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Schedule for the 2019-2020 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.

Below is our schedule for the 2019 – 2020 school year.

TournamentLocationSponsorTournament InfoRegistration
TRM 139 -
11/2/2019
Albany Community Charter School - 42 S Dove StreetStandard TRM format.

See our RULES.
Register
TRM 140 -
12/7/2019
Oneida Middle SchoolStandard TRM format.

See our RULES.
Not yet!
TRM 141 -
1/4/2020
Bethlehem Central Middle SchoolStandard TRM format.

See our RULES.
Not yet!
TRM 142 -
2/1/2020
Giffen Memorial Elementary SchoolStandard TRM format.

See our RULES.
Not yet!
TRM 143 -
3/7/2020
Albany Community Charter School on Krank StreetStandard TRM format.

See our RULES.
Not yet!
TRM 144 -
4/4/2020
Bethlehem Central Middle SchoolStandard TRM format.

See our RULES.
Not yet!
TRM 145 -
5/2/2020
Oneida Middle SchoolStandard TRM format.

See our RULES.
Not yet!
TRM 146 -
6/6/2020
Bethlehem Central Middle SchoolStandard TRM format.

See our RULES.
Not yet!

TRM 139 – Albany Community Charter School – S Dove Street

November 2, 2019

Sponsors needed

Location Address:  Albany Community Charter School – 42 S Dove Street Albany, NY

The 2019 – 2020 season is off to a great start thanks to Bethlehem Central School District. As always, Bethlehem proved to be a great host.

Remember – there are some important changes to the rules this year. Please click on the link to read the rules in more detail.

Tournament will begin at  9:45 a.m. for Open section and at 10:00 a.m. for all other sections. Players should be seated at their table by 9:50 for announcements.

All except Open section, play four games: (Those who wish to help set up can meet at 8:30 a.m.)  10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 2:15 p.m.; Open section will be playing three games: 9:45 a.m., 11:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.. Awards will follow after the 4th round for rated sections.

Free:  Online registration open until October 31, 2019 , 6:00 p.m. Register on-site before 9:15 AM to play Round 1 (STRICTLY ENFORCED).

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If you register online and do not show up, or do not send us an email letting us know you can’t make it to the tournament (by 9:15 am the day of the tournament) you will be assessed a $5.00 fee at your next tournament.

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USCF Rated Sections: Open (above 1400), King (1000-1400), Queen (601-1000), Rook (Under 600)

Non-USCF Member (Unrated) Sections: Awe (Adults Welcome), Knight (Up to and including Grade 12), Bishop (Up to and including Grade 5), Pawn (Up to and including Grade 2)

Time Control: (G/45, d/5) for Open Section; (G/30, d5) for all other Sections.  All rated section games will impact regular and quick rating. 1/2 point byes limited to one.

Awards: Trophies to top three player(s) in each section with 12 or more players.  Trophies to top two players in sections less than 12 players. Medals for all with 2.5 points or more.  (Exception: If you score 2 points and you are new to TRM tournaments, you qualify for a medal.)

Team Awards: All scholastic players from one team, pick the top four scores and add them (from all sections) to come up with a team score.  Teams scoring more than 12 points get a Team Certificate. Only scholastic players can be part of the team. Players shall stay with the same team during the entire school year unless they change school districts. They have to choose if they want to be part of a School or a Chess Club at their first tournament.