2016 Illinois Chess Tour – Awards
Performance awards will be based on the total points accumulated during the Tour year according to the scoring system specified in the Tour rules. Prizes will be awarded in three categories:
- Open: awarded to players with the most Tour points accumulated in open or top-level sections, including the U2300 section at the Chicago Open.
- Reserve – Adult: awarded to players 19 years of age or older as of the final Tour event who played in one or more reserve or class sections.
- Reserve – Scholastic: awarded to players under 19 years of age as of the final Tour event who played in one or more reserve or class sections.
Players who play solely in open or top sections will compete for the Open prizes.
Players who play solely in reserve or class sections will compete for the Reserve prizes.
Players who play in a mix of open and reserve sections can compete for either prize category, but only points earned in open sections will count toward the Open prizes. Points earned in any section will count toward the Reserve prizes. Only one prize per person will be awarded. If a player qualifies for prizes in both open and reserve only the award from the higher qualifying category is earned.
- Open: $500.00 plus plaque for 1st, plaque for 2nd – 5th
- Reserve – Adult: $200.00 plus plaque for 1st, plaque for 2nd – 5th
- Reserve – Scholastic: $200.00 plus plaque for 1st, plaque for 2nd – 5th
Players will earn participation awards based solely on the number of tournaments entered, subject to the requirement of a minimum of three rounds played as specified in the Tour rules.
- 5 Tour events played - gift of coffee or cocoa from Julius Meinl
- 6 Tour events played - $25.00 reimbursement of entry fee in the Illinois Open or Illinois Class
- 7 Tour events played - $50.00 reimbursement of entry fee for any CCA event in Illinois
- 8 or more Tour events played - $100.00 chess merchandise gift certificate
All participation awards are cumulative, and include recognition on the Tour page of the ICA website.