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Schedule for the 2023-2024 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.

TournamentLocationSponsorTournament InfoRegistration
TRM 175
Mar 2nd 2024
Dr Martin Luther King Jr School Standard TRMRegister
TRM 176
April 20th 2024
Shenendehowa East High SchoolStandard TRMRegistration opens in March.
Bennington Spring Open May 11th 2024Bennington Free LibraryEntry fees: $30 in advance up to 8pm May 9, $35 at the doorTo enter in advance by check:
Andrew Palmer
1006 Gage St. Apt. 1 Bennington, VT 05201-2059
online:
Paypal: palmera62@hotmail.com, Venmo: @Andrew-Palmer-199
TRM 177
June 1st 2024
Bethlehem Central Middle SchoolStandard TRMRegistration opens in May.

TRM 175 – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School, Schenectady, NY

Welcome to 2023-2024 TRM chess year !  We are excited to announce our March tournament  for this season at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School scheduled for Saturday, March 2nd, 2024. Many thanks to the Schenectady City School District & Scott Heller for providing us with space to hold our tournament.

Check below for more details on TRM 175. Game rules will be based on the rules published for over the board tournaments on the US Chess Federation website.

Tournament Details

Date Saturday, March 2nd, 2024
Platform In Person at 918 Stanley St, Schenectady, NY 12307
Registration Register (STRICT 5:00 pm, Feb 29th, 2024 ) We do not guarantee onsite registration
USCF Rated Sections*

*Subject to change based on number of registrations

1. Open (USCF Regular rating of 1400 and above)
2. King (USCF Regular rating up to 1399)
3. Queen (USCF Regular rating up to 999)
4. Rook (USCF Regular 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 (3 Rounds)
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, @11:45 pm, @1:15 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:  Trophies to 1st, 2nd and 3rd if more than 8 players in the section. Medals for 2.5 or more on 4. Medals for 2 points if this is your 1st or 2nd tournament. Open section awards for scholastic players only.

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

Advance Entries as of 2/6 11am

First Name Last Name Section
Narayana Gaddam Open
Dheeksha Hemanth King
Thanveen Katta King
JULIAN WARREN King
Manvit Vuunam Queen
Adhavan Gokulan Rook
Sathvik Gaddam Rook
Reyansh Agarwal Rook
Gabriel Rook-Sweeney Rook
Suhaas Ryali Knight
Jackson Slater Knight
Z Wheelock Bishop
Z Wheelock Bishop
Purvam Patil Bishop
Terry Wang Bishop
Wyatt Jenkins Bishop
Yusuf Usmani Bishop
Calder Jenkins Pawn
Gil Posner Pawn
Malaika Usmani Pawn

TRM Board

TRM 174 – Oneida Middle School, Schenectady, NY

Welcome to 2023-2024 TRM chess year !  We are excited to announce our February tournament  for this season at Oneida Middle School scheduled for Saturday, February 3rd, 2024. Many thanks to the Schenectady City School District & Patrick Bergin for providing us with space to hold our tournament.

Check below for more details on TRM 174. Game rules will be based on the rules published for over the board tournaments on the US Chess Federation website.

Tournament Details

Date Saturday, February 3rd, 2024
Platform In Person at 1629 Oneida St, Schenectady, NY 12308
Registration Register (STRICT 5:00 pm, Feb 1st, 2024 ) We do not guarantee onsite registration
USCF Rated Sections*

*Subject to change based on number of registrations

1. Open (USCF Regular rating of 1400 and above)
2. King (USCF Regular rating up to 1399)
3. Queen (USCF Regular rating up to 999)
4. Rook (USCF Regular 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 (3 Rounds)
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, @11:45 pm, @1:15 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:  Trophies to 1st, 2nd and 3rd if more than 8 players in the section. Medals for 2.5 or more on 4. Medals for 2 points if this is your 1st, 2nd or 3rd tournament. Open section awards for scholastic players only.

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

TRM Board

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.