Mission Statement

THE RIGHT MOVE Chess Foundation

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.  

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 and Roberto Clemente 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.chesstrm.org and www.chesstrm.org/NYC/

Rules  for The Right Move Chess, New York City Area: Updated March 20, 2019

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 four games at game/35; delay 10 seconds, with games at 9:30, 11:00,  12:30 and 2:00. Other sections will play four games at game/30, delay 5 seconds. Regular games are scheduled for 10:00, 11:15, 12:30 and 1:45 with Awards at 3:00. The unrated sections, Awe, for Grades 8-12 with Adults welcome, Grades 4-7 and Grades 2-3 will play four games at game/25; delay 0 seconds with  same time schedule. Please note:

B. Trophies will be awarded to the top three finishers in each section except Awe.  Only scholastic players may receive trophies.   Established Tie-break rules (Median, Solkoff, Cumulative) 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.

D. The top two teams in each of the five sections will receive a Certificate suitable for framing. 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. Since 2010, funding has been accomplished through public donations, which are tax deductible. Some corporations have been able to provide matching grants.  Sponsorship of one tournament costs $200.

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 and Eliot Weiss serve as Chief Operating Officer (CEO) and Financial advisor (CFO), overseeing all aspects of The Right Move on a monthly basis.

The Board of Directors for NYC for 2018-2019 consists of: President- Renee M Scorcia, Vice President- Yvonee M Scorcia, Secretary- Marilyn Scorcia.

The Board of Directors for the Albany region for 20182019 consists of: President- Mary Anne Sorrentino.

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  lining up qualified 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..
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 2018-2019 follow:

2018-2019

  • Oct
  • October 23, 2018 Roberto Clemente State Park TRM235
  • Nov
  • November 4, 2018 Roberto Clemente State Park TRM236
  • Dec
  • December 2, 2018 Roberto Clemente State Park TRM237
  • Jan
  • January 13, 2019 Roberto Clemente State Park TRM238
  • Feb
  • February 3, 2019 Roberto Clement State Park TRM239
  • Mar 2, 2019 at Albany Community Charter School
  • March 3, 2019 Riverbank State Park TRM240 moved to Roberto Clemente
  • Apr 6, 2019 at Albany High School
  • April 7, 2019 Riverbank State Park TRM241 moved to Roberto Clemente
  • May 4, 2019 at
  • May 5, 2019 Riverbank State Park TRM242 moved to Roberto Clemente
  • June 6, 2019 at
  • June 7, 2019 Riverbank State Park TRM243

2017-2018  Update

  • Oct
  • October 23, 2018 Roberto Clemente State Park TRM226
  • Nov
  • November 4, 2018 Roberto Clemente State Park TRM227
  • Dec
  • December 2, 2018 Roberto Clemente State Park TRM228
  • Jan
  • January 13, 2019 Roberto Clemente State Park TRM229
  • Feb
  • February 3, 2019 Roberto Clement State Park TRM230
  • Mar
  • March 3, 2019 Riverbank State Park TRM231
  • Apr
  • April 7, 2019 Riverbank State Park TRM232
  • May
  • May 5, 2019 Riverbank State Park TRM233
  • June
  • June 7, 2019 Riverbank State Park TRM234

2016-2017 Update

  • Oct
  • October 215, 2017 Roberto Clemente State Park
  • Nov
  • November 5, 2017 Roberto Clemente State Park
  • Dec
  • December 3, 2017 Roberto Clemente State Park
  • Jan
  • January 14, 2018 Roberto Clemente State Park
  • Feb
  • February 4, 2018 Roberto Clement State Park
  • Mar
  • March 18, 2018 Riverbank State Park
  • Apr
  • April 8, 2018 Riverbank State Park
  • May
  • May 6, 2018 Riverbank State Park
  • June
  • June 3, 2018 Roberto Clemente State Park
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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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