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Schedule for the 2020-2021 School Year

The Right Move Chess Foundation, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit corporation which serves scholastic chess players in  New York City and the Greater Capital District of Albany, New York by providing a series of free chess tournaments during the school year.   

For information about our tournaments click here, and for tournament rules click here.

In light of the COVID pandemic we have not decided on our schedule or tournament format for the 2020 – 2021 school year.

We do plan on hosting on-line tournaments in the fall and will re-evaluate our ability to offer over-the-board tournaments as the pandemic resolves.

TournamentLocationSponsorTournament InfoRegistration
Bennington Fall OpenBennington Free LibraryOver the Board in-person tournamentThree sections, EF: $30 by Sept 30, $35 after. 4SS, G/60 d5Andrew Palmer; palmera62@hotmail.com
TRM 153
Oct 9, 2021
Online (National Chess Day)Online (LiChess)Registration Closed
TRM 154
Nov 6, 2021
OnlineOnline (LiChess)Registration Closed
TRM 155
Dec 11, 2021
OnlineOnline (LiChess)Registration Closed
TRM 156
Jan 15, 2022
Online Online (LiChess)Registration Closed

TRM 156

Happy New Year to all chess lovers!! TRM 156 is scheduled to happen on January 15, 2022.  Check below for more details on TRM 156. Game rules will be based on the rules published for online tournaments on the US Chess Federation website.

Tournament Details

Date Saturday, January 15, 2022
Platform lichess (Click on link to create free account ONLY in case you do not have an account)
Registration Register (Open until 6:00 pm, January 14 , 2022 )
USCF Rated Sections*

*Subject to change based on number of registrations

1. Open (Online Regular rating of 1400 and above)
2. King (Online Quick rating up to 1399)
3. Queen (Online Quick rating up to 999)
4. Rook (Online Quick rating up to 599)
Unrated Rated Sections*

*Subject to change based on number of registrations

1. Awe (Adults Welcome)
2. kNight (Up to and including Grade 12)
3. Bishop (Up to and including Grade 5)
4. Pawn (Up to and including Grade 2)
Time Control All sections except Open :  G / 20; inc 3 sec
Open: G / 30; inc 5 sec
Rounds All sections except Open: 4 Rounds ( @2:00 pm, @2:45 pm, @3:30 pm, @4:15 pm)

Open: 3 Rounds (@2:00 pm, @ 3:15 pm, @4:30 pm)

We strongly encourage you to send us an email or text us @ 509-263-8897 by 8:00 am on the day of tournament in case you would like to withdraw from the tournament.

Awards:  All the winners of USCF rated and unrated section will receive chess books as awards.

Team Awards:  There will not be any team awards this year.




Advance Registrations as of 1/6/22

USCF Rated Section


UCSF Unrated Section: