This year, our objective is to keep the Awards Presentation down to 30 min. EVERY PLAYER attending State will receive a trophy in recognition for their accomplishment. We have streamlined distribution so you know if you need to stay for the awards ceremony.

  • Individual Awards – MAIN ROOM (Elementary, Middle School U1000 and I LOVE CHESS 2
    • If the player received LESS than 4 points, they will receive their trophy when they record the results of their last Round – right then and there. No waiting required. No other line to stand in. EVERY PLAYER WILL RECEIVE A TROPHY. If your child walks out without one in their hand and has less than 4 points, please have them go back in and get one!
    • If a Player gets 4 points or higher, they will receive their award on the stage. They will be announced from the stage Immediately following the last round.
    • The size of the trophies are proportional to the number of points won. A specific numbered plate is available for those that want their place to be listed on the award. These plates are available after the awards to the left side of the stage. after they receive their award.
    • We will announce each set of winners by Grade. When your grade is announced and you have 4 points or more, gather at the RIGHT SIDE of the stage. You do not need to be in any order. We will start with the 4 point winners, calling them to the stage to received their award.  Exit to the Left. If you want a specific number of your place in the event, you may collect it from a person stationed off the stage to the left. Any disputes/concerns will be addressed AFTER the ceremony. Just stay in the area until the main awards are finished.
  • TEAM Awards (Elementary Championship)
    • The top 5 teams for Grades 1-3 and Grades 4-6 will be announced from the stage. Following those awards, the remaining teams for the top 25 will be available immediately after the ceremony to the LEFT of the Stage.
    • Points are based on the top 4 players in each grade grouping (Grades 1-3 and Grades 4-6).
    • Plaques will be awarded for Top 25 teams in each section After the individual awards are complete.
  • KINDER AWARDS – Will be announced in the KINDER Playing room (318 on the 3rd floor)
  • MIDDLE SCHOOL
    • U-1000 will receive smaller trophies and Cash Awards during the Elementary Awards. 4 points or more will receive a nominal cash award.
    • U-1300 section will receive cash awards only in the Middle School Playing Area (4th floor). The number of playings receiving cash will depend on the number of players.
    • OPEN Awards will receive Cash Awards after Round 5 on Sunday. The overall Champion will be awarded the Perpetual trophy for a year.