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2014-2015 and 2015-2016 (Tentative) Schedule

TournamentSponsorDateLocationEntry FeeRegister
TRM #95Albany Area Chess ClubJune 6, 2015Rensselaer Boys' & Girls' Club (map)FREERegister
2015-16 Tentative Schedule (In works) (E-mail Rightmovechess@gmail.com to sponsor)
TRM #96Sandeep AlampalliOctober 10, 2015Albany Academy (map)FREE
TRM #97Dr. Mohammed EttouneyNovember 7, 2015
TRM #98Whyte FamilyDecember 5, 2015
TRM #99Joseph SchneiderJanuary 9, 2016Albany HS (map)FREE
TRM #100February 6, 2016Albany HS (map)FREE
TRM #101Dr. Ettouney and Alampalli FamilyMarch 5, 2016
TRM #102April 2, 2016
TRM #103May 7, 2016
TRM #104June 4, 2016

Chess a Big Part of Troy’s School 2’s Innovative Learning Programs

Our own Brother John McManus was featured in a recent article in the Albany Times Union on innovative learning programs taking place at School 2 in Troy, New York.

Fourth grader, Jaiden Rodriguez, left, learns chess from John McManus with The Right Move during a Project Based Learning program at Troy School 2 on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, in Troy, N.Y. The program is a 6-week program that meets on Wednesday afternoons for Grades three through five. (Paul Buckowski / Times Union)

Fourth grader, Jaiden Rodriguez, left, learns chess from John McManus with The Right Move during a Project Based Learning program at Troy School 2 on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, in Troy, N.Y. The program is a 6-week program that meets on Wednesday afternoons for Grades three through five. (Paul Buckowski / Times Union)

TRM 95 at Rensselaer Boys’ and Girls’ Club (June 6, 2015)

Many thanks to Albany Area Chess Club for Sponsoring this tournament.

Location Address: 544 Broadway, Rensselaer, NY . (For directions: Info)

All play four games: (Those who wish to help set up can meet at 8:30 AM)  10:00, 11:30, 1:00, and 2:15; Awards following 4th round completion

Fee: Preregistration (Free) on-line before June 4th 10 PM and on-site before 9:30 AM to play Round 1.

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

Non-USCF Member (Unrated) Sections: Awe (Adults Welcome), kNight (Grades 6-12), Bishop (Grades 3-5), Pawn (Grades K-2)

Time Control: (G/25, d/4) for Open Section (affects quick ratings only); (G/30, d5) for all other Sections.

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 players (including adults playing in awe section) from one team, pick the top four scores and add them (from all sections) to come up with a team score.  Top teams win team Plaque and Certificate suitable for framing.

Registrations as of 5/20/2015  6:00 PM

  1. Adam Aleksic, William S. Hackett MS, Knight
  2. Robert Davis, Elsmere ES, 5, Rook
  3. Noah Droz, Cornwall, 2, Pawn
  4. Michael Fishburn, Bethelehem, 6, Rook
  5. Amit Goel, EGCC, Queen
  6. Tanmay Goel, EGCC, Rook
  7. Harun Gopal, SJHS, 8, Queen
  8. Srihaasa karyampudi, GLENCLIFF ES, 1, Pawn
  9. Elise Ko-Davis, Bethlehem, 6, Knight
  10. Joshua Ko-Davis, Hammagrel, 4, Bishop
  11. Mary Livingston, EGCC, 13, AWE
  12. Blaise Loya, Loya Homeschool, 2, King
  13. Melodie Loya, Loya Homeschool, 4, King
  14. Theo Loya, Loya Homeschool, K, Rook
  15. Dharini Madadi, AA, 4, Rook
  16. Balaji Mahadevan, EGCC, 3, Queen
  17. Michael Malatino, AA 3, Rook
  18. Aidan Maloney, Wood Road, 3, Bishop
  19. Benjamin Matsuo, AA, 3, Rook
  20. Ethan Rafferty, AA, 3, Queen
  21. Nicholas Rappazzo, EGCC, 7, Queen
  22. Pradham Rodda, Menands 4, Bishop
  23. Deon Santhosh, Bethlehem, 3, Knight
  24. Arnav Sharma, Karigon ES, 5, Bishop
  25. Viraj Sharma, Karigon ES, 2, Pawn
  26. Bowen Yu, Lake Ave, 2, Rook

TRM 94 at Bethlehem Central MS (May 2, 2015)

Many thanks to the  CCC Chinese School for Sponsoring this tournament.

Location Address: 332 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar, NY 12054. (For directions: Info) Games at Cafeteria at the back of the building.

All play four games: (Those who wish to help set up can meet at 7:30 AM)  9:00, 10:25, 11:50, and 1:15; Awards following 4th round completion

Fee: Preregistration (Free) on-line before April 30th 10 PM and on-site before 8:30 AM to play Round 1.  To keep rounds on time, latecomers after 8:30 not signed up will begin round 2.

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

Non-USCF Member (Unrated) Sections: Awe (Adults Welcome), kNight (Grades 6-12), Bishop (Grades 3-5), Pawn (Grades K-2)

Time Control: (G/25, d/4) for Open Section (affects quick ratings only); (G/30, d5) for all other Sections.

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 players (including adults playing in awe section) from one team, pick the top four scores and add them (from all sections) to come up with a team score.  Top teams win team Plaque and Certificate suitable for framing.

Registrations as of 5/01/2015  10:00 PM (Online Registration Closed. To play Round 1 report to Tournament Director on-site before 8:30 AM):

  1. Adam Aleksic, William S. Hackett MS, Knight
  2. Phillip Anderson, Saratoga, 8, King
  3. Bonnie Bauer, EGCC, AWE
  4. Rhamel Bynum, AHS,10, King
  5. Zach Calderon, Scotia, 12, Open
  6. Andrew Cerf, Bethlehem, Rook
  7. Ellie Cerf, Bethlehem, Rook
  8. Matt Cerf, Bethlehem, Queen
  9. Miguel Cruz, AHS, 9, Knight
  10. Robert Davis, Elsmere Elementary, 5, Rook
  11. Joey Defibaugh, Bethlehem, 7, Queen
  12. Roberto Dejesus, AHS, 9, Knight
  13. Kevin Deng, Montesorri MS, 4, Bishop
  14. Samuel Fashola, Slingerlands ES, 4, Bishop
  15. Georgia Fishburn, Bethlehem, 6, Knight
  16. Harun Gopal, SJHS, 8, Queen
  17. Amit Goel, Birchwood, King
  18. Tanmay Goel, Birchwood, 3, Rook
  19. Ben Goldberg, Bethlehem, 6, Rook
  20. Karl Heck, 13 Open
  21. Max Heller, AA, 8, Knight
  22. Caleb Jacobs, AA, 3, Bishop
  23. Srihaasa Karyampudi, Gencliff Elementary School, 1, Pawn
  24. Drew Klugman, Bethlehem, 6, Queen
  25. Samuel Koblensky, EGCC, 8
  26. Elise Ko-Davis, Bethlehem, 6, Rook
  27. Joshua Ko-Davis, Hammagrel, 4, Rook
  28. Joshua Levin, Hamagrael, 4, Rook
  29. Erica Li, CCC, 6, Queen
  30. Mary Livingston, EGCC, AWE
  31. Dharini Madadi, AA, 4, Rook
  32. Balaji Mahadevan, EGCC, 3, Queen
  33. Michael Malatino, AA, 3, Rook
  34. Aidan Maloney, Wood Road, 3, Bishop
  35. Benjamin Matsuo, AA, 3, Rook
  36. Sean Meek, Bethlehem, 3, Rook
  37. Caleb Meyer-Chabris, Saratoga Springs, 2, Queen
  38. Rithvik Narra,  Tesago ES, 3, Bishop
  39. Saathvik Narra, Acadia MS, 8, Queen
  40. Arjun Nair, AA, 3, Rook
  41. Nitin Obla, Shaker, Open
  42. Ethan Rafferty, AA, 3, Queen
  43. Nicholas Rappazzo, EGCC, 7, Queen
  44. Nikhil Radosevich, Bethlehem, 4, Bishop
  45. Connor Reilly, Elsmere ES, 4, Bishop
  46. Pradham Rodda, Menands 4, Bishop
  47. Jeffrey Rodrigo, Menands, 3, Bishop
  48. Jerome Rodrigo, Menands, 3, Bishop
  49. Martha Samadashvili, EGCC, Open
  50. Zaza Samadashvili, Egcc, Open
  51. Mathew Samuel, Awe
  52. Deon Santhosh, Bethlehem, 3, Queen
  53. Philip Sells, Open
  54. Harmaan Sidhu, AA, 1, Rook
  55. Ty Sprague, Bethlehem, 6, Knight
  56. Diana Sujashvili, AWE
  57. Laura Thomsen, Hudson Valley Consortium, 8, Rook
  58. Shane Thorkildsen, Hvcc, King
  59. Ned Van Loan, St. Joseph School, 4, Bishop
  60. Catalina Varela, Albany Homeschoolers, 6, Queen
  61. Carlos Varela, Albany Homeschoolers, Open
  62. Tatiana Varela, Albany Homeschoolers, 7, Queen
  63. Giovanny Vicento, AA, 9, Rook
  64. Luke Villani, Bethlehem, 10, Queen
  65. Sophia Wang, CCC, 6, Queen
  66. Christian Wallace, AHS, 9, Knight
  67. Jared Wargacki, EGCC, 8, Queen
  68. Killian Whyte, AA, 9, King
  69. Charles Xue, CCC, 2, Queen

TRM 93 at NYS Museum/Library (April 18, 2015)

Many thanks to the  East Greenbush Chess Club for Sponsoring this tournament.

Location Address: 222 Madison Avenue, Albany, NY 12230  (map)  Free Parking by the Cathedral on Saturday.

All play four games: The Building opens at 10:00 so rounds run a bit later:   (Those who wish to help set up can meet at 9:30.)  10:30, 11:45, 1:00, and 2:15; Awards: 3:30 PM

Fee: Preregistration (Free) on-line before April 16th 10 PM and on-site (outside, before the doors open; see Brother John)  before 9:30 AM to play Round 1.  To keep rounds on time latecomers after 9:30 not signed up will begin round 2 with 1/2 point for round 1.

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

Non-USCF Member (Unrated) Sections: Awe (Adults Welcome), kNight (Grades 6-12), Bishop (Grades 3-5), Pawn (Grades K-2)

Time Control: (G/25, d/4) for Open Section (affects quick ratings only); (G/30, d5) for all other Sections. (Due to library hours, some changes to start and end times are necessary.  Slight changes to time controls are possible as needed.  Please be alert to time as you visit the Museum!) 

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 players (including adults playing in awe section) from one team pick the top four scores and add them (from all sections) to come up with a team score.  Top teams win team Plaque and Certificate suitable for framing.

Registrations as of 4/17/2015  9:00 PM: (ON-LINE REGISTRATION CLOSED)

  1. Mokshagna Aashish, Ravilla, EGCC, 2, Pawn
  2. Matthew Adams, Wood Road, 1, Pawn
  3. Atharv Agashe, Latham Ridge, 6, Queen
  4. Sandeep Alampalli, AA, 8, Open
  5. Adam Aleksic, WS  Hackett MS, 8, Knight
  6. Griffin Alterio, MP, Rook
  7. Ginyard Armand, ACCS, Pawn
  8. Michael Armonious, MP, King
  9. John Attardo, Tanglewood, 5, Bishop
  10. Tayshaun Bailey, ACCS, kNight
  11. Damon Banks, Henry Johnson, 2 Pawn
  12. Bonnie Bauer, Egcc, AWE
  13. Jeremy Berman, Open
  14. Jack Berry, AHS, 9 Rook
  15. Kwame Boakye, ACCS, Pawn
  16. Steven Brown, MLK, 3, Bishop
  17. Daniel Brucker, MP, Queen
  18. Andrew Brucker, MP, Rook
  19. Stephen Brucker, MP, Awe
  20. Esannason Bryce, ACCS, Pawn
  21. Rhamel Bynum, AHS, 10, King
  22. Zachary Calderon, Scotia-Glenvill,e 12, Open
  23. Ron Calixto, MP, Awe
  24. Uriel Calixto, MP, King
  25. Andrew Cerf, Bethlehem, 5, Rook
  26. Eleanor Cerf, Bethlehem 3, Rook
  27. Matt Cerf,  Bethlehem, 13, Queen
  28. Divij Chakravarthi, Karigon, 3, Bishop
  29. Michael Cotto, Giffen ES, 4, Bishop
  30. Nathaniel Cotto, AHS, 11, Knight
  31. Miguel Cruz , AHS, 9, Knight
  32. James Curry, NYC Ace Academy, 9, Knight
  33. John Czajkowski, Tanglewood, 5, Bishop
  34. Brayden Dambaugh, Wood Road, 3, Bishop
  35. Robert Davis, Elsmere Elementary, 5, Rook
  36. Evan Derrick, AA, 2, Pawn
  37. Jabez Dickson, Henry Johnson 4, Bishop
  38. Logan Dobert, Tanglewood, 5, Bishop
  39. Evan Dong, MP, Pawn
  40. Peter Dong, MP, Rook
  41. Stephen Dong, MP, Queen
  42. Omnipotent Drayton, ACCS, kNight
  43. Alisabeth Dreher, Wood Road, 3, Bishop
  44. Ryan Dreher, Wood Road, 3, Bishop
  45. Kevin Durgee, Cooperstown, Adult, AWE
  46. Charles Eson, AWE
  47. Luke Fallati, Latham Consortium, 8, Knight
  48. Destin Ferrell, ACCS, kNight
  49. Erin Fillion, Wood Road, 2, Pawn
  50. Jamol Franklin, ACCS, kNight
  51. Lila Freeman, MP, Queen
  52. Mactier Freeman, MP, Rook
  53. Bethanie Gartner, MP, kNight
  54. Bob Gartner, MP, Awe
  55. Liz Gialanella, AHS, Queen
  56. Andrew Gauspohl, Rockin Rooks, Rook
  57. Amit Goel, Birchwood, AWE
  58. Tanmay Goel, Birchwood, 3, Rook
  59. Harun Gopal, SJHS, 8, Queen
  60. Derin Gumustop, Beth, 8, King
  61. Nathan Gurwitz, Wood Road, 3, Bishop
  62. Blake Guzy, NEST+EM, 9, King
  63. Carson Guzy, MS 104, 8, King
  64. Cooper Guzy, PS 40, 5, Queen
  65. Devon Guzy, PS 40, 5, King
  66. Grace Hallinan, MP, Knight
  67. Sean Hallinan, MP, Queen
  68. Caleb Hancock, Wood Road, 1, Pawn
  69. Karl Heck, Open
  70. Max Heller, AA, 8, Knight
  71. Elizabeth Henson, Wood Road, 1, Pawn
  72. Marcus Henson, ACCS, kNight
  73. Nia Henson, ACCS, Bishop
  74. Sarah Himmelwright, Wood Road, 2, Pawn
  75. Peter Hinckley, Wood Road, 2, Pawn
  76. Jayser Holland, Giffen ES, 5, Bishop
  77. Connor Hurley, EG, 7, Queen
  78. Isaiah Ibarra, Henry Johnson Charter School, 2, Pawn
  79. Ajani JacksonBergin, MLK, 1, Pawn
  80. Alika JacksonBergin, MLK, 6, Rook
  81. Ryan Jankowski, MP, Rook
  82. Srihaasa Karyampudi, Gencliff, 1, Pawn
  83. Joseph Killian, Tanglewood, 3, Bishop
  84. Jassai King, Henry Johnson 4, Bishop
  85. Elise Ko-Davis, Bethlehem, 6, Rook
  86. Joshua Ko-Davis, Hammagrel, 4, Rook
  87. Antonio Lacy, AHS, 9, Queen
  88. John Lamont, Delaware, 3, Rook
  89. Addison Lendt, Wood Road, 1, Pawn
  90. Bella Leveille, Wood Road, 1, Pawn
  91. Erica Li, CCC, 6, Queen
  92. Mingrui Liu, Koda MS, 8, Open
  93. Mary Livingston, EGCC, adult, AWE
  94. Alexander Lomasney, MP, Queen
  95. Blaise Loya, Loya, 2, King
  96. Melodie Loya, Loya, 4, Queen
  97. Theo Loya, Loya, Pre-K, Rook
  98. Haki Lumpkin, ACCS, Rook
  99. Jerry Ma, Skano Elem School, K, Open
  100. Dharini Madadi, AA, 4, Rook
  101. Jayshumeir Maggs, Myers MS 7, Knight
  102. Balaji Mahadevan, EGCC, 3, Queen
  103. Aidan Maloney, Wood Road, 3, Bishop
  104. Benjamin Matsuo, AA, 3, Rook
  105. Bill Matters, EGCC, AWE
  106. Xavier McCarthy, ACCS, Queen
  107. Cle McCloskey, MP, Pawn
  108. Sean McDuffie, AHS, 11, Rook
  109. Connor McKenna, MP, Rook
  110. Ryan McKenna, MP, Rook
  111. Kassi McTague, AHS, 10, Queen
  112. Sean Meek, Bethlehem, 3, Rook
  113. Joey Mercado, Bishop McGinn, 10, Rook
  114. William Mercado, Myers MS, 7, Knight
  115. Caleb Meyer-Chabris, Saratoga Springs, 2, Queen
  116. Srikar Mikkilineni, Latham Ridge, 5, Bishop
  117. Nate Mitzel, MP, Rook
  118. Reece Mitzel Ross, MP, Pawn
  119. Spencer Moon, Homeschool, 9, Knight
  120. Stephen Moon, Homeschool, AWE
  121. Moughan, Max, MP, Rook
  122. Moughan, Michael, MP, Awe
  123. Moughan, Mikey, MP, Queen
  124. Edward Murphy, Tanglewood, 13, AWE
  125. Juliette Murphy, Tanglewood, 10, Rook
  126. Luke Murphy, Tanglewood, 5, Rook
  127. Ashutosh Nagothi, EGCC, 2, Pawn
  128. Rishita Nahothi, EGCC, 6, Knight
  129. Arjun Nair, AA 3, Rook
  130. Rithvik Narra, Tesago, 3, Bishop
  131. Saathvik Narra, Acadia MS, 8, Queen
  132. Coumba Ndiaye, MLK, 2, Rook
  133. Papa Ndiaye, MLK, 5, Rook
  134. Erick Muniz Zuniga, Wood Road, 2, Pawn
  135. Nitin Obla, Shaker Junior, 8, Open
  136. Natasha Obliskey, Wood Road, 1, Pawn
  137. Kun Park, Albany college of pharmacy, Open
  138. Stelin Poola, MLK 6, Queen
  139. Devin Pozza, Rockin Rooks, Rook
  140. Ethan Rafferty, AA, 3, Queen
  141. Nicholas Rappazzo, EGCC, 7, Queen
  142. Qian Rappazzo, EGCC, 5, Bishop
  143. Atreyu Rickson, Wood Road, 3, Bishop
  144. Pradham Rodda, Menands 4, Bishop
  145. Gabriel Rodriguez, EGCC, 4, Bishop
  146. Rohm Ramsey, Rockin Rooks, Rook
  147. Andrew Rosenhaus, Tanglewood, 4, Bishop
  148. Rylen Rosenswig, Delaware, 3, Rook
  149. Martha Samadashvili, EGCC, Open
  150. aza Samadashvili, EGCC, Open
  151. Daniel Sansone, Wood Road, 1, Pawn
  152. Deon Santhosh, Bethlehem, 3, Queen
  153. Emily Sayre, Wood Road, 2, Pawn
  154. Jamie Sauers, MLK, 5, Bishop
  155. Natalie Sauers, MLK, 7, Knight
  156. Joseph Schneider, La Salle, Teacher, King
  157. Adarsh Senthil, Karigon, 4, Rook
  158. Sereigne Sow, ACCS, kNight
  159. Ellijah Andersen-Seymour, RBGC, 6, Rook
  160. Arnav Sharma, Karigon, 5, Bishop
  161. Quasade’ Smith, MLK, 3, Bishop
  162. Megan Sorbellini, MP, Rook
  163. David Sterner, AHS, Open
  164. Sebastian Stote,  MP, 2, Rook
  165. Nathan Ternitsky, Tanglewood, 5, Bishop
  166. Shane Thorkildsen, Egcc, King
  167. Peter Truesdell, EGCC, 6, Rook
  168. Bowen Yu, Pawn
  169. Sicheng Yu, Tesago, 1, Rook
  170. Austin Valentine, Wood Road, 2, Pawn
  171. Calum Vandish, Wood Road, 4, Bishop
  172. Ciara’n Vandish, Wood Road, 2, Pawn
  173. Ned Van Loan, MP, Bishop
  174. Catalina Varela, Albany Homeschoolers, 6, Queen
  175. Carlos Varela, Albany Homeschoolers, N/A, Open
  176. Tatiana Varela, Albany Homeschoolers, 7, Queen
  177. Giovanny Vicenzo, AHS, 9, Queen
  178. Luke Villani, Bethlehem, 10, Open,
  179. Wladu Wachala, Wood Road, 3, Bishop
  180. Christian Wallace, AHS, 9, Knight
  181. Harold Wang, EGCC, 5, Queen
  182. Jared Wargacki, EGCC, 8, Queen
  183. Kadonn White, Giffen ES, 2, Pawn
  184. Jordan Williams, ACCS, kNight
  185. Fredric Winham, Rockin Rooks, 3, Bishop
  186. Charles Xue, CCC, 2, Queen
  187. Alexander Zhang, Pine bush, Rook

Team Results – Miller School Feb. 21

After tie-break points the following teams were awarded:

1st    Place Rockin’ Rooks of Rhinebeck

2nd   Mighty Pawns of St. Joseph, Kingston

3rd   Robert Graves School, Kingston

4th    Bethlehem Central, Delmar

5th     Platte Cove, Elka Park

6th     Edson Elementary, Kingston

7th      Chambers Elementary, Kingston

TRM 92 Albany Community Charter School (March 7, 2015)

Sponsored by Varela Family

Location Address: 65 Krank Street, Albany, NY 12202  (map)

All play four games: 1000, 11:30, 1:00, and 2:15; Awards: 3:30 PM

Fee: Preregistration (Free) on-line before March 5th 10 PM and on-site before 9:30 AM to play Round 1

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

Non-USCF Member (Unrated) Sections: Awe (Adults Welcome), kNight (Grades 6-12), Bishop (Grades 3-5), Pawn (Grades K-2)

Time Control: (G/25, d/4) for Open Section (affects quick ratings only); (G/30, d5) for all other Sections. Trophies to top three player(s) in each section with 12 or more players (Trophies to top two in sections less than 12 players). Medals for 2.5 points or more.

TEAM AWARDS: All players (including adults playing in awe section) from one team pick the top four scores and add them (from all sections) to come up with a team score.  Top teams win team Plaque and Certificate suitable for framing.

Vouchers are available at the tournament to Join/Renew USCF membership for scholastic players age 19 and under. Cost $9 for the year. (Cash or Checks payable to The Right Move. No Credit cards.) If you are interested in USCF membership for this tournament,  e-mail rightmovechess@gmail.com before March 6th by 6 PM or see Tournament Director on-site before 9:30 AM. 

Registrations as of 3/7/2015  06:40 AM (Online Registration Closed):

  1. Atharv Agashe, Latham Ridge, 6, Rook
  2. Adam Aleksic, WSHM, 8, Knight
  3. Anthony Ally, MLK, 5, Bishop
  4. Alex Ally, MLK, 6, Knight
  5. Sandeep Alampalli, AA, 8, Open
  6. Anish Balakrishnan, KARIGON, 4 Bishop
  7. Damon Banks, HJCS, 2, Pawn
  8. Bonnie Bauer, EGCC, 13, AWE
  9. Jack Berry, AHS, 9, Open
  10. Christian Bixler, Malta, 2, Pawn
  11. Nate Boykin, Malta Montessori, 3, Bishop
  12. Rhamel Bynum, AHS, 10, King
  13. Zachary Calderon, Scotia Glenville, 12, Open
  14. Andrew Cerf, Bethlehem, Rook
  15. Eleanor Cerf, Bethlehem, 3, Rook
  16. Matt Cerf, Bethlehem, 13, Queen
  17. Amy Chinsamy, MLK, 6, Knight
  18. Miguel Cruz, AHS, 9, Open
  19. Jaden Cusprinie, Pine Hills, 5, Bishop
  20. Evan Derrick, AA, 2, Pawn
  21. Danny Diaz, AHS, 12, King
  22. Jabez Dickson,  HJCS, 4, Bishop
  23. Kevin Durgee, Cooperstown, N/A, AWE
  24. Kennedy Etwaru, MLK, 5, Queen
  25. Kenneth Etwaru, MLK, 7, Queen
  26. Kevin Etwaru, MLK, 8, Rook
  27. Ken Evans, MP, 13, Open (Bye Rds 1 and 2)
  28. Luke Fallati, Homeschoolers, 8, Rook
  29. Gabriel Festa, Robert Graves, 2, Pawn
  30. Ishika Gandhi, Ps#23, 2, Pawn
  31. Tanmay Goel, Birchwood, 3, Rook
  32. Harun Gopal, SJHS, 8, Queen
  33. Connor Hurley, EGCC, 7, Queen
  34. Ibarra Isaiah, HJCS, 2, Pawn
  35. Charlie Jackson, MLK, 2, Pawn
  36. Camyrn Jackson, MLK, 2, Pawn
  37. Ajani JacksonBergin, MLK, 1, Pawn
  38. Alika JacksonBergin, MLK, 6, Rook
  39. Samuel Joung, Malta Montessori, 1, Pawn
  40. Jasai King, HJCS, 4, Bishop
  41. Samuel Koblensky, EGCC, 8, Queen
  42. Elise Ko-Davis, Bethlehem, 6, Knight
  43. Joshua Ko-Davis, Hammagrel, 4, Bishop
  44. John Lamont, Delaware, 3, Rook
  45. abastian Lanier, Shaker, 10, Open
  46. Erica Li, CCC, 7, Queen
  47. Mary Livingston, EGCC, 13, AWE
  48. Dharini Madadi, AA, 4, Bishop
  49. Balaji Mahadevan, EGCC, 3, Queen
  50. John Mardigian, Forts Ferry, 2, Bishop
  51. Bill Matters, EGCC, AWE
  52. Benjamin Matsuo, AA, 3, Rook
  53. Kassi Lynn McTague, AHS, 10 Queen
  54. Sean Meek, Bethlehem, 3, Rook
  55. Caleb Meyer-Chabris, Lake Avenue, 2, Queen
  56. Spencer Moon, Homeschool, 9, Knight
  57. Steve Moon, Homeschool, AWE
  58. Desmond Mulready, Robert Graves, 2, Pawn
  59. Edward Murphy, Tanglewood, Open
  60. Juliette Murphy, Tanglewood, 10, Rook
  61. Luke Murphy, Ttanglewood, 5, Rook
  62. John Murphy, LaSalle, 9, Rook
  63. Arjun Nair, AA,3, Rook
  64. Coumba Ndiaye, MLK, 2, Rook
  65. Papa Ndiaye, MLK, 5, Rook
  66. Nitin Obla, SJHS, 8, Open
  67. Aaditya Ojha, Singerland, 2, Queen
  68. Leo Pflaum, Homeschoolers, ???, Pawn
  69. Lotta Pflaum, Homeschoolers, ??, Pawn
  70. Oliver Grannis Pflaum, Homeschoolers, 7, King
  71. Stelin Poola, MLK, 6, Rook
  72. Ethan Rafferty, AA, 3, Rook
  73. Shreyas Raman, Guidlerland, 7, King
  74. Nicholas Rappazzo, EGCC, 7, Queen
  75. Gabriel Rodriguez, Genet, 4, Bishop
  76. Rylen Rosenswig, Delaware, 3, Rook
  77. Najjijel Sales, MLK, 6, Rook
  78. Martha Samadashvili, Egcc, Open
  79. Zaza Samadashvili, Egcc, Open
  80. Deon Santhosh, Bethlehem, 3, Queen
  81. Jamie Sauers, MLK, 5, Bishop
  82. Natalie Sauers, MLK, 7, Knight
  83. Joseph Schneider, La Salle, 13, King
  84. Brady Sears, AA, 3, Bishop
  85. Adarsh Senthil, Karigon, 4, Bishop
  86. Chace Snyder, Lenape, 3, Rook
  87. David Sterner, AHS, Coach, Open
  88. Shane Thorkildsen, EGCC, AWE
  89. Catalina Varela, Albany Homeschoolers, 6, Queen
  90. Carlos Varela, Albany Homeschoolers, 13, Open
  91. Tatiana Varela, Albany Homeschoolers, 7, Queen
  92. Giovanny Vicento, AHS, 9, Open
  93. Luke Villani, Bethlehem, 10, Queen
  94. Harold Wang, EGCC, 5, Queen
  95. Cristian Wallace, AHS, 9, Knight
  96. Killian Whyte, AA, 10, Queen
  97. Connor Willis, LaSalle, 9, Knight
  98. Ashutosh Yaligar, SJHS, 8, Rook

 

Plate Clove Chess Tournament Flyer

Miller Middle School, Lake Katrine – Feb. 21

Miller Middle School is located at 65 Fording Place Rd., Lake Katrine, NY 12448.  (Kingston School District)

This tournament is Open to grades K-12.  We will have an Unrated tournament with five rounds, and TWO RATED USCF Sections (Above 800, Below 800). FREE.

Players may join/renew USCF for $9.00 at the door.

Registration at the door ends at 9:15. Round one starts at 9:30 Am.

Sections depend on grade level.  All players play five rounds, no one is eliminated. This is called a Swiss System tournament.   Sets and boards are provided.

Trophies to best players and best teams.  Please register in advance by Feb. 19. You can contact Chris Gallo at Miller School or Ken Evans 518 331-8186. Ken’s e-mail is evanschess@aol.com

Hope to see you there.  Don’t delay, sign up today.

Registrations as of 2/20/2015  09:00 PM:

  1. Jack Aberle, Crosby, Unrated gr3
  2. Griffin Alterio, MP, U800
  3. Matthew Belfance, MP6, 800+
  4. Zachary Belfance, MP9, Unrated
  5. Ike Blough, Platte Clove, Unrated gr5
  6. Andrew Brucker, MP5, 800+
  7. Daniel Brucker, MP7, 800+
  8. Leo Burns, Edson, Unrated gr3
  9. Ivan Caposito, Putnam Valley, 8, USCF
  10. Andrew Cerf, Bethlehem, USCF
  11. Eleanor Cerf, Bethlehem, USCF
  12. Cesar Diaz, Crosby, Unrated gr4
  13. Andrew Diglio, MP4, 800+
  14. Lucas Dippel, St. Joseph, 1, Pawn
  15. Evan Dong, MP2, Unrated
  16. Peter Dong, MP3, 800+
  17. Romero Duffy, Chambers, unrated gr4
  18. Sean Dunham, Edson, Unrated gr 3
  19. Adrianna Eakins, Edson, Unrated gr 3
  20. Tyler Eminowicz, Myer ele Unrated grK
  21. John Farella, Graves, Unrated gr3?
  22. Scott Felicello, Miller, 5, Rook
  23. Gabe Festa, Graves, Unrated gr3?
  24. Mactier Freeman, MP 7, 800+
  25. Eliana Gallo, Edson, Unrated gr 3
  26. Seamus Gould, Our Lady of Lourdes, 9, USCF
  27. Sean Hallinan, MP, U800
  28. John Harvey, Graves 2, Unrated
  29. Kolby Jackson, MP1, Unrated
  30. Daniel Johnson, Edson, Unrated gr4
  31. Ethan Keesler, Edson, Unrated gr 3
  32. Peyton Lane, Miller, Unrated gr8
  33. Timothy Leiching, Graves 2, Unrated
  34. Jazmyne Lowe, Graves 3, Unrated
  35. Dylan Lubecker, MP1, Unrated
  36. Balaji Mahadevan, EGCC, 3, USCF
  37. Joey Manganelli, Chambers 4, Unrated Bye Rd 3+
  38. Derek Mazzone, Myer, 4, Unrated
  39. Cle McCloskey, MP2, Unrated
  40. Connor McKenna, MP5, 800+
  41. Nathaniel Mitzel, MP7, 800+
  42. Cameron Montemorra, Graves 2, Unrated
  43. Tristan Moody, Platte Clove, Unrated gr7
  44. Max Moughan, MP, U800
  45. Mikey Moughan, MP, U800
  46. Cyrus Mulready, Myer 4, Unrated
  47. Gavin Perri, Woodstock Day, USCF
  48. Anthony Pisano, Myer ele Unrated gr4
  49. Sean Powers, Myers 3, Unrated
  50. Christian Puzack-Friderich, Miller Unrated gr8
  51. Arkady Rakchev, Graves 2, Unrated
  52. Imani Redmond-Rogers, Graves 3, Unrated
  53. Deon Santhosh, Bethlehem, 3, USCF
  54. Gideon Shirky, Platte Clove, Unrated gr8
  55. Serhiy Solovyov, Putnam Valley, 6, USCF
  56. Chace Snyder, Lenape, 3, Unrated
  57. Jessica Sorbellini, MP9, 800+
  58. Megan Sorbellini, MP7, 800+
  59. Sebastian Stote, MP2, Unrated
  60. Averyanna Thomas, ???, Unrated gr 3?
  61. Sadie Todd, Edson, Unrated gr 3
  62. Shane Thorkildsen, EGCC, ??, Unrated
  63. Ned Van Loan, MP4, Unrated
  64. Luke Villani, Albany HS, USCF
  65. Zachary Whittaker, Chambers, 3, Unrated

Albany PAL Championship (February 16, 2015)

Details: 2015 PAL Championship Details

Registrations as of 2/13/2015  07:00 PM:

  1. Deon Santhosh, Bethlehem, 3, Queen
  2. Santhosh Abraham, Bethlehem, 13, Queen
  3. Zachary Benson, AHS, 12, King
  4. Jack Berry, AHS, 9. Rook
  5. Robert Berry, MC 2
  6. Christian Bixler, Malta Montessori, 2, Pawn
  7. Rhamel Bynum, AHS, 10, King
  8. Eleanor Cerf, Bethlehem 3, Rook
  9. Miguel Cruz, AHS, 9, Rook
  10. Danny Diaz, AlHS, 11, King
  11. Sabastien Ganier, Shaker 10
  12. Tanmay Goel, Birchwood, 3, Rook
  13. George Hartman, Robert C. Parker, 1, Pawn
  14. Austin Irish, AWE
  15. Joe Irish, Awe
  16. Giona Kleinberg, Saug 8
  17. Hailey Krasnikov, EPES, 6, Knight
  18. John Lamont, Delaware, 3, Rook
  19. Dharini Madadi, AA 4
  20. Balaji Mahadevan, EGCC, 3, Queen
  21. Sean McDuffie, AHS, 11, Rook
  22. Kassi McTague, AHS, 10, Queen
  23. Nitin Obla, Shaker,8, Open
  24. Oliver Pflaum, Albany Homeschoolers, 7, King
  25. Ethan Rafferty, AA 3, Rook
  26. Ridhwan Rozell, Hackett 7
  27. Rylen Rosenswig, Delaware, 3, Rook
  28. Giovanny Vicento, AHS, 9, Rook

TRM 91 (February 7, 2015 at Albany High School)

Sponsored by Dr. Mohammed Ettouney and St. Joseph’s Mighty Pawns

AHS-Feb-8-2015-flyer

Directions: map

TEAM AWARDS: All players (including adults playing in awe section) from one team pick the top four scores and add them (from all sections) to come up with a team score.  Top seven teams win team Plaque and Certificate suitable for framing.

Vouchers are available at the tournament to Join/Renew USCF membership for scholastic players age 19 and under. Cost $9 for the year. (Cash or Checks payable to The Right Move. No Credit cards.) If you are interested in USCF membership for this tournament,  e-mail rightmovechess@gmail.com before February 6th by 7 PM or see Tournament Director on-site before 9:30 AM.

Registrations as of 2/6/2015  09:00 PM (Online Registration Closed. Register onsite before 9:30 AM to play in Round 1):

  1. Santhosh Abraham, Bethlehem, 13, Queen
  2. Atharv Agashe, 6, Rook
  3. Sandeep Alampalli, AA, 8, Open
  4. Adam Aleksic, William S Hackett, 8, Knight
  5. Bonnie Bauer, EGCC, 13, AWE
  6. Matthew Belfance, MP, 6 Rook
  7. Zachary Belfance, MP, 9, Knight
  8. Jack Berry, AHS, 9, Rook
  9. Divyasri Bollu, Menands, 2, Pawn
  10. Rhamel Bynum, AHS, 10, King
  11. Zachary Calderon, EGCC, 12, Open
  12. Andrew Cerf, Bethlehem, 3, Rook
  13. Eleanor Cerf, Bethlehem, 3, Rook
  14. Matt Cerf, Bethlehem, 3, Queen
  15. Miguel Cruz, AHS, 9, Rook
  16. Danny Diaz, AHS, 11, King
  17. Evan Dong, MP, 2, Pawn
  18. Peter Dong, MP, 3 Rook
  19. Stephen Dong, MP, 7, Queen
  20. Kevin Durgee, AWE
  21. Ken Evans, MP, 13, Open
  22. Luke Fallati, Consortium, 8, Knight
  23. Lila Freeman, MP, 5, Queen
  24. Mactier Freeman, MP, 7, Rook
  25. Tanmay Goel, Birchwood, 3, Rook
  26. Ben Goldberg, Bethlehem,6, Rook
  27. Ronghai (David) Gong, FMS, King
  28. Harun Gopal, Shaker, 8, Rook
  29. Derin Gumustop, Bethlehem, 8, King
  30. Blake Guzy, Cooperstown, 9, Queen
  31. Carson Guzy, Cooperstown, 8, King
  32. Cooper Guzy, Cooperstown, 5, Queen
  33. Devon Guzy, Cooperstown, 5, Queen
  34. Brian Guzy, Cooperstown, AWE
  35. Karl Heck, 13, Open
  36. Austin Irish, 13, AWE
  37. Lisa Kemp, Emma Willard, 12, Knight
  38. Hailey Krasnikov, EPES, 6, Knight
  39. Samuel Koblensky, EGCC, 8, Queen
  40. Eliana Koyenova, EMHDS, 8, King
  41. John Lamont, Delaware, 3, Bishop
  42. Sabastian Lanier, Shaker, 10, Knight
  43. Erica Li, CCC, 7, Rook
  44. Mingrui (Max) Liu, Koda, 8, Open
  45. Mary Livingston, EGCC, 13, AWE
  46. Lucy Lu, Emma Willard, 12, Knight,
  47. Balaji Mahadevan, EGCC, 3, Queen
  48. Benjamin Matsuo, AA, 3 Rook
  49. Connor Mckenna, MP, 5, Rook
  50. Ryan Mckenna, MP, 9, Rook
  51. Nathaniel Mitzel, MP, 7, Rook
  52. Sean McDuffie, AHS, 11, Open
  53. Kassi Lynn McTague, AHS, x, Queen
  54. Caleb Meyer-Chabris, Lake Avenue, 2, King
  55. Max Moughan, MP, 3, Rook
  56. Mikey Moughan, MP, 5, Queen
  57. Desmond Mulready, Robert Graves, 2, Pawn
  58. John Murphy, LaSalle, 9, Rook
  59. Aubrey Nooks, AHS, 11, Queen
  60. Nitin Obla, Shaker, 8, AWE
  61. Aaditya Ojha, Slingerland, 2, Rook
  62. Oliver Pflaum, 7, Queen
  63. Ethan Rafferty, AA, 3, Rook
  64. Shreyas Raman, Guilderland,  7, King
  65. Nicholas Rappazzo, EGCC, 7, Queen
  66. Mokshagna Aashish Ravilla, Genet Elementary, 2, Pawn
  67. Mathew Samuel, Open
  68. Deon Santhosh, Bethlehem, 3, Queen
  69. Joseph Schneider, La Salle, 13, King
  70. Jessica Sorbellini, MP, Rook
  71. Megan Sorbellini, MP, 7, Rook
  72. Christine Somerville, Emma Willard, 9, Rook
  73. Charles Spencer, AWE
  74. Shane Thorkildsen, EGCC, AWE
  75. Peter Truesdell, EGCC, 6 Rook
  76. Carlos Varela, Home School, N/A Open
  77. Catalina Varela, Home School, 6, Queen
  78. Tatiana Varela, Home School, 7, Queen
  79. Luke Villani, Bethlehem, 10, Rook
  80. Giovanny Vincento, AHS, 9, Open
  81. Charles Xue, CCC, 2, Queen
  82. Xiaoyu (Ava) Xu, Emma Willard, 11, Open
  83. Sicheng Yu, Tesago, 1, Pawn
  84. Christian Wallace, AHS, 9, Knight
  85. Sophia Wang, CCC, 6, Queen
  86. Jared Wargacki, EGCC, 8, Queen

21st Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Chess Tournament

MLK_Flyer_2015

Vouchers are available at the tournament to Join/Renew USCF membership for scholastic players age 19 and under. Cost $9 for the year. (Cash or Checks payable to The Right Move. No Credit cards.) If you are interested in USCF membership for this tournament,  e-mail rightmovechess@gmail.com two days before the tournament or see Tournament Director on-site.

TRM 90 (January 3, 2015 at Albany High School)

Jan 3,  2015: TRM 90 Albany High School  (Sponsored by Philip Sells)   —   AHS Jan 3 2015 flyer

Directions: map

( see AHS Jan 3 2015 flyer)

Vouchers are available at the tournament to Join/Renew USCF membership for scholastic players age 19 and under. Cost $9 for the year. (Cash or Checks payable to The Right Move. No Credit cards.) If you are interested in USCF membership for this tournament,  e-mail rightmovechess@gmail.com before January 2nd by 8 PM or see Tournament Director on-site before 9:30 AM.

Registrations as of 1/3/2015 7:50 AM  (On-line Registration Closed):

  1. Santhosh Abraham, Bethlehem, 13, Queen
  2. Aditya Agashe, King (USCF Renewal!)
  3. Atharv Agashe, Latham Ridge, 6, Knight
  4. Sandeep Alampalli, AA, 8, Open
  5. Phillip Anderson, Saratoga, 8, Queen
  6. Bonnie Bauer, EGCC,13, AWE
  7. Matthew Belfance, MP, Rook
  8. Zack Belfance, MP, Knight
  9. Zachary James Benson, AHS, 12, King
  10. Divyasri Bollu, Menands, 2, Pawn
  11. Daniel Brucker, MP, Queen
  12. Andrew Brucker, MP, Rook
  13. Steve Brucker, MP, Awe
  14. Rhamel Bynum, AHS, 10, King
  15. Zach Calderon, EGCC, 12, Open
  16. Andrew Cerf, Beth, 5, Rook
  17. Eleanor Cerf, Beth, 5, Rook
  18. Matt Cerf, Beth, 13, Queen
  19. Miguel Cruz, AHS, 9, Rook
  20. Robert Davis, Elsmere Elementary, 5, Rook
  21. Shyheim Davis, AHS, 11 Rook
  22. Danny Diaz, AHS, 12, Queen (USCF Renewal!)
  23. Evan Dong, MP, Pawn
  24. Peter Dong, MP, Rook
  25. Stephen Dong, MP, Queen
  26. Greg Emmons, AHS, 9, Rook
  27. Ken Evans, MP, 13, Open
  28. Andrew Feist, Awe (USCF ID needed for Open??)
  29. Lila Freeman, MP, Queen
  30. Mactier Freeman, MP, Rook
  31. Brian Furtado, Open (USCF Renewal!)
  32. Jaemani Gaddy, AHS, 3, Pawn
  33. Elizabeth Gialanella, AHS, 13, Queen
  34. Samantha Giknis, Saratoga, 13, Queen,
  35. Tanmay Goel, Birchwood Elementary, 3, Bishop
  36. Karl Heck, 13, Open
  37. Michael Hellmich, La Salle, 12, King
  38. Arthur Huang, Bethlehem, 3, Bishop
  39. Connor Hurley, EG, 7, Queen
  40. Samuel Koblensky, EGCC, 8, Rook
  41. Daniel Laccetti, AHS, 12, Rook
  42. Caden Legg, MP, Rook
  43. Mary Livingston, EGCC, 13, AWE
  44. Blaise Loya, Loya, 2, King
  45. Melodie Loya, Loya, 4, King
  46. Theo Loya, Loya, Pre K, Rook
  47. Dharini Madadi, AA, 4, Rook
  48. Balaji Mahadevan, EGCC, 3, Queen
  49. Sean Mahoney, MP, Bishop
  50. Benjamin Matsuo, AA, 3, Rook
  51. Connor Mckenna, MP, Rook
  52. Ryan McKenna, MP, Rook
  53. Sean McDuffie, AHS, 11, Rook
  54. Kassi Lynn McTague, AHS, 10, Rook
  55. Caleb Meyer-Chabris , Saratoga, 2, Queen
  56. Nicholas Morihisa, Harvard College, 13, Awe
  57. John Murphy, LSI, 9, Rook
  58. John Murphy LSI, 13, Awe
  59. Saathvik Narra, Acadia MS, 8, Queen
  60. Aubrey Nooks, AHS, 12 Rook,
  61. Wayne Powers, Open (USCF renewal?)
  62. Ethan Rafferty, AA, 3, Rook
  63. Shreyas Raman, Guilderland, 7, King
  64. Nicholas Rappazzo, EGCC, 7, Queen
  65. Jade Regner, SAS, 7, Queen
  66. Jalynn Regner, SAS, 3, Rook
  67. Jocelyn Regner, SAS, 1, Pawn
  68. Justin Regner, SAS, 9, Queen
  69. Rylen Rosenswig, Delaware, 3, Bishop
  70. Martha Samadashvili, EGCC, Open
  71. Zaza Samadashvili, EGCC,13, Open
  72. Deon Santhosh, Bethlehem, 3, Queen
  73. Joseph Schneider, La Salle, 13, King
  74. Jasmel Sepulveda, AHS, 12, Queen (USCF renewal?)
  75. Christine Somerville, Emma, 9, Rook (USCF renewal?)
  76. Megan Sorbellini. MP, Rook
  77. Ty Sprague, Bethlehem, 6, Knight
  78. Peter Truesdell, EGCC, 6, Rook
  79. Luke Villani, Bethlehem, 10, Rook
  80. Giovanny Vicento, AHS, 9, Rook
  81. Christian Wallace, AHS, 9, Rook (USCF membership?)
  82. Sophia Wang, CCC, 6, Queen
  83. Zac Ware, MP, Bishop
  84. Jared Wargacki, EGCC, 8, Rook
  85. Charles Xue, CCC, 2, Queen