Mission Statement

THE RIGHT MOVE Chess Foundation

MISSION STATEMENT:

To Advance Life Skills Training in Youth Through Chess Mastery and Parental and Educational Involvement

PURPOSE:

The Right Move promotes serious and continuous growth of youth using Chess as an educational tool

through a series of free monthly competitions, for various skill levels, at Riverbank State Park, NYC.

Chess mastery is achieved using best methods of study and participation and the engagement of parents and educators.

Groups and individuals are recognized for their achievement on a monthly  basis at the awards ceremony concluding each tournament.

Current standing and statistics, as well as information to apply for tournaments, can be found at www.therightmove.org

Rules draft (Subject to approval June 7, 2015)

1 Chess Tournaments

A. There will be a series of 9 free monthly chess tournaments for scholastic players from October through June, usually occurring on the first Sunday of the month. Top rated players will play three games at game/45; delay 5 seconds, with games at 9:30, 11:30 and 1:30. Under 1000 and Under 600 USCF players will play four games at game/30, delay 5 seconds, with games scheduled for 10:00, 11:25, 12:55 and 2:15. Awards at 3:30. The unrated sections, Grades 6-12 and Grades 2-5 will play four games at game/25; delay 0 seconds.  Games will be at 10:00; 11:10, 12:40 and 2:00, with awards at 3:10.

B. Trophies will be awarded to the top three finishers in each section except where there are less than 12 players (two trophies). Established Tie-break rules of SwissSys will determine how to break ties of players with an equal number of points (wins).

C. Medals will be awarded to all those with 2.5 points, except for the Open and Under 1400 section where 2 points will earn a medal. (They play 3 games instead of 4 due to time allotment.)

D. The top two teams in each of the five sections will receive a trophy. Teams are composed of four or more players in each section. A minimum of two players must compete in that section to be eligible. The top four players’ scores from that section are combined to compose the team score. In case of a tie the fifth best score is compared, then the sixth…

2. Leadership

A. From 2004-2010 all work and funding for The Right Move was provided by Fred Goldhirsch. In May 2010 Fred Goldhirsch died, and the major source of revenue ended.

B. Beginning in 2013 a team consisting of President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer , along with Public Relations and Internet Technology Coordinator (IT),committed to adding their services to ensure the future of The Right Move. Brother John McManus serves as acting Chief Operating Officer (CFO) and oversees all aspects of the operation on a monthly basis, hoping to provide a smooth transition for each new team.

The President shall lead the monthly meetings and meet with sponsors who provide funding to enable the program to continue.
The Vice President shall stand in for the President when necessary, and assist where possible, especially in lining up candidates for future leadership roles for The Right Move.
The Secretary shall assure that accurate and complete minutes are kept and transparent to all. Minutes shall be placed on the Web after they are accepted.
The Treasurer shall check that all financial transactions are correct, and reported in a timely manner. TRM (NYC) and MTRM (Albany) are both reviewed by the treasurer.
A Public Relations Office shall see that all reports for newspapers and TV, etc., are presented correctly and without prejudice or harm to any person or group.
Our IT Coordinator will maintain our website as a friendly resource for parents, youth and coaches, inviting and informing about both past and upcoming persons and events.

C. The schedule for election of officers provides for nomination of officers (team of officers, slate) to be prepared for next year by March of each scholastic year. Voting would take place in May and the new term of office begins on June 1 (to be ready to serve the first tournament in October.)

D. The yearly schedule of event calls for the calendar for next year to be tentatively ready by February. Contact Brother John, webmaster, for updates.

Upcoming events for The Right Move and Make The Right Move (Albany) Thanks for your continued help. Plans for 2015-1016 are in full speed.

2015-2016

  • Oct 10 TRM 96 Albany Academy
  • Oct 11 TRM 208 Riverbank
  • Oct 20 Madison Ave. St Fair 12:00-5:00
  • Nov 7 TRM 97 SUNY
  • Nov 8 TRM 209 Riverbank
  • Dec 5 TRM 98 Niskayuna
  • Dec 6 TRM 210 Riverbank
  • Jan 9  TRM 99 Albany HS
  • Jan 10 TRM 211 Riverbank
  •     MLK at St Joseph, Kingston
  • Feb 6 TRM 100 Albany HS
  • Feb 7 TRM 212 Riverbank
  •     Miller MS, Lake Katrine
  • Mar 5 TRM 101
  • Mar 6 TRM 213 Riverbank
  • Apr 2 TRM 102 Albany Community Charter School
  • Apr 3 TRM 214 Riverbank
  •     Platte Cove Community, Elba Pk
  •     Mount/Woodcrest
  • May 7 TRM 103 NYS Library
  • May 8 TRM 215 Riverbank
  • Jun 4 TRM 204 LaSalle Institute
  • Jun 5 TRM 205 Riverbank

2014-5   Year needs to be corrected/ dates and places

  • Oct 11 TRM
  • Oct 12 TRM 199 Riverbank
  • Nov 1 TRM
  • Nov 2 TRM 200 Riverbank
  • Dec 6 TRM
  • Dec 7 TRM 201 Riverbank Finish Strong
  • Jan. 4 TRM 202 Riverbank
    Jan. 5 TRM 69 Albany HS
    Jan. 21 ML King Tournament at St Joe, Kingston 600 Wall St.
    Feb. 2 TRM 70 Albany HS
    Feb. 8 TRM 203 Riverbank
    Mar 2 TRM 71 Albany Community Charter School (CL ad Dec 10)
    Mar 8 TRM 204 Riverbank (CL ad Dec 10)
    Mar Woodcrest
    Apr 6 TRM 72 NYS Museum, Empire State Plaza
    Apr 19 TRM 205 Riverbank
    May 4 TRM 73 Rensselaer Boys and Girls Club
    May 3 TRM 206 Riverbank
    June 1 TRM 74 Menands UFSD, 19 Wards Lane, Menands
    June 7 TRM 207 Riverbank
    June 24 Wednesday CBA Picnic

School Year 2013-2014

Oct. 12 TRM 76 Albany Academy (National Chess Day in Albany)
Oct. 13 TRM 190 Riverbank (National Chess Day NYC)
Oct. 19 TRM 77 Montessori Magnet School
Nov. 2 TRM 78 SUNY Center Campus, Albany
Nov. 3 TRM 191 Riverbank
Dec. 7 TRM 79 ML King Magnet School, 918 Stanley St., Schenectady
Dec. 8 TRM 192 Riverbank
Jan. 18 TRM 80 Albany High School
Jan. 19 TRM 193 Riverbank
Feb 8 TRM 81 Albany HS
Feb. 2 TRM 194 Riverbank
Mar 1 TRM 83 Rensselaer Boys’ and Girls’ Club
Mar 2 TRM 195 Riverbank
Mar Woodcrest
Apr. 5 TRM 83 Albany Community Charter School
Nat HS Apr 5-6
Apr. 13 TRM 196 Riverbank
May 3 TRM 84 NYS Library (Empire State Plaza)
May 4 TRM 197 Riverbank
June 7 TRM 85 Menands UFSD
June 8 TRM 198 Riverbank
June 26 Wednesday CBA Picnic

2012-3

Jan. 6 TRM 184 Riverbank
Jan. 12 TRM 69 Albany HS
Jan. 21 ML King Tournament at St Joe, Kingston 600 Wall St.
Feb. 2 TRM 70 Albany HS
Feb. 3 TRM 185 Riverbank
Mar 2 TRM 71 Albany Community Charter School (CL ad Dec 10)
Mar 3 TRM 186 Riverbank (CL ad Dec 10)
Mar Woodcrest
Apr 6 TRM 72 NYS Museum, Empire State Plaza
Apr 14 TRM 187 Riverbank
May 4 TRM 73 Rensselaer Boys and Girls Club
May 5 TRM 188 Riverbank
June 1 TRM 74 Menands UFSD, 19 Wards Lane, Menands
June 2 TRM 189 Riverbank
June 24 Wednesday CBA Picnic
July 12 Rating Improvement Tournament at RPI
Aug 3 Rating Improvement Tournament at RPI
Aug 4 Fundraiser for Fred Goldhirsch at Riverbank
Aug 24 Rating Improvement Tournament at RPI
Sept 14 Rating Improvement Tournament at RPI

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