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Schedule for the 2021-2022 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 2021 – 2022 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
TRM 161
June 18, 2022
2 S Robinson St, Schenectady, NY 12304Over the Board in-person tournamentStandard TRMRegistration closed

Bennington Spring Open in Southwestern Vermont on May 14, 2022

Over the board chess tournament  in Bennington, VT, an hour scenic drive from Albany.

Rightmove players can also contact Sreenivas Alampalli or Thilina Dayanga if they have any questions regarding this tournament.

Location: Bennington Free Library, 101 Silver St., Bennington, VT 05201

Rounds: 3 SS (10 AM, 2 PM, and 5:30 PM)

Time Control: G/80 inc/10

Three Sections: Open: $150-75, U2000- 75; Under 1750: $100-50, U1500-50; U1350:$100-50, U1000-50; Biggest upset prize:$50. Unrated players may play in any section and compete for same prizes. Prize fund based on 30 entries.75% guaranteed regardless of # of entries.

Entry Fee: $25 if rec’d by May 13 (PayPal OK) or $30 at site. Half-point bye OK for any one round if requested by 1:30 PM  

Onsite Reg.: 8:45-9:45 a.m.,  

Advance registration: To enter in advance by check: Andrew Palmer 1006 Gage St. Apt. 1 Bennington, VT 05201 online: Paypal: palmera62@hotmail.com (use ‘send as gift’ option) Venmo: @Andrew-Palmer-199

Rightmove members can also contact Thilina or Sreenivas for registration.

Contact: Andrew Palmer, palmera62@hotmail.com or 802-681-5417.

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TRM 160

Many thanks to Bethlehem Central School District and all the volunteers to help run TRM 159 event successfully.  We now look forward to our next in person tournament TRM 160 scheduled for Saturday, May 7, 2022 at Oneida Middle School. Thanks to Schenectady City School District for providing the space. We request all participants to strictly follow COVID rules set for the tournament while on the school property.

  • All players and their supporting family members should wear a mask all the time
  • All the players must obey any other COVID related guidelines provided by Schenectady City School District on the property
  • We strongly recommend that each participant to bring only one parent/guardian to assist them.

Check below for more details on TRM 160. Game rules will be based on the rules published for over the board tournaments on the US Chess Federation website.

Tournament Details

Date Saturday, May 7, 2022
Platform In Person at 1629 Oneida St, Schenectady, NY 12308
Registration Register (STRICT 6:00 pm, May 5, 2022 ) We do not guarantee onsite registration
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 30/d5
Open: G 45/d5
Rounds All sections except Open: 4 Rounds ( @10:00 am, @11:30 pm, @1:00 pm, @2:15 pm)

Open: 3 Rounds (@10:00 am, @ 12:00 noon, @2:00 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 trophies.

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

Entries:

Veena Nandkishorelal Bishop
Sasha Nandkishorelal Bishop
Abdulbarr Olagunju Bishop
Ayanna Sahu Bishop
Milo Ko Knight Bishop
Emma Ragnauth Bishop
Khaviid Johnson-Faizy Bishop
Rovaldo Drepaul Bishop
Jaleecia Blenman Bishop
Srivatsav Vakalapudi Bishop
Adhavan Gokulan Bishop
Molly Lavallee King
Franklin Wang King
Sam Vadivelu King
Meera Nandkishorelal Knight
Julian Gonzalez Knight
Nazir Ishaque Knight
Arav Sahu Knight
Adarsh Neti Open
Soukya Nimmagadda Pawn
Soukya Nimmagadda Soukya Pawn
Sonya Nandkishorelal Pawn
Haseeb Olagunju Pawn
Pranshul shah Pawn
larry zeng Pawn
Rethwick Nagarajan Queen
Zachary Yarwood Queen
Eamon Keegan Rook
Ethan Lavallee Rook
Maddy Ehrlich Rook
Timothy Raskin Rook

TRM 159 Results

TRM159 Over-the-Board tournament went well. Results can be found under Tournament Results menu. It was nice to see all the players, parents, and coaches after a long time. Thanks to Dr. Michael Klugman and  his Bethlehem Central Middle School team for giving us the venue to conduct the tournament. We also thank volunteers Shah Maulik, Vishal Sood, Cathy Young , D. Suris , and Michael (Walter) Mockler for their help during the tournament.

TRM 159

Over the board games return!! We are excited to announce our very first in person TRM tournament after two years. TRM 159 is scheduled to happen on Saturday, April 2, 2022 at Bethlehem Central Middle School. Many thanks to Bethlehem Central School District for providing us with space to hold our tournament. We request all participants to strictly follow COVID rules set for the tournament while on the school property.

  • All participants must be fully vaccinated by the tournament date and proof of vaccination must be emailed in advance to righmovechess@gmail.com
  • All players and their supporting family members should wear a mask all the time
  • All the players must obey any other COVID related guidelines provided by Bethlehem Central School District on the property
  • We strongly recommend that each participant to bring only one parent/guardian to assist them.

Check below for more details on TRM 159. Game rules will be based on the rules published for over the board tournaments on the US Chess Federation website.

Tournament Details

Date Saturday, April 2, 2022
Platform In Person at 332 Kenwood Ave, Delmar NY 12054
Registration Register (STRICT 6:00 pm, March 30, 2022 ) We do not guarantee onsite registration
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 30/d5
Open: G 45/d5
Rounds All sections except Open: 4 Rounds ( @10:00 am, @11:30 pm, @1:00 pm, @2:15 pm)

Open: 3 Rounds (@10:00 am, @ 12:00 noon, @2:00 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 trophies.

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