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2016-2017 Schedule

TournamentSponsorDateLocationEntry FeeRegister
Contact rightmovechess@gmail.com for sponsoring tournaments.
TRM#112Citiair, LLC;
Dr. Ettouney
January 7, 2017Albany HS (map)FREERegister
MLK, KingstonSt. Joseph School, KingstonJanuary 16, 2017St. Joseph's School, Kingston (map) EF: $15, $10Register
TRM#113Albany Area Chess Club/Chuck EsonFebruary 4, 2017Wood Rd. Elementary
(Map)
FREERegister
Miller School--February 25, 2017Miller Chess Club, KingstonFREETBD
TRM#114Ojha family;
East Greenbush Chess Community
March 4, 2017Bethlehem Central MS (map)FREERegister
TRM#115Amit Goel
Central Park MS
April 1, 2017Central Park Middle School (Map)FREERegister
Elka Park, NYLocal Community; snack & dinner inviteApril 29, 2017Platte Clove School (map)FREERegister
TRM#116TBD;
TBD
May 6, 2017Albany Community Charter School (map)FREERegister
Bennington Spring Open----May 6, 2017Bennington Free Library (map)EF:$30 by 5/4 ($35 after); $1,080 total prizesvermonty64@earthlink.net
TRM#117Alampalli Family;
TBD
June 17, 2017Albany HS (map)FREERegister
PicnicTBD;
TBD
June 21, 2017CBA 3:00-7:00 PMFREE
Food, awards,
recognitions- Hall of
Fame, Coach, Players
Register

TRM 112 at ALbany High School on January 7, 2017

The Right Move Tournament (TRM 112) at Albany High School on January 7, 2017

Sponsored by Citiair, LLC and Dr. Ettouney

Location Address: 700 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12203 (map)

Begin at 10:00 AM. Players should be seated at their table by 9:50 AM for announcements.

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 January 5th 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. 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 10 or more points get a Team Trophy. (Only scholastic players can be part of the team. Players shall stay with the same team during the entire school year unless they change the school. They have to choose in the first tournament if they want to be part of a School or a Chess Club.)

Vouchers are available 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,  see Tournament Director on-site before 9:30 AM. 

Advance Registrations (as of December 04, 2016 03:00 PM):  

USCF (rated) Sections:

  1. Sandeep Alampalli, AA, Open
  2. Michael Mockler, Hard Knocks, Open

Unrated Sections:

  1. Geethika Samineni Guilderland ES 2 Pawn
  2. Ron Yong, 2, Knight

 

TRM 111 at MLK Magnet Elementary School on December 3, 2016

The Right Move Tournament (TRM 111) at MLK Magnet ES on December 3, 2016

Sponsored by Owlview Tax and Accounting and the Evans Family

Location Address: 918 Stanley St, Schenectady, NY 12307 (map)

Begin at 10:00 AM. Players should be seated at their table by 9:50 AM for announcements.

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 December 1st 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. 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 10 or more points get a Team Trophy. (Only scholastic players can be part of the team. Players shall stay with the same team during the entire school year unless they change the school. They have to choose in the first tournament if they want to be part of a School or a Chess Club.)

Vouchers are available 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,  see Tournament Director on-site before 9:30 AM. 

Advance Registrations (as of December 02, 2016 05:00 PM):  Online Registration for TRM 111 at MLK Magnet Elementary School is closed. See Tournament Director before 9:30 AM on-site to play Round 1.

USCF (rated) Sections:

  1. Naganikhil Aeturi Academy 1 Middle School, 6 Queen (USCF expired 11/30/2016)
  2. Sandeep Alampalli, AA, Open (Rd 1 bye)
  3. Adam Aleksic Albany High School 10 King
  4. Matthew Belfance St. Joseph Mighty Pawns Rook
  5. Navin Bhavani Mahesh Bethlehem 4 Rook
  6. Zachary Calderon Brooklyn Open
  7. Mike Cruz albany high 11 Queen
  8. Robert Davis Bethlehem Middle School 7 Rook
  9. Thilina Dayanga King
  10. Kevin Durgee Bassett Chess Club Adult Queen
  11. John Femia King
  12. Yashna Hasija EGCC 6 Queen
  13. Karl Heck Open
  14. Aarush Iyengar Hillside Elementary 3 Queen
  15. Alika JacksonBergin Onedia Middle School 8th Rook
  16. Pranav Jagannath Shaker Jr 8 Open
  17. Ernie Johnson Poughkeepsie 12+ Open
  18. Erica Li EW Open
  19. Mary Livingston EGCC adult Queen
  20. Balaji Mahadevan EGCC 5 King
  21. Alan Majo Shaker High school 9 Open
  22. ARYAN MISHRA EGCC 5 King
  23. Michael Mockler Hard Knocks 17 Open
  24. Edward Murphy SGF 13 Open
  25. juliette Murphy SGF 12 King
  26. Luke Murphy SGF 7 Queen
  27. Karthik Narayan Bethlehem 3 King
  28. Premjith Narayan Bethlehem Open
  29. Victor Nelson, EGCC Queen
  30. Aaditya Ojha, King
  31. Purvayi Patil Bethlehem 5 Rook
  32. Stelin Poola CPMS Middle School 8 Queen
  33. Ethan Rafferty Albany Academies 5 Queen
  34. Nicholas Rappazzo EGCC 9 Queen
  35. Pradham Rodda Boght Hills School 6 Rook
  36. Deon Santhosh Bethlehem 5 King
  37. SHASHANK SATISH Craig Elementary Niskayuna 5 Rook
  38. Sebastian Stote St. Joseph School 4 Rook
  39. Edward Van Loan St. Joseph Mighty Pawns 6 Queen
  40. Carlos Varela Albany Shaker N/A Open
  41. Catalina Varela Albany Shaker 8 Queen
  42. Tatiana Varela Albany Shaker 9 Queen
  43. Edward Xu Rook
  44. Alex XUE Orenda 2 Rook
  45. Bowen Yu Rook
  46. Jared Wargacki EGCC 10 King
  47. William Wu Bethlehem 6 King (4th Rd 1/2 pt bye)
  48. Henry Zheng CCC 6 Rook
  49. Lerchen Zhong CCC 3 King
  50. Rowechen Zhong CCC 7 King
  51. Yochen Zhong CCC 5 Queen

Unrated Sections:

  1. Brandon Althiser ML King 5 Bishop
  2. Akshaya Annam North Ridge Knights 3 Bishop
  3. Ashritha Annam North Ridge Knights 8 Knight
  4. Preetish Arjune CPMS Middle School 8 Knight
  5. Liezell Bennett Brown ML King 5 Bishop
  6. Patrick Bergin CPMS Middle School AWE
  7. Giovanni Blenman ML King 4 Bishop
  8. Harika Byraju North Ridge Knights 3 Bishop
  9. Veda Chakilam Tesago Elementary School 3 Bishop
  10. Tenzin Choeni PS 166 Q 4 Bishop
  11. Dacoda Clemons Albany high 9 Knight
  12. Allen Cruceta CPMS Middle School 8 Knight
  13. Udbhav Daroori Tesago Elementary School 4 Bishop
  14. Vibhav Daroori Tesago Elementary School 3 Bishop
  15. Shemar Delphin CPMS Middle School 8 Knight
  16. Noah Droz Cornwall on the Hudson 4 Bishop (1/2 pt Rd 1, 0 pt Rd 2 Byes)
  17. Christian Edick Farnsworth Middle School 6 Knight
  18. Rudyard Edick Cornell University AWE
  19. Ken Evans AWE (1/2 pt. bye Rd 1)
  20. Max Ferran New Scotland Elementary School 4 Bishop
  21. Gautham Gullapalli Stonegate Chess Club 1 Pawn
  22. Prathik Gullapalli Stonegate Chess Club 3 Bishop
  23. Abraham Jacob Stonegate Chess Club K Pawn
  24. Alexander Jacob Stonegate Chess Club 3 Bishop
  25. Anabel Disher Wood Road Elementary 2 Pawn
  26. Prisha Hasija EGCC Kindergarten Pawn
  27. Rohit Hasija EGCC 6 AWE
  28. Mitch Hezel Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute AWE
  29. Kripa Hongalgi Bethlehem 4 Bishop
  30. Sahasra Hongalgi Bethlehem 1 Pawn
  31. Tarun Jacob Hillside Elementary 5 Bishop
  32. Tejas Kilaru North Ridge Knights 4 Bishop
  33. Jaahnavi Kollapudi North Ridge Knights 3 Bishop
  34. Komali Kollapudi North Ridge Knights 7 Knight
  35. Harsha Kota Stonegate Chess Club 4 Bishop
  36. Cameron Masiello, Columbia Highschool 11th Knight
  37. Bill Matters EGCC AWE
  38. Emily Mayer, Boght Hills Elementary School 4 Bishop
  39. Rithvik Narra Tesago Elementary School 5 Bishop
  40. Rajani Nimma Stonegate Chess Club 7 Knight
  41. Nicholas Nystoriak Boght Hills 5 Bishop
  42. Alex Ortiz ML King 5 Bishop
  43. Simon Papas Ichabod Crane 7 Knight
  44. Billy Pozniakas CPMS Middle School 8 Knight
  45. Shreya Raghu Bethlehem 7 Knight
  46. Elijah Ragnauth ML King 5 Bishop
  47. Kemet Rowe ML King 1 Pawn
  48. Nasir Rowe ML King 4 Bishop
  49. Geethika Samineni, Guilderland ES 2 Pawn
  50. Brooklyn Schmelzlen ML King 1 Pawn
  51. Ajay Singh CPMS Middle School 6 Knight
  52. Nathan Stack AWE
  53. Stephenio Sylvain ML King Bishop
  54. Ira Upperpalli Stonegate Chess Club 1 Pawn
  55. Jai Upperpalli Stonegate Chess Club 3 Bishop
  56. Kenneth Uraga CPMS Middle School 8 Knight
  57. Sam Vadivelu Tesago Elementary School 2 Pawn
  58. Shyaam Vaasan Bethlehem 2 Pawn
  59. Manasvin Vishal Bethlehem 3 Bishop
  60. Thihansa Waduthanthree, Dorothy Nolan ES 2 Pawn (1/2 pt Bye – Rd 3)
  61. Cam Walters Pawling High School Junior(11) Knight,
  62. Haoxian Wang Boght Hill 6 Knight
  63. David Xu, Bishop
  64. Ken Zheng CCC AWE

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Advance Registrations (as of November 17, 2016 08:30 PM):  Online registration closed. See TD on-site between 11:45 AM and Noon.

USCF (rated) Sections:

  1. Adam Aleksic Albany High School 10 King
  2. Ara Beigi Rook
  3. Trevor Brooks 6 Open
  4. Troy Joseph Burnett, Washingtonville middle school 6 th Rook,
  5. Ernie Johnson Bishop Dunn 12+ Open
  6. Sheetanshu Kandlakunta, craig 5 Open
  7. Chuizheng Kong Stormking School 12 Open
  8. Kimberly Mairena Yonkers Middle High School 7 Rook
  9. Natasha Mairena, Yonkers Middle High School 10 Rook
  10. Victor Nelson, EGCC Queen
  11. Nitin Obla, Shaker High X Open
  12. Kieran Page Fox Hill 5 Rook
  13. Shivansh Patel Poughkeepsie 6 Queen
  14. Eamonn Prendergast Bishop Dunn Memorial School 7th Rook
  15. Rylen Rosenswig, Delaware community school 5 Rook
  16. SHASHANK SATISH, Craig Elementary Niskayuna 5 Rook
  17. Henrik Shah-Gustafsson Putnam Valley Chess 5 Rook
  18. Linnea Shah-Gustafsson Putnam Valley Chess 3 Rook
  19. Serhiy Solovyov Putnam Valley 8 Queen
  20. Sebastian Stote, St. Joseph School 4 Rook
  21. Bowen Yu Rook
  22. Sicheng Yu CCC 3rd Queen

Unrated Sections

  1. Gregory Baranszky AWE
  2. Theo Baranszky Garrison Union Free School 3 Bishop
  3. Russell Barth Fox Hill 5 Bishop
  4. Charles Benfer Marlboro High School 12 Knight
  5. Nikolas Booker Bishop Dunn Memorial School 8 Knight
  6. SIANGYU BRIGHTON CHEN Harry L. Edson Elementary 1st Pawn
  7. Samuel Decker Fox Hill 8 Knight
  8. Jared Delventhal Putnam Valley Elem School 4 Bishop
  9. Noah Droz Cornwall on the Hudson 4 Bishop
  10. Jon Fischli Fox Hill 5 Bishop
  11. Joseph Leiching Robert Graves 1 Pawn
  12. Peter Leiching Robert Graves Kindergarden Pawn
  13. Tim Leiching Robert Graves 4 Bishop
  14. Alexander (Sasha) Mannocchi Myer 2 Pawn
  15. Ojasva Mishra Bishop
  16. Julius Mommsen Fox 3 Bishop
  17. Monika Mommsen Fox Hill 5 Bishop
  18. Desmond Mulready Robert Graves 4 Bishop
  19. Sinead Page Fox Hill 3 Bishop
  20. Eric Willis CES 4th Bishop
  21. Noah Wilson-Rupprecht Bishop Dunn Memorial School 6 Knight
  22. Joshua Yough Bishop Dunn 8 Knight

TRM 110 at Giffen Elementary School on November 5, 2016

The Right Move Tournament (TRM 110) at Giffen Elementary School on November 5, 2016

Sponsored by Rafferty Family and Whyte Family

Location Address: 274 South Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12202 (map)

Begin at 10:00 AM. Players should be seated at their table by 9:50 AM for announcements.

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 November 3rd 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. 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 10 or more points get a Team Trophy. (Only scholastic players can be part of the team. Players shall stay with the same team during the entire school year unless they change the school. They have to choose in the first tournament if they want to be part of a School or a Chess Club.)

Vouchers are available 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,  see Tournament Director on-site before 9:30 AM. 

Advance Registrations (as of November 04, 2016 09:00 AM):  Online Registration Closed. See TD on-site before 9:30 AM

USCF (rated) Sections:

  1. Adam Alecsic, Albany HS 10, King
  2. Jack Berry, AHS 11, Queen
  3. Navin Bhavani Mahesh, Bethlehem 4 Rook
  4. Dannie Chapman, Open
  5. Mike Cruz, Albany HS 11, Queen
  6. Rudyard Edick, —, King
  7. Jerry Fan, Latham Ridge, Queen
  8. Michael Fishburn, BCMS 8 Rook
  9. Yashna Hasija, EGCC 6 Queen
  10. Karl Heck Open
  11. Aarush Iyengar, Hillside 3, Queen
  12. Satish Iyengar, Hillside, King
  13. Ernie Johnson, Free Agent, Open
  14. Aayushi Kejriwal, Bethlehem 3 Rook
  15. Mary Livingston, EGCC adult Queen
  16. Dharini Madadi, AA, Rook
  17. Balaji Mahedevan, East Greenbush 5, Queen
  18. Alan Majo, Shaker High school 9 Open
  19. Michael Martinkat, adult King
  20. Connor McKenna, Mighty Pawns, Rook
  21. Ryan McKenna, Mighty Pawns, Rook
  22. Kassi McTague, AHS 12 King
  23. Aryan Mishra, EGCC, King
  24. Michael Mockler, Hard Knocks, Open
  25. Akhil Morkonda, East Greenbush 6, Rook
  26. Karthik Narayan, Bethlehem 3, King
  27. Premjith Narayan, Bethlehem, Open
  28. Abigail Nautel, Bethlehem 7 Rook
  29. Grady Nautel, Bethlehem 5 Rook
  30. Victor Nelson, EGCC Queen
  31. Nitin Obla, Shaker high X Open
  32. Kieran Page, Fox Hills 5, Rook
  33. Shivansh Patel, Pough, 6, Queen
  34. Purvayi Patil, Bethlehem 5 Rook
  35. Ethan Rafferty, Albany Academies 5 Queen
  36. Nicholas Rappazzo, EGCC 9 Queen
  37. Pradham Rodda, Boght Hills, Rook
  38. Deon Santhosh, Bethlehem 5 King
  39. Ty Sprague Bethlehem Middle School 8 Rook
  40. SHASHANK SATISH Craig ES 5 Rook
  41. Sebastian Stote, Mighty Pawns 4 Rook
  42. Ned Van Loan, Mighty Pawns, Queen
  43. Bowen Yu, CCC Rook
  44. SICHENG Yu, Ccc 3 Queen
  45. Thihansa Waduthanthree, Dorothy Nolan ES 2 Rook
  46. Jared Wargacki, EGCC 10 Queen
  47. Alex Xue, Rook
  48. Anthony Zhang, CCC CCC Rook
  49. Henry Zheng, CCC 6th Grade Rook

Unrated Sections:

  1. Akshaya Annam, North Ridge Knights 3, Bishop
  2. Ashritha Annam, North Ridge Knights 8, Knight
  3. Alex Badia, Pawling 11, Knight
  4. Jacob Berger, Pawling 11, Knight
  5. Harika Byraju North Ridge Knights 3 Bishop
  6. Logan Davis, Mighty Pawns 2, Pawn
  7. Thilina Dayanga xxxxxx (Need Grade)
  8. Anthony DiPonio, Pawling 9, Knight
  9. Noah Droz Cornwall on the Hudson 4 Bishop
  10. Kevin Durgee, AWE
  11. Christian Edick, Farnsworth MS 6, Knight
  12. Ken Evans, AWE
  13. Shamaal Ford, AHS 11, Knight
  14. Craig Foshee, Boght Hills 6, Knight
  15. Gautham GULLAPALLI Boght Hills Elementary School K Pawn
  16. Prathik GULLAPALLI Boght Hills Elementary School 3 Bishop
  17. Prisha Hasija, EGCC K Pawn
  18. Rohit Hasija, EGCC AWE
  19. Abraham Jacob Stonegate Chess Club K Pawn
  20. Alexander Jacob Stonegate Chess Club 3 Bishop
  21. Adrian Jeziorski, Pawling 9, Knight
  22. Sheetanshu Kandlakunta Craig elementary 5 Bishop
  23. Ligori Karapanxho, AHS 9, Knight
  24. Tejas Kilaru North Ridge Knights 5 Bishop
  25. Jaahnavi Kollapudi Stonegate Chess Club 3 Bishop
  26. Komali Kollapudi Stonegate Chess Club 7 Knight
  27. Harsha Kota Stonegate Chess Club 4 Bishop
  28. James Lisowski, E.R. Murrow HS 11 Knight
  29. Sai Sahas Malla, Green Meadow 1, Pawn
  30. Ryan Martinkat Boght Hills 6 Knight
  31. Pasquale Matera, Pawling 10, Knight
  32. Emily Mayer Boght Hill ES 4 Bishop
  33. Cle McCloskey, Mighty Pawns 4, Bishop
  34. Aashrith Morkonda, East Greenbush 2, Pawn
  35. Vidya Narra North Ridge Knights 1 Pawn
  36. Adarsh Neti Tesago Elementary 3 Bishop
  37. Medha Neti Acadia Middle School 6 Knight
  38. Rajani Nimma Stonegate Chess Club 7 Knight
  39. Nicholas Nystoriak, Boght Hills 5, Bishop
  40. Travis Reilly, Pawling 10, Knight
  41. Geethika Samineni, Guilderland elementry school, 2, Pawn
  42. Antonio Sardegna, Mighty Pawns 3, Bishop
  43. Arnav Sharma, Bethlehem 2, Pawn
  44. Owen Sorbellini, Mighty Pawns 4, Bishop
  45. Ira Upperpalli Stonegate Chess Club 1 Pawn,
  46. Jai Upperpalli Stonegate Chess Club 3 Bishop
  47. Shyaam Vaasan Bethlehem, Pawn
  48. Kay Van Loan, Mighty Pawns 2, Pawn
  49. Manasvin Vishal Bethlehem 5 Bishop
  50. Sean Walsh, Pawling 10, Knight
  51. Cameron Walters, Pawling 11, Knight
  52. Noah Webster, Guilderland 3, Bishop
  53. Samuel Webster, Farnsworth 6, Knight
  54. Edward Xu, Chinese Community Center -, Bishop
  55. Jacob Zarecki, Pawling 9, Knight
  56. Ken Zheng CCC AWE

 

Results Alphabetical TRM 109 at Bethlehem Central on October 8, 2016

The Right Move Tournament (TRM 109) at Bethlehem Central Middle School on October 8, 2016

Sponsored by Alampalli Family and Dr. Ettouney

Location Address: 332 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar, NY (map)

Come and celebrate National Chess Day weekend with first Right Move chess tournament. Come and have fun! Shop at farmers market outside the tournament hall!

Begin at 10:00 AM. Players should be seated at their table by 9:50 for announcements.

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 October 6th 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. 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 10 points get a Team Trophy. (Only scholastic players can be part of the team. Players shall stay with the same team during the entire school year unless they change the school. They have to choose in the first tournament if they want to be part of a School or a Chess Club.)

Vouchers will be available after October 1st 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,  see Tournament Director on-site before 9:30 AM. 

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Right Move president Sandeep and Executive Director Brother John playing a friendly game at Madison Street Fair on September 18, 2017.

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Playing chess while having fun – motto of Right Move in action – at Madison Street Fair on September 18, 2016.

Advance Registrations (as of October 07, 2016 08:45 PM):  On-line Registration Closed. See TD on-site before 9:30 AM.

USCF (rated) Sections:

  1. Sandeep Alampalli, AA, Open (Rd 1 bye) 1523 1.5
  2. Jack Berry, Albany High School 11 Queen 913 3.5
  3. Navin Bhavani Mahesh Bethlehem 4 Rook 274 2
  4. Rhamel Bynum Albany High School 12 King 1258 2.5
  5. Zachary Calderon Open withdraw
  6. Dacoda Clemons Albany High School 9 Knight 131 1
  7. Mike Cruz Albany High School Queen 800 3
  8. Robert Davis Bethlehem Middle School 7 Rook 483 3
  9. Khassan ElDebek, Ballston Spa HS, 12, King 1206 2
  10. Add: Jerry Fan, Queen 605 2
  11. John Femia King 1168 2
  12. Michael Fishburn BCMS 8 Rook ns
  13. Add: Ben Goldberg, 614 2
  14. Derin Gumustop Bethlehem Central High School 10 King 1403 4
  15. Yashna Hasija Queen 806 2.5
  16. Karl Heck Open 1699 3
  17. Jacob Hetman, HS 12 Open 1411 2.5
  18. Thomas Hetman, HS 4 Rook 211 0.5
  19. Aarush Iyengar, Hillside Elementary 3 Queen 613 1.5
  20. Aayushi Kejriwal Bethlehem 3 Rook 377 2
  21. Drew Klugman Bethlehem 8 King (Rd1 bye) 841 1.5
  22. Antonio Lacy Albany High School 11 Queen 772 2
  23. Erica Li Emma Williard 9 Open  1199 2.5
  24. Add; Jingxuan Liu, Open 1346 1.5
  25. Add: Mary Livingston, Queen 360 0
  26. Add: Drew Klugman, Bethlehem 8, King 841 1.5
  27. Dharini Madadi, AA, 6, Rook 110 1.5
  28. Balaji Mahadevan East Greenbush 5 Queen 972 3
  29. Michael Malatino Albany Academy 5 Rook 523 2.5
  30. Michael Martinkat boght Hills King 1192 1
  31. Kassi McTague Albany High 12 King 1093 1
  32. Joey Mercado Albany High School 11 Rook 495 2
  33. Sean Meek Bethlehem Middle School 5 Rook (Rd 1 bye) 425 1.5
  34. MichaelWalter Mockler Hard Knocks 17 Open 1815 3.5
  35. Spencer Moon — 11 King 1045 2
  36. Stephen Moon — King 1336 3
  37. Karthik Narayanan Bethlehem 3 King 1065 2.5
  38. Premjith Narayanan Bethlehem 13 Open 1224 1
  39. Abigail Nautel Bethlehem 7 Rook 450 2
  40. Grady Nautel Bethlehem 5 Rook 616 2.5
  41. Victor Nelson EGCC Rook 393 1
  42. Nitin Obla shaker high X Open 1436 0.5
  43. Aaditya Ojha Bethlehem Central 4 Queen 990 1
  44. Kieran Page, Fox Hill 5, Rook 653 3
  45. Shivansh Patel Poughkeepsie 6 Queen 825 3
  46. Purvayi Patil Bethlehem 5 Rook 420 2
  47. Add: Pretesh Prakash, Rook 565 3
  48. Nikhil Radosevich Bethlehem 6 Rook 382 1.5
  49. Ethan Rafferty Albany Academies 5 Queen 715 4
  50. Nicholas Rappazzo EGCC 9 Queen ns
  51. Pradham Rodda Boght Hills 6 Rook 214 1
  52. Rylen Rosenswig, Delaware community school, 5, Rook (Need USCF Renewal) ns
  53. Deon Santhosh Bethlehem 5 King 1036 2
  54. Shashank Satish, Craig 5, Rook 453 2.5
  55. Add: Catalina Varela, Queen 905 2.5
  56. Add: Carlos Varela, Open 1611 2
  57. Thihansa Waduthanthree, Dorothy Nolan ES, 2, Rook 100 1
  58. Michael Spinella Bethlehem high school 11 Rook 316 2
  59. Killian Whyte Albany Academy 11 Queen withdraw
  60. William Wu Bethlehem 6 King 1018 1
  61. Charles Xue Lake Avenue 4 King 1030 3
  62. Jeremiah Yin Westmere Elementary School 2 Rook 531 2.5
  63. Bowen Yu CCC Queen 533 1
  64. Sicheng Yu, CCC, Queen 682 1
  65. Henry Zheng CCC 6 Queen 560 1
  66. Lerchen Zhong — – Queen 938 3
  67. Rowechen Zhong — – Queen 830 2
  68. Yochen Zhong, — – Queen 593 2

Unrated Sections

  1. Akshaya Annam North Ridge Knights 3 Bishop 2
  2. Ashritha Annam North Ridge Knights 8 Knight ns
  3. Mahen Bitkuri, Pinebush ES, 5, Bishop ns
  4. Harika Byraju North Ridge Knights 3 Bishop 1
  5. Ping Chen East Greenbush Awe 0
  6. Dacia Clemons Albany High School 9 Knight ns
  7. Noah Droz Cornwall on the Hudson 4 Bishop 3
  8. Ken Evans, AWE 4
  9. Add: Eli Fiskel, Bishop 0
  10. Ann Furlong, East Greenbush 4, Bishop 0
  11. Gautham Gullapalli Stonegate Chess Club 1 Pawn 2.5
  12. Prathik Gullapalli Stonegate Chess Club 3 Bishop 3
  13. Prisha Hasija Pawn 2
  14. Rohit Hasija AWE 1
  15. Anise Hetman, HS 11 Knight ns
  16. Eliot Hetman, HS K Pawn 2.5
  17. Keith Hetman, AWE 2
  18. Nabil Hetman, HS 9 Knight 2
  19. Ajay Jacob, Awe 2
  20. Add: Abraham Jacob, Pawn 1.5
  21. Alexander Jacob Stonegate Chess Club 2 Bishop 1.5
  22. Teja Kilaru North Ridge Knights 5 Bishop 3
  23. Jaahnavi Kollapudi North Ridge Knights 3 Bishop 1.5
  24. Komali Kollapudi North Ridge Knights 7 Knight 2
  25. Harsha Kota Stonegate Chess Club 4 Bishop 3
  26. Add: JoshuaLevin, Knight, 2
  27. Jayshumier Maggs Albany high school 9 Knight 1.5
  28. Ryan Martinkat, Boght Hills, 6, Knight ns
  29. Emily Mayer Boght Hills 4 Bishop 4
  30. Monika Mommsen Fox Hill School 5 Bishop 2
  31. Peter Mommsen Fox Hill School Parent AWE ns
  32. Vidya Narra North Ridge Knights 1 Pawn 2
  33. Adarsh Neti, Tesago Elementary, 3, Bishop 3
  34. Medha Neti, Acadia Middle School, 6, Knight 3
  35. Prabhakar Neti, Acadia Middle School, AWE ns
  36. Rajani Nimma Stonegate Chess Club 7 Knight ns
  37. Lael Page AWE 2
  38. Shreya Raghu Bethlehem 6 Knight 3.5
  39. Sudhanva Rao Boght hills 6 Knight 1.5
  40. Add: Kane Robinson, Bishop 1
  41. Geethika Samineni Guilderland Elementary 2 Pawn 1.5
  42. Jacob Stansbury Hamagrael 5 Bishop ns
  43. Benedek Szalai Bethlehem 7 Knight 1
  44. Boglarka Szalai Glenmont 5 Bishop 1.5
  45. Aarya Tyagi Boght Hills 6 Knight ns
  46. Ira Upperpalli Stonegate Chess Club 1 Pawn 1
  47. Jai Upperpalli Stonegate Chess Club 3 Bishop 2
  48. Shyaam Vaasan Bethlehem 2 Pawn 4
  49. Manasvin Vishal Bethlehem 3 Bishop 2
  50. Mikolaj Wloszczynski Slingerland Elementary School 3 Bishop withddraw
  51. Joel Wong Karigon 2 Pawn withdraw
  52. Add: Bangsheng Yin, Awe 2
  53. Yibo Zhang East Greenbush 6 Knight 0
  54. Ken Zheng AWE 2

Upper Madison Street Fair Chess 12:00 Noon – 5:00 Sunday, September 18

Come watch, learn, participate and enjoy chess on all levels at the Madison Ave. Street Fair, 1060 Madison Ave., Sunday, September 18. (http://www.uppermadison.org/) Sets and boards provided.  Have fun teaching/learning/competing with some great people in the outdoors.  Bring your friends and challenge the best. Be sure to visit the exciting and exotic exhibits as Madison Avenue delights and entertains! Photos below show the fun kids were having last year at this venue.

President Sandeep Alampalli teaching chess at the Fair

President Sandeep Alampalli teaching chess at the Fair

Executive Director Brother John McManus and President Sandeep Alampalli watching chess games at the fair

Executive Director Brother John McManus and President Sandeep Alampalli watching chess games at the fair

Oct. 10 at the Plaza: Hispanic Heritage Festival

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with this tribute to Latin culture. Rich in tradition, the Hispanic community comes together in the Empire State Plaza Convention Center for a colorful pageantry of live music, dance, food, and family friendly activities.

From a young age, salsa singer Michael Stuart was influenced by his uncle, bandleader Israel “Timbalero” Stuart, and his father’s love for music. Playing together at home with his mentors, Stuart became familiar with the percussion instruments and melodies that laid the groundwork for modern salsa music. His debut disc “Cuentos de la Vecindad” earned him the Tu Musica Award for Best New Artist in 1997. Career highlights include a 2005 Latin Grammy nomination for Best Tropical-Contemporary Album and nominations for Billboard Music Awards in both 2006 and 2007. The festival will also feature performances by DJ Boy Boy, Luis Damon, and Judy Torres.

Chess from 5:00 – 10:00 Games at 6, 7, 8, 9.  Trophies & medals awarded.  Non rated: fun, casual learning, yet competitive.

Schedule:

  • 5:00pm     DJ Boy Boy
  • 5:45pm     Luis Damon
  • 7:15pm     Judy Torres
  • 8:30pm     Michael Stuart

Proctor’s Blitz Aug 30 Results

“Summer In the City at Proctor’s”, FREE

Schenectady —  5 Rd. Swiss Blitz Chess Tournament

Special Thanks: Karl Adamac furnished on-site instruction and learning opportunities throughout Tuesday’s final.  Also, Deepak and Dilip  had to return to school and contributed much to the Tuesday lunch chess program but were unable to attend the final event.

Ashok Aaron with Schenectady City Mission and Proctors deserve praise for this grand tradition of highlighting the culture and art of chess in this outdoor summer program that culminated on Tuesday, August 30.

Not finalized yet. Awaiting report from National Headquarters concerning a game from the 5th round results.

Congrats to our Champions!! Aug. 6 Summer Clash at Empire State Plaza

SwissSys Standings. Summer Chess Clash at Black Arts & Cultural Festival 2016: AWE

# Place Name Post Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Tot
1 1 KARL T HECK 1835 W5 W2 W6 W7 4.0
2 2 Walter Mockler 1571 W13 L1 W4 W5 3.0
3 3-4 DAVID W STERNER 1949 W10 D4 W9 U— 2.5
4 Jingxuan Liu 1488 W7 D3 L2 W6 2.5
5 5-6 James Richardson 1090 L1 W10 W13 L2 2.0
6 Satish Iyengar 1291 W8 W9 L1 L4 2.0
7 7-8 Ramzialzaki Wier 684 L4 D8 W11 L1 1.5
8 Chuck Eson 597 L6 D7 L10 W11 1.5
9 9-12 RHAMEL BYNUM 1274 W11 L6 L3 U— 1.0
10 Mahadevan 783 L3 L5 W8 U— 1.0
11 Tamari Rodriguez 350 L9 B— L7 L8 1.0
12 Satish Iyengar 1015 W8 U— U— U— 1.0
13 13 Jayesh Patel 550 L2 F5 L5 U— 0.0

Summer Chess Clash at Black Arts & Cultural Festival 2016

SwissSys Standings. Summer Chess Clash at Black Arts & Cultural Festival 2016: Gr 6 & Below

# Place Name Post Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Tot
1 1 LERCHEN ZHONG 1006 W6 W7 W2 W4 4.0
2 2-3 AARUSH SA IYENGAR 721 X— W8 L1 W7 3.0
3 Rowechen Zhong 911 W14 W5 L4 W8 3.0
4 4-8 BALAJI MAHADEVAN 921 L7 W6 W3 L1 2.0
5 SHIVANSH J PATEL 643 W9 L3 L8 W11 2.0
6 YOCHEN ZHONG 516 L1 L4 W12 W9 2.0
7 DAVID XU 378 W4 L1 W12 L2 2.0
8 Edward Xu 648 W11 L2 W5 L3 2.0
9 9-11 Ibrahim 265 L5 L11 W13 L6 1.0
10 Kashawn 1150 U— U— U— W15 1.0
11 Bowen Zhong 295 L8 W9 L7 L5 1.0
12 12-15 Caleb 132 U— U— L6 U— 0.0
13 Corinne 350 U— U— L9 U— 0.0
14 Pretesh Prakash 517 L3 U— U— U— 0.0
15 Kyaen 350 U— U— U— L10 0.0

 

Casual Chess Play & Free Lessons in Schenectady

Chess in the City

Under the Marquee in front of Proctors

  • 432 State Street, Schenectady, NY 12305
  • Tuesdays – July 5 to August 30th
  • 11:30-1:00 PM

Questions: Contact Dave Lederer at Dlederer@citymission.com

or stop by on Tuesdays between 11:30 and 1:00 PM.

Special event on August 30th–

Blitz tournament: 5 Rounds, 5 minutes for each player!

Exciting prizes for winners and deserving players.

Operated and run by the City Mission of Schenectady
Sponsored by Third Way, City Mission and Proctors

Team Results 2015-2016

2015-16 Final Team Score Standings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRM107 at La Salle School on June 04, 2016:

  1. East Greenbush Chess Club 14.0 (12 players)
  2. Boght Hills/Forts Ferry 13.0 (7 players)
  3. Bethlehem Central 11.5 (7 players)
  4. Albany High School 10.0 (8 players)
  5. Guilderland YMCA Chess Club 6.5 (5 players)
  6. Albany Academies  3.0 (2 players)
  7. Tanglewood of Glens Falls 2.5 (3 players)

TRM106 at ACCS on May 07, 2016:

  1. Boght Hills/Forts Ferry 12.5 (5 players)
  2. Bethlehem Central 12.0 (9 players)
  3. Albany High School 12.0 (8 players)
  4. Albany Community Charter School 11.5 (9 players)
  5. East Greenbush Chess Club 10.5 (8 players)
  6. Guilderland YMCA Chess Club 9.0 (4 players)
  7. Loya 6.0 (3 players)
  8. Albany Academies  6.0 (3 players)
  9. Tanglewood of Glens Falls 3.0 (2 players)
  10. Shaker HS 9.5 (4 players)
  11. Frnasworth Middle School 1.5 (1 player)
  12. Martin Luther King Magnet School 4.5 (2 players)

TRM105 at Library on April 02, 2016:

  1. Rockin’ Rooks of Rhinebeck 15 (7 players)
  2. Bethlehem Central 13.0 (13 players)
  3. East Greenbush Chess Club 12.5 (16 players)
  4. Guilderland YMCA Chess Club 12.0 (11 players)
  5. Albany Community Charter School 11.5 (16 players)
  6. Chinese Community Center 11.5 (8 players)
  7. St. Joseph Mighty Pawns of Kingston 11.0 (20 players)
  8. Tanglewood of Glens Falls 11.0 (19 players)
  9. Boght Hills 11 (8 players)
  10. Albany High School 10.5 (9 players)
  11. Loya 9.0 (3 players)
  12. Albany Academies  9.0 (4 players)

TRM104 at BCMS on March 05, 2016:

  1. East Greenbush Chess Club 13.5 (x players)
  2. Guilderland YMCA Chess Club 13.0 (11 players)
  3. Bethlehem Central 12.5 (26 players)
  4. Colonie Chess Club 11.5 (7 players)
  5. Boght Hills 11.0 (6 players)
  6. Albany High School 10.0 (10 players)
  7. Albany Chinese School  9.5 (6 players)
  8. Albany Academies 8 (6 players)
  9. Tanglewood 7.5 (3 players)
  10. Craig 7.0 (3 players)
  11. Poughkeepsie 6.0  (2 players)
  12. Martin Luther King Magnet School 5.5 (2 players)

TRM103 at WRES on February 27, 2016:

  1. Boght Hills 16.5 (5 players)
  2. Bethlehem Central 14.0 (8 players)
  3. Martin Luther King Magnet School 14.0 (7 players)
  4. Wood Road Elementary School 12.0 (22 players)
  5. East Greenbush Chess Club 11.5 (7 players)
  6. Albany High School 11.0 (5 players)
  7. Tanglewood 10.5 (8 players)
  8. Shaker HS 5.5 (3 players)
  9. Poughkeepsie 5.0  (2 players)
  10. Albany Academies 4 (2 players)
  11. Doane Stuart 4 (1 player)

TRM102 at AHS on February 13, 2016:

  1. Bethlehem Central 14.5 (14 players)
  2. Albany High School 13.5 (11 players)
  3. East Greenbush Chess Club 12.0 (15 players)
  4. Albany Community Charter School 11.5 (9 players)
  5. Shaker HS 11.5 (7 players)
  6. Chinese Community Center 10.5 (5 players)
  7. Rockin’ Rooks of Rhinebeck 10.5 (3 players)
  8. St. Joseph Mighty Pawns of Kingston 10 (16 players)
  9. Boght Hills 10 (6 players)
  10. Albany Academies 9 (5 players)
  11. Hillside Elem. of Niskayuna 5.5 (2 players)
  12. Titusville of Poughkeepsie 4.5 (2 players)
  13. Martin Luther King Magnet School of Schenectady 3.5 (2 players)
  14. Tanglewood of Glens Falls 3 (2 players)
  15. Brown School of Schenectady 3 (1 player)

TRM101 at MLK on January 23, 2016:

  1. Bethlehem Central 13.5 (11 players)
  2. Martin Luther King Magnet School 13.0 (6 players)
  3. East Greenbush Chess Club 12.5 (8 players)
  4. Boght Hills 12.0 (8 players)
  5. Albany High School 11.0 (7 players)
  6. Chinese Community Center 10.0 (4 players)
  7. Albany Academies 5.0 (2 players)
  8. Titusville 5.0 (2 players)
  9. Albany Community Charter School 4.5 (3 players)
  10. Tanglewood Elementary 4.5 (3 players)
  11. Schenectady High 1.0 (1 player)

TRM100 at AHS on January 16, 2016:

  1. Albany High School 14.5 (14 players)
  2. North Colonie 13.5 (8 players)
  3. St. Joseph Mighty pawns 13 (18 players)
  4. Martin Luther King Magnet School 12.0 (9 players)
  5. Albany Community Charter School 12.0 (12 players)
  6. Bethlehem Central 11.5 (12 players)
  7. Boght Hills 11.0 (9 players)
  8. Albany Chinese School 10.0 (5 players)
  9. Albany Academies  9.5 (8 players)
  10. East Greenbush Chess Club 9.0 (8 players)
  11. Tanglewood Elementary 8.5 (8 players)
  12. Brown School 3.5 (1 player)
  13. Schenectady High 3.0 (1 player)

TRM99 at Niskayuna HS on December 5, 2015:

  1. Albany High School 15 (11 players)
  2. Niskayuna High School 13.5 (6 players)
  3. Bethlehem Central 11.5 (8  players)
  4. East Greenbush Chess Club 11.5 (8 players)
  5. Boght Hills 11.5 (6  players)
  6. North Colonie 10.5 (7 players)
  7. Albany Academies  7.5 (4 players)
  8. Albany Community Charter School 6 (7 players)
  9. Martin Luther King Magnet School 3.5 (2 players)

TRM98 at La Salle Institute on November 21, 2015:

  1. East Greenbush 14 (10 Players)
  2. Albany High School 13 (7 Players)
  3. Bethlehem Central 12.5 (10 Players)
  4. Albany Academies 8.5 (5 Players)
  5. La Salle Institute 8.5 (4 Players)
  6. Albany Community Charter School 8 (6 Players)
  7. Bought Hills 8 (4 Players)
  8. Hillside Elementary 6 (2 Players)
  9. Saugerties High School 3 (1 Player)
  10. Woodstock Day School 2 (1 Player)
  11. Martin Luther King Magnet School 1.5 (1 Player)

TRM97 at SUNY on November 7, 2015:

  1. East Greenbush 13.5 (10 Players)
  2. Albany High School 13 (9 players)
  3. St. Joseph Mighty pawns 13 (18 players)
  4. Bethlehem Central Sch Dist 12.5 (13 players)
  5. Albany Community Charter School 11.5 (10 players)
  6. Shaker Junior High School 11.5 (5 players)
  7. Albany Academies 9 (5 players)
  8. Albany Chinese School 7 (4 players)

Fall Classic #2 at Bethlehem Central Middle School on Oct. 24, 2015:
1 Bethlehem 15.5 (21 players)
2 Albany High School 14.0 ( 8 players)
3 East Greenbush 13.0 (10 players)
4 Albany Academies 9.0 (4 players) – Corrected after the tournament
5 Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst 6.0 ( 3 players)
6 Lake Ave. Elementary 2.5 ( 3 players)
7 Woodstock Day School 2.0 ( 1 player)

TRM96 at Albany Academies on Oct. 10, 2015:
1 East Greenbush 12.5 (14 Players)
2 Albany High School 12.5 (9 players)
3 Hetman 12.0 (6 players)
4 Albany Academies 11.5 (9 players)
5 Chinese Community Center 10.5 (6 players)
6 Bethlehem Central Sch Dist 10.0 (6 points)
7 Shaker JHS 8.5 (4 players)
8 Albany Community Charter Sch 6.0 (4 players)
9 Craig 5.5 (2 players)
10 Loya 5.0 (3 players)
11 Glencliff 2.5 (1 player)