Tournaments

Due to COVID-19 Virus The Right Move awaits further guidelines to provide safe chess tournaments for all involved.

The Right Move, in partnership with Riverbank State Park, provides FREE Chess Tournaments for Youth. Tournaments are hosted at Riverbank State Park Auditorium, 145th St & Riverside Drive, NYC.

When: Oct. 18, 2020.  Where: Riverbank State Park

As of August 2020 The Right Move is contemplating a revised tournament format to better protect safety while continuing over the board live scholastic chess.  The current plan is to limit the number of players to 48, with three rated sections  (Over 1000, Over 600 and Under 600) and one unrated section.  (There are currently no plans for team awards.) Only the first 48 signed up players would be permitted to enter the playing area, and round pairings would be available on-line.  We are hoping that by October the auditorium at Riverbank State Park will be open for chess to start our indoor season.  If it is not, we are willing to try outdoor chess for 48 with all protocols for COVID-19 only if weather is agreeable.  These decisions would be made as we see the progression and safety  guidelines for all.  Thanks for considering reading our thoughts at this time.  Please address your comments and suggestions to brjohn@juno.com and do expect our thanks.

The selection below expresses where we were coming from.  It will be upgraded as September and October evolves, hopefully allowing the ‘new normal’ to become better known and enjoyed by all.

You must Pre-register for a tournament, www.chesstrm.org/NYC/ .  You must also check-in before 9:15 to play in round 1.  Note starting times for rounds below:

  • USCF Rated Open and Under 1300: 4 rounds 9:30, 11:00, 12:30, 2:00  (G/45;d10)
  • USCF Rated Under 900, Under 500, and Under 300 (limited to Grades 3 & Under): 4 rounds at 10:00, 11:15, 12:45 and 2:00 (G/30;d5)
  • Unrated Beginner Sections by Grade– Grades 2-3, 4-7 and 8-12 with Adults Welcome (AWE): 4 rounds at 10:00, 11:10, 12:15, 1:20 and (G/20;d0)
  • Awards will take place in the lobby as soon as each section finishes.
  • Individual Trophies to Top 3 in each section.  Medals awarded for all with 2.5 or more points.
  • Team Certificate based on points in section. Certificates to 1st & 2nd each section. Team Award is made of the best 4 scores in each section.

Sections

  • USCF Open
  • USCF Under 1300
  • USCF Under 900
  • USCF Under 500
  • USCF Under 300 Reserve (limited to grade 3 and under, must be current USCF members)
  • Non-USCF Grades 4-7
  • Non- USCF Grades 2-3
  • Non-USCF Grades 8 -12; Adults Welcome.

You may choose to bring a chair and sit outside between rounds, enjoying the Hudson River view. Very few chairs are available for non-players inside.  There are picnic tables outside. Dress warmly.

Please cooperate with our policy to avoid the 2nd floor. We are strongly advised to avoid using the 2nd floor due to safety factors with the Administrative Offices located there in constant use.

DateTournamentNotes: Limited to 230 or date indicated Pre-Registration required.
Dec 6 , outdoors Roberto Clemente uncertain.TRM#252 Nervous KnightsPlease stay safe and healthyRegister here
Jan 10 RiverbankTRM#253 Dream Big
Stay safe & healty. Respect others. COVID-19: No adequate safety standards yet.
Feb 2 Riverbank254 Begin Here sponsor this tournamentPre-registration opens 3 weeks prior to tournament
Mar 7 Riverbank255 Slow Down sponsor this tournamentPre-registration opens 3 weeks prior to tournament
Apr 4 Riverbank256 Think, Think sponsor this tournamentPre-registration opens 3 weeks prior to tournament
May 2 Riverbank257 Preparedsponsor this tournamentPre-registration opens 3 weeks prior to tournament
June 6 Riverbank258 Wishful sponsor this tournamentPre-registration opens 3 weeks prior to tournament
Riverbank259 Courageous sponsor this tournamentPre-registration opens 3 weeks prior to tournament
Riverbank260 Probingsponsor this tournamentPre-registration opens 3 weeks prior to tournament
Riverbank261 Imaginesponsor this tournamentPre-registration opens 3 weeks prior to tournament
Riverbank262 Fulfilled sponsor this tournamentPre-registration opens 3 weeks prior to tournament