Kenny Marino Sportsmanship Award
Every year at the Worlds, we present the Kenny Marino Sportsmanship Award to a person who consistently demonstrates excellent sportsmanship when playing our game. Everyone who plays this game knows how frustrating it can be sometimes and people who lose (and win) without excessive outbursts and complaining are fun to play and enhance the enjoyment for everyone at the tournament. Kenny Marino was a New York City fireman – one of the heroes of 9/11 who gave his life rushing into danger to help people escape the burning towers. Kenny was also a tournament Strat player who exemplified good sportsmanship and that’s why the award is named in his honor.
2018 Winner of the Kenny Marino Sportsmanship Award