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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
MLK Tournament
Miller Middle School - Lake KatherineMLK FlyerOnline registration closed
TRM 142 -
Giffen Memorial Elementary SchoolThe Iyengar Family ($200)
The Dai Family ($200)
Standard TRM format.

See our RULES.
Online Registration Open
TRM 143 -
Albany Community Charter School on Krank StreetSponsors NeededStandard TRM format.

See our RULES.
Not yet!
TRM 144 -
Bethlehem Central Middle SchoolSponsors NeededStandard TRM format.

See our RULES.
Not yet!
Harris Brothers Memorial
Bishop Dunn Memorial SchoolBishop DunnTo Be DeterminedNot Yet!
TRM 145 -
Oneida Middle SchoolEGCCStandard TRM format.

See our RULES.
Not yet!
TRM 146 -
Bethlehem Central Middle SchoolJakkamsetti and friendsStandard TRM format.

See our RULES.
Not yet!

TRM 142 – Giffen Elementary School

Thanks to Mike Klugman and Bethlehem Central Middle School for hosting TRM 141.  The site was excellent. 

The VOLUNTEERS were fantastic. 

Tournament Directors included: 

  • Sandeep – Chief TD
  • Thilina – Assistant Chief TD
  • Sreenivas – Assistant TD
  • Santhosh – Assistant TD

Floor Aides included Liz and Smita

Setup was performed by Walter with help from many TRM players.  Thank you ALL!

Additional thanks to the Whyte Family which were the tournament sponsors.  Without sponsorship our tournaments would not be possible .

TRM 142 at Giffen Elementary School on February 8, 2020

Registration for TRM 142 at Giffen Elementary School is now open.  Please note the date is February 8 (not February 1 as originally posted).  Online registration open until 6:00 PM on February 6.  After that, one may register on-site before 9:15 AM to play Round 1 (STRICTLY ENFORCED).  <<CLICK HERE TO REGISTER>>

Co-Sponsors: The Iyengar ($200) and Dai ($200) Families

Location Address:  274 South Pearl Street, Albany 12202

Remember – there are some important changes to the rules this year. Please click on this <<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.


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.


USCF Rated Sections: Open (Regular rating of 1400 and above), King (Regular rating up to 1399), Queen (Regular rating up to 999), Rook (Regular rating up to 599)

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.

Hope, to see you there!


Advanced Registration As of 1/18/20; 6:00 PM

USCF Rated Sections:

  1. Cheng,Eric; 16921202; GUILDCS; King
  2. Early,Spencer; 17183914; BETHLEH; Queen
  3. Griffin,Nia; 16772795; NEWBURG; Queen
  4. King,Alexander; 16954140; LATHAMR; Rook
  5. Raju,Sanjay; 16789108; BETHLEH; Rook
  6. Zhu,Jierui; 15988466; SHEN; King



USCF Unrated Sections:

  1. Turner,Tyler; NEWBURG; Pawn
  2. Turner,Tristan; NEWBURG; Pawn
  3. Patel,Jayesh; None; AWE