sponsors: TOPS and Cedar Lane Management Group.