What are Pawn Points?

Pawn points are special exercises and activities that are chess related. These exercises stimulate the students and keep them interested by applying concepts from class to their lives outside of school. Many of these exercises encourage parental involvement to encourage chess play and critical thinking at home. Here are some examples of Pawn Point exercises:

  1. Find three adults that know how to play chess.
  2. Play parent in a game of chess.
  3. Find a book on chess at the library or bookstore and write down the title.

How do Pawn Points work?

Students have the opportunity to gain Pawn Points three times a session. Yes For Chess believes academics should be the top priority for students and we understand that sometimes student and parent schedules can be demanding. Therefore, Pawn Points are always optional. There are no due dates and students have the entire semester to finish their Pawn Point assignments. Each Pawn Point completed earns the student one point. As the students accumulate points, they achieve a higher ranking in the class. In addition to an improved rank and title, rewards are earned when reaching specific benchmarks. Pawn Points will never be awarded for winning, and all points are earned for participation. We feel this will encourage all talent levels to become more active in chess. Here is a list of the ranks and rewards students can attain:

Pawn Points Level Prize
0 to 1 Pre-Pawn -
2 to 3 Pawn -
4 to 5 Knight -
6 to 7 Bishop Chess Bracelet
8 to 9 Rook -
10 to 11 Queen -
12 to 15 King Medal
16 to 19 Chess Pro -
20 to 23 Chess Wizard Chess Set
24 to 27 Chess Guru -
28 to 30 Chess Master Master Trophy
31 to 33 International Master -
34 to 36 Chess Scholar -
37 to 40 Grand Master Grand Master Trophy
41 to 44 Top Student -

Any additional questions, please email info@yesforchess.com